Scholarships

Augsburg College recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding academic, leadership, service, and extracurricular achievements through Augsburg’s scholarship program.

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 and essay received by December 1st, 2015 and are admitted to Augsburg for fall 2016 will receive an annual $1,500 Early Auggie Scholarship.

Amount: $1,500 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 $13,000 to $19,000 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 College.

Amount: $13,000 – $19,000 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 are assured of receiving a minimum award of $13,000 per year upon admission to Augsburg College.

Amount: Minimum award of $13,000 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 participated in a college readiness program such as College Possible, TRiO, AVID, Urban Debate League, or MEP (A full list of participating programs can be found here).  ACAP students are assured of receiving a minimum award of $13,000 per year upon admission to Augsburg College.  Students who qualify for the ACAP Scholarship could instead be eligible for the Augsburg Promise Grant.

Amount: Minimum award of $13,000 per year


Competitive Scholarships

These competitive scholarships require an interview and competition process that takes place during Scholarship Weekend, February 12-13th, 2016.

Fine Arts Scholarship

The Fine Arts Scholarship recognizes incoming students who have excelled in film, forensics, speech, music, theater, or visual arts (including vocal and instrumental performance, acting, design, and production) and who plan to continue to actively participate while at Augsburg.

Amount: $3,000 per year

Application Deadline: January 29th, 2016

Learn more about Fine Arts Scholarships

Honors Scholarship

The Honors Scholarship recognizes first-year students selected to join the Honors Program through the competition during Scholarship Weekend, February 12-13th, 2016.

Students apply for the Honors Scholarship & Presidential Scholarship in conjunction with their application to the college.  For consideration, students are suggested to have a 3.5 or higher GPA or a 27 or greater ACT composite (or a combined SAT score of 1210 or greater).  Award decisions are based on academic criteria, a letter of academic recommendation, leadership activities, an essay, and an on-campus interview. To receive this award, qualified students are required to live on campus and to participate in Augsburg’s Honors Program.

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.

Amount: $22,000 per year

Application Deadline: January 11th, 2016.  Applicants will be notified if they are a finalist on Friday, January 22nd.

Scholarship Weekend: All finalists selected to compete should attend Scholarship Weekend 2016 on February 12-13th.

Learn more about the Honors Program

President’s Scholarship

The President’s Scholarship recognizes 10 first-year students of exceptional academic ability with strong evidence of leadership potential.  Ten President’s Scholarships are awarded annually through the competition during Scholarship Weekend.

Students apply for the Honors Scholarship & Presidential Scholarship in conjunction with their application to the college.  For consideration, students are suggested to have a 3.5 or higher GPA or a 27 or greater ACT composite (or a combined SAT score of 1210 or greater).  Award decisions are based on academic criteria, a letter of academic recommendation, leadership activities, an essay, and an on-campus interview. To receive this award, qualified students are required to live on campus and to participate in Augsburg’s Honors Program.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for additional scholarships for which they might qualify, but if a President’s Scholarship is awarded, the recipient cannot receive any other Augsburg scholarships.

Amount: $30,000 per year

Application Deadline: January 11th, 2016.  Applicants will be notified if they are a finalist on Friday, January 22nd.

Scholarship Weekend: All finalists selected to compete should attend Scholarship Weekend 2016 on February 12-13th.

Learn more about the Honors Program

Full Presidential Scholarship

The Full Presidential Scholarship recognizes 2 students per year from the competition taking place during Scholarship Weekend.  1 student will be selected from all finalists competing for a Fine Arts Scholarship and 1 student will be selected from all students competing for an Honor’s Scholarship/President’s Scholarship.

All students selected to compete as finalists during Scholarship Weekend will be considered for the Full Presidential Scholarship.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for additional scholarships for which they might qualify, but if a Full Presidential Scholarship is awarded, the recipient cannot receive any other Augsburg scholarships.

Amount: Full Tuition Scholarship

Scholarship Weekend: All finalists selected to compete should attend Scholarship Weekend 2016 on February 12-13th.

Learn more about Scholarship Weekend


Other Scholarships

The following scholarships require additional documentation from students after they have been accepted into Augsburg.

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
  • 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

Fall 2016 Students: Students who qualify for the Augsburg Promise Grant are strongly encouraged to apply for the TRIO Summer Bridge program. Applications will be sent to all Promise scholars.

There are 30 Augsburg Promise Scholars each year. Augsburg Promise Scholars need to submit the $150 enrollment deposit or the deposit waiver form by May 1st, 2016.