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Wilbur and Amy Palmquist Scholarship. Established by Dr. Wilbur N. and Amy I. (Anderson) Palmquist, Class of 1919. Dr. Palmquist served as a member of the Augustana Board of Directors from 1940 to 1958. Awarded on recommendation of the Department of Religion to worthy students preparing for service in the Church.

Clifford and Lucille Patterson Scholarship. Established by the Pattersons; Clifford was a 1926 graduate of Augustana. To be awarded annually, preferably to minority students preparing for Christian service.

Lillian Ewers Paulson Scholarship. Established with a bequest from this friend of Augustana. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need to students majoring in the natural sciences or mathematics.

The Betty Peal Memorial Scholarship. Established in loving memory of Betty Peal (Class of 1946) by her husband Bill Peal (Class of 1954). To be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need, with first preference given to graduates of Moline High School.

Vernon and Mary Jane (Nelson) Pearson Family Scholarship. Established by Vernon (Class of 1946) and Mary Jane (Class of 1940) Pearson. To be awarded annually without restriction.

Dr. Victor R. Pearson Memorial Scholarship. Established by his children in honor of their father, a Professor of Religion at Augustana. Awarded to worthy students preparing for the Christian ministry or social work on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

The Reverend Dr. Johan Pearson Scholarship. Established by Dr. Walter L. Youngquist in memory of the Reverend Dr. Johan Pearson, a graduate of both Augustana College and the Augustana Seminary. Four year scholarships available to students preparing for ministry.

Dr. Roy Victor Peel Memorial Scholarship. Established by the family and friends of Dr. Roy V. Peel, a distinguished teacher and scholar, political scientist and Lutheran churchman. Awarded to students pursuing careers in the teaching of political science or in government service.

Carl W. Petersen Scholarship. Established with an estate gift from this friend of Augustana. Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement.

Ralph and Dorothy Petersen Memorial Scholarship. Established by family and friends in memory of these Augustana graduates (Classes of 1943 and 1944). Awarded on the basis of academic achievement, with consideration given to students who have an interest in music.

Carl E.T. and Agnes (Holmén) Peterson Scholarship. Established by members of the Holmén family in tribute to Carl E.T. and Agnes Holmén Peterson (Class of 1925). Awarded to students majoring in sociology (with preference given to those with an interest in geriatrics).

Caroline Peterson Memorial Scholarship. Established in memory of Caroline Peterson from funds provided by the Clarke Swanson Trust. To be awarded to worthy students engaged in the study of pipe organ and piano music.

E. Dorothy Peterson (Miss Pete, Class of 1920) and Joan Bye Eggspuehler Memorial Scholarship. Established by Mr. Jack Eggspuehler (Class of 1952) and his wife Joan and sons Jay B., Pete R. and Brad L., in memory of this special Rock Island High School teacher. Awarded to students who have an interest in speech communication with first preference given to Rock Island High School graduates.

Elof and Martha (Hasselquist) Peterson Scholarship. Established by these 1934 graduates in appreciation for education received at Augustana. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Dr. Floyd D. and Eva (Kjellstrand) Peterson Scholarship. Established by Floyd and Eva (Class of 1931) Peterson. To be awarded to worthy students on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement and financial need.

Gustaf A. and Alina G. Peterson Scholarship. Established by a gift from the estate of Alina Godehn Peterson, a friend of Augustana College. To be awarded on the basis of academic achievement to seniors who are also involved in extra-curricular activities.

Laura Fulton Peterson Memorial Scholarship. A bequest from Mabel Mae Fulton in memory of her daughter. Income to be used annually for the education of deserving students from Henry County, Illinois.

Marian Peterson Memorial Scholarship. Established by an estate plan gift from this friend of Augustana. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need, with preference given to students participating in the music program.

Oliver E. Peterson Memorial Scholarship. Established through the estate of Oliver E. Peterson. This scholarship will be awarded to students who are studying voice.

Reverend Dr. Ordell W. Peterson and Dorothy Mae Simpson Peterson Scholarship. Established by Reverend Dr. Ordell W. Peterson, class of 1941, and Dorothy Mae Simpson Peterson, class of 1945, in recognition of their Augustana education. To be awarded on the basis of financial need with preference given to those studying or intending to study music and further preference given to those studying or intending to study piano.

Roger W. and Elise H. Peterson Family Scholarship. Established by gifts from the Peterson family. To be awarded annually to students with financial need.

