Examples of Recent Grants

The grants listed below are examples of the various ways in which corporations, foundations and governmental agencies support the work of Augsburg College, and is not a complete listing.

Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation Awards Internships Grants to Augsburg College – August 2014

Augsburg College is one of 40 colleges receiving $5.2 million in Career Ready Internship grants awarded by Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. The goal of the Career Ready Internship grant is to create lasting partnerships between colleges and employers through the development of paid internship opportunities. This grant will enable students to gain “internship intangibles” related to their future career goals – real world experience, valuable workplace skills, and a network of connections – that will give them an advantage when competing for jobs after graduation.

Marbrook Foundation Supports East African Student to Teacher Program – June 2014

Marbrook Foundation believes that addressing the opportunities and challenges that come with blending cultures, languages and beliefs will help revitalize our communities and contribute to our well-being. In June of 2014, Marbrook Foundation awarded a grant to help support the East African Student to Teacher (EAST) program at Augsburg College. The goal of the EAST program is to diversify the teacher workforce in Minnesota, by recruiting, training, and licensing highly qualified students of East African descent who wish to become K-12 teachers. Visit the EAST page to learn more.

Boston Scientific Sponsors 2013 Urban Scrubs Camp

Boston Scientific generously provided generous sponsorship support and workshop presenters for Urban Scrubs Camp, which took place on the Augsburg Campus from July 8-12. Urban Scrubs Camp offers high schools students an opportunity to explore a variety of health care and biomedical careers and is offered jointly by Augsburg College and HealthForce Minnesota.

Thomson Reuters Sponsors Law and Business Day at Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Thomson Reuters will serve as the Law and Business Day sponsor for the next three years for the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. The 2014 Forum is scheduled for March 7-9, 2014 on the Augsburg College and University of Minnesota campuses.

Education Department Receives State Funding For East African Teacher Preparation

Augsburg College will receive nearly $400,000 in new state funding over the next two years to launch a new East African teacher preparation program. The new Augsburg EAST initiative (East African Students to Teachers) will provide scholarships, academic support and service learning opportunities for East African students who are education majors at Augsburg College at our Minneapolis and Rochester campuses.

Land O’Lakes Serves As Lead Sponsor for Nobel Peace Prize Forum March 8-10, 2013

As the only conference of its kind sponsored by the Norwegian Nobel Institute, the Forum is a unique, multi-day event that brings professionals, academics, and students together to celebrate the work of Nobel Peace Prize winners. This year’s event featured honored Peace Prize Laureates Muhammad Yunus (2006) and Tawakkol Karman (2011.). The Forum is made possible by generous sponsors, including lead sponsor Land O’Lakes, which provided a $75,000 grant in support of this unique event.

General Mills Supports Campus Kitchens at Augsburg College

In 2003, Augsburg College became the 4th college campus nationwide to join the Campus Kitchens Project and is one of only two colleges in Minnesota offering the program.  Augsburg Campus Kitchens provides 18,000 meals annually to the surrounding neighborhood, all derived from overages in Augsburg’s student food service–food that would otherwise go to waste. General Mills continues its generous support of Augsburg Campus Kitchens with a grant of $25,000.