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Student & Alumni Grants & Scholarships

Grants and Scholarships to Help Pay for School

The training required to pursue a healthcare career is an investment in your future.

Concorde understands that sometimes students need a helping hand along the way. Often a grant or scholarship can make the difference between dreaming about a career and starting one. 

The following is a collection of grants and scholarships curated to assist you in discovering alternative funding sources. The first step you should take is to meet with your campus Financial Aid Specialist who can help you identify what you may qualify for and any funding gaps that a grant or scholarship might fill. 

Concorde Grants

Students graduating

Concorde Invests in Students through Grants

Concorde makes available institutionally-sponsored grant programs to students who qualify. Specific conditions, criteria and awards may vary. Any grant awarded will be applied only to the costs-of-tuition, fees and books. Grants awarded have no-cash value and will not result in a cash or credit balance. A grant cannot be combined with any other Concorde grant or employee education benefit. 

Note: Grant programs are subject to available funding, and may be discontinued at any time. Concorde grants may not be combined or stacked with other Concorde grants, partnership discounts, or the Nursing Demand Scholarship offered through the Garden Grove and North Hollywood campuses..

Concorde Alumni Grant

Tuition Reduction for Concorde Alumni Enrolling in a Subsequent Diploma or Degree Program

Concorde seeks to encourage all graduates to continue their professional education as their careers progress. In order to facilitate this we will offer a grant* in the form of a tuition reduction to Concorde graduates who enroll in a new program, with certain restrictions.

Award Amount:

  • 20% for Online Programs
  • 15% for Certain On-Campus Programs** 

Deadline:  Year-Round

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a graduate of a program of study at any Concorde location
  • Meet all admissions criteria for the new program of study as defined in the college catalog***
  • Must be current on any financial obligations to Concorde
  • Is not in default or delinquent on any federal student loan

For Additional Details, Consult with the Campus Financial Aid Specialist.

*This is a tuition reduction applied to a student's current program of study tuition balance and not to any non -tuition expenses such as past balances, textbooks, uniforms, application fees, health screens, etc.

**The tuition reduction rate is applied to the net calculated tuition after all transfer credits have been factored. See campus catalog for more information. 

***The following programs of study are not eligible for this tuition reduction: Cardiovascular Sonography (Aurora), Neurodiagnostic Technology (Grand Prairie), Physical Therapist Assistant (San Diego) and Dental Hygiene (all campuses) 

Healthcare Demand Grant

To help address the demand for trained healthcare professionals, Concorde has designed the Healthcare Demand Grant to assist new, enrolling students pursuing education in a variety of healthcare programs. There is no application process, as all newly enrolled students are reviewed for eligibility.

Amount: Grant amounts vary by program. Students must consult their local campus catalog to determine which programs are eligible for the Healthcare Demand Grant. 

Deadline: November 27, 2023 

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Newly enrolled student in a healthcare program who enroll to start prior to December 1, 2023
  • Achieve the required score or higher on the Wonderlic Entrance Assessment

 

Eligible Programs / Campuses: 

ProgramCampus Award$
Dental Assistant

California

  • Garden Grove
  • North Hollywood
  • San Diego

Colorado

  • Aurora

Florida

  • Jacksonville
  • Orlando
  • Tampa
  • Miramar

Missouri

  • Kansas City

Texas

  • Dallas
  • San Antonio
  • Grand Prairie

Oregon

  • Portland

 

up to $,1,800
Medical Assistant

California

  • Garden Grove
  • North Hollywood

Colorado

  • Aurora

Missouri

  • Kansas City

Florida

  • Jacksonville
  • Orlando
  • Tampa
  • Miramar

Texas

  • San Antonio

 

up to $1,800
Pharmacy Technician

California

  • Garden Grove

Florida

  • Orlando
  • Tampa
up to $1,800
Practical / Vocational Nursing

California

  • North Hollywood

Florida

  • Jacksonville

Colorado

  • Aurora

Missouri

  • Kansas City (Day Program Only)
up to $5,000
Respiratory Therapy

Colorado

  • Aurora

Florida

  • Jacksonville

Missouri

  • Kansas City^

Oregon

  • Portland

Texas

  • Dallas
  • San Antonio

California

  • Garden Grove
  • San Bernardino 
  • North Hollywood
up to $6,500
Surgical Technology

Florida

  • Tampa

Oregon

  • Portland

 

Texas

  • Dallas
  • San Antonio
up to $6,500
Physical Therapist Assistant

California

  • North Hollywood

Colorado

  • Aurora
up to $6,500
Cardiovascular Sonography

Missouri

  • Kansas City
 up to $6,500

$: Concorde does not guarantee award amount. Amount depicted is the maximum amount possible that an eligible student may receive.

