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Interfaith Scholars


The Interfaith Scholars is a course and service learning opportunity offered by the Interfaith Institute at Augsburg in collaboration with the Religion Department. The course is taught by the Interfaith Institute's Executive Director, Najeeba Syeed.
Interfaith Scholars are students who are interested in exploring the religious diversity of the Augsburg student body, the wider Twin Cities community, and the United States through interreligious dialogue and action. Students from a variety of traditions as well as the non-religious are invited to apply in order to converse respectfully with others about what they believe, why it matters, and how it propels us to service in the world. Once selected, the cohort has both academic and service requirements for an entire academic year.


  • Unique opportunities to explore interfaith study as a cohort
  • Earn upper division credit (4 credits) in religion
  • Seminar setting that is small and supportive
  • $2,000 scholarship
  • Opportunities to formally develop interfaith leadership skills  

Learn more about the Interfaith Scholar experience by viewing profiles of past Interfaith Scholars.

APPLy to be an interfaith scholar

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Interfaith Scholar cohort.

Students are required to submit both an application form AND a faculty recommendation form.

Please click on the buttons below to apply.


The deadline for applications and faculty recommendations is Friday, March 1, 2024.


If you have questions, please contact course instructor, Najeeba Syeed: