You've served your country with honor. Now you deserve an educational experience that will serve you.

Concordia University Wisconsin is committed to helping veteran learners of all backgrounds and ages thrive through a transformative, and high-quality education. And we’re working hard to make a Concordia education more affordable than ever for military students—either through university-supported scholarships or by partnering with respected organizations in the community or throughout the nation.

For these efforts and more, we’ve been named a Military Friendly School three years in a row and we’ve maintained our status as a Yellow Ribbon School since 2015. The Yellow Ribbon Program helps fund tuition beyond the yearly federal funding tuition cap.

Below are just a few of the opportunities available to veterans who are looking to pursue a CUW education:

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Bogenschild Memorial Grant | $1,000 annually to a veteran or veterans who demonstrate financial need
  • Veterans & Dependents Scholarship | $150 toward adult accelerated undergraduate courses or $200 toward eligible graduate courses (Based on a three-credit course example)
  • Wisconsin National Guard Scholarship | $10,000 annually ($2,500 for a new adult education bachelor’s degree student; $2,500 for a continuing adult education bachelor’s degree student; and $5,000 for a new master’s-level student)
  • American Legion Post 1881 Scholarship | $1,000 annually ($250 for a new adult education student veteran; $250 for a continuing adult student veteran; and $500 for a new student veteran)
  • Richard T. Nuske Memorial Scholarship | (Three $1,500 scholarships awarded to three new and/or continuing non-traditional students annually in the Vietnam Era—January 1, 1959 through May 7, 1975)
  • AMVETS scholarships | A variety of scholarships listed regularly on their site

Learn more about these and other scholarship opportunities here.

Military Benefits

  • Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill
  • Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Chapter 35 Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance
  • Transfer of Post 9/11 to Dependents (TEB)
  • Chapter 1606 Selected Reserve
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Veterans Education Grant (VetEd)
  • National Guard Tuition Grant & Reserve Tuition Assistance Program (NGTG)
  • Wisconsin National Guard Tuition Grant
  • Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)
  • GI Bill STEM Extension
  • *Wisconsin Veteran Assistance Grant for Private Non-Profit Schools (Signed by Gov. Evers and waiting for activation)

Veteran Support Services

CUW’s Student Veteran Services department is dedicated to supporting veterans, their spouses, and family members. Opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Student Finance/Scholarships
  • Academic Advising
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring
  • Disability Resources

Concordia’s Community Outreach and Veteran Engagement (COVE) Office is eager to assist those with related questions or concerns. Contact Assistant Director of Community Outreach and Veteran Engagement Keith Casey at

— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at or 262-243-2149.

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