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PRISM Scholars Program

The PRISM Scholars Program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF#2030638), PRISM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $5,000 per semester. (Differences in award amounts correspond to levels of financial need.) Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

The PRISM application for Spring 2024 is now OPEN!


  • Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (Biology, Biopsychology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, or Physics)
  • Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Spring 2024 (graduating by May ‘26).
  • Major GPA of 2.75 or higher 
  • U.S. citizen, national, permanent resident, or admitted refugee
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

The PRISM Scholarship Program is funded through August 2025. Scholarships awarded Fall 2025 and beyond are contingent on continued funding. 

Press Release: National Science Foundation Grants $5 Million to Assist High-Achieving STEM Students