Summer Bridge participants may qualify for a Summer Bridge Promise Grant! Similar to the Augsburg Promise Grant, these award the full cost of tuition* for four years at Augsburg!
*minus state and federal assistance (or Pell Grant + MN State Grant + Summer Bridge Promise Grant = tuition)
**students may still have costs not covered by the Summer Bridge Promise Grant such as room, board, books, and additional fees
Recognizing that is it difficult to give up summer job earning potential to attend Summer Bridge, Augsburg has committed these substantial grant awards to support students with both academic and financial need AND academic promise. Summer Bridge Promise Grant Recipients will likely still have to work during the academic year to pay for remaining costs, such as fees, room, board, and textbooks.
Summer Bridge participants will be notified of their Summer Bridge Promise Grant status April 2018.
To qualify for the Summer Bridge Promise Grant, students must:
- Be admitted to Augsburg for the entering class of fall 2018
- Successfully complete Summer Bridge 2018
- Be a resident of Minnesota and a graduate of a Minnesota high school
- Meet TRIO/SSS eligibility criteria and submit a TRIO/SSS Summer Bridge Application (which is also the application for the Summer Bridge Promise Grant) by 12:00 noon, April 2.
- Please note: before your application can be reviewed for the TRIO/SSS Summer Bridge program, you must print, complete, sign and return the Income (Tax) Statement form. If you were required to report your parents’/guardians’ income information on the FAFSA, they will need to sign the form.
- Be Pell Grant eligible, as determined by the FAFSA
- Complete the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 30, 2018
- Complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA by March 30, 2018
- Live in the residence halls your first two academic years at Augsburg
- Enroll in a minimum of 15 credits per semester
- Demonstrate a commitment to their own educational goals and to active participation in TRIO/SSS through graduation
There is no minimum GPA requirement to receive the Summer Bridge Promise Grant or participate in Summer Bridge.
There is no minimum ACT requirement to receive the Summer Bridge Promise Grant or participate in Summer Bridge.
There is no college readiness program participation requirement to receive the Summer Bridge Promise Grant or participate in Summer Bridge.
The Summer Bridge Promise Grant may not be combined with any other full tuition scholarships, e.g., Augsburg Promise Grant, Act Six Scholarship, President’s Scholarship.