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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.

APPLICATIons Are Closed

As part of the application process, interested students will be required to submit both an application form AND faculty recommendations.

The deadline for applications (Friday, February 17th) has passed. Thank you to all who applied!
We are reviewing applications and will notify applicants of their acceptance by March 24th.  

Additionally, we are still accepting Faculty Recommendations for student applicants who submitted their applications by the deadline.  Please submit Faculty Recommendations by March 3rd.




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