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Financial Aid And Scholarships

Augsburg values the contributions made by our international students, both on campus and throughout the city. We recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding academic, leadership, service, and extracurricular achievements through Augsburg’s scholarship program.

academic 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.

INTERNATIONAL REGENTS – $14,500 to $21,000 per year

The International Regents Scholarship recognizes new first year and transfer students of high academic achievement. This award ranges from $14,500 to $21,000 per year and is awarded based on grades. This scholarship is automatically awarded to all qualified students who are admitted to Augsburg University.

AUGSBURG LEGACY – $14,500 per year

The Augsburg Legacy Scholarship recognizes first year and transfer students who are children or spouses of Augsburg graduates; siblings of current Augsburg students; or children or spouses of current Lutheran pastors. Legacy students will be awarded either an International Regents Scholarship or a Legacy Scholarship (students are not eligible to receive both) upon admission to Augsburg.

EARLY AUGGIE – $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.

PHI THETA KAPPA – $2,500 per year

Recognizes academically qualified transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa and are transferring into the day undergraduate program with one semester minimum membership in Phi Theta Kappa.


COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIPS 

Incoming high school seniors 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.

HONORS – $23,000 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. Students must apply for the Honors Program within their application to the University.  For consideration, students are suggested to have a 3.5 or higher GPA and a 27 or greater ACT composite score/1290 or greater SAT composite score. Award decisions are based on academic criteria, a letter of academic recommendation, leadership activities, an essay, and an on-campus interview. Students must also have their completed application submitted no later than January 15, 2018. 

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.

PRESIDENT’S – $30,000 per year

The President’s Scholarship recognizes 10 first-year students of exceptional academic ability with strong evidence of leadership potential.  Students must apply for the Honors Program within their application to the University to be considered for the President’s Scholarship.  For consideration, students are suggested to have a 3.5 or higher GPA and a 27 or greater ACT composite score/1290 or greater SAT composite score.  Award decisions are based on academic criteria, a letter of academic recommendation, leadership activities, an essay, and an interview. Students must also have their completed application submitted no later than January 15, 2018. 

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.

FULL PRESIDENTIAL – 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.

FINE ARTS – $3,000 per year

The Fine Arts Scholarship recognizes incoming first year and transfer 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. Students must have their completed application submitted no later than January 26, 2018.  Interview or audition must be completed within 2 weeks of acceptance. 


outside SCHOLARSHIPS 

The following are outside scholarship opportunities available through commonly used websites. Our word of caution is that if they ask for money to search and/or apply, they are probably not a legitimate scholarship.


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.