The story at Concordia College

State Grant

There were 639 State Grant recipients on campus in academic year 2018-19 — that’s 30 percent of all Concordia students.

  • The average State Grant award at Concordia was $5,172.
  • In total, more than $3.3 million in State Grant awards were made to Concordia students.

View a fact sheet about Concordia students and the State Grant.

Pell Grant

There were 461 Pell Grant recipients in academic year 2018-19 — that’s 22% of all Concordia students.

  • The average Pell Grant award at Concordia was $4,231.
  • In total, more than $1.9 million in Pell Grant awards were made to Concordia students.

"Before, I did not even have a career plan and didn’t think that college and a four year degree was even possible. The State Grant has made a lot of things possible for me. I worry less about paying for school.

Franz Tasha
Hometown:
Inver Grove Heights
School:
Concordia College, Moorhead
Class of
2019
Major:
Management Information Systems
Extra-curriculars:
Plays for Concordia’s football team; works in career services

"The State Grant has allowed my twin sister and I to attend Concordia College. Without receiving it we would not have been able to attend. I wanted to play college hockey and the State Grant has allowed me to play the sport that I love and receive a great education."

Abby Kratzke
Hometown:
Zimmerman
School:
Concordia College, Moorhead
Class of
2016
Major:
Sociology
Minor:
Spanish
Extra-curriculars:
Plays for Concordia’s women’s hockey team; student leadership representative for Student Government; Love Your Melon Ambassador; Cobber Ambassador; event set-up manager

“I always imagined myself going to a private liberal arts college — small class sizes are really important to me —  but without the State Grants I could not have attended Concordia College. I hope to be a teacher and will not be making a large amount of money. I feel very fortunate to be able to attend a great school like Concordia College and I am grateful to my State Grant that made it a reality for me."

Matthew Dymoke
Hometown:
Bloomington
School:
Concordia College, Moorhead
Class of
2014
Major:
Social Studies Education
Minor:
Communication Studies
Extra-curriculars:
Student government vice president, resident assistant, member of Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society, Cobber Ambassador, Phonathon manager, front desk worker at a residence hall, Homecoming chair

“We’re not financially well-off and I’ve always known that I’d have to work hard to get what I want. I don’t think I’d be at a private college or maybe even college without the State Grant. I’m so grateful that I can be here. I believe that what I’m getting is a quality education and I love everything about Concordia.”

Kylie Windecker
Hometown:
Moorhead
School:
Concordia College, Moorhead
Class of
2016
Major:
Social Studies Education
Extra-curriculars:
Hall council president of her dorm, participates in the Campus Service Commission, working with New American services in an elementary ELL classroom, member of the Remedy, a Christian group that meets on campus. Works at Payless Shoes part-time.