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Scholarship Weekend

FEBRUARY 16-17, 2018

Every spring, Augsburg University invites the best and brightest prospective Auggies to attend Scholarship Weekend. All students who attend have a chance to meet their future classmates and professors, spend the night in the Augsburg dorms, and to join us with their parents at a special reception banquet to celebrate their accomplishments. All students that interviewed or auditioned for the Honors Program or a Fine Arts Scholarship are invited to attend Scholarship Weekend.

JOY REBEL AT PENUMBRA THEATER

This year, all students who attend Scholarship Weekend are also invited to a performance of Khanisha Foster’s JOY REBELa world premier play at the award-winning Penumbra Theater, Minnesota’s only professional African American theatre, and one of only three professional African American theaters in the nation. We’ll have a few tickets for parents, too, so let us know if they’d like to join us.

According to Penumbra:

“As a small child Khanisha Foster learned that her cherished grandmother loved her but condemned her parents’ interracial relationship. As a young actress she learned to play the part, even if it meant leaving parts of herself behind. Since then, Foster has spent a lifetime refusing to color inside the lines. Join us for a candid look at what it means to find joy in the struggle to be recognized for all of who we are.”

A talk back session with Penumbra artists and Augsburg professors will follow the performance. This should be an amazing event, that will give prospective students an idea of how coursework in the Honors Program tackles contemporary issues.

SELECTION PROCESS

The deadline to apply for the Honors Program is January 15th and the deadline to apply for a Fine Arts Scholarship is January 26th.  Students applying for either competitive scholarship must do so within their application to Augsburg and are required to complete an interview/audition shortly after admission into Augsburg. All sections of your application must be received by these dates to be considered for our competitive scholarships.

Students that were selected for a final President’s Scholarship interview are required to attend Scholarship Weekend to complete the interview process. Students are notified if they are selected for a final President’s Scholarship interview upon admission into the Honors Program.