The Augsburg College President’s Scholarship recognizes students who show academic excellence and leadership ability. The competition includes two types of awards: the President’s Honor’s Scholarship and the Regent’s Honors Scholarship. This application automatically considers you for both. Finalists will be invited to compete at Scholarship Weekend, February 13-14, 2015.
If you are awarded one of these scholarships, you will be offered a place in our Honors program. Augsburg’s Honors program offers an enriched curriculum and the opportunity for the most qualified students to create their own ideal higher education. Honors students receive many exceptional opportunities, including creating their own courses, traveling abroad, conducting independent research, leading a variety of Honors activities, and enjoying extensive preparation for graduate, law, and medical school fellowships. Visit our website for more information on these opportunities.
I believe a truly rigorous higher education means collaboration between students and faculty. You choose the roads to walk, the seas to sail, and the castles to storm, while your professors prepare you for the trials, treasures, puzzles, and battles that lie ahead. I am eager to read your application and discover what type of fun and challenging education you will create!
– Bob Groven, Director of the Honors Program
Additional Information and Application Process
The President’s Scholarship recognizes first-year students of exceptional academic ability with strong evidence of leadership potential. Twelve scholarships are awarded for amounts ranging from $24,500 up to full tuition.
To qualify for this scholarship, students must have a 3.5 or higher GPA in their core courses OR a 27 or greater ACT composite (or a combined SAT score of 1210 or greater). The scholarship is renewable for four years, based on academic performance. 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.
Applicants are encouraged to apply for additional scholarships for which they qualify, but if a President’s Scholarship is awarded, the recipient cannot receive any other Augsburg scholarships.
Final Deadline: January 12, 2015 – all sections of your application must be received by this date. The 2016 Presidential Scholarship application will be available in November.
Amount: $24,500 up to full tuition per year, up to four years
Scholarship Weekend: All finalists should attend Scholarship Weekend on Friday, February 13 & Saturday, February 14th, 2015.