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Scholarship Information

Presidential Scholarship - The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to first-year students at the time of admission to Augustana. The amount will not change from the original award during the student's four years at Augustana. Renewal requires full-time enrollment and an Augustana cumulative GPA of 3.0.  Renewal criteria are evaluated at the end of spring term each year. 

Dean's Scholarship -The Dean's Scholarship is awarded to first-year students at the time of admission to Augustana. The amount will not change from the original award during the student's four years at Augustana. Renewal requires full-time enrollment and an Augustana cumulative GPA of 2.75.  Renewal criteria are evaluated at the end of spring term each year. 

Founders Scholarship -The Founders Scholarship is awarded to first-year students at the time of admission to Augustana. The amount will not change from the original award during the student's four years at Augustana. Renewal requires full-time enrollment and an Augustana cumulative GPA of 2.5.  Renewal criteria are evaluated at the end of spring term each year. 

Transfer Scholarship - Transfer Scholarships are awarded to first-time transfer students at the time of admission to Augustana. The amount will not change from the original award during the student's four years at Augustana. Renewal requires full-time enrollment and an Augustana cumulative GPA of 3.0.  Renewal criteria are evaluated at the end of spring term each year. 

Transfer Scholarship - Phi Theta Kappa - Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships are awarded to first-time transfer students at the time of admission to Augustana.  The amount will not change from the original award during the student's four years at Augustana. Renewal requires full-time enrollment and an Augustana cumulative GPA of 3.0. Renewal criteria are evaluated at the end of spring term each year.  

Travel Scholarship $4,000 award ($1000 per year for four years) for students who live outside of Illinois and attend one of our visit days or a personal admissions interview.  Official campus visits must take place before March 15. Students must be accepted to the college to receive this award.

Art Scholarship Awarded to selected students after review of their portfolios. The amount will not change from the original award during the student's four years at Augustana.  Renewal based on recommendation of the Art Department.

Debate Scholarship Awarded to students based on their proficiency in debate as recommended by the Department of Speech Communication.  The amount will not change from the original award during the student's four years at Augustana.  Renewal based on recommendation of the Debate Program.

Honors Music Scholarships Honors Music Scholarships will be awarded to new students who need not be music majors, based on a music audition and are renewable upon recommendations of the Music Department.  The amount will not change from the originail award during the student's four years at Augustana. 

General Music Scholarships
General music scholarships are awarded annually to new students, including non-majors, based on music auditions. Awards are renewable upon the recommendations of the Department of Music.  The amount will not change from the original award during the student's four years at Augustana.

Carl B. Nelson Music Education Scholarship
Awarded annually to a first-year student planning to major in music education. Renewal is based on recommendation of the Department of Music.  The amount will not change from the original award during the student's four years at Augustana.

Theatre Scholarship The Judith Katz Memorial Theatre Scholarship is an award renewable for four years. Please contact the Department of Theatre Arts for more details.

Other theatre scholarships are available and are awarded to exceptional individuals pursuing performance, technical theatre, playwriting or criticism. All require an on-campus audition or presentation, and are renewable based on recommendations of the Department of Theatre Arts.  Theatre awards will not change from the original awards during the student's four years at Augustana.

Alumni Scholarship $1,000 - Given to students whose parent(s) are alumnae/alumni of Augustana College.

Augustana Lutheran Award Up to $1,000 - Eligible Lutheran students will receive up to $1,000 per academic year for four years. Students receiving $1,000 or more in gift assistance from any other source (state, federal or Augustana aid programs) are not eligible for this award. To be considered for the scholarship, the student's pastor must send a letter to the Office of Financial Assistance prior to June 1 indicating the student is a member in good standing in the church.

Lucken Geology Scholarship Established by 1962 graduates John E. and Mary Thorson Lucken, this merit-based scholarship is for geology majors.

Rissing Scholarship Up to $5,000 - Awarded each year to students who wish to prepare for professional leadership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Award is renewable by maintaining a 2.5 Augustana cumulative grade-point average.  More information on the Rissing Scholarship.

Endowed Scholarships Amounts vary - These scholarships are made possible by friends of the College. The Office of Financial Assistance will advise you of any for which you qualify.