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
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.
Augsburg has partnered with RaiseMe to offer U.S. high school students the opportunity to earn micro-scholarships that recognize their academic achievements and outstanding accomplishments. These micro-scholarships will be incorporated in their Augsburg financial aid award. If you have been awarded a higher amount of institutional grant and/or merit scholarship funding from Augsburg, this grant/scholarship supersedes your earnings on RaiseMe and is not in addition to those earnings.
First year applicants must sign up for RaiseMe by November 1st, 2019 and complete their Augsburg application by February 1st, 2020 if they wish for their RaiseMe micro-scholarships to apply towards their Augsburg financial aid award.
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: Students must have their completed Augsburg application submitted no later than January 14th, 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 by no later than March 15th, 2019.
Scholarship Weekend: All recipients are invited to attend a recognition event during Scholarship Weekend on January 25, 2019.
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.