Scholarships & Grants Available for Freshmen
We believe in making a private, Liberal Arts education accessible to all students who have the talent and the desire to obtain a college degree. That's why at Concordia we provide financial assistance to more than 97 percent of our undergraduate students. The average gift aid for our freshmen is over $12,000, in addition to federal aid, student loans, and work study opportunities that are also available.
Listed below are scholarships awarded through Concordia University. For information on scholarship resources outside the university go to the financial aid web resources or the other scholarships pages.
The Pell grant is a federal grant awarded on the basis of financial need. In order to qualify for the Pell grant, you must apply for financial aid.
Oregon Opportunity Grant
The Oregon Opportunity Grant is a grant awarded by the State of Oregon on the basis of financial need. In order to qualify for this grant, you must apply for financial aid.
Academic scholarships are awarded to eligible first-year BA or BSN students who are accepted to the University. Award amounts are based on each student's 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.
All scholarship amounts listed below are for the school year 2012-2013.
|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.
Other CU Scholarships
(All scholarship information is based on the 2012-2013 school year.)
|FAFSA Filer Award
Students who attend Concordia University will automatically receive $1,000 each academic year just for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Students who travel 500+ miles to visit Concordia's Portland campus will receive a one-time $250 Travel Credit upon enrollment.
|The Honors Scholarship
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 to contact a coach and get more information.
Instrumentalist or vocalist? If you are a talented musician and desire to perform at the college level, sign up for an audition at www.cu-portland.edu/music.
|Sylwester LCMS PCW Family Award
Awarded to those students whose parent(s) are LCMS Professional Church Workers.
|Lutheran High School Graduate Award
Awarded to graduates of Lutheran High Schools.
|LCMS Professional Church Work Award
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. Applicants should also submit a response to the mission statement by identifying and explaining three aspirations you have which could be achieved by enrollment at Concordia University. This should be a typed essay of one or two pages, and sent with name and social security number to the Office of Admission prior to February 15th.
|up to $1,000|
|Lutheran Pastor Family Award||$1,000|