Both financial need-based scholarships and merit-based scholarships are awarded. Renewal of the need-based awards is dependent on continued financial need and academic achievement. Merit-based scholarships include the Gold Scholarship, BREW Scholarship, and music, theatre, and speech scholarships. You may also apply for and receive scholarships from external organizations. Any external awards received must be reported to the Financial Aid Office.

Excellence Scholarship Amounts

Awards are based on EITHER high school GPA or test score – whichever amount is greater. 

ACT Score Award Amount High School GPA
30+ $7,000








21-23 $4,000


18-20 $3,000


These amounts are for Fall 2021. Automatic scholarship levels will not be reevaluated after receipt of a comprehensive financial aid package.

Gold Scholarship (10 awarded)

Sponsored by the National Alumni Board, this $25,000 scholarship is Concordia's most prestigious academic award.

Eligibility is based on high school academic performance or test score. Qualified individuals (requires at least 3.9 GPA or 29 ACT) will receive an invitation to apply once admitted, along with details and deadlines.

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