Scholarships specifically for study abroad are available through a number of organizations.  As you can see on our Scholarship Guide, there are many opportunities! More information and applications are also available in the Augsburg Abroad Resource library.

Augsburg College Program Scholarships

$1000 Auggie Tuition Discounts for Augsburg College Programs

A $1000 Auggie Tuition Discount is given to all Augsburg students doing a semester or academic year program in the Center for Global Education’s Central America, Mexico, and Southern Africa programs and in Augsburg College’s International Partners programs in China, Germany, Finland, and Norway. CGE also has additional scholarships you can apply for, see below.

Center for Global Education (CGE) Scholarships

The Center for Global Education strives to create for its students an intentionally diverse community of co-learners in which a variety of cultures and backgrounds is represented. Students, faculty, and staff help each other form responses to issues of oppression such as racism, sexism, homophobia, economic inequality, xenophobia, and classism in an environment where diversity expands the range of understanding. Towards this end, the Center offers scholarships for students who belong to historically disadvantaged groups, both for semester and short-term programs. These include:

  • The Diversity Scholarship is for students who have not traditionally been represented in study abroad. Awards cover up to 50% of the cost of a semester program abroad and up to $1,000 off the cost of a summer academic program.
  • Need-Based Financial Aid is available for students with demonstrated financial need. Awards cover up to 50% of the cost of a semester program abroad and up to $1,000 off the cost of a summer academic program.

For more information, eligibility requirements, and application instructions, visit the Center for Global Education pages for Semester Programs , Summer Programs or Faculty-led Programs.

HECUA Scholarships

HECUA is an organization of 22 liberal arts colleges, universities and associations dedicated to education for social justice. Their academically rigorous study-abroad and off-campus study programs address the most pressing issues in our neighborhoods, nations, and world.

HECUA distributes three distinctive scholarships to students applying or enrolled in HECUA programs:

  • Scholarship for Racial Justice ($4,000)
  • Scholarship for Social Justice ($1,500)
  • Scholarship for Community Engagement ($750 for semester-long programs, and $333.33 for short-term programs)
  • Dare to DREAM Scholarship ($2100) for Augsburg students who qualify for MN Dream Act funds. HECUA USA semester programs only.

Visit HECUA’s website for more information on eligibility requirements, instructions, and the scholarship application form.

Affiliated Program Scholarships and Financial Aid

Many of Augsburg College’s affiliated programs offer scholarships for eligible participants. Check out their websites for more information:


External Scholarships and Additional Resources

Below are a few external scholarship options, but don’t forget to check out the Scholarship Guide for additional opportunities!

Gilman Scholarship

The Gilman provides awards of up to $5000 and aims to broaden the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who have been traditionally under-represented in U.S. study abroad and those with high financial need.  Applicants must be recipients of the Pell Grant. Click here for additional information and eligibility requirements.

Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to obtain language and culture training in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Students studying in Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are not eligible to apply. Click here for additional information.

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