Concordia St. Paul News

November 7, 2014

CSP Introduces Twelve Disciples Scholarship for Church Work Students

Concordia University, St. Paul is committed to making college even more affordable for students who hear the call to serve The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Already one of the most affordable schools in the 10-member Concordia University System, CSP is excited to announce that beginning in fall 2015 it will introduce the Twelve Disciples Scholarship. This scholarship provides the equivalent cost of tuition to three eligible first-year or transfer students enrolled in any of Concordia’s undergraduate church work programs.

This selective and renewable award is available for students who demonstrate high academic achievement, financial need, and a desire to pursue full-time church work in an LCMS church. Students pursuing the following academic programs are eligible for this unique scholarship: Pre-Seminary Studies, Lutheran Classroom Teacher, Director of Christian Education, Director of Christian Outreach, Director of Parish Music, and Pre-Deaconess Studies.

The Twelve Disciples Scholarship allows CSP to demonstrate the strong commitment it has to prepare professional church workers for service in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod,” said Dr. Mark Schuler, Chairperson of the Department of Theology and Ministry. “This scholarship will ensure that these students graduate with no tuition-related debt as they begin their ministry or enter the seminary.”

In addition, all qualifying church work students who attend Concordia are eligible to receive the Church Work Assurance Scholarship, which guarantees coverage of 50 percent tuition for all four years enrolled at CSP.

Students who are interested in these scholarship opportunities should apply to the Concordia University Admission Office (651-641-8230, 800-333-4705 or The scholarship priority deadline is March 15. Students must apply for all forms of financial aid by completing an application for admissions to Concordia University and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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