In addition to scholarships offered by Concordia University, a multitude of other organizations provide scholarship and grant opportunities for college students. 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. The Office of Financial Aid has procured a small sample of opportutnities to explore below, but this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to higher education scholarships. A little exploring and the willingness to put in the work can potentially help you pay for your education.
These scholarships are all outside, private scholarships, not funded by Concordia University. For more information about a specific scholarship, please contact the sponsor of the scholarship directly.
- Minority Groups
- Nursing Students and Healthcare Students
- Business Students
- Education Students
- Chemistry Students
- Foster Youth
- Oregon & Northwest Residents
- Study Abroad Students
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.
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.
The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber works with the community to increase the economic advancement of Latinos in Oregon and SW Washington. All Concordia University Portland undergraduate and graduate students who are awarded a scholarship from the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber will also receive a matching scholarship from Concordia up to $3,000 per year.