Concordia University System Scholarship
Incoming students who graduate from Concordia University, Irvine, Calif.; Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill.; Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Concordia University, St. Paul, St. Paul, Minn.; Concordia University, Nebraska, Seward, Neb.; or Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, Wis., the universities of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Concordia University System (CUS), 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 for a minimum of four semesters before graduating.
- The applicant must receive his or her bachelor’s degree from a CUS school, but not necessarily in the pre-seminary program.
All students who are eligible for a Concordia University System Scholarship will receive $500. Students who are the top three from each CUS will receive a grant of $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000 respectively as a replacement of the $500 CUS grant.
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.