^ The Healthcare Demand grant for Respiratory Therapy program is only available to students enrolled in the on-campus program in Kansas City.

 

Previous Education Grant

The Previous Education Grant is designed to assist new, enrolling students pursuing a healthcare program through Concorde and who have previously graduated from an accredited postsecondary institution with an associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree.

 

Amount: Grant amounts vary by program. Students must consult their local campus catalog to determine which programs are eligible for the Previous Education Grant. 

DeadlineNovember 27, 2023 

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Newly enrolled student in a healthcare program who enroll to start prior to December 1, 2023
  • Previously have graduated from an accredited postsecondary institution with an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree and provides proof of graduation in the form of a copy of their college diploma or final transcript.

 

Eligible Programs / Campuses: 

ProgramCampus Award$
Physical Therapist Assistant

Florida

  • Jacksonville
 up to $6,500
Practical / Vocational Nursing

California

  • Garden Grove

Missouri

  • Kansas City

Oregon

  • Portland
up to $5,000
Respiratory Therapy

California

  • Garden Grove
  • San Bernardino

Colorado

  • Aurora
up to $6,500
Surgical Technology

Texas

  • Grand Prairie

 

  • San Antonio
up to $6,500

$: Concorde does not guarantee award amount. Amount depicted is the maximum amount possible that an eligible student may receive.

 


Working Student Scholarship (WSS)

Scholarship for Actively Enrolled Concorde Students

The Working Students Scholarship (WSS) is a Concorde Scholarship program to assist students, who worked prior to continuing their education, with meeting the financial obligations while career training at a Concorde school.

If a student qualifies, the scholarship will be applied directly toward the student's tuition expenses. Details about eligibility, process and disbursement may be found in the campus catalog and discussed during the Financial Aid process.

Award Amount:  Based Upon Student Need

Scholarship Deadline: Year-Round

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: Review Campus Catalog for Details

Dental Program Scholarships

 


National Dental Hygienists' Association Scholarship

Scholarship for Dental Hygiene Students of African/ African-American Descent

The National Dental Hygienists' Association (NDHA) is the professional organization for licensed dental hygienists committed to providing a professional foundation for African American/African decent dental hygienists and dental hygiene students.

To further its mission the NDHA has established a set of annual scholarships for dental hygiene students.

Award Amount:  Depending on Award

National Dental Hygienists' Association (NDHA)

Scholarship Deadline: April 15th

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Currently Enrolled in a Concorde Dental Hygiene program
  • Maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Download and complete scholarship application through ADHA website
  • African/African –American descent United States citizen. Permanent resident status required (send proof if needed of residency)

***Scholarship selection is through a third-party, Concorde does not guarantee award or eligibility. Application for scholarship does not guarantee enrollment or graduation into Concorde, nor employment and subsequent salary by any party including the ADHA.

Scholarship Application

 

Pacific Dental Services Dental Assistant Scholarship

The Pacific Dental Services Foundation is proud to offer the "Dr. Carolyn Ghazal Dental Assistant Scholarship”. Named after Dr. Carolyn Ghazal and her heart for service, the scholarship aims to mold the next generation of passionate, servant-hearted, dental assistant leaders. This scholarship provides need-based financial aid, mentorship and on the job training.

Scholarships are awarded based on application excellence, financial need and a heart for service. Need-based financial aid, covered by the scholarship will be awarded not to exceed $5,000.

To apply for consideration please ask your financial aid office or DA program director for more information.

Award Amount: $5,000

Pacific Dental Services Foundation

Scholarship Deadline: 

  • Feb 1, 2023
  • May 1, 2023
  • Aug 1, 2023 
  • Nov 1, 2023

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Currently Enrolled in a Concorde Assistant Diploma Program with a Concorde campus.
  • See application for full eligibility requirements
  • For additional consideration, create a short video answering the essay questions, upload to Instagram™ with #pdsfscholarship and tag @pdsfoundation. State full name and school in video.
  • Click here to see "how-to apply" video

***Scholarship selection is through a third-party, Concorde does not guarantee award or eligibility. Application for scholarship does not guarantee enrollment or graduation into Concorde, nor employment and subsequent salary by any party including Pacific Dental.

