Extravaganza Scholarships

The Network offers needs-based scholarships to attend the Extravaganza through the Tom Hunstad Scholarship Fund. Due to limited funds, we are only able to offer financial assistance to offset the main event registration fees. 

You can help us stretch our scholarship dollars – and find ways to pay for other expenses for the Extravaganza – by visiting the “How to Afford the Extravaganza” page. This page offers tips on alternative funding sources, such as:

  • Your church Endowment Fund.
  • Including the Extravaganza in your ELCA Youth Gathering or mission event budget or fundraising.
  • Asking a member or group in the congregation to invest in your ministry by sponsoring you.
  • Cost-saving ideas at the event.

If no other sources are available, we welcome your scholarship application!
We do have a limited number of needs-based scholarships for the onsite event. Once you submit your application, you will be notified within the same registration rate timeframe. If awarded financial assistance, you will receive a code to enter during registration. If you are waiting to be notified about your application, please DO NOT REGISTER until after you have been notified. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].  

Application Instructions:

  1. Check on possible outside funding sources prior to submitting your application.
  2. If no other funding sources are available, please fill out the form below.
  3. DO NOT register for the Extravaganza until you have been notified.
  4. Your application will be reviewed and if a scholarship has been awarded, you will receive a special registration code and registration instructions. You will register online with that code and it will automatically deduct the amount of your scholarship.

If you decide later to not attend the Extravaganza, you must notify us prior to January 1, 2024. At that point, we've ordered materials and food for you and have incurred cost. If you do not notify us, you may be responsible for those costs. You must notify both our scholarship coordinator and our registrar.

If you have additional questions, please contact our scholarship coordinator, Amy Wagner.