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Gary K. Laatsch Memorial Scholarship. Established in loving memory of Gary Laatsch (class of 1976) by his wife, Cathy Will Laatsch (class of 1979) and their children, Lindsay (class of 2009), Glenn, and Owen. Additional gift given by the Chicago law firm of Pavalon, Gifford & Laatsch in tribute of their law partner. Awarded annually on the basis of academic excellence and financial need with preference given to students of high ethical and moral character involved in debate, majoring in pre-law, or pursuing a profession in law.

Deborah Lynne LaCroix Memorial Scholarship. Established by the LaCroix family in memory of Debbie, who died in an automobile accident Nov. 6, 1971, during her senior year at Augustana. In continuing recognition of her love and concern for the handicapped, this scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a career in special education.

Harriet Nelson LaGrelius Chi Omega Gamma Scholarship. Established by Abbot W. LaGrelius in memory of his wife, Harriet L. Nelson LaGrelius. To be awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior member of the Chi Omega Gamma sorority with the highest cumulative grade-point average.

Marion Crawford LaGrelius Memorial Scholarship. Established by Abbott W. LaGrelius in memory of his wife, Marion A. Crawford LaGrelius. To be awarded to female choir members that show academic progress and who have financial need.

Arthur G. (Brownie) and May Larson Memorial Scholarship. Established by a gift from Mr. Larson's estate (Class of 1922). Awarded annually to worthy students, with first consideration given to students of Swedish heritage from Rockford, Illinois.

Professor K.G. Larson Memorial Scholarship. Established by a former student in honor of Prof. Larson, first chairman of the physics department. To be awarded annually to science majors on the basis of academic achievement and/or financial need.

Russel and Gloria Larson Family Scholarship. Established by Russel Larson, a former member of Augustana College Board of Directors (1974-82), and his wife, Gloria. Awarded on the basis of financial need to students majoring in communication sciences and disorders or speech pathology.

Martin John O. Laure Scholarship. Established in honor of Martin John O. Laure by a bequest from the estate of his daughters Esther and Linnea. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Nelson and Dorathea Leclair Memorial Scholarship. Established by a testamentary gift from Nelson and Dorathea Leclair in recognition of their love and support of the mission of Augustana College. To be awarded on the basis of financial need to Music majors, with preference given to those students majoring in Voice.

The LeVander Scholarship. Created by an appreciative student and supported by loyal friends and family in honor of these distinguished members of the college family: Theodor, Professor of Speech, 1933-1977 and Barbara, Director of Alumni Relations, 1959-1979. To provide scholarships for majors in speech communication.

Dr. Leroy Liljedahl and Eleanor Liljedahl Snyder Memorial Scholarship. Given in memory of Dr. Liljedahl, a member of the College Board of Directors for 15 years and its president from 1968 to 1971. Awarded to students from Rockford, Illinois, on the basis of demonstrated academic ability and financial need.

Alice Christine Lindberg Memorial Scholarship. Established by friends and members of the Lindberg family. To be awarded to worthy students on the basis of academic achievement. First preference given to students from Springfield, Illinois, and thereafter students generally.

Breta H. Lindberg Memorial Scholarship. Established by members of the Lindberg family and friends to honor the life of Breta H. Lindberg, Class of 1982. To be awarded to students majoring in elementary education, with preference given to students from outside the states of Illinois and Iowa.

Charles David Lindberg Scholarship. Established by The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation. To be awarded to students who participate in the debate program.

Jane Anderson Lindberg Scholarship. Established through gifts from family and friends in memory of Jane Anderson Lindberg (Class of 1956). Through her dedication to the teaching and performance of music, Mrs. Lindberg inspired the love of music in children, youth and adults for nearly 40 years. Awarded with first preference for students majoring in vocal music.

Marian Joan Lindberg Scholarship. Established by The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation. To be awarded to students who are majoring in music.

