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Wisconsin Lutheran College

Organization Description: Established in 1973, Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) is a Christian college. The college was ranked among the top twenty colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for the past 17 years and offers 38 undergraduate majors and five pre-professional programs. WLC prepares its students to be Christian leaders in their chosen fields and in all aspects of their lives. With a 11:1 student-faculty ratio, class sizes are small and students receive one-on-one mentoring from faculty and professors.

Primary Focus Area: Christian Leadership Program

Requesting Funding for "Christian Leadership Program"

Program Budget: $150,000

Operating Budget: $37,000,000

Lutheran Affiliation: WELS

Programs: WLC firmly believes that in order to create systemic change, the problem (lack of Christian servant leaders) must be approached holistically. The Christian Leadership Certificate Program is an emerging program for undergraduate students who are engaged in long-term, intentional service, and leadership opportunities. Experiential opportunities include workshops, mentorships, independent leadership initiatives, and service activities. Students are required to meet certain benchmarks and reflect upon their experiences through a portfolio. Successful completion of the program results in a Christian Leadership Certificate conferred in their senior year.

This program provides an opportunity for students to develop and strengthen their leadership skills. It also prepares students with tangible evidence of their leadership experiences to use out in the world.

Who is Served:

  • Over 200 students enrolled in the program

  • Over 1,000 students indirectly

  • Undergraduate student demographics: 34 states and 2 foreign countries

  • Undergraduate student population: 97% are 18-22 years old

  • Financial assistance: 99% of full-time traditional undergraduate students are awarded financial aid

Location: 8800 West Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226


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