Merit scholarships

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

Traditional undergraduate students

Regents or Presidential Scholarship

  • Scholarships range in amounts
  • Eligibility is based on high school GPA and ACT score
  • 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 or Presidential Scholarship

  • Scholarships range in amounts
  • Eligibility is based on student's weighted GPA from previous schools
  • 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
  • A financial aid application must be submitted before March 1st
  • 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

$20,000 guaranteed for undergraduates of any Lutheran congregation or high school, or dependent of Concordia University System (CUS) alumni or rostered church workers, who declare a pre-seminary track.

Learn more about the Luther Scholar Guarantee.

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:

Art 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 Art Scholarship.

Click here to learn more about the Art 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 for students living on campus
  • Eligibility for Traditional Undergraduate students is determined by cumulative GPA and ACT score
  • Transfer students living on campus with a weighted GPA of 3.29 or above receive an average of $4,200
Luther Promise

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.

Learn more about the Luther Promise scholarship here.

Opportunity Grant

The Opportunity Grant is available for prospective and returning minority students.

Click here to view the Opportunity Grant application and requirements.

Outside scholarships

Check out this list of scholarships from other organizations.