Concordia alumni know the great distinction of a Concordia degree and the wonderful academic and community experience students have on campus. The Alumni Referral Grant program invites alumni to share their experience with high school and transfer students who could benefit from becoming a Cobber. 

Students who have been referred by a Concordia College graduate will receive a $500 Alumni Referral Grant. The grant is renewable for three additional years — totaling a $2,000 benefit to the student during their time at the college.

There is no limit to the number of students alumni can refer to the college, so you don’t have to wait until students are seniors to provide the referral. We look forward to sharing the Concordia story with outstanding prospective Cobbers of any age from across the country.

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Referral Deadlines

The deadline to refer first-year students is Dec. 31 for fall enrollment and June 1 for spring enrollment. Alumni are also encouraged to refer high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors as well — the earlier the better!

Grant Details and Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone can refer a student to Concordia. However, only those students who are referred by Concordia College alumni will receive the annual referral grant.

The Alumni Referral Grant is a $500 value annually and is renewable for three years — totaling $2,000 awarded to each student who is referred.

The deadline for providing a referral name to Concordia is Dec. 31 of the student’s senior year. The Office of Financial Aid begins awarding financial aid to new students at this time and, as a result, all referrals must be received by Dec. 31.
The student will receive an email from the Concordia College Office of Admission informing them they have been referred by a graduate, thus making them eligible to receive the $500 annual grant. The student will also be encouraged to apply for admission in the fall of their senior year and invited to campus for a tour with a current student.

Any prospective student not currently enrolled at the college is eligible to receive the referral grant provided the referral form is completed by Dec. 31 of their senior year in high school. This deadline applies to students seeking fall enrollment. Those students seeking enrollment for the spring semester must be referred to the college by June 1.

Prospective students will be notified of all alumni who have provided their name to the Office of Admission. The amount of the grant will not increase based upon the number of alumni who have provided the student’s name.

Legacy students are not eligible for the referral grant given they will receive the Concordia Alumni Legacy Grant.

Yes — provided the referral form is completed by the deadline (Dec. 31 for first-year students seeking fall enrollment).

Yes! Concordia College awards financial aid to students on the basis of both academic merit and financial need. Nearly all Concordia students receive some form of scholarship or grant to help pay for the annual cost of attendance.

The Office of Admission needs to reach out to students to inform them that they have been referred by a graduate as a student who would be a good fit at Concordia. They will also be notified of the total value of the award — $500 annually ($2,000 over four years).

No. Your referral of student names is a form of contributing to the well-being of the college as well as the student referred. However, if you would like to make a financial gift to the college, please visit

Yes! Concordia welcomes transfer student referral names.  The deadline for the completion of the referral form for transfer students is Jan. 15 for fall enrollment and June 15 for spring enrollment.

The Alumni Referral Grant is nontransferable; thus, only awarded to students enrolling at Concordia College in Moorhead.

For more information regarding the Alumni Referral Grant program, please contact the Office of Admission at 218.299.3004 or