Concordia uniquely offers scholarship to Lutherans.

Concordia University Wisconsin has a bold vision to be the Church’s school, equipping the faithful to make an impact for Christ in ways they never imagined.


To that end, Concordia is proud to offer scholarships that are uniquely designed to support the future leaders of the Church—individuals who will live out their vocations in both called and non-church work settings. Concordia currently offers three scholarships for Lutheran and Christian learners of all ages.

Christian Community Scholarship (for adult and post-traditional learners)

One of four scholarship programs launched earlier this fall, Concordia’s Christian Community Scholarship supports employees of all Lutheran schools and other qualifying Christian schools. The scholarship awards $200 per three-credit course for adult accelerated undergraduate programs or $500 for participating graduate programs.

For more information, contact Amber.Schiessel@cuw.edu. See more scholarship offerings for adult and post-traditional learners at cuw.edu/uncommon-scholarships.

Luther Promise (for undergraduate and transfer students)

The Luther Promise provides qualifying undergraduate students between $16,000 and $20,000, depending on their cumulative GPA and ACT scores.

To qualify for the Luther Promise, a student must meet just one of the following criteria. He or she must be:

  • A member of a Lutheran congregation (any denomination)
  • A dependent of a Concordia University System school alumnus
  • A dependent of a rostered Lutheran church worker
  • A graduate of a Lutheran high school

Learn more cuw.edu/luther-promise.

Lutheran City Educator Scholarship (for undergraduates pursuing a Lutheran Teacher Degree)

Open to all Lutheran high school graduates, Concordia’s Lutheran City Educator Scholarship awards full tuition, minus room and board, for up to three qualifying undergraduates each year. The scholarship is renewable for four years if the student meets the following requirements.

Awardees must:

  • Remain designated as a Lutheran Teacher Degree candidate
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Remain actively employed in Lutheran (all denominations) city schools for at least five years after graduation or be required to repay a portion of their tuition. Lutheran City Educator graduates are not required to accept calls in any particular location.

For more information, contact Kristin.Elvers@cuw.edu.

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