Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization


Making the dream of a Lutheran education a reality for Indiana families.


The Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization works with Lutheran Schools

to offer scholarships to students who meet the income guidelines. The SGO is privately funded by generous donors.

All gifts given to our SGO help children attending St. Peter.

  • Every dollar donated to our SGO helps a child attend our school.
  • Your donation assists a family in covering the cost of tuition.
  • With your donation to the SGO you allow a child to receive a Christian education in a caring and creative learning environment.
  • Donations are eligible for an Indiana State Tax credit and are federally deductible. (Example: $10,000 donation, $5,000 tax credit- off the bottom line of what you owe in State income tax, federally deductible. – 25% bracket)


Additional Donation Details

Every year we like to remind donors that there are a few rules when it comes to year-end donations. The Lutheran SGO of Indiana must receive your gift by December 31 for the gift to “count” for your current taxes. If we receive your support January 1 or after, then you will be supporting your tax credit efforts for next year. (You will receive a 50% tax credit for your gift designated to St. Peter Lutheran School of North Judson.)

Gifts eligible for donation to SGOs

The Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and can accept any gift that can be eligible for charitable donations. Donations can include the following:
  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Credit/debit
  • PayPal
  • Publicly traded securities including stocks, bonds, & mutual funds
  • IRA-qualified charitable distributions
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • May include stocks, bonds, or mutual funds
  • LLC and partnership Interests
  • Farming Assets, including crops, livestock, and other commodities
  • Real estate
  • and other non-cash gifts where a value can be determined in a reasonable amount of time.
Please direct any questions you may have about the Lutheran SGO to our Director of Finance at