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Carl E. Bagge Scholarship Fund. Established by friends of Carl E. Bagge, a 1949 graduate of Augustana. Restricted to students participating in debate or forensics.

Ina M. Banks Scholarship. Established by a bequest from the estate of Ina M. Banks. To be awarded with preference given to students of demonstrated ability in creative writing.

Tim Bauer Memorial Scholarship. Established by family and friends in memory of Tim Bauer. To be awarded annually, with preference given to graduates of Rock Island High School.

James M. Beckman '80 Memorial Scholarship. Established by Jim's father, Carl, a member of the Class of 1952. To be awarded annually to students who are contributing to their own college expenses. Preference given to students from Arrowhead Ranch or majoring in accounting.

Peter T. and Lydia V. Beckman Scholarship. Established by Dr. Peter T. Beckman, class of 1949, and Lydia Larsen Beckman, class of 1947. To be awarded to students majoring in disciplines in the humanities.

David and Lucy Beckstrom Memorial Scholarship. Established in memory of these long-time Augustana employees, by Becky and Earl Swanson. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need with preference given to students with an interest in music.

C. Felix and Mary Ann Bengtson Scholarship. Established by a gift from C. Felix Bengtson, a member of the Class of 1926, and his wife, Mary Ann. Awarded annually.

John and Kay (Lundeen) Bengston Scholarship. Established by Kay (Class of 1965) and John (Class of 1960) Bengston in honor of the ELCA Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs' advocacy efforts with and on behalf of low-income and vulnerable people. The scholarship is to assist low-income students with high levels of financial need.

Elfie I. Benson Memorial Music Scholarship. Established by Hilvie Ostrow in memory of her mother. Elfie I. Benson was gifted as an organist, singer and piano teacher. She bequeathed her deep love of music to her daughter, Hilvie Ostrow, and son, Philip Benson, an Augustana alumnus. Mrs. Benson was the wife of the last full-time president of the Augustana Lutheran Church, Dr. Oscar Benson. The scholarship is to be awarded annually to gifted music students.

Ragnar Benson Memorial Scholarship. Established in memory of Ragnar Benson through gifts from his son, Raymond L. Benson. Designated for Lutheran students from the Greater Chicago area.

Peter William Benzon Mathematical Scholarship Fund. Established through an estate gift from Mr. Benzon's son, Harold Magnus Benzon. To be awarded to a worthy student studying math.

Carl and Agnes Bergendoff Scholarship. Established by a gift from these friends of Augustana College. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need, with preference given to members of Faith Lutheran Church, Glen Ellyn.

Carl August Bergendoff Scholarship. A gift from Mr. R.N. Bergendoff in memory of his late father and mother who instilled in their children a confidence in Christian higher education and a love for Augustana. Awarded to students who in person and performance exemplify the ideals of Augustana.

Conrad Bergendoff Scholarship. Initiated through gifts of the Augustana faculty and staff in the spring of 1962, honoring Dr. Conrad Bergendoff, president of Augustana College from 1935 to 1962. Awarded to students of significant promise and accomplishment.

Vincent and Gladys Bergman Family Scholarship. Established by Vincent (Class of 1937) and Gladys Bergman in recognition of their long relationship with Augustana. The scholarship is unrestricted.

Mabel J. Bergquist Trust. Scholarship assistance to worthy students.

Bergstrom Manufacturing Company Charitable Foundation Scholarship. Created through gifts from the Bergstrom Manufacturing Company Charitable Foundation of Rockford, Illinois. Scholarships are unrestricted.

The David and Bess Berquist Memorial Scholarship. Established by family and friends of David Berquist (a member of the Class of 1917) and his wife. To be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Beta Omega Sigma Academic Leadership Scholarship. Established by alumni of the Beta Omega Sigma fraternity. Awarded to active members of the fraternity with the highest grade point average.

J.K. Billman, Jr. Scholarship. Established by Dr. James K. Billman, Jr., a friend of Augustana College. To be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Shirley Nordstrom Binney Scholarship. Established in memory of this 1943 graduate by her three children, Barbara Logan, Susan Maynard and William Binney, Jr. To provide recognition and financial assistance to full-time students enrolled or planning to enroll at Augustana College who have a proven need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses. First preference given to students in preprofessional programs in the health professions.

D.A. Bjornson Debate Scholarship. Established by Chris '78 and Laura Beckman '79 Bjornson to honor Chris' mother, Dorothy A. Koch Bjornson, class of 1950, who served the college as a speech instructor and registrar for over twenty years. D.A. was the first woman ever to reach the final round of the national debate tournament in 1950. To be awarded annually to students on the basis of academic achievement and/or financial need with preference given to students involved in the debate program or at the recommendation of the debate adviser.

