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

Elizabeth Hart – Campus Involvement

Jolee Lilja – Community Achievement Scholarship (CAS)

Sunet Rubalcava – Act Six Leadership Scholarship and General Admission Info

Diversity at Concordia

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Mathematics: A Unique Art Form

Driven to create opportunities for his students, assistant professor of mathematics Dr. Mark Causapin applied for a National Science Foundation grant that covers tuition costs for 16 math education majors during their last two years at Concordia.

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Centering on Success

Now in her second year in Concordia’s Center for Student Success, Rani Bezanson reflects on her role as the diversity support coordinator.

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