Scholarship Application

HEARTLAND DENTAL HYGIENE SCHOLARSHIP

The Heartland Dental Scholarship was founded to further its commitment to investing in the future of dental hygienists and are proud to provide scholarship opportunities to Concorde Dental Hygiene Programs.

Award Amount: $2,500

Heartland Dental

Scholarship Deadline:

Deadline has passed, please discuss other funding opportunities with your campus' financial aid specialists.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Currently Enrolled and Maintaining a Cumulative 3.2 or Higher GPA in a Concorde Associate Degree Dental Hygiene Program at a Concorde campus (not available through California campuses)
  • Commit to completing a "job shadow" experience at a Heartland Dental support office during school break (Fall or Winter)
  • Submit an Essay
  • Complete Scholarship Application^

 

***Scholarship is not available to students enrolled at California campuses.

^Scholarship application and award is not controlled by Concorde. Concorde does not guarantee submission or award, nor does application or award guarantee graduation, employment or subsequent salary.

 

Nursing Program Scholarships

Diversity Nursing.com Scholarship

To encourage greater diversity and equity in the nursing profession, DiversityNursing.com is offering its 14th annual $5,000 Education Award. This award is for full-time nursing students in a professional registered nurse program at the baccalaureate or associate degree or working as a RN or LPN.

Award Amount:  Up to $5,000

Scholarship Deadline:

Deadline has passed, please speak with your Financial Aid Specialist for other opportunities.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Full-time or part-time nursing student in a Bachelor's, Associate degree Nursing program in the 2022-2023 academic year
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Create a one-time Jobseeker Account
Entry Form

National Student Nurses Association Scholarship (NSNA)

Applicant must be enrolled at a state-approved school of nursing. Graduate must be pursuing their first nursing degree. Selection is based upon academic achievement, financial need, and involvement in student nursing organizations and community service related to healthcare.

Award Amount:  Up to $2,500

Scholarship Deadline: 

Deadline has passed, please speak with your Financial Aid Specialist for other opportunities.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Full-time or part-time nursing student in a Bachelor's or Associate Nursing degree program.
  • Application required.
Scholarship Application

Medical Program Scholarships

National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) Scholarship

To help address the national need for respiratory therapy professionals, the NBRC has awarded Concorde a pool of scholarships to be administered to qualified applicants. 

Scholarship Deadline: 

Deadline has passed, please speak with your Financial Aid Specialist for other opportunities.

Award Amount: Up to $500

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

  • High School graduate enrolled in a Concorde Respiratory Therapy degree program at one of the following campuses:
    • San Bernardino, CA
    • Aurora, CO
    • Tampa, FL
    • Kansas City, MO
    • Portland, OR
    • Dallas, TX
    • San Antonio, TX
  • Current student GPA must be a 2.0 or greater
  • Complete the Kozet Boyd Memorial Application for consideration for this NBRC scholarship after having met in-person with their campus Financial Aid Specialist

 *Concorde has a limited pool of funds to be spread among qualified candidates, awards are distributed based upon eligibility and on a fist come first serve basis. Once depleted Concorde does not guarantee award or fund availability. Application does not guarantee award, enrollment, graduation or subsequent employment.

 

Scholarship Application

Physical Therapist Assistant Success Scholarship

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Must be accepted as a Physical Therapist Assistant student into the full-time option scheduled to begin classes by April 24, 2023 at the Kansas City, Missouri campus.
  • Score a 20 or better on the Wonderlic entrance assessment (this can be on any attempt tied to the current enrollment).
  • Complete the PTA Scholarship Application Form.
  • The scholarship is available for first-time enrollments only.

Award Amount: $2,500

Scholarship Deadline: 

Deadline has passed, please speak with your Financial Aid Specialist for other opportunities.

