Scholarship Weekend 2016

Every spring, Augsburg College invites the best and brightest prospective Auggies to participate in Scholarship Weekend.

In addition to an opportunity to meet with their future classmates and professors, students interview or audition for the President’s Scholarship and for the Fine Arts Scholarships.

Keynote Speaker – LeVar Burton<LeVar Burton>

LeVar Burton—an educator, director, and actor best known for his roles in Reading Rainbow, Roots, and Star Trek—will share with the Augsburg community the importance of turning STEM into STE(A)M—integrating science, technology, engineering, and math with the arts and design.

Finalists, along with their parents, will be offered complimentary admission to attend LeVar Burton’s talk as part of Scholarship Weekend 2016!

For more information about Scholarship Weekend and to get started on your President’s Scholarship application, click here.


On Friday evening of Scholarship Weekend, students are treated to The Really Big Show—a talk and variety extravaganza that lets students relax after a day of interviews as they witness Augsburg faculty and students showcasing their less serious side.

The show’s host is history professor Phil Adamo, appearing as “the most interesting honors director in the world.” Guests include Augsburg’s one and only President Paul C. Pribbenow, as well as many talented and fascinating current students.

This special event is for Scholarship Weekend participants only. The only way to see it is to apply and attend Scholarship Weekend on February 12-13th!

Selection Process

The deadline for the President’s Scholarship is typically mid-January. All sections of your application must be received by this time to be considered for the Honors Program. Applicants will be notified if they are selected to compete as finalists at Scholarship Weekend by the end of January via email. Additional information about participation in the weekend will be provided to all finalists at this time.