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Concordia University Scholarships

The following Concordia scholarships are limited to traditional undergraduate students

Concordia University is one of the best values among four-year private, liberal arts universities in the state of Minnesota. 

Concordia is proud to offer a wide range of scholarship opportunities to further assist new and current students as well as recognize and reward their individual gifts and talents.

CSP Merit Scholarships

Freshman Academic Scholarship

Merit scholarships for freshmen are awarded based on high school academic achievement. Generally, if students demonstrate a 2.9 GPA and a 20 ACT, they are eligible to be considered for a Merit Scholarship. Scholarships are automatically awarded after admission. Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 and are renewable for 3 additional years. Scholarship deadline is May 1st.

Transfer Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Recognizes academically qualified transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa, transferring into the traditional programs with one semester minimum membership in Phi Theta Kappa. Eligible students are awarded $2,000 ($1,000 annually) at the time of admission. A transfer student who receives this award must also attend full-time, be degree-seeking, and provide proof of PTK Membership.

Transfer Academic Scholarship

Students must demonstrate a 2.50 cumulative grade point average from an accredited institution of higher education. Eligible students are awarded between $1,000 and $5,000 (renewable for two additional years) at the time of admission. A transfer student who receives this award must also attend full-time, be degree-seeking, and have completed 20 semester credits prior to entering Concordia.

CSP Talent Scholarships

Music Scholarship

The Concordia Music Scholarship is available to new students enrolled full-time in the traditional undergraduate program. Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 are granted to students who participate in music ensembles and take private or group music lessons at Concordia. The scholarship is renewable based on the student’s participation. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@csp.edu or 651-641-8230.

Theatre Scholarship

The Concordia Theatre Scholarship is available to new students enrolled full-time in the traditional undergraduate program. Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 are granted to students who participate in various theatre jobs at Concordia, both on and off stage. The scholarship is renewable based on the student’s participation. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@csp.edu or 651-641-8230.

Athletic Scholarship

Athletic scholarships are available in all intercollegiate sports offered at Concordia University, St. Paul. Students must be accepted to a degree-seeking undergraduate program at the University and meet NCAA DII eligibility for scholarship consideration. The head coach in each respective sport selects the scholarship recipients and also determines the scholarship amounts.

CSP Scholarships for Students in Church Professions

Twelve Disciples Scholarship

The Twelve Disciples Scholarship is a selective, full-tuition scholarship available to freshmen and transfers students in the traditional undergraduate program who possess high academic achievement, financial need, and a call to pursue full-time church work in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

In an effort to equip twelve disciples, three scholarships will be awarded annually each year, beginning fall 2015. Students must apply for all forms of financial aid by completing and application for admissions to Concordia University and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The scholarship will ensure that 100% of tuition is covered less any grants.

Students are instructed to submit to apply to the Concordia University Admission Office. The scholarship priority deadline is March 15. In an effort to equip twelve disciples, three scholarships will be awarded annually each year, beginning fall 2015. 

Church Worker Assurance Program

The program assures up to $9,850 in gift aid for new students pursuing a certified Church Professional Program within the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod (LCMS).  Any assistance given by the student's congregation and LCMS district will stack on top of all awarded gift aid.  This scholarship will be part of a student's financial aid package, reducing need-based loans and work-study.  Students must be enrolled full time and be degree seeking in a recognized Church Professional Program.  Freshman requirements include: a member of an LCMS congregation and a recipient of the Regents' or President's Merit Scholarship.  Transfer student requirements include: a member of an LCMS congregation and a college level GPA of 3.25 or higher.  Students are to apply to federal and state agencies for financial assistance.  Federal, state and institutional grant/scholarships received are considered part of the program.  Application deadline is May 1st.

Church Vocation Scholarship

Students enrolled in a certified Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Church Professional Program are eligible to receive this $1,000 annual scholarship.  Any assistance given by the student's congregation and LCMS district will stack on top of all awarded gift aid.  This scholarship will be part of a student's financial aid package, reducing need-based loans and work-study.  Students must be enrolled full time and be degree seeking in a recognized Church Professional Program.  Application deadline is May 1st.

CSP Scholarships in Partnership

Lutheran Heritage Scholarship

Awarded to new freshmen and transfer students at $1,000 per academic year (fall and spring entry terms only).  Scholarships require no application and are awarded automatically if the student is a member of an LCMS congregation. Students must be degree seeking and attending full time. The scholarship is renewed if students are maintaining satisfactory progress. Scholarship deadline is May 1st.

Transfer Advantage Scholarship

Offered to students pursuing a traditional, 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 ($1,000 annually) at the time of admission.

Building Opportunity for Leadership Development (BOLD) Scholarship

Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 are awarded to newly accepted students enrolling in the traditional undergraduate programs that have participated in college readiness programs. No scholarship application is necessary and BOLD is awarded in addition to academic scholarships. The scholarship is renewable with satisfactory academic progress.

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