"Concordia took a small town kid with no confidence and molded me into a passionate adult. Thank you, for if it wasn't for you, there would be no us." - Tori Benders '16Support Students Like Tori Now
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There are many ways to make an impact at Concordia, from annual giving to scholarship support to including the college in your estate plans. No matter what form your gift takes, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping us change lives on campus and around the globe.
Hometown: Champlin, MN
Elementary Education, Special Education
"With this scholarship, you have helped with my financial burden. I am able to pursue my dream of becoming an elementary education teacher to help other students reach their potential to pursue their dreams, as well as have the opportunity to travel to Australia. You have inspired me to help other students achieve their goals by giving back to Concordia when I graduate. Thank you for all your support."
Hometown: Breckenridge, MN
Business and Economics, Global Studies
"Ultimately, Concordia has provided a creative environment for me to explore my interests, frame my talents, make new friends, inspire others, and to foster a global community. By discovering my greatest passions and learning about my strengths and weaknesses, I have been able to become the commander of my own dreams to not only follow them but to lead them. Therefore, thanks again for not only providing me with this wonderful opportunity, but for also believing in my talents, aspirations, and drive to be successful."
Hometown: Fargo, ND
Biology, Chemistry and Psychology
"I am deeply grateful for your generosity in donating this money to students. You are allowing another young soul to experience the life of a Cobber and someday I hope to give back to Concordia just as you do. No thanks in the world could describe how incredibly thankful I am for the gift you have given me. It's people like you that motivate me and remind me that I have been given a blessing. I will strive to be everything I possibly can and to follow my goals, work hard, and never give up. "
Hometown: Moorhead, MN
Communication Studies, Multimedia Journalism
"Your generous donation allows me to receive a high-quality education at Concordia College, as well as meet extraordinary people and become involved with Concordia's Office of Admissions, Academic Enhancement and Writing Center, student blog, and choir program. I am deeply grateful for the many opportunities I have had so far in my time at Concordia, as well as those which I have yet to experience. None of these would be possible without donors like you."
Hometown: Brookings, SD
"As I continue my education at Concordia, I am finding that the opportunities here are almost limitless. However, none of them would be possible without your generous support. We Cobbers have a motto: to be global citizens who "Become Responsibly Engaged in the World". Thank you again for helping me "BREW"!"