Scholarship Award & Distribution: 

  • Qualified full-time PTA students who’ve met the eligibility requirements will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,500 off the published tuition charge at the time of enrollment.
  • The scholarship amount is applied as a scholarship so long as the student successfully completes and graduates the program.
  • This scholarship is non-transferrable or redeemable and is applied toward the cost of tuition so long as the student completes and graduates from the program.
  • Withdrawal from the program whether voluntary or involuntary disqualifies scholarship eligibility.
  • Scholarship award will be incorporated into student aid package
  • Scholarship funds are only used to cover direct costs and may not create a credit balance on the student's account.
    SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

    ARC/STSA Student Scholarship

    The ARC/STSA Scholarship Program is designed to assist AST or ASA student members pursuing their education in CAAHEP-accredited surgical technology or surgical assisting programs. Up to 10 scholarships of $500 will be awarded to students this year.

    Scholarship Deadline: Deadline has passed, please contact your campus financial aid office to discuss other aid options.

    Award Amount:  $500

    Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

    • Currently Enrolled and Maintaining a Cumulative 3.0 or Higher GPA
    • Submit an essay
    • Letter of recommendation from your program director^

      ^Scholarship application and award is not controlled by Concorde. Concorde does not guarantee submission or award, nor does application or award guarantee graduation, employment or subsequent salary.

      SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

      Kozet Boyd Memorial Scholarship

      The Scholarship Foundation for Concorde Career College established the Kozet Boyd Memorial Scholarship to assist students who display the same values and determination that Kozet Patric Boyd epitomized as an educator with Concorde's North Hollywood campus. These scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated academic discipline and strong personal values that align with Concorde's Mission Statement and Core Values.

      Boyd was an accomplished Respiratory Therapist with 20 years in the field at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. For 11-years, she trained over a thousand Concorde students to be Respiratory Therapists while exemplifying Concorde’s Mission and Values. She set high-standards and expectations for her students and her class was affectionately known as “RT Boot Camp.”

      Award Amount: 

      Varies based upon personal circumstances and references; and the actual amount will be based on a recommendation from the Campus President.

      Scholarship Deadline: Currently not accepting new scholarship applications.

      Scholarship Eligibility: 

      • Must demonstrate exceptional personal and academic achievements.
      • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
      • Must have already applied for admission to Concorde Career Colleges and be in the enrollment process.
      • Must begin studies at Concorde Career Colleges within three months prior to award date as a new, first-time student and have been accepted as a student with financing being the only acceptance criteria awaiting approval

      Renewal Guidelines: 

      Any student awarded the Kozet Boyd Memorial Scholarship must maintain a minimum of a 3.00 GPA at Concorde Career Colleges to maintain award eligibility for each term.

      Scholarship Application

      Additional Scholarships

      BlueCross Power of We Scholarship

      The BCBST Diversity Scholarship is now the BlueCross Power of We Scholarship!! Now in its eighth year, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation developed a scholarship program to help address the need for a qualified and more inclusive health care workforce in Tennessee. The scholarships are presented in partnership with us, the Memphis Chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives.

      Award Amount:  $10,000

      Scholarship Deadline: 

      Deadline has passed, please speak with your Financial Aid Specialist for other opportunities.

      Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

      • Undergraduate Minority Student Pursuing College Degree in the State of Tennessee
      • Min. 2.5 Cumulative GPA
      • Application Including Essay & Brief Biography
      • Tennessee Resident
      Scholarship Application

      The Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges

      The Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges offers $1,000 scholarships for tuition, books or supplies.

      The scholarships are awarded three times per year and are open to active or incoming students to an FAPSC institution in Florida. Students enrolled in or planning to attend Concorde Career Institute campuses are FAPSC scholarship eligible.

      Award Amount:  $1,000

      Scholarship Deadline:  

      • Winter Cycle Open January 1st and Closes March 1st
      • Spring Cycle Open May 1st and Closes July 1st
      • Fall Cycle Open September 1st and Closes November 1st

      Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

      • Attending or accepted into a FAPSC institution (Concorde Career Institute campuses in Jacksonville, Miramar, Orlando or Florida)
      • Application with essay and two-personal recommendations
      • Submit via email to: LindaW@fapscfoundation.org by the relevant deadline
      Scholarship Application

      The Scholarships360 No-Essay Scholarship

      Available to all high school, current college and transfer students. It is intended to help make paying for college easier.

      Award Amount:  $1,000

      Scholarship Deadline: TBD

      Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

      • Highschool graduate, current college student or transfer student
      • Signup for Scholarship360
      • Active engagement with the Scholarship360 newsletter, emails and maintain Scholarship360 account
      Scholarship Application

      Anna M. Davison Scholarship

      Applicant must be a graduating senior of New Franklin High School in Missouri who is planning to pursue a nursing degree. Academic excellence and financial need must be demonstrated.

