Faith-Based Scholarships

The following scholarships are available to students enrolling in one of Concordia’s church work programs (Director Of Christian Education, Director Of Parish Music, Lutheran Teacher Diploma, Pre-Deaconess and Pre-Seminary), as well as students from select congregations.


Receive at least $20,000 through the Lutheran Heritage Guarantee

We’re committed to ensuring our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ have the opportunity to receive a Lutheran, Christ-centered education. Through our Lutheran Heritage Guarantee, you can receive at least $20,000 per year in institutional aid.

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LCMS Church Work Grant - $2,000/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. Requires junior standing and official admittance into one of Concordia's church work programs. Student needs to be on campus a minimum of one semester before being eligible.  Renewed annually with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Financial need is not required.

Church Careers Award - $1,500/yr

Automatically awarded to students enrolled in one of Concordia's professional church career programs. Students do not need to be LCMS to receive the award.

Congregations for Concordia University, Nebraska Grant - $1,100/yr

Awarded by the Congregations for Concordia University, Nebraska.  
Student must be a member of a CCUNE congregation. Automatically awarded upon church membership confirmation and renewable for three consecutive years. 

LCMS District Aid - Various Amounts

Awarded by the districts of the LCMS.
Student must be a member of a LCMS congregation and enrolled in a professional church work program at Concordia. The FAFSA is required to be filed to determine need. All districts have deadlines and funds are limited. Download and submit the District Financial Aid application to Concordia's Financial Aid Office before your district's deadline. To view deadlines and information specific to your district, go to the District Financial Aid web page.

LCMS Congregational Aid - Various Amounts

Awarded by congregations to assist LCMS students with educational expenses. 
We encourage you to inquire about the availability of this aid, especially if you will be pursuing a professional church work program at Concordia. 

Vogt Scholarship 

Awarded by the Gil and Blondie Vogt Scholarship Fund
Students must be a Nebraska resident, a member of the LCMS, enrolled in a professional church work program at Concordia and be able to demonstrate substantial financial need. If interested in applying for the scholarship, please send a letter expressing your interest and qualifications to:

King of Kings Lutheran Church 
ATTN: Vogt Scholarship Committee Chair, 11615 I St.
Omaha, NE 68137


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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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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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