Application Requirements

Scholastic Connections is a scholarship and mentorship program for high-achieving undergraduate students of color (American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, Pan-Afrikan and Pan Asian) at Augsburg College.  It is designed to assist students succeed at Augsburg and beyond.  Admission to the program happens through an application and interview process.  A selection committee reviews applications and selects the winners.

Each year five new recipients are selected.  Recipients receive a $5000 scholarship for the academic year and are paired with a mentor who is a successful alum of color.  Program participation may be renewed for succeeding years provided Scholars meet the eligibility requirements as detailed on the Scholastic Connections Accountability Standards document.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have completed at least one semester at Augsburg College prior to starting the program, or be advanced-standing transfer students

Applicants must have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Augsburg financial aid office

Applicants must have demonstrated involvement in community activities on or off campus

Applicants must have demonstrated leadership abilities or potential

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0

Not Eligible: Promise Scholars, President Scholars, International Scholars

Application Process

Applicants must complete the following:

Scholastic Connections Application (due 3/1)

One letter of recommendation from someone other than a family member (due 3/1)

An application interview with Cindy Peterson (completion deadline 3/15)

Selection Process

A selection committee will meet at the end of March to determine recipients.

All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by early April. If you have questions or would like additional information please contact Cindy Peterson, Director, Scholastic Connections at 612-330-1754 or at