Donors who give annually to academic scholarships or create permanent scholarship endowments reduce student debt and provide financial support to those who may not otherwise be able to afford college. These gifts encourage students in highly valued academic disciplines, reward students for high achievement, and inspire students to pay it forward. Donors can choose to support existing scholarships or to create a new scholarship.
Thanks to the generosity of friends and alumni, students today benefit from more than 350 scholarships that provide more than 450 awards, ranging annually from $125 to $25,000.
Scholarship Endowment Fund
Offering support to any student in need, donations to existing scholarships help make an education possible for deserving Auggies every year. Gifts in any amount are tax-deductible and appreciated by the more than 95% of students who receive scholarship and grant support. You can make a donation to support scholarships by making a gift online.
To make a gift:
- Read our Gift Acceptance Policies
- Fill out a Gift and Pledge Agreement Form (for commitments greater than $1,000)
A NAMED SCHOLARSHIP
Donors who create endowed scholarships with a gift of $50,000 or more may establish scholarships in their name or to honor a cherished family member or professor. Named scholarships are funded on an annual basis or can be permanently endowed to create a lasting legacy that will support talented students for years to come. For more information about endowing a scholarship, please contact Sarah Fossen in Institutional Advancement at 612-330-1565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a gift:
All scholarship recipients are chosen by a committee of administrators and faculty on the basis of financial need, as well as academic merit. Donors may not select recipients. If you are considering establishing a scholarship through a bequest or another type of deferred gift please visit Planned Giving.
THANKS TO YOU
Auggies are engaged in learning and service. Gifts to scholarships at Augsburg help create experiences and opportunities that allow students to focus on their studies, pursue funded research, and study abroad. More than 95 percent of Augsburg students benefit from academic scholarships and grants that support an active education and fund students’ engagement in their communities and the world. Celebrate student achievement and help make a college education accessible by making a generous gift to support our most deserving students.
Sheila Meh ’16 is a recipient of the Forss-Herr Scholarship, the Leland and Louise Sundet Scholarship, and the Minnesota Society of CPA Scholarships. Sheila served as president and secretary for Augsburg Business Organization and served as treasurer for student government in her senior year.
“I would like to say thank you for all the donors that made my college experience possible. Without the help of such donations, college would not have been possible.”
Terry Lindstrom ’73 and Dean Sundquist ’81 find that giving back to their alma mater is a way to inspire young researchers to pursue their passions. They support the Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity, known as URGO, which aligns students’ interests with research by faculty. Each year, research by more than 16 Augsburg students is funded with the financial support of Lindstrom and Sundquist.
“Everyone deserves to find the career that creates passion,” — Terry Lindstrom ’73