Scholarships

Augsburg College values the contributions made by our international students, both on campus and throughout the city.

FIRST YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS 

The following scholarships are awarded at the point of admission based on information that is provided in the application. Notification of the scholarships are done through the acceptance letter. No separate application is required to be considered. For a list of scholarships available for students transferring to Augsburg, please see our transfer scholarships.

EARLY AUGGIE SCHOLARSHIP – $1,000 per year

Incoming first year students who have an application and essay received by December 1, and are admitted to Augsburg for the following fall semester will receive an annual $1,000 Early Auggie Scholarship.

INTERNATIONAL REGENTS’ SCHOLARSHIP – $13,000 to $20,000 per year

The International Regents’ Scholarship recognizes new first year students of high academic achievement. This award (available for up to four years) ranges from $13,000 to $20,000 per year and is awarded based on high school grades. This scholarship is automatically awarded to all qualified students who are admitted to Augsburg College.

AUGSBURG LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP – $13,000 per year

The Augsburg Legacy Scholarship recognizes first year students who are children or spouses of Augsburg graduates; siblings of current Augsburg students; or children or spouses of current Lutheran pastors. Legacy students are assured of receiving a minimum award of $13,000 per year upon admission to Augsburg College.


COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIPS 

Incoming first year students wanting to apply for one or more of the following competitive scholarships must do so within their application to Augsburg. These competitive scholarships require an interview and competition process that takes place shortly after admission into Augsburg and recipients are invited to attend a recognition event during Scholarship Weekend, on February 17-18, 2017. 

FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP – $3,000 per year

The Fine Arts Scholarship recognizes incoming students who have excelled in film, forensics, speech, music, theater, or visual arts (including vocal and instrumental performance, acting, design, and production) and who plan to continue to actively participate while at Augsburg.

Application Deadline: Students must have their completed application submitted no later than February 3, 2017.  Interview or audition must be completed within 2 weeks of acceptance.

HONORS SCHOLARSHIP – $22,000 per year

The Honors Scholarship recognizes first-year students selected to join the Honors Program through an interview and competition process that is completed within 2 weeks of acceptance at Augsburg and students must apply for the Honors Program within 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 score.  Award decisions are based on academic criteria, a letter of academic recommendation, leadership activities, an essay, 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 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.

Application Deadline: Students must have their completed application submitted no later than January 20, 2017.  Interview must be completed within 2 weeks of acceptance.

PRESIDENT’S SCHOLARSHIP – $30,000 per year

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.

Students must apply for the Honors Program within their application to the college to be considered for the President’s Scholarship.  For consideration, students are suggested to have a 3.5 or higher GPA or a 27 or greater ACT composite score.  Award decisions are based on academic criteria, a letter of academic recommendation, leadership activities, an essay, and an 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 might qualify, but if a President’s Scholarship is awarded, the recipient cannot receive any other Augsburg scholarships.

Application Deadline: Students must have their completed application submitted no later than January 20, 2017 Interview must be completed within 2 weeks of acceptance. Students will be notified if they are selected for a final interview upon receiving admission into the Honors Program.

FULL PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Full tuition

The Full Presidential Scholarship recognizes 2 students per year that have applied for Augsburg’s competitive scholarships.  1 student will be selected from all recipients of a Fine Arts Scholarship and 1 student will be selected from the Honors recipients selected for a final President’s Scholarship interview.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for additional scholarships for which they might qualify, but if a Full Presidential Scholarship is awarded, the recipient cannot receive any other Augsburg scholarships.


Note: Any combination of scholarships and awards may not exceed the amount of tuition. All recipients must be enrolled full time in the day program working towards their first bachelor’s degree in order to be eligible for institutional aid.