Recognizing that a transformative education calls us to learn across difference, Concordia has established several priorities to affirm diversity of identities, experiences, and perspectives as a condition of institutional excellence, leading all who study and work here to honor difference with respectful understanding and to practice courageous citizenship for the common good. 


Diversity Scholarship

This annual $1,000 award is available to admitted first-year or transfer underrepresented students with financial need. This scholarship can be stacked on top of the Excellence Scholarship.

"Because I love it here so much, I want to help Concordia reach its full potential to support students of color more. I am one of the founding members of the Latinx Organization of Achievement, which has created a safe place for me a Latina student on campus."
— Sammy Arocho '23

Community Achievement Scholarship

The Community Achievement Scholarship is open to first-generation college-bound students from ethnically and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds who live in Fargo-Moorhead or the surrounding area and have a desire to achieve a four-year degree.

Student Demographics

Domestic Students

American Indian or Alaska Native 13 1%
Asian 40 2%
Black/African American 58 3%
Hispanic of any race 57 3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3 <1%
Two or more races  28 2%
White 1,584 85%
Unknown/not reported 10 12%


International Students

Asian 22 25%
Black/African American 22 25%
Hispanic of any race 2 2%
Two or more races 0 0%
White 10 12%
Unknown/not reported 32 36%


Questions? Contact:

Rani Bezanson – Diversity Support Coordinator

Edward Antonio – Office of Diversity

Heidi Rogers – Academic Support and Retention

Diversity at Concordia

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Leading a Life of Service

Grounded in the value of giving back, this year’s Orientation Chair describes how his Concordia experience allows him to positively influence his community both on and off campus.

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Business Across Borders

Recent finance graduate Susham Bhujel ’22 explains why choosing Concordia was a “no-brainer” for him, the ways he has promoted cultural diversity on campus, and how he gives back through his international business.

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