Passsport Fund Scholarship FAQ | Concordia Language Villages

Passport Fund

1. Passport Fund Application

When is the deadline for the Passport Fund Scholarship application?
Applications for the summer of 2022 are now open. For first consideration, the final deadline for submission is April 13. Following that, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until scholarship funds are fully expended.

Who is eligible?
Scholarships are available for Youth Residential and Virtual Village sessions. We prioritize awarding to families with Adjusted Gross Incomes of $60,000 or less. Sometimes our volume of applications is high enough that we are not able to award to everyone who would otherwise qualify for a scholarship. It never hurts to apply, as the funds available vary based on the language program chosen.

Adult, Family and Day Camp sessions are not eligible for Passport Fund scholarships.

How do I apply?
You will need to register for a session and complete the application found in the Forms and Documents section of the parent portal.

I have more questions. Who should I contact?
For scholarship questions, please email clvregister@cord.edu. For payment questions, please email clvfinance@cord.edu.

2. Passport Fund Awards

When will I know if I have been awarded a scholarship?
We will send out award letters for the initial deadline in early March 2022; second round by late March. All those who apply after that deadline will hear back approximately 1-2 weeks after submitting a complete application. The letter will include the following information: 1) if you have or have not been awarded a gift, 2) the amount of the gift and 3) a return form to accept or decline the award.

What do I do if I am not awarded a scholarship?
We hope you are still able to join us at camp!

If you cannot attend due to financial reasons, please see if there are additional scholarship opportunities for the language you are attending, or you could consider switching to a language with more scholarship funding available. Generally speaking, we have the most scholarship funding in Arabic, Finnish, German, Korean, Norwegian and Swedish.

If a shorter camp session would be more affordable, you can contact our Registration office at clvregister@cord.edu to discuss changing sessions. The money you have already paid is transferable to a different session within the same summer or an immediate family member if that person is attending during the same summer.

We offer monthly payment plans through our Finance department.

The final option would be to cancel your registration. If you cancel within two weeks of notification of your scholarship award, your registration fee, and any payments you have made, will be fully refunded. Any cancellations after the deadline are subject to our cancellation policies.

What if I am unable to attend the session that I have received the scholarship for? Is the scholarship transferable?
Scholarships are non-transferable. This includes transferring scholarships between languages, between years and between family members. Some scholarships can be transferred between sessions in the same language during the same summer. Please contact clvregister@cord.edu to discuss your options if you must change sessions.

Can I receive a full scholarship through the Passport Fund?
No. It is our policy to award no more than 90% of the cost of the tuition.

How much money is awarded for a scholarship?
A typical scholarship covers no more than 30% of the cost of tuition. For more detailed information, please contact clvregister@cord.edu.

Who awards Passport Fund scholarships, and how do you decide?
The Concordia Language Villages scholarship committee reviews scholarship applications. Information provided with your application will be kept entirely confidential.

Passport Fund scholarships are based on financial need, determined by family size and adjusted gross income. Special circumstances are also noted. Typically, families with an AGI of $60,000 or less are considered first.

How do I increase my chances of being awarded a Passport Fund Scholarship?
Read and follow the application guidelines carefully. Consider languages with smaller programs or more funding, such as Arabic, Finnish, German, Korean, Norwegian or Swedish. If you received a scholarship last year, make sure you've sent us a thank you letter!