Admission & Financial Aid
We encourage students to apply for outside scholarships (not awarded by Concordia University Chicago, but applied to your tuition). There are numerous scholarships available through religious, civic, and corporate organizations.
Many scholarships-- but not all--are based on financial need. They may also be awarded to students who meet other specific eligibility requirements, such as pursuing a particular major or demonstrating a specific interest, talent or hobby.
Explore scholarship opportunities with your local Chamber of Commerce, local fraternal organizations, and places of employment. Local donors often prefer to help students from their own communities.
You can also complete an online profile with a reputable scholarship search engine. It might help to create a designated email address just for this process, so you can safely turn off the spam filter. Search engines usually send automated responses, which could be filtered out as spam if sent to your main email address.
Please click on the links below to view our recommended scholarship search sites.
- College Board
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- Hispanic College Fund
- School Soup Scholarship Search
- U.S Bank Internet Scholarship Program
- Gateways to Opportunity Scholarship Must have junior standing and renew every semester
- Autodesk Scholarships and Competitions
- The Company Corporation Quarterly Business Plan Contest
- Gates Millennium Scholars
- CollegeXpress Scholarships
- UNCF Scholarships
- Online Master's Program Scholarships
- National Association of Pastoral Musicians Scholarships
- Chegg.com Scholarships
- College Scholarships for Minority Students
- College Scholarships for African American Students
- Graduate Scholarships for Veterans and Active Military Members
- American Psychological Association Scholarships, Grants and Awards
- MoneyGeek Scholarship Search
- NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
- Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
- Golden Apple Scholarship
- Illinois Scholarships
- ITWraps.com Annual Scholarship Application due: 12/31/17
- SeniorAdvisor.com: Future of Assisted Living Scholarship Application due: 12/31/17
- The Annual Kenneth P. Carp $1,000 College Scholarship Application due: 12/31/17
- The POET Media Digital Marketing Scholarship Program Application due: 12/31/17
- DegreedUp Scholarship Application due: The 8th of each month
- "No Essay" College Scholarship Application due: Monthly-basis
- Chegg $1,000 Monthly Scholarship Application due: Monthly-basis
- University Tutor Monthly College Scholarship Application due: Monthly-basis
- Ron Brown Scholar Program Application due: Nov. 1st, Jan. 9th
- The American Chemical Society Scholars Program Application due: Nov. 1 - March 1 (Annually)
- Scholarship America Dream Award Application due: October 2017 (reopens)
- ChooseWhat Scholarship Application due: Fall Entries: 11/1, Spring Entries: 4/1
- CaRiD Scholarship Application due: Spring Entries: 4/30, Fall Entries: 10/31
Lutheran and Church Professional Scholarship Opportunities
- The Immanuel Evangelical LC of North Minneapolis Scholarship
- Lutheran Women's Missionary League
- Mercy Medical Team Scholarships (LCMS college students pursuing health-related professions)
- Missouri District Lutheran Laymen’s League Application due: 7/1
- Our Father Lutheran Church, The Scholarship Fund
Unfortunately, there are some scholarship scams online, so be cautious before providing personal information. Legitimate scholarship searches are generally free.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cautions students to look for these telltale statements:
“The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back,”
“You can’t get this information anywhere else,”
“I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship,”
“The scholarship will cost some money.”
The College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act provides protection against fraud in student financial assistance. If you have a question about a particular opportunity, feel free to contact the Office of Financial Aid.