The grants listed below are examples of the various ways in which corporations, foundations and governmental agencies support the work of Augsburg University, and is not a complete listing.
Boston Scientific Supports 2014 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 7-11. 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 and HealthForce Minnesota. More information here.
Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation Awards Internships Grants to Augsburg – August 2014
Augsburg 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 enables students to gain valuable “internship intangibles” related to their future career goals – real world experience, 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. 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.
General Mills Supports Campus Kitchens at Augsburg -April 2014
In 2003, Augsburg 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 $30,000.
Education Department Receives State Funding For East African Teacher Preparation
Augsburg 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 at our Minneapolis and Rochester campuses.