Dr. and Mrs. S.A. Lindholme Memorial Scholarship. Established in memory of Dr. and Mrs. S.A. Lindholme. Scholarship to be awarded to needy students pursuing a course in divinity or careers within the Lutheran Church.

The Reverend Ralph R. and Marion (Gustafson) Lindquist Memorial Scholarship. Established by family and friends in memory of The Rev. Ralph R. and Marion Gustafson Lindquist of St. Paul, Minnesota. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need with preference given to students from Minnesota.

Ruth S. Lindstrom Memorial Scholarship. Established with an estate gift from this friend of Augustana.

Merry Loring Memorial Scholarship. A bequest from the estate of Miss Merry Loring. Awarded to needy and worthy students in the fields of speech therapy, psychology or psychotherapy.

Lucken Geology Scholarship. Established by John E. and Mary Thorson Lucken, both members of the class of 1962, in recognition of their and other family members' Augustana education. To be awarded to geology majors on the basis of academic merit with some consideration given to financial need if circumstances dictate.

Anne Catherine Greve Lund Memorial Scholarship. Established by Dr. Wendell L. Lund '27 in loving memory of his wife, Anne Catherine Lund '26, who taught physical education at Augustana from 1923 to 1933. Awards to be made annually with preference given to women, particularly those majoring in physical education. Special consideration will be given those requiring financial assistance.

Arthur B. Lundahl Scholarship. Established by family and friends of Mr. Lundahl. Awarded annually to worthy student(s) on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

George and Esther Lundberg Scholarship. A gift from Dr. and Mrs. George Lundberg. Awarded to students preparing for social service. Preference to pre-medical students.

Malvin and Lorraine Lundeen Family Scholarship. Established in tribute to these graduates of Augustana (Classes of 1925 and 1922) in recognition of their work with the college and the Church. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Brynolf F. Lundholm Music Scholarship. Funded by friends and former students in honor of Brynolf Lundholm, Professor Emeritus of Music, who taught at Augustana College from 1931 until 1977. To be awarded to students studying piano at Augustana.

Kathryn E. Lundquist Memorial Scholarship. Established by a bequest from Miss Lundquist, a 1942 graduate of Augustana, to provide financial aid to students. Preference will be given to those students entering Christian service vocations or education.

Ruth L. and Amos T. Lundquist Memorial Scholarship. Established in memory of Amos and Ruth Lundquist. Awarded to a student pursuing a career in Christian service, with preference given to chaplaincy in the military service.

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Dr. J.P. Magnusson Memorial Scholarship. Established by family, friends and students of Dr. Magnusson, who served as head of the Science Department and as head of the Chemistry Department from 1906 to 1946. Awarded annually to chemistry majors on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

E.L. and Louise Manning Endowed Scholarship. Established by gifts from Dr. and Mrs. Manning, good friends of Augustana. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need, with first consideration given to students majoring in geology.

Scott Douglas Mason Memorial Scholarship. Established in memory of Scott Douglas Mason by his parents, Perry and Marjorie Mason. Awarded annually to students of instrumental music.

Mauritzson Memorial Scholarship. Established by family members in memory of Jules G. Mauritzson, former dean of Augustana and professor of Swedish. Awarded to students from Sweden studying at Augustana.

William A. and Sadie R. McPhail Scholarship Fund. A bequest from the William and Sadie R. McPhail Charitable Trust for students residing in Winnebago County or the Northern Illinois area.

Cletus and Helen Melchior Scholarship Fund. Established by a bequest from the estate of Cletus Melchior, an adjunct professor at Augustana. To be awarded to worthy students, with preference given to graduates of Rock Island High School and Alleman High School.

Emma L. Melin Scholarship. To be awarded to a junior or senior woman preparing for the teaching profession. May be given as a grant or loan.

Chris R. Meskan Endowed Scholarship. Established through the Burger King College Football Scholarship Program to recognize the academic and athletic achievements of Chris R. Meskan, Class of 1999. To be awarded annually to students who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.

