President’s Scholarship

Bob GrovenAbout the Scholarship

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 Scholarship and the Honors Scholarship. Applying for the Honors Program automatically considers you for both. Finalists will be invited to compete at Scholarship Weekend 2016.

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 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 with one student receiving a full tuition scholarship.

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 these awards, 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.  If a President’s Scholarship is awarded, the recipient cannot receive any other Augsburg scholarships.

Application Process: Students apply for the Honors Program and consideration for an Honors Scholarship or President’s Scholarship with their application to the college.  Students must indicate on their application to the college that they are applying for the Honors Program and respond to the proper essay prompt provided on the application.

Honors Scholarship Amount: $22,000 per year

President’s Scholarship Amount: $30,000 per year with one student receiving a full tuition scholarship.

Scholarship Weekend: All finalists selected to compete should attend Scholarship Weekend 2016 which will be announced later this fall.