Augsburg College Access Program

acap_mainThe Augsburg College Access Program Scholarship (ACAP) and the Augsburg Promise Grant can help your dream of earning a college degree become a reality.

These programs recognize students who have participated in a college-readiness program such as pre-college TRiO programs, MEP, College Possible, Urban Debate League, and AVID by providing additional financial support. Students receive a minimum scholarship award of $13,000 per year for up to four years.

Transfer students are also eligible for ACAP if they have participated in TRiO/ Student Support Services programs while enrolled in a post-secondary institution. Students must be accepted to Augsburg College and provide documentation of participation in a college readiness program in order to receive this benefit.

Another component of ACAP is the Augsburg Promise Grant.  Incoming first year students will receive 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
  • 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.

Participating Programs

ACAP qualifying organizations represent a diverse group of voluntary enrollment programs which both prepare students to succeed in college and continue to provide support to their program alumni while they are enrolled at Augsburg.  If your organization is interested in becoming an ACAP partner, please call 612-330-1001 or email to learn more about the partnership requirements.

  • College Possible
  • AVID
  • Genesys Works
  • Indian Education
  • MEP
  • One Goal
  • TRiO/ETS
  • TRiO/Upward Bound
  • TRiO/Upward Bound Math and Science
  • Minnesota Urban Debate League
  • BrandLab