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 November 15th, 2014 and are admitted to Augsburg for fall 2015 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 beginning in the fall semester. This award (available for up to four years) ranges from $12,000 to $18,000 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: $12,000 – $18,000 per year

Augsburg Legacy Scholarship

The Augsburg Legacy Scholarship is awarded to full time 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 Lutheran pastors. Legacy students will receive a minimum award of $12,000 annually upon admission to Augsburg.  Students who qualify for the Regents’ Scholarship will receive a $1,000 Legacy Scholarship in addition to their respective Regents’ Scholarship.

Amount: Minimum award of $12,000 per year; $1,000 per year for students who receive a Regents’ Scholarship

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. ACAP students are assured of receiving a minimum award of $12,000 per year upon admission to Augsburg College.  Students who qualify for the ACAP Scholarship could instead be eligible for the Augsburg Promise Grant.

Amount: $12,000 per year

Augsburg Lutheran Scholarship

The Augsburg Lutheran Scholarship recognizes all students who are members of a Lutheran congregation. This scholarship of $1,000 per year is awarded at the point of admission and students must indicate their eligibility for the scholarship at the time of application to the institution.

Amount: $1,000 per year

Augsburg Youth Theology Institute Scholarship

Students who have completed the Youth Theology Institute at Augsburg prior to their senior year of high school and have met the requirements of the program are eligible to receive the Youth Theology Institute Scholarship upon enrolling at Augsburg. Students must notify the admissions office that they have participated in the Youth Theology Institute at the time of application to Augsburg College.

Amount: $1,000 per year


Competitive Scholarships

These competitive scholarships require a separate application and interview process. The date for Scholarship Weekend will be Friday, February 13th & Saturday, February 14th.

President’s Scholarship

The President’s Scholarship recognizes first year students of exceptional academic ability with strong evidence of leadership potential. Students must have a 3.5 or higher GPA or a 27 or higher ACT composite (or a combined SAT score of 1860 or higher). Award decisions are based on academic criteria, letters of academic recommendation, leadership activities, academic essays, 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. If a President’s Scholarship is awarded, recipients cannot receive any other Augsburg scholarships. Twelve of these prestigious awards are offered each year. President’s Scholarship Weekend is Friday, February 13th & Saturday, February 14th, 2015.

Amount: $24,500 up to full tuition per year, up to four years

Application Deadline: The deadline for the President’s Scholarship application is January 12th, 2015 – all sections of your application must be received by this date.

Learn more about the President’s Scholarship

Honor’s Regents Scholarship

The Honor’s Regents Scholarship is awarded to students selected to compete as finalists for the President’s Scholarship during Scholarship Weekend in February.  This scholarship will be added to a students current Regents’ Scholarship that was awarded upon acceptance into Augsburg.

Amount: $1,000 per year

Fine Arts Scholarships

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. Fine Arts Scholarship Weekend is February 13-14, 2015.

Amount: $3,000 per year

Application Deadline: The final deadline for the fall 2015 scholarship is February 2nd, 2015.

Learn more about Fine Arts Scholarships

Directors Scholarship

The Directors Scholarship is awarded to one incoming first year student within each of the fine arts areas. This prestigious fine arts award is based on the Fine Arts Scholarship application and an on-campus audition or presentation during Scholarship Weekend.

Amount: $8,000 per year


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 may also receive 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 2015 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, 2015.

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. Download the Augsburg PRIME Scholarship application (PDF)

Amount: up to $750 per year