Messiah Lutheran Church, Constantine, Michigan Scholarship Fund. Established by members of Messiah Lutheran Church, Constantine, Michigan. Providing scholarship awards to ELCA Lutheran students demonstrating academic excellence, with preference given to members of Messiah Lutheran Church, Constantine, Michigan.

Chad Meyer Scholarship. Established by speech communication majors supporting Chad Meyer, Professor Emeritus. Awarded to a worthy junior or senior majoring in speech communication. Candidates recommended by the Department of Speech Communication.

Velma Dollie Milam Memorial Scholarship. Established with an estate gift from this friend of Augustana College.

Allen F. and Florence Miller Family Scholarship. Established by Allen F. Miller, Jr., a 1938 graduate of Augustana, to provide financial aid to worthy students with financial need.

Bruce R. Milligan Scholarship. Established by this 1978 graduate in appreciation for education received at Augustana. Awarded to an economics major on the basis of academic achievement upon recommendation of the Department Chair.

Milnarik Family Scholarship. Established in 1991 by Dr. Marshall Milnarik, and Bruce M. and Jean Milnarik Turnmire (1969 graduate) in memory of Florence Galvin Milnarik, to provide financial assistance to worthy students, with preference given to students majoring in music education with principal emphasis in voice.

Arthur A. Milton Memorial Scholarship. Established by the family of Arthur (Bus) Milton (1940 graduate). Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need, with preference given to students majoring in geology.

Arthur Anderson Milton Memorial Scholarship. Established by family and friends in memory of Arthur Anderson Milton, who for a number of years served on the college faculty. To be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

The Minority Student Scholarship Fund. Established by alumni, students and friends of Augustana College. Awarded annually to worthy students on the basis of financial need, with preference given to minority students.

Janice Moeller Scholarship. Established by Janice Moeller, a 1931 graduate of Augustana. To be awarded annually to a junior or senior on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Robert W. and Janet C. (Anderson) Moffitt Scholarship. Established by Robert, Class of 1960, and Janet, Class of 1959, in memory of their parents. Preference given to students majoring in either business administration or education.

Walter and Agnes Mogler Memorial Scholarship. Established through an estate plan gift from these Rock Island friends of Augustana. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Moline Rotary Endowed Scholarship. Established by a gift from the Rotary Club of Moline, Illinois. Recipients of the scholarship are nominated by the Board of Directors of the Club and must be academically admissible at Augustana. Financial need is not to be a qualifying consideration.

Thomas C. and Mollie P. Montgomery Memorial Scholarship Fund. Established by Mrs. Thomas C. Montgomery in memory of her husband. Awards to be made annually, upon approval of the president and department heads, to students who exhibit academic achievement, integrity and disciplined effort in the pursuit of careers in the fields of economics and business administration.

Ronald L. Moore Memorial Scholarship in Piano. Established by family, friends and former students of Dr. Ronald L. Moore, a member of the Augustana College music faculty from 1965 to 1987. Awarded upon recommendation of the Department of Music to students studying piano who have an interest in accompanying.

Ralph and Gertrude (Roth) Morgan Scholarship in Music. Established through an estate plan gift from these graduates of Augustana. To be awarded on the basis of musical ability and academic achievement.

Richard W. and Ruth Marie Motz Scholarship. Established by Dick and Ruth in appreciation for the meaningful influence of Augustana in their family and community lives. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need to graduates of Rock Island High School who will be majoring in business or education.

The Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Munson Memorial Scholarship. Established by Elizabeth Munson Brodeen and Bishop Eugene Brodeen in memory of the Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Munson, Classes of 1924 and 1925, respectively. Dr. Munson was an instructor at both Augustana College and the Augustana Seminary, an author, and Pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church in Rock Island. To be awarded to Lutheran students who are either studying organ or preparing to enter the seminary.

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