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Henriette C.K. Naeseth Memorial Scholarship. Established by former students and friends of Dr. Naeseth, a member of the English Department faculty from 1934 to 1969. To be awarded annually to an English major on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. 

Nathanson Applied Lesson Award. Established by Louise Nathanson, having taught piano in the Music Department for over 25 years, in recognition and appreciation of her music colleagues, her students, and her family.The Award is credited toward the student's applied music fees at Augustana.

The Nelson-Lindvall Memorial Scholarship. Established by Marian P. Nelson Lindvall and C. Mauritz Lindvall in memory of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gustav J. Nelson and Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Lindvall. Awarded annually on the basis of academic ability and financial need.

Nelson Brothers Scholarship. A bequest by Arnold, Albert and Gilbert Nelson. Preference given to students from Southwestern Iowa.

Rev. Alfred and Mrs. Ida Nelson Memorial Scholarship. Established by Mr. and Mrs. J. Adam Reinemund (Classes of 1911 and 1913) in memory of Mrs. Reinemund's parents, Rev. Alfred and Mrs. Ida Nelson. To be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

C. Oliver Nelson Memorial Scholarship. Established in memory of Mr. Nelson (Class of 1931) by his family. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Carl B. Nelson Memorial Scholarship. Established through a gift from the estate of Carl B. Nelson. To be awarded to students majoring in music education.

Carl Edward and Signe Wilhelmina Nelson Family Scholarship. Established by members of the Nelson family in memory of their parents. Annual awards based on academic achievement and financial need.

Caroline Kerstin Nelson Scholarship. Established by a gift from Caroline Kerstin Nelson, a 1951 graduate of Augustana. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need, with preference given to students preparing for allied health careers.

Clarence H. Nelson Scholarship. Established with an estate gift from this 1932 graduate.

Dr. Harry E. Nelson Scholarship. Established by friends and family of Dr. Harry E. Nelson, a 1935 Augustana College graduate and a member of the College's faculty from 1946 until 1988. To be awarded to a worthy student in the field of mathematics, as recommended by the mathematics department.

J. Slaten Nelson Memorial Scholarship. Established by the parents of J. Slaten Nelson '74, Mr. and Mrs. James S. Nelson, and Susan Nelson Abrams '76 (sister) in 1979, to encourage students of good character to complete their Augustana education. Awarded to students majoring in business, based upon financial need and proven academic excellence (3.0 minimum GPA).

Lawrence R. and Myrtle A. Nelson Scholarship Fund. Established by the Nelson Family through a trust provision and direct gifts. To be awarded annually to students with demonstrated academic achievement and financial need.

Milford J. Nelson Pre-Dental Scholarship. Established by members of the Rock Island District Dental Society in honor of their colleague and mentor, Dr. Milford J. Nelson, Class of 1931. To be awarded to pre-dental students, with preference given to students from the Rock Island District.

Theodore P. and Eleanor L. Nelson Family Leadership Award. To be presented to sophomore, junior, or senior students who best exemplify the highest qualities of leadership as demonstrated by their roles in significant aspects of campus and community life. The recipients must have maintained a 3.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.

Lt. Thomas R. Nelson Memorial Scholarship. Established by family and friends. To be awarded to a worthy student of Swedish heritage.

Jack and Bernice Newkirk Scholarship. Established by these friends of Augustana. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need, with preference given to students from Rockford, Illinois who are pursuing a career in the health profession.

Nichols-Homeshield Scholarship. Established through the generosity of Nichols-Homeshield, to be awarded annually with preference for students who are residents of the Quad Cities.

Evelyn E. Nicholson Endowed Scholarship. Established by Evelyn E. Nicholson, Class of 1950, in recognition of her Augustana education and to provide scholarship assistance to non-traditional students.

The Petrus and Vendla Nilsson Scholarship. Established by Gunnar P. (Class of 1967) and Janet L. Nilsson, in honor of his parents. To be awarded annually to a graduate of the Chicago Public Schools, who maintains a minimum grade-point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and is involved in extra-curricular activities.

