Concordia announces alumni scholarship

Concordia University Wisconsin announced today an unprecedented level of financial support for adult and post-traditional learners who wish to further their education at a high-value Christian university.


Four new scholarship programs have been made available for the 2018-19 academic year, including a first-ever scholarship for all Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor alumni. In addition to alumni, scholarships are open to employees or members of any Christian organization, church, or school, as well as Concordia’s official business and academic partners.

To be eligible, applicants must enroll in any of the approved academic programs offered through Concordia’s School of Arts and Sciences, Batterman School of Business, or School of Education. The university’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is also among the eligible programs.

“We recognize how difficult it is today for adult learners to find the financial support they need to further their careers and personal vocations,” says Dr. Michael Uden, vice provost of student enrollment and engagement. “We, at Concordia, have created these scholarships to ease their burden and help them reach their God-given potential.”

The new scholarship programs include:

  • Business Community Scholarship—Employees of any business or corporation that has a signed partnership with Concordia University are able to receive $150 per three-credit undergraduate course, or $200 per three-credit course in eligible graduate programs, including the university’s MBA program, which offers more than 15 concentrations and is annually ranked the largest in the state of Wisconsin.
  • Academic Community Scholarship—Concordia currently has Preferred Educational Partnership (PEP) agreements with 98 public, private, charter, and voucher schools in Wisconsin. All PEP district employees are eligible to receive $150 per three-credit undergraduate course or $450 per three-credit graduate course in programs such as the popular Superintendent Certificate program and the new Doctorate of Education of Leadership in Innovation and Continuous Improvement (EdD LICI).
  • Christian Community Scholarship—Throughout the nation and world, employees of any qualifying Christian church or school are eligible to receive $200 per three-credit course in adult accelerated undergraduate programs, or $500 per participating graduate programs, including the new EdD LICI.
  • Alumni Scholarship— Concordia is proud of its more than 30,000 alumni from both the Mequon and Ann Arbor campuses, all of whom are eligible to receive $200 per three-credit course in adult accelerated undergraduate programs or $500 per participating graduate programs, including the new EdD LICI.

Visit cuw.edu/uncommon-scholarships to see a full listing of eligible programs and to learn more about how to apply for these unique scholarship opportunities.

— Kali Thiel is director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at kali.thiel@cuw.edu or 262-243-2149.

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