Church Work Scholarships

At Concordia Nebraska, we’re dedicated to equipping church workers who will serve The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) and other Christian denominations through five ordained and commissioned ministries. We seek to prepare you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to pursue your vocation and lead in God’s church.

Church Work Guarantee

As the CUS leader in preparing students for Lutheran church work vocations, we’re committed to providing you with a meaningful and affordable Christ-centered, Lutheran education. For students enrolling in a church work program at Concordia, Nebraska, we offer the Church Work Guarantee of $110,000 over four years. This guarantee will ensure all church work students will receive a minimum of $27,500/year in institutional scholarships and grants!

Available for students starting Fall 2023. 

LCMS Church Work Scholarship - $2,500/yr

Awarded to LCMS students enrolled in one of Concordia's church work programs. This award is designed to assist those seeking professional church work positions within the LCMS. Renewed annually with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Financial need is not required.

Koch Scholarship - $1,500/yr

Requires admittance into the pre-seminary program.

Marflow Endowment - amount varies

Requires admittance into the pre-seminary program. Available for juniors or seniors.

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Thom Endowment - amount varies

Requires admittance into the pre-seminary program. Available for juniors or seniors.

The Class of 1933 Endowment

Preference will be given to students in Lutheran teaching via education and service to the church. In order to be considered for this award, the student must be an art education major and pursuing an LCMS degree certificate. Available for current art majors. 

Church Work Scholarship Stacking Scenarios

Concordia is dedicated to providing the next generation of church workers with an excellent, Christ-centered, Lutheran education that will equip you to learn, serve and lead in your vocation.

If you are offered multiple scholarships through Concordia, most will be stacked upon each other. Here are some examples of how scholarship stacking works. Any scholarships you receive from outside entities will be added on top of what you receive from Concordia.

Church Work Student 1

Has a 3.8 GPA, will be a church worker and belongs to a CCUNE congregation.

Dean's Scholarship ($18,000)

+ Church Work Guarantee ($3,400)

+ Lutheran Heritage ($2,500)

+ LCMS Church Work ($2,500)

+ Education Dept. Scholarship ($2,000)

+ CCUNE ($1,100)


Total: $28,000

Church Work Student 2

Has a 4.0 GPA, plus minimum President’s scholarship test score and will be a church worker.

President's Scholarship ($24,000)

+ Lutheran Heritage ($2,500)

+ LCMS Church Work ($2,500)

+ CCUNE ($1,100)

+ Education Dept. Scholarship ($2,000)


Total: $31,000

Church Work Student 3

Has a 3.3 GPA, will be a church worker, belongs to a CCUNE congregation and is on the Debate team.

Dean's Scholarship ($17,000)

+ Debate Scholarship ($5,000)

+ Lutheran Heritage ($2,500)

+ LCMS Church Work ($2,500)

+ CCUNE ($1,100)


Total: $28,100

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