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Are you a Concordia University Ann Arbor student looking for more ways to support your tuition? Apply for adopt-a-student, financial aid available to students through generous donors and Concordia supporters!


In 2014, CUAA began a financial aid program known as the Adopt-a-Student program. This program is designed to connect donors with students to provide financial assistance, and for those who desire, personal support through prayers, cards, and a chance to meet in person.

How it works

Donors are asked to give a minimum of $1,000, and 100% of their gift goes directly to student financial aid. Some donors like to set up criteria (for example: a nursing student; basketball player; church work major; etc.) which helps to match up the right student to make it more personal.

Other donors simply want to help any student in need. This program is a wonderful way to help Concordia donors partner together with Concordia’s mission by having a personal connection with a student.

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Their contributions directly help students because they receive financial assistance, and it also helps students feel truly supported since they know someone genuinely cares about them and wants to help them succeed.

How to apply

Adopt-a-Student scholarship awards provide financial assistance over and above the financial aid package! Students not only benefit from receiving generous aid, they benefit by experiencing a donor’s joy of giving.

The adopt-a-student application is easy and quick to complete: cuaa.edu/adopt

The Office of Financial Aid at CUAA shared that there are still several unawarded adopt-a-student scholarships, and every CUAA student is encouraged to apply.

Scholarships are awarded based on greatest financial need and donor criteria. After applying, students are contacted by financial aid, an interview is conducted to determine final eligibility, and the student writes a personal thank you note to the donor. It’s that easy.

Learn more

Both students and donors can find out more information about this program by visiting the Adopt-a-Student Program webpage. Students can contact the Office of Financial Aid, (734) 995-7408 and donors can contact the Office of Advancement, (734) 995-7317.

All students are invited to fill out an application for the Adopt-a-Student program, and Concordia is thankful for the many donors who partner with the university as we develop students in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world.

— Allie Milot ('21) is a student writer majoring in digital media design. Questions or concerns related to this article may be directed to news@cuaa.edu.

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