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Scholarships

Augsburg University recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding academic, leadership, service, and extracurricular achievements through Augsburg’s scholarship program.  Due to the generous amounts of our institutional scholarships, a students total scholarship award plus any state and/or federal grants cannot exceed the total cost of tuition at Augsburg.

First Year Scholarships

The following scholarships are awarded at the point of admission based on information that is provided in the application. Notification of the scholarships are done through the acceptance letter. Recipients must be enrolled full time in the day program working towards their first bachelor’s degree. For a list of scholarships available for students transferring to Augsburg, please see our transfer scholarships.

Early Auggie Scholarship

Incoming first year students who have an application received by December 1st, 2018 and are admitted to Augsburg for fall 2019 will receive an annual $1,000 Early Auggie Scholarship.

Amount: $1,000 per year

Regents’ Scholarship

The Regents’ Scholarship recognizes new first year students of high academic achievement who begin in the fall semester. This award (available for up to four years) ranges from $16,000 to $25,000 per year and is awarded based on national test scores (ACT or SAT) and high school GPA. This scholarship is automatically awarded to all qualified students who are admitted to Augsburg University.

Amount: $16,000 – $25,000 per year

Augsburg Legacy Scholarship

The Augsburg Legacy Scholarship recognizes first year students who are children or spouses of Augsburg graduates; siblings of current Augsburg students; or children or spouses of current Lutheran pastors. Legacy students will be awarded either a Regents Scholarship or a Legacy Scholarship (students are not eligible to receive both) upon admission to Augsburg University.

Amount: Minimum award of $16,000 per year

Augsburg College Access Program (ACAP) Scholarship

The ACAP Scholarship recognizes first year students who have graduated from high school in good standing and who participate in a college readiness program such as College Possible, TRiO, or AVID.  ACAP students will be awarded either a Regents Scholarship or an ACAP Scholarship (students are not eligible to receive both) upon admission to Augsburg University.  Students who qualify for the ACAP Scholarship could instead be eligible for the Augsburg Promise Grant. For more information on the ACAP Scholarship and a full list of participating programs please see the ACAP Scholarship details.

Amount: Minimum award of $16,000 per year

Augsburg Promise Grant

Students who qualify for the ACAP Scholarship could instead be eligible for the Augsburg Promise Grant covering the total cost of tuition (does not include fees, room, or board) through grants if they meet the following criteria:

  • ACT of 20 or higher (test-optional students should submit their ACT score after acceptance)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Pell Grant eligible
  • Participation in a college-readiness program
  • Resident of Minnesota and a graduate of a Minnesota high school
  • Must reside in the residence halls while attending Augsburg

Augsburg Promise Recipients must submit the $150 enrollment deposit or the deposit waiver form by May 1st, 2019.


Competitive Scholarships

Incoming first year students wanting to apply for one or more of the following competitive scholarships must do so within their initial application to Augsburg.  Students cannot apply for a competitive scholarship after they have submitted their application to the University.

Fine Arts Scholarship

The Fine Arts Scholarship recognizes incoming students who have excelled in film, forensics, music, theater, or visual arts and who plan to continue to actively participate while at Augsburg.  Students need not major or minor in these departments to receive a scholarship.

Amount: $3,000 per year

Application Deadline: All fine arts students who have been offered admission by January 11, 2019, will be invited to audition in the January 25, 2019, Fine Arts Scholarship recognition event.  After January 25, 2019 applicants who are accepted and will be considered for the Fine Arts Scholarship on a rolling basis until April 1, 2019. The Admissions Office will connect with students once they are admitted to complete the Fine Arts Scholarship process including scheduling the audition and or interview.

Scholarship Weekend: All recipients are invited to attend a recognition event during Scholarship Weekend on January 25, 2019.

Honors Scholarship

Students with a demonstrated record of academic achievement and leadership are encouraged to apply for our Honors Scholarship. To be considered, students are required to answer the additional 2 essay questions within their application to the University.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for additional scholarships for which they might qualify, but if an Honors Scholarship is awarded, the recipient cannot receive any other Augsburg scholarships, with the exception of a Fine Arts Scholarship or Early Auggie Scholarship.

Amount: $26,000 per year

Application Deadline: Students must have their completed Augsburg application submitted no later than January 11th, 2019.

Scholarship Weekend: Students receiving an Honors Scholarship are invited to a recognition event during Scholarship Weekend on January 25, 2019.