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Christ College Church Vocations Scholarship

Undergraduate Financial Aid

Christ College Church Vocations Scholarship

For Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Professional Church Career Students

In order to encourage undergraduate students to prepare for full-time service in church professions, Concordia University Irvine has established the Christ College Church Vocations Scholarship. This is a renewable scholarship each year for those who maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a 2.8 GPA in certification course work and complete the annual reapplication.

After the first year of college, the student must be fully accepted into one of Concordia’s ministry programs: LCMS Teacher Education, LCMS Pre-Seminary, LCMS Director of Christian Education, LCMS Pre-Deaconess or LCMS Director of Parish Music.

To be considered for the Christ College Church Vocations Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Have been an active communicant member of an LCMS congregation for at least one year
  • Have an incoming GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be committed to pursuing a specific LCMS church work program and to taking a call in an LCMS ministry at the completion of their program
  • Commit to involvement in campus spiritual life
  • Commit to regular attendance at a local LCMS congregation

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the Christ College Church Vocations Scholarship Application below.
    • Please note this application requires your pastor's approval
  2. Submit two (2) reference forms (1 by an LCMS church worker).
    • Reference forms will be sent via email to the references you list on the application
    • Return all materials to Carrie Donohoe at [email protected] or mail to

      ATTN: Carrie Donohoe,
      1530 Concordia West,
      Irvine, CA 92612-3213

  3. Complete an interview with a Christ College faculty member.

Once your application is complete, an interview with a Concordia University Irvine Christ College faculty member will be arranged. Students will receive an additional questionnaire to complete before the faculty interview.

Christ College Church Vocations Scholarship Application

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