Concordia College Regents' Scholarship
Four students will be selected to receive scholarships, covering the entire cost of tuition over four years of enrollment. This is the most prestigious Concordia College scholarship, with a value of more than $130,000. Admitted students are notified of their eligibility for this scholarship automatically and receive additional details regarding the scholarship essay and on-campus interview at that time.
Presidential Distinction Scholarship and Faculty Scholarships
Approximately 80 incoming first-year students will be selected as Presidential Scholars, receiving an award totaling $68,000 over four years ($17,000/year). Approximately 160 additional incoming first-year students will be chosen as Faculty Scholars, receiving a four-year award of $64,000 ($16,000/year). Admitted students are notified of their eligibility for this scholarship automatically and receive additional details regarding the scholarship essay and on-campus interview at that time.
National Merit Scholars
National Merit finalists who name Concordia College as their first choice will receive a minimum of $68,000 over four years in scholarships. This total may include funds from Concordia's Regents', Presidential, and Faculty scholarships if the student meets the additional eligibility criteria outlined above.
The Excellence Scholarship program recognizes student academic achievement. These scholarships are available to first-year students in amounts ranging from $13,000 to $15,000 per year. Admitted students are notified of their eligibility for this scholarship automatically and no separate scholarship application is required.
Concordia College Scholarships
The Concordia Scholarship, valued at up to $11,000 per year, is given to students who show strong potential for success and contribution to the Concordia community. This scholarship cannot be combined with any other academic scholarship. All students who apply and are admitted by January 31 will receive a minimum scholarship of $5,000 per year. If a student is selected for a scholarship of higher value, that award will be applied in place of the $5,000 scholarship. Admitted students are notified of their eligibility for this scholarship automatically and no separate scholarship application is required.
Transfer Student Scholarships
Transfer student scholarships are based on your college GPA. No separate scholarship application is needed.
Visual Arts Scholarships
This four-year scholarship of $10,000 ($2.500/year) is awarded to incoming freshmen to recognize excellence in the visual arts and the potential for outstanding artistic contribution to the college community. It is awarded in studio art, graphic design or art history/museum studies.
Music Performance Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen in recognition of excellence in music performance. All students - regardless of major - are eligible for the $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year).
Theatre Performance and Production Scholarships
Theatre Performance and Production Scholarships, valued at $10,000 ($2,500 per year), were created to recognize excellence in theatre and the potential for exceptional contributions to the Concordia community.
Speech and Debate Scholarships
Speech and Debate Scholarships are valued at $2,500 per year — renewable for four years — for a total scholarship value of $10,000. Recipients are expected to be a member of either the speech or debate team, both of which are nationally recognized.
International Student Scholarships
Concordia prizes the contributions international students make on campus and is pleased to provide partial financial assistance to international students.
Concordia Congregational Scholarship
These scholarships match congregational scholarships of up to $1,000 per year from a Lutheran congregation and up to $400 per year for all other congregations.
King Olav V Scholarships
Concordia is proud of its Norwegian heritage and maintains ties with Norway in several ways including a past visit by King Olav V. With the permission of the Norwegian royal family, we are pleased to offer this $13,000 per year scholarship to students from Norway. In addition to this scholarship, substantial assistance is available to Norwegian students from Lånekassen. Together with the scholarship from Concordia, all costs of attendance are covered. All students from Norway automatically receive this award each year and no application is required.
NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program Three students will be selected to receive scholarships of $2,000 each. Emphasis is placed on applicants who share areas of scientific interest with NASA. Funds will all be awarded in the 2014-2015 academic year and applicants must be part of under-represented minority groups. Scholarship recipients will receive these funds in addition to any other merit or need-based financial aid awarded. Please contact your admissions representative for additional details.
Note: All merit-based scholarships are credited based on full time attendance for each academic semester. The merit-based scholarships are not available during the summer or to students once they have earned a Bachelor's degree. If a student's entire tuition is covered with gift assistance by Concordia, the college will not provide any additional gift assistance, such as matching the Cord Scholarship. All information reflects the 2014-2015 academic year.
Students must meet certain enrollment requirements each semester to remain eligible for Concordia Scholarships.More about renewal criteria