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.
Applicants must have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Augsburg financial aid office
Applicants must have demonstrated involvement in their community, on or off campus
Applicants must have demonstrated leadership abilities or potential
Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5
Not Eligible: Students who have full tuition scholarships (Promise Scholars, Act 6 Scholars, full President Scholars, etc.)
Student Application Process
Applicants must complete the following:
1) Scholastic Connections Application (due 3/1) – Student Application
2) One letter of recommendation from someone other than a family member (due 3/1) – Recommendation Format
3) An application interview with Scholastic Connections Directors (completion deadline 3/15)
Incoming freshmen should have a completed financial aid file by 3/1
Faculty/Staff Nomination Process
Faculty and staff wishing to nominate a student for the application process must complete the following form by 3/1.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.