Presidential Scholarship

This is Concordia's most prestigious academic award.

Accepted students will be notified of their eligibility for this award valued at $24,000 to $26,000 annually ($96,000 to $104,000 over four years). 

Excellence Scholarships

Automatic academic scholarships, ranging in value from $17,000 to $22,000 annually ($68,000 to $88,000 over four years).

In most cases, students will automatically be notified of their award approximately two weeks after receiving their admission decision. The amount is based on high school academic performance or test score(s). Incoming transfer students should see the transfer section for detailed info.

North Dakota Scholarship

Admitted students who qualify for the North Dakota Academic Scholarship will be awarded $1,500 annually (for up to four years) – on top of their automatic Presidential or Excellence Scholarship. The award will be added to the total aid package of admitted North Dakota students with at least a 3.0 GPA AND an ACT score of 24 or greater.

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Automatic Academic Award Amounts

Awards are based on EITHER high school GPA or test score – whichever amount is greater. These amounts are for students enrolling at Concordia for the first time in fall 2020.

ACT Score Award Amount High School GPA
32+ $26,000








22-24 $20,000


19-21 $18,000


18 or less $17,000

3.25 or less

Automatic scholarship levels will not be reevaluated after receipt of a comprehensive financial aid package.

National Merit Scholars

National Merit finalists who name Concordia College as their first choice will receive a minimum of $104,000 over four years in scholarships. This total may include funds from Concordia's Presidential Scholarship.

Talent Scholarships

These scholarships range in value and require separate applications and, in some cases, performance submissions.

Students selected to receive these awards will be expected to participate in events and programs as determined by the respective departments.

Music | Speech | Theatre | Visual Arts

Congregational Matching Scholarships

Concordia Congregational Scholarships are available to students from congregations who have been accepted for admission and who will be enrolled on at least a half-time basis. Receiving a congregational scholarship will not result in the loss of any gift assistance.

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