Concordia University System Scholarship
Incoming students who graduate from the colleges and universities of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Concordia University System (CUS) or Valparaiso University (VU), and who have been accepted to a program in Ministerial Formation may be eligible for a Concordia University System Scholarship.
Our Ministerial Formation program includes Master of Divinity, Residential Alternate Route and Master of Arts, Spiritual Care Major with Deaconess Certification. These awards are granted for the student’s first year at Concordia Seminary and are nonrenewable.
- The applicant must be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in the winter or spring of the current academic year.
- The applicant will have studied at a CUS school or VU for a minimum of four semesters before graduating.
- The applicant must receive his or her bachelor’s degree from a CUS school or VU, but not necessarily in the pre-seminary program.
All students who are eligible for a Concordia University System Scholarship will receive $500.
In order to be considered for a Concordia University System Scholarship, students must submit their admission application before Oct. 31 in the year prior to enrollment.
We encourage students to apply to independent foundations that support ministerial and theological education through the distribution of grants and scholarships.
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ Regent Awards are designed to help future pastors overcome financial barriers and fulfill their call to ministry.
To apply for district support, visit the CUS website. Find the representative from your district to find deadlines and to determine if you are required to provide information beyond the general district application.
Post-baccalaureate students are eligible for unsubsidized loans only. The federal direct unsubsidized loan program is not need based and provides loans based on the student’s total cost of attendance and anticipated financial assistance.