Augsburg College recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding academic, leadership, service, and extracurricular achievements through Augsburg’s scholarship program.
President’s and Fine Arts Scholarships
Augsburg offers two types of competitive scholarships: the President’s Scholarship which recognizes first-year students of exceptional academic ability with strong evidence of leadership potential, and the Fine Arts Scholarships, which recognize 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 actively participate in the fine or performing arts at Augsburg.
In addition, Augsburg offers a number of donor-sponsored scholarships; selection is made by matching the particular interests of the donor, as stated in the scholarship description, with the student applicant. The College awards scholarships from more than 300 donor-sponsored scholarship funds each year to new and returning students.
*The applications for the 2013-2014 competitive scholarships will be posted in September. Please save the date for Scholarship Weekend 2014: Friday, February 28 & Saturday, March 1st. Please know that the application materials do vary from year to year. Students interested in applying for the competitive scholarships in 2013-2014 should return for the new prompts in September, 2013.
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.
Early Auggie Scholarship
Incoming first year students who have a completed application file by November 1, 2012 and are admitted to Augsburg for fall 2013 will receive an annual $1,000 Early Auggie Scholarship.
Early Advantage Scholarship
Incoming first year students who have an application in to the Admissions Office by December 15, 2012 and are admitted to Augsburg will receive an annual $500 Early Advantage Scholarship.
The Regents’ Scholarship recognizes new first-year students of high academic achievement beginning in the fall or new spring semester. These awards (available for up to four years) range from $8,500 to $14,500 per year and are 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: $8,500 – $14,500 per year
Transfer Regents’ Scholarship
The Transfer Regents’ Scholarship recognizes new transfer students of high academic achievement. The renewable awards range from $8,500 to $14,500 per year and are awarded to new transfer students who have a grade point average of 3.0 or above based on one year or more of completed college coursework.
Amount: $8,500 – $14,500 per year
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (transfer students)
Recognizes academically qualified transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa, transferring into the day college program with one semester minimum membership in Phi Theta Kappa. Recommendation is required from the Phi Theta Kappa advisor/professor.
Amount: $2,500 award for current PTK students as verified through a transcript or PTK advisor.
Deadline: Application deadline is August 1 for fall enrollment or December 15 for spring enrollment
The Courtland Agre and Theodore Hanwick Science Scholarships recognize incoming freshmen of high academic science achievement. The renewable award of $2,500 per year is awarded to all eligible proposed chemistry or physics majors. Students must be in the top 30 percent of their high school class or on national tests (ACT or SAT), have a grade point average of 3.0 or above in the proposed science major, have completed intermediate algebra or pre-calculus, and be a full-time student in the day program.
Amount: $2,500 per year
Augsburg Legacy Award
The Augsburg Legacy Award program is available to fulltime day students working toward their first bachelor’s degree, who are children or spouses of Augsburg graduates; siblings of current Augsburg students; or children or spouses of current ELCA pastors. Legacy students will receive a minimum award of $8,500 annually upon admission to Augsburg. Students who qualify for the Regents’ Scholarship will receive a $1,000 Legacy Award in addition to their respective Regents’ Scholarship.
Amount: Minimum award of $8,500 per year; $1,000 per year for students who receive a Regents’ Scholarship
Augsburg College Access Program (ACAP)
The ACAP recognizes first-year students who have graduated from high school in good standing and who participated in college readiness program such as College Possible, TRiO, AVID, Urban Debate Leage, or MEP. ACAP students are assured of receiving a minimum award of $8,500 per year upon admission to Augsburg College. Students who qualify for the ACAP grant may also receive the Augsburg Promise award. More information>>
Amount: $8,500 per year
The Augsburg Corporation Scholarship
The Augsburg Corporation Scholarship recognizes all students who are members of an ELCA congregation within the Minneapolis Area Synod, the St. Paul Area Synod, the Southeast Minnesota Synod, or the Northwest Wisconsin Synod, which own Augsburg through the Augsburg Corporation. The scholarships of $1,000 per year are awarded at the point of admission.
Amount: $1,000 per year
One additional option:
Augsburg PRIME Scholarship
Students who receive a scholarship from their Lutheran congregation will receive a match in scholarship dollars from Augsburg up to $750 a year. Click here to download the application (PDF)