Scholarships at Concordia

The tuition, room and board and other higher education costs are not the amount that you'll pay for your private education at Concordia. In addition to generous scholarships and grants, there are also many different types of financial aid that will help lower the final amount of your actual investment. Through these scholarships, grants and aid, Concordia students pay close to, or in some cases, less than students at large public universities. 

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

Merit Aid

Merit aid, also known as academic scholarship, is awarded on the basis of your achievements and potential to contribute to the university's community. The amount of the scholarship is based upon your academic profile: a combination of your high school GPA, in some cases a standardized test score (ACT/CLT/SAT) and other academic measures. You will automatically be considered for a merit scholarship upon acceptance to Concordia.

Amount First-year College Student Academic Scholarship High School GPA
$21,500 President's Scholarship* 4.0
$17,500 Regent's Scholarship 3.99-4.0
$16,500 Regent's Scholarship 3.85-3.98
$15,500 Dean's Scholarship 3.60-3.84
$14,500 Dean's Scholarship 3.25-3.59
$13,500 Achievement Award 0.00-3.24

*Requires ACT composite score of 31 or higher (or CLT/SAT equivalent)

Transfer Student Academic Scholarships

These scholarships are available if you're transferring from another college or university. Transfer student academic scholarships are automatically be offered upon acceptance to Concordia Nebraska and are based on cumulative college GPA with a minimum of 24 hours of college credit. In some cases, as a transfer student with less than 24 hours of college credit, you may still qualify for merit scholarships. 

21-22 Amount Scholarship
$18,000 Northeast, Southeast and Central Community College Guarantee
You may qualify if you have your Associate Degree from Northeast, Central or Southeast Community Colleges.
$17,500 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
This is available if you're a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at your most recent college. Renewed annually with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Requires a separate application.
$16,500 Regent's Scholarship
The Regent's scholarship requires a cumulative GPA of 3.5 - 4.0 from your most recent college attended.
$15,500 Dean's Scholarship I
The Dean's scholarship requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0 - 3.4 from your most recent college attended.
$14,500 Dean's Scholarship II
The Dean's scholarship requires a cumulative GPA of 2.5 - 2.9 from your most recent college attended.
$13,500 Achievement Award
The Achievement award requires a cumulative GPA of 2.4 or lower from your most recent college attended.
$2,000 New Horizons Scholarship
This is for students with an Associate Degree from Northeast, Central or Southeast Community College and is stackable with other aid.

Talent Scholarships

Talent scholarships are available to all incoming students and are awarded based on athletic and performance abilities. The scholarships are awarded by recommendation of the department chair, director or coach. Concordia offers scholarships in each of the following performance areas:




Athletic scholarships are available for all 22 Concordia athletic teams.

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Various levels of scholarships are available for students pursuing an art degree.

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Available for students participating in one of Concordia's bands or ensembles. 

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Speech offers a number of scholarships to students who participate on the team.

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The theatre department provides scholarships to students, majors and non-majors, who are interested in theatre.

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Faith-Based Scholarships

We’re committed to ensuring our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ have the opportunity to receive a Lutheran, Christ-centered education. Faith-based scholarships are available for students, regardless of your denomination.

Faith-based scholarships at Concordia

Get Your Scholarship Estimate

Use our net price calculator to get an idea of what scholarships you'll be eligible for at Concordia using your GPA and test scores. 

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Benefits for Veterans

Use your G.I. Bill at Concordia as you work toward earning your undergraduate or graduate degree.

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Lutheran Heritage Guarantee

Concordia is committed to our mission of equipping students to learn, serve and lead in the church and world through a Lutheran higher education. The Lutheran Heritage Guarantee promises a minimum of $20,000 per year in institutional scholarships and grants for members of our Lutheran community.

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A Distinctive Lutheran Education

At Concordia, we promise to equip you with a higher education that intersects learning opportunities, individual development and faith in Christ, in order to bring depth and meaning to your college experience. Our Promises of a Lutheran Education ensure that you will graduate not only with a set of skills and a degree, but also a sense of Christian vocation and purpose for the future.

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A Private Education With Value(s)

You’ll find a more meaningful college experience at Concordia, where you’ll be part of a supportive campus community as you study your passions and prepare to make a positive impact in the world. Through generous scholarships and financial aid packages, your tuition at Concordia will be similar to what you will find at a large public university.

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