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Scholarship and Grant Resources

Graduate Scholarships and Partnerships

Concordia's adult education programs offer a discount in tuition as well as several scholarship opportunities if you qualify. Contact your Admissions Counselor for additional scholarship and partnership information.

Lutheran Heritage Scholarship

Awarded to adult undergraduate and graduate students at $2,000 per degree program. Scholarship is evenly disbursed over duration of program. Scholarships require no application and are awarded automatically if the student is an active member of an LCMS congregation. Students must be degree seeking and attending full time.

Transfer Advantage Scholarship

Offered to students pursuing an undergraduate degree that transfer directly from a Concordia partner institution. Students must successfully complete an associate's degree or MnTC at a partner school. Eligible students are awarded $2,000 (evenly disbursed over duration of degree program).

Concordia Partnership Advantage

The Concordia Partnership Advantage provides a unique opportunity for employers to work directly with Concordia University, St. Paul to develop a well-educated workforce that is better equipped to manage and support the business goals of the organization.

The program is a mutually beneficial partnership that offers employees or members of the partnering organization a $2,000 tuition discount and priority admission status when they enroll in any undergraduate or graduate degree program at Concordia University, St. Paul. There is no additional investment required of partnering organizations. You simply make the program available to your employees or members and reap the benefits of a better educated workforce.

Outside Scholarships & Grants

Minnesota Child Care Grant

Minnesota Child Care Grant is a state grant based on financial need and child care requirements. Must be a Minnesota resident. Read more on the Minnesota Child Care Grant website.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

As of the 2008 Fall semester the College of Education will be participating in the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who agree to teach in high need fields in school serving low income families. If you are interested in this program, read the Federal Student Aid TEACH Fact Sheet for a brief discussion of the program. You must be enrolled in the Masters and NOT just the licensure portion of the program to qualify for the TEACH grant.

Qualifying Majors:

  • Family Life Education
  • Special Education – all
  • Classroom Instruction with Reading Endorsement

High needs fields: there are two categories of high need fields. Students in the fields specified by the federal legislation will always be eligible for TEACH Grants. There are additional fields, unique to each state that are currently eligible (but these fields may change and may not apply in other states). Below is a listing of the federal fields.

Federal High Needs Fields
Mathematics
Science
A foreign language
Bilingual Education
Special Education
Reading specialist

Each year you receive a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve that will be available electronically on a Department of Education Web site. The TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve specifies the conditions under which the grant will be awarded, the teaching service requirements, and includes an acknowledgment by you that you understand that if you do not meet the teaching service requirements you must repay the grant as a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, with interest accrued from the date the grant funds were disbursed. Specifically, the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve will require the following:

  • For each TEACH Grant-eligible program for which you received TEACH Grant funds, you must serve as a full-time teacher for a total of at least four academic years within eight calendar years after you completed or withdrew from the academic program for which you received the TEACH Grant.
  • You must perform the teaching service as a highly-qualified teacher at a low-income school. The term highly-qualified teacher is defined in section 9101(23) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 or in section 602(10) of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act.
  • Your teaching service must be in a high-need field.
  • You must comply with any other requirements that the Department of Education determines to be necessary.
  • If you do not complete the required teaching service obligation, TEACH Grant funds you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan that you must repay, with interest charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement.

Other TEACH Grant Links

Minnesota GI Bill

Minnesota GI Bill is a state grant based on financial need. Must be a Minnesota resident or on Active Duty in Minnesota. Read more about the Minnesota GI Bill  

Federal Veterans Benefits

Federal Veterans Benefits - Certificates of Eligibility may be obtained from Federal Veteran Administration offices where the records are kept. Concordia University, St. Paul is an eligible institution for Federal military benefits including Montgomery GI Bill, Veterans Administration, vocational rehabilitation and ROTC. Read more about Federal Veterans Benefits

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