      Award Amount:  Up to $2,000

      Scholarship Deadline: TBD

      Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

      • High School senior of New Franklin High School in Missouri
      • Students should contact the Guidance Office at New Franklin High School
      Scholarship Information

      The Frame My Future Scholarship

      Intended to help students with a success-driven vision of their future after graduation from college.

      Award Amount:  Up to $6,000

      Scholarship Deadline: 

      Deadline has passed, please speak with your Financial Aid Specialist for other opportunities.

      Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

      • Full-time college student in the 2022-2023 academic year
      • Submit application and creative piece depiction
      Scholarship Application

      KF&B Academic Scholarship

      To help students pursue a college degree, the members of KF&B members have renewed their commitment with an academic scholarship. The KF&B Academic Scholarship is an annual scholarship for any US high school senior or college student not in their senior year regardless of their program of study. You do not need to be a law or pre-law student.

      Award Amount:  $1,000

      Scholarship Deadline: 

      Deadline has passed, please speak with your Financial Aid Specialist for other opportunities.

      Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

      • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program (not in senior year)
      • Submit an Essay
      • Complete Scholarship Application

      CACESF's Scholarship Contest

      Offered to current high school juniors and seniors, enrolled in a California high school and will attend an accredited college within 12-months of graduation.

      Award Amount:  Up to $2,500

      Scholarship Deadline: 

      Deadline has passed, please speak with your Financial Aid Specialist for other opportunities.

      Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

      • Current or future California high school graduate admitted into an accredited California college
      • Enrolled into either the Concorde San Diego, North Hollywood or Garde Grove campuses
      • Non-resident applying under AB 540 and AB131
      • Complete Scholarship Application
      Scholarship Application

      Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

      The Vegetarian Resource Group seeks to promote the benefits of vegetarianism and its health, environmental and ethical benefits. The Vegetarian Resource Group scholarship is intended for high school students who promote a vegetarian lifestyle.

      Award Amount:  Up to $10,000

      Scholarship Deadline: 

      Deadline has passed, please speak with your Financial Aid Specialist for other opportunities.

      Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

      • High school students graduating high school in Spring 2022
      • Admitted into the college
      • Submit application, essay and required materials
      Scholarship Application

      California Dreamer's Scholarship

      Offered to new and current colleges students from a California high school, to attend an accredited California college. 

      Award Amount:  Varies

      Scholarship Deadline: 

      Deadline has passed, please speak with your Financial Aid Specialist for other opportunities.

      Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

      • Current or future California high school graduate admitted into an accredited California college (Concorde's North Hollywood, Garden Grove and San Diego campuses are eligible institutions)
      • Non-resident applying under AB 540 and AB131
      • Complete Scholarship Application
      Scholarship Application

      Nancy Etz Academic Scholarship

      To support and encourage students pursuing higher education, Nancy Etz awards this annual scholarship to those currently enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate students in the U.S.

      The Nancy Etz Academic Scholarship was created to recognize an outstanding student and provide them the resources needed to advance in their disciplines and eventually pursue their dream careers.

      Award Amount:  $1,000

      Scholarship Deadline: 

      Deadline has passed, please speak with your Financial Aid Specialist for other opportunities.

      Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

      • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
      • Submit an Essay
      • Complete Scholarship Application
      Scholarship Application

      Marc Zboch Academic Scholarship

      Established to help high school graduates pursue a degree in higher education, Marc Zboch awards this annual scholarship to those currently enrolled as full-time undergraduate or high school senior accepted into a college.

      The Marc Zboch Academic Scholarship was created to help students pay for their college tuition as part of Zboch desire to give back.

      Award Amount:  $1,000

      Scholarship Deadline: 

      Deadline has passed, please speak with your Financial Aid Specialist for other opportunities.

      Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

      • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program or high school senior accepted into a college program
      • Submit a 500-word Essay answering the question: "Tell us about a meaningful experience where you were able to help others?"
      • Complete Scholarship Application
      Scholarship Application
      1. Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.

      2. Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.

      3. Financial aid is available to those who qualify but may not be available for all programs. Concorde does not guarantee financial aid or scholarship awards or amounts.

      4. Clinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.

      5. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.