Edward M. Blakely Scholarship. Established by Edward M. Blakely in honor of his former professor, Louise Cervin. Scholarships available to students majoring in Music Performance-Piano.

Willard Jerome and Ursula Sandgathe Blix Scholarship. Established by Gregor W. Blix M.D., '81 and John Thomas Blix, '86 and their sister Petra M. Blix, Ph.D. in loving tribute of their parents. Scholarship is awarded to junior or senior students majoring in either accounting or chemistry. Selection is based on financial need and minimum 3.0 GPA.

Miriam Blomquist Scholarship. Established by a gift from the Estate of Miriam M. Blomquist, a 1936 alumna of Augustana College. To be awarded on the basis of academic achievement or financial need.

Al W. Bloom Scholarship. A gift from Al W. Bloom, Class of 1910, of Omaha, Nebraska, a member of the Board of Directors of Augustana College from 1937 to 1947. Awarded to students who exemplify the Christian ideals of Augustana and give greatest promise of usefulness in church and state.

Oscar F. and Josephine Bohman Scholarship. Established by Pastor and Mrs. Oscar Bohman. To be awarded to worthy students who are members of ELCA congregations, with first consideration given to members of the congregations Pastor Bohman served during his more than 50 years of Christian ministry.

Robert C. and Jean K. (Siefken) Boling Scholarship. Established by Andrew and Deborah Boling to honor Andrew's parents. Preference will be given to students from Riverdale, Illinois School District.

Dorothy C. Boos Memorial Scholarship. Established in memory of Dorothy C. Boos by her husband John, Class of 1952. Awarded annually on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Jayne Elizabeth Carlson Borden and Robert H. Borden Memorial Scholarship. Established in memory of Jayne Elizabeth Carlson Borden (Class of 1951) and Robert H. Borden (Class of 1950) by their family and friends. Awarded to a member in good standing of an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America congregation, who is preparing for a career in teaching (grades K-3) or in service to the ELCA. Preference given to students from Rockford, Illinois.

Charles Edward Borg Memorial Scholarship. A gift from Mrs. Elin J. Borg in memory of Charles Edward Borg. Awarded annually on the basis of academic achievement and financial need, with preference given to students from Iowa.

Orlynn K. Bosse Scholarship. Established through a bequest from the estate of Orlynn K. Bosse (Class of 1952). Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Bowman-Swanson Scholarship in English. Established in honor of Agnes S. Bowman and Lois J. Swanson by their children, Janice Bowman and Gerald Swanson. Awards to be based on academic achievement and given to students majoring in English.

Keith and Eileen Bradley Scholarship. Established by an estate plan gift from these friends of Augustana. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Josephine A. Brandt Memorial Scholarship. Established by Josephine A. Brandt, Class of 1944, through an estate plan gift. To be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Harry and Bertha Breithaupt and Harlan and Edna Heitzman Scholarship. Established through gifts from Harlan and Edna Heitzman and their family. Awarded to students attaining a grade-point level of 2.0 or above and working 12 or more hours per semester of work study.

F. Verna Brennan Memorial Scholarship. Established by a gift from the estate of Mrs. Brennan (Augustana parent and friend). Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need, with first consideration given to students pursuing a career in the health care profession.

Brodeen Family Scholarship. Established by Rev. Dr. Eugene Brodeen, Class of 1950, and Mrs. Elizabeth (née Munson) Brodeen, Class of 1951, to recognize four consecutive generations of Brodeen family presence at Augustana College. To be awarded to a Lutheran student from the eastern United States, where the Rev. Dr. Brodeen served as Bishop of the New England Synod of the ELCA.

The V. Eugene and Ruby J. Broman Scholarship. Established by them in appreciation for the education received at Augustana. Awarded to deserving chemistry and foreign language students.

Brunell Family Scholarship. Established by the Brunell family. Awarded annually with preference given to members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Chicago) and Faith Lutheran Church (Glen Ellyn), or graduates of Emil G. Hirsch High School (Chicago).

Otto and Marjorie Buhmann Memorial Scholarship. Established through an estate gift from Marjorie Farb Buhmann, class of 1939. To be awarded as a music scholarship with preference given to students studying piano or organ.

Marjorie Baumgarten Burkland Scholarship. Established by Mrs. Burkland (Class of 1941) in appreciation for education received at Augustana. To be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need, with preference given to students majoring in English, speech communication or speech pathology.

Leo J. and Luella F. Bushey Scholarship. Established by A. Scott Bushey, Class of 1952, in memory of his parents. To be awarded to full-time students who have financial need and are in good stsanding.

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