Scholarships

Concordia scholarships, awards and grants

Various types of institutional financial aid are awarded by Concordia. To qualify for institutional financial aid (and for subsequent renewal), the student must be a full-time undergraduate and maintain satisfactory academic progress. The total amount of institutional aid cannot exceed the cost of tuition.

  • Merit aid is awarded on the basis of a student's achievements and potential to contribute to the university's community. The amount of the scholarship is based upon the academic profile of the student. Students will automatically be considered for a merit scholarship upon acceptance to Concordia.
  • Talent aid is awarded in the areas of music, theatreart and athletics.
    The scholarships are awarded by recommendation of the department chair, director or coach. Please contact the office of admission at 800-535-5494, ext. 7233, for details on special applications and requirements. 
  • Need-based aid is awarded to students based on financial need and varies in amount. In order to be eligible for need-based aid, the student must show demonstrated financial need by filing the FAFSA annually. Certain federal, state and instituional awards are taken into consideration when determining need-based grant levels.



The scholarships, awards and grants listed are available to full-time undergraduate students entering Concordia in the fall 2014 and spring 2015 terms.


Freshman academic scholarships

Available exclusively to students who are first-time college attendees. Students will automatically be awarded upon acceptance. Financial need is not required.

Use the calculator (right) to see what freshman academic scholarship you may be eligible for. Please note that academic scholarships are only awarded upon acceptance to Concordia which requires an official high school transcript and test score.

President's scholarship Based on academic performance using a combination of high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores.
Renewed annually with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
Award amount = $18,000

Regent's scholarship
Based on academic performance using a combination of high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores.
Renewed annually with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Award amount = $13,000 – $14,000

Dean's scholarship
Based on academic performance using a combination of high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores.
Award amount = $10,000 – $12,000

Achievement award
Based on academic performance using a combination of high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores.
Renewed annually with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
Award amount = $6,000 – $8,000

Transfer academic scholarships

Available exclusively to students who transfer from another college. Students will automatically be awarded upon acceptance. Financial need is not required. Scholarships are based on cumulative college GPA with a minimum of 24 hours of college credit. Transfers with less than 24 hours of college credit may still qualify for merit scholarships. If you are a transfer and want to know what merit scholarship you qualify for please send an email to admiss@cune.edu or call us at 800-535-5494.

Dean's Scholarship
Award amount = $12,000 (required cumulative GPA of 3.5 - 4.0 from most recent college attended)
Award amount = $10,000 (required cumulative GPA of 3.0 - 3.4 from most recent college attended)

Achievement Award
Award amount = $8,000 (required cumulative GPA of 2.5 – 2.9 from most recent college attended)
Award amount = $6,000 (required cumulative GPA of 2.4 or lower from most recent college attended)


Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Awarded to students that are a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at their most recent college. (PTK scholarship winners not eligible for Dean's scholarships.)
Renewed annually with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. The PTK application form is available online.
Award amount = $14,000/yr.

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