In addition to the scholarships offered by Concordia University, a variety of other organizations also offer scholarships. Some are for specific majors, such as nursing or education. Others are for specific groups, such as first-generation college students. Some are need based, while others are open to all. And while we have created a small sample of sites to explore below, please note that there are literally millions of scholarships available and this is just the tip of the iceberg. A little exploring and the willingness to put in the work can potentially help you pay for your education.
Office of Student Access and Completion
Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) is the state student financial aid agency for Oregon. OSAC administers a variety of State of Oregon, Federal, and privately-funded student financial aid programs for the benefit of Oregonians attending institutions of postsecondary education.
FASTWEB (Financial Aid Search Through the WEB) is the largest and most complete scholarship search on the Internet. It provides access to a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and student loans available tostudents. Click here to begin!
FinAid! The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
FinAid! is a comprehensive site designed to provide students and parents with information about applying for financial aid, student and parent loans, EFC Calculators, and scholarships and grants.
GoCollege.com is one of the oldest and most trusted resources to guide students on how to finance and succeed in college.
The Alaska Community Foundation
Alaskans are incredibly generous and committed to helping others succeed in life through continuing education. They've entrusted the Foundation with the management of their scholarship funds. In turn the Foundation helps them find the best candidates and manage the selection process.
The Ford Family Foundation
The Ford Family Foundation offers a suite of financial and program resources in Oregon, Siskiyou County, California and, in some cases, other regions.
United Negro College Fund
The United Negro College Fund is the nation's oldest and most successful African American higher education assistance organization.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the largest Hispanic scholarship-granting organization in the nation.
American Indian College Fund
Based in Denver, Colorado, the American Indian College Fund has raised a total of more than $35 million since 1989. This support comes from 200 corporations and foundations and 90,000 individuals.
Gates Millenium Scholars Program
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program will provide scholarships and fellowships for outstanding low-income African-American, Native African, Hispanic American, and Asian American students to attend the undergraduate and graduate institutions of their choice.