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Forensics - Fine Arts Scholarship

The Forensics Scholarship recognizes incoming students who have excelled in contest speech activities and who plan to actively participate in the forensics program at Augsburg. This renewable reward of $3,000 per year is based on an on-campus audition or presentation. Applicants need not major in communication studies.

Recipients of the forensics scholarship must:

  • Compete in at least three speech tournaments per semester
  • Maintain an Augsburg GPA of 3.0
  • Complete other departmental requirements as assigned by the Director of Forensics.

Applicants must complete:

  • Fine Arts Scholarship Submission Form (available through your student status page)
  • Forensics résumé
  • Letter of recommendation from a speech coach
  • Finalist audition

Please note, the forensics resume may be uploaded into the Fine Arts Scholarship Submission form or may be submitted via e-mail to or faxed to 612-330-1577. The letter of recommendation & video audition must be emailed to All materials must be received prior to your interview.


Amount: $3,000/year with one student receiving a full tuition scholarship

Application Deadline: Interview or audition must be scheduled within two weeks of acceptance and students must have their completed Augsburg application submitted no later than January 26, 2018.  The final deadline for auditions/interviews is February 2, 2018.

If you are a TRANSFER STUDENT who would like to apply upon your admission to Augsburg University, you can do so by contacting your Transfer Admissions Counselor.

Scholarship Weekend: All recipients are invited to attend a recognition event during Scholarship Weekend, February 16-17, 2018.


In order to interview for a Forensics Scholarship, you must first be admitted to Augsburg University and plan to be a full-time student seeking your first bachelor’s degree. Students currently enrolled at Augsburg University may not apply. Scholarship recipients need not major in communications studies, but must participate in speech team, including a minimum of six speech meets. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT NICOLE BORWEGE AT 612-330-1585 or


Prepare a monologue that illustrates your ability as a speaker. The audition should not exceed 10 minutes. Students are encouraged to present speeches they are currently preparing for competition or have performed in the past.


In a one-page Word document, summarize your speech accomplishments. Resume can be emailed to and must be received prior to your audition.