Matching Grant Program

Benefits Of a Matching Program: Dozens of MLS students benefit each year from tuition contributions made by their home congregations. In fact, direct support from congregations provided nearly $140,000 in tuition payments for students attending MLS in the 2015-16 school year. Recognizing just how important congregational support is for our student body, MLS is implementing a matching grant program for the 2017-18 school year, that will provide up to $500 for every student receiving designated support from a contributing congregation. friends
eddy Rules for Participation: MLS will match 25% of congregational support to t he MLS Student Financial Aid Fund, in support of a specific student or students. Maximum matching will be $500 per student.

How to Apply: You can download a program flyer, which has a form at the bottom. Submit that form, along with your gift, to be considered fully applied. Applications can be submitted and processed without a check, but will not be considered final unless and until funds have been received.

Deadline: April 30, 2017 – If funds are not received by the deadline, then the matching dollars will be applied to the next eligible application that was previously unmatched.

Limitations: MLS has designated a minimum of $30,000, made available through a combination of grants and designated funds, to be used for the matching program. This means that matching is available for at least the first $120,000 of congregational support. For reference, there was $137,250 in congregational support for MLS students in the 2015-16 school year.



As with any new program, there are bound to be questions. These frequently asked questions (FAQs) can provide you with greater detail about the program and the application process. To access the FAQ Document, please use the link below.

FAQ Document


Please feel free to contact us with any other questions or concerns you may have.

Mr. Chris Kestner – Business Manager
989-793-1010 ext. 240


Prof. Andrew Naumann – Admissions Counselor
989.793.1010 ext. 267