Carol A. Nolte Scholarship. Established by the congregation of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church of Los Angeles to honor their pastor, Carol Nolte, upon her retirement. They chose this in recognition of her outstanding experience at Augustana as well as the impact of her ministry in the congregation, across the Lutheran Church and in the ecumenical community. To be awarded on the basis of financial need with preference given to students majoring in English or music.

The Nordgren Family Scholarship. Established by family and friends of Vincent, Eugene, and Maurice Nordgren, graduates of Augustana. To be awarded to worthy students on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Professor Oscar L. and Emily Nordstrom Memorial Scholarship. Awarded annually on the basis of academic achievement and financial need, with preference given to pre-law students or those majoring in business administration.

Nyberg Family Scholarship. Established by Ronald A., Class of 1975, Robert K., Class of 1981, and Nancy, Class of 1977, Ytterberg in honor of their parents. This scholarship is unrestricted.

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Charlotte J. Odman Scholarship. Established with a bequest from this 1938 graduate. Charlotte credited Augustana College, her Lutheran Swedish heritage, and her faith with her ability to excel in her life's work and to contribute both during her life and through her estate to the community, her college and her church. Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement.

John Theodore Ottoson Olander Memorial Scholarship. Established by Carl and Doris Simpson Christofferson (Class of 1956) in memory of Carl's grandfather, Reverend Olander (Class of 1886). Awarded on the basis of financial need, with preference given to students of Scandinavian descent.

Anna M. Oleson Memorial Scholarship. Established by a bequest from the estate of Anna M. Oleson. Awarded to students preparing for the ministry.

Florence M. Ollson Memorial Music Scholarship. Established by the Florence M. Ollson estate. To be awarded to a worthy music student.

The Margaret Olmsted Memorial Scholarship. Established through the estate of Margaret Olmsted, Class of 1915, Professor Emerita of Classics and Mathematics. To be awarded to worthy students, with preference to those majoring in mathematics, or in Classics with an emphasis in Latin.

Andrew Olson Memorial Scholarship. Established by Dr. and Mrs. Richard C. Anderson in memory of Dr. Anderson's grandfather, Andrew Olson, a Swedish immigrant who came to America in the 1880s. To be awarded to worthy students with financial need.

Arthur Olaf Mauritz Olson and Elsie Rundquist Olson Endowed Scholarship. Established with a gift from Elsie R. Olson. Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic potential to students studying music. Preference given to students who are of the Lutheran faith and/or to students actively engaged in the study of Scandinavian heritage, culture or language.

Charles A. and Harriet S. Olson Scholarship. Established through gifts from Harriet S. Olson. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Gideon C. Olson Memorial Scholarship
Established by a bequest from Myrtle M. Olson honoring her father, a clergyman, to provide annual awards to students, with preference given to those preparing for the ministry.

Irene W. Olson Scholarship Fund. In honor of a native Chicago Lutheran, a member of the American Daughters of Sweden. Awarded to a student from Illinois with preference given to those majoring in music.

Mary Olson Memorial Scholarship. Established with a bequest from this 1943 graduate.

Oscar and Ellen Olson Memorial Scholarship. Established by Harold O. Olson in memory of his parents to encourage dedicated young Lutherans to enter the ministry. Awarded to a junior or senior student who is seriously pursuing studies leading towards a career as pastor of a Lutheran congregation. Ability, aptitude and dedication to a career as a pastor are to be considered in granting the award.

Thor Morton Olsson Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Established by Mrs. Patricia Olsson in her husband's memory. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need with preference given to students majoring in chemistry.

The Omicron Sigma Omicron Alumni Association Scholarship. Established by members of the Omicron Sigma Omicron Alumni Association. The scholarship recognizes outstanding academic success by active members in the fraternity.

Omron Foundation Scholarship in Engineering. Established by the Omron Foundation Inc., whose mission includes supporting engineering educational efforts to help prepare youth to become the excellent engineers of tomorrow. Recipients shall be majoring in engineering, engineering physics, or studying a pre-engineering track.

One in Mission Scholarship. Established through gifts to the One in Mission program of the former Lutheran Church in America. Funds will primarily be used to match qualifying congregational grants to students, and also to provide assistance to other worthy students with financial need.

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