Concordia University Scholarships
Merit Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen
Academic scholarships are awarded to eligible first-year BA or BSN students who are accepted to the University. Award amounts are based on your cumulative high school grade point average and college placement test scores (SAT or ACT), and are awarded regardless of need. These scholarships are renewable all four years, based on maintaining a certain GPA.
|Premier President's Scholarship||$14,000|
|The Regents' Scholarship||$9,500|
To determine what your award from Concordia might be, plug your GPA and test score into the scholarship calculator to see how your hard work can translate into dollars to attend Concordia University. You can also view the grid to see this same information.
Acceptance to the Honors Program qualifies you for the Honors Scholarship, equal to 50% of your tuition. Note: The Honors Program and Honors Scholarship are not available to Nursing students.
As a competitive athlete, you may be eligible to receive an athletic scholarship for outstanding performance. Visit www.gocugo.com for more information.
Instrumentalist or vocalist? If you are a talented musician and desire to perform at the college level, sign up for more information about auditioning by clicking here.
Lutheran High School Graduate Award ($1,000)
Awarded to graduates of Lutheran High Schools. For first-year BA or BSN students.
LCMS Professional Church Work Award ($1,500)
Awarded to those students choosing Professional Church Worker emphasis within their major. (Only an option for Education, DCE, and Theology majors.)
To be considered for a leadership scholarship, submit a resume of significant school, church, and community activities and/or awards, essay responding to the mission statement by identifying and explaining three aspirations you have which could be achieved by enrollment at Concordia University, and an additional letter of recommendation. The leadership scholarship application needs to be submitted to the Office of Admission prior to February 17.
Graduate Leadership Scholarship (up to $1,000)
This is a competitive scholarship. Students who are awarded a leadership scholarship will be notified within two weeks after the deadline. Candidates must be an applicant to be considered. The scholarship will be disbursed equally over three semesters. Click here for requirements and deadlines.
Lutheran Pastor Family Award ($1,000)
Offered to students who are children of a Lutheran pastor. For first-year BA or BSN students.
Phi Theta Kappa Premier Award ($2,500)
This scholarship is reserved for traditional BA transfer students who are currently active members of Phi Theta Kappa, the National Honor Society for Community Colleges, and who exemplify excellent leadership skills and potential. Recipients can receive up to a $2,500 renewable scholarship.
The Visit Scholarship is for students who visit Concordia's Portland campus. This is a one-time $250 Visit Scholarship upon enrollment.
The Concordia Grant is a need based grant offered by Concordia University to undergraduate BA and BSN students. Amounts vary and not every student qualifies.
Student Employment & Work Study
Working while attending school is a great way to increase your work experience and to get some additional money. Many students are employed at Concordia University. Students can to locate a job on campus through the Student Services Office, which keeps a record of job openings. Generally, students are paid minimum wage and work an average of 10 hours or less per week. For more information, go to the Student Services section.
Students can work for a variety of offices on campus. Financial need is not a consideration for student wage jobs. This is typically available to undergraduate students only.
Federal Work Study
Federal Work Study is a need-based award that allows students to work on campus. Receiving FWS on your financial aid award does not guarantee you a position. All student employment positions are paid Oregon minimum wage and limited to 20 hours per week. Students are paid monthly and can request (but are not required to) that their funds be applied directly to their Student Account. Open positions are posted on the Employment section. To qualify you must be a US Citizen or eligible non-citizen and have a current FAFSA on file with the CU Financial Aid office. To submit your FAFSA, please visit www.fafsa.gov.
See the VA certifying individual in the Registrar's Office for more information on VA Benefits.