Merit scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to students based on their previous academic success.

Traditional undergraduate students

Regents

  • Scholarships range between $10,000 - $11,000
  • GPA Range between 2.75-3.53
  • Eligibility is based on high school GPA 
  • Renewable while your cumulative GPA remains above 2.49

Presidential Scholarship

  • Scholarships range between $12,000 - $15,000
  • GPA Range between 3.54 - 4.0+
  • Eligibility is based on high school GPA 
  • Renewable while your cumulative GPA remains above 2.49

One-time review: the award can be reviewed for a possible increase, at the request of the student, if their cumulative GPA increases, and at least two semesters have been completed.

Transfer undergraduate students

Regents

  • Scholarships range between $7,000 - $9,000
  • GPA Range between 2.50-3.49
  • Eligibility is based on college GPA 
  • Renewable while your cumulative GPA remains above 2.49

Presidential Scholarship

  • Scholarship is $10,000
  • GPA Range between 3.50 - 4.0
  • Eligibility is based on college GPA 
  • Renewable while your cumulative GPA remains above 2.49

One-time review: the award can be reviewed for a possible increase, at the request of the student, if their cumulative GPA increases, and at least two semesters have been completed.

Church work scholarships 

Concordia has a multitude of programs that will prepare you with uncommon compassion, ethical conscience, and unparalleled skill.

Church work scholarship
  • Students is planning to major in Lutheran education, lay ministry or pastoral ministry
  • First-time, full-time freshmen eligible
  • Student is a member in good standing of a LCMS congregation
  • GPA must exceed 2.49
District application

The district application is available to students who are members of an LCMS District. This is considered an outside scholarship.

  • Check your eligibility with your District
  • You must be pursuing a church-work major
  • General District Form - check with your District for any additional forms they might require
  • Once you complete the form, send it to our office (see address below) and we'll complete our part (we'll send it to the District for you)
Completed form can be sent to this address:

Concordia University Wisconsin
Financial Aid Office
12800 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Mequon, WI 53097

For more District information, check out the LCMS District Website.

Forward in Faith Lutheran Teacher Scholarship

The Forward in Faith Lutheran Teacher Scholarship is a $2,000 merit scholarship given to students who intend to enroll in the CUW Lutheran teaching program and eventually teach in a Lutheran school (LCMS).

Learn more about the Lutheran Teacher Scholarship.

Luther Scholar Guarantee

Undergraduates who are new freshman, who are planning to be LCMS pastors, and who declare a pre-seminary track are eligible to receive $20,000 in total Concordia insitutiontional aid.

Learn more about the Luther Scholar Guarantee.

Education scholarships

The education scholarships are awarded to students who are enrolled in an Education and/or Church work major. They are awarded to current CUW students. See the information below about each scholarship to see if you are eligible to apply.

Minority Teaching Scholarship

Minority students from a CAGC High School, who are interested in the field of Education, who attend Concordia University Wisconsin as a School of Education student, may apply for a $2,000 annual award; for up to 4 years, for a total of $8,000.

Learn more about the Minority Teaching Scholarship here.

Erna A. Batterman Scholarship

These scholarships are presented to LCMS church work students to honor Mrs. Erna A. Batterman and her unrealized dream to be a teacher.

Click here to lean more about the Erna A. Batterman scholarship.

Schjerven Christian Leadership Scholarship

These scholarships are presented by the Robert and Anita Schjerven Endowment to honor professional church work within the LCMS and support its continued legacy.

Click here to learn more about the Schjerven Christian Leadership scholarship.

Robert M. and Margaret J. Lampert Foundation Scholarship

These scholarships are presented by the Lampert Foundation to support students pursuing their first teaching license.

Click here to learn more about the Robert M. and Margaret J. Lampert Foundation scholarship.

Fine arts scholarships 

Whether your talent is something you hope to turn into a career or is an extracurricular passion that keeps you occupied outside of the classroom, we'd love to help you grow your unique creative spark at Concordia. Select a scholarship below to learn more:

Visual Arts Scholarship

Students who have shown an interest in an art-related field, either as a major or minor program of study, you may apply for an Visual Arts Scholarship.

Click here to learn more about the Visual Arts Scholarship.

Music Scholarship

Students who have shown an interest in music, either as a program of study or as a co-curricular pursuit, may apply to audition for a Music Scholarship.

Click here to learn more about the Music Scholarship.

Theatre Scholarship

Students majoring or minoring in Theatre may apply for a Theatre Scholarship.

Click here to learn more about the Theatre Scholarship.

Additional grants and scholarships

Adopt-a-Student Scholarship

This is a partnership that, by God’s grace, matches students with a donor to help them overcome financial limitations. Financial aid is awarded based on carefully evaluated needs. The student is asked to provide updates of their Concordia experience to the donor throughout the academic year.

Click here to apply to the Adopt-a-Student scholarship.

Concordia Grant
  • Award amount is up to $10,000 
  • Average award for 2023-2024 was $4,100. 
  • Eligibility for Traditional Undergraduate students is determined by cumulative GPA, housing status, likelihood of retention and financial need.
Jim Jordan Memorial Church Mutual Scholar Program

Two Jim Jordan Memorial Church Mutual scholarships are awarded each year. These are full direct cost scholarships that will cover: tuition, room, board, and fees.

Click here to learn more about the Jim Jordan Memorial Church Mutual Scholar Program criteria.

Luther Promise

$3,000 in Concordia aid for undergraduates of any Lutheran congregation or high school, or dependent of Concordia University System (CUS) alumni or children of rostered church workers.

Learn more about the Luther Promise scholarship here.

Opportunity Grant

The Opportunity Grant is available to prospective, minority students. If selected, the scholarship amount can be up to $10,000

Click here to view the Opportunity Grant application and requirements.

WE Energies Scholars Program

The WE Energies Scholars Program is for prospective engineering students.

Click here to learn more about the program.

Outside scholarships

Check out this list of scholarships from other organizations.