Roy W. and Lillian J. Peterson Scholarship. Established by a gift from the estate of Roy W. and Lillian J. Peterson. To be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Virginia A. Peterson Memorial Scholarship. A gift from the estate of Virginia Peterson designated for a deserving woman student with a good scholastic record in high school who needs financial assistance to enable her to attend Augustana College.

Walter and Mollie Pfaff Scholarship. Established in memory of the Pfaffs from the Walter and Mollie Pfaff Trust administered by the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Centralia, Illinois. To be awarded to a worthy student from Central Illinois.

Roy J. Phelps Memorial Scholarship. Established by family and friends of Roy J. Phelps II, Class of 1975. To be awarded annually with preference given to a vocal music student who has evidenced performing ability.

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

Phi Rho Academic Leadership Scholarship. Established by alumni of the Phi Rho sorority. Awarded to active members of the sorority with the highest grade-point average.

Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Potter and J.W. Potter, Jr. Scholarship. A gift of the J.W. Potter Company in memory of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Potter and John W. Potter, Jr., members of the family who owned and published The Rock Island Argus from 1882 to 1986. Awarded to students from the Quad-Cities and Western Illinois. Preference is given to former carriers for The Argus. The scholarships shall not be less than $100 for each student and may be renewed annually in the case of any recipient.

The Raymond and Judith Preissner Scholarship. Established by Raymond and Judith Preissner. To be awarded to Lutheran students of good character and academic achievement who need financial assistance. Renewable with the maintenance of a 3.0 grade point on a 4.0 grading scale.

Lenora Purdy Scholarship. Established by this 1936 graduate in appreciation for education received at Augustana. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need, with preference given to women majoring in education.

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Rhea Bollman Quail Memorial Scholarship. Established by friends to honor a former teacher of music at the college. Awarded annually to a student majoring in voice, who is recommended by the Department of Music.


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Readers Digest Foundation Scholarship. A gift from the Readers Digest Foundation. To be awarded to students with superior academic records who show exceptional leadership promise.

The Annette Regos Memorial Scholarship. Established by classmates and friends of Annette Regos, a member of the Class of 1982. To be awarded to worthy students with financial need, with preference given to students majoring in English or pre-medicine.

Donald A. and Erana E. Retz Scholarship. Established by Dr. Richard D. Retz, Class of 1958, and Dr. Konrad C. Retz, Class of 1974, in honor of their parents. Awarded annually with first consideration given to a senior student preparing for a career as a physician (Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy). The award is based on academic achievement and on demonstrated financial need; however, financial need will not necessarily be the primary determinant.

The Eli William Roderick Memorial Scholarship. Established in 1993 in memory of Eli William Roderick, infant son of William J. '85 and Lori Ridlbauer '86 Roderick. To be awarded to Augustana students with financial need, with preference given to those who are first generation college students.

Thomas L. and Joan D. Roets Family Scholarship. Awarded annually to an accounting major who demonstrates financial need.

Glenn L. Rogers Memorial Scholarship. Established by a bequest from the estate of Glenn L. Rogers. Awarded annually to students with financial need.

The Fred and Ruth Rolf Family Scholarship. Established by gifts in memory of Fred J. Rolf and gifts from the Fred (Class of 1932) and Ruth (Class of 1939) Rolf Family. Annual awards are unrestricted, with first consideration given to chemistry majors.

John H. and Irma M. Romans Memorial Scholarship. Established by John C. Romans and his sons, Steven, a 1981 graduate of Augustana, Frank, John T., Gregory, and Jeffrey, to honor the lives of John's parents. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing. Preference will be given to students planning a career in elementary or secondary education.

Dr. and Mrs. E. E. Ryden Memorial Scholarship. Established by the Ryden children in memory of their parents. Awarded every other year to students with financial need who are pre-theological majors or who are studying organ.

Richard E. Ryden Memorial Scholarship. Established by Dr. and Mrs. E. E. Ryden in memory of their son, Richard Edward Ryden, who died in 1929 at the age of 10. Dr. Ryden was a member of the Augustana Board of Directors for 22 years from 1938 to 1960 and was its chairman for 16 years. Awarded to students with need who are preparing for service in the Lutheran Church.

Johan M. Rydman Memorial Scholarship. Established by John and Ruth Elliott in memory of her father, a graduate of Augustana Seminary. The scholarship is unrestricted.

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