Augustana Scholarships and Grants

To be considered for scholarships at Augustana, students must complete the free Application for Admission and Scholarship. Students must be full-time and in good academic standing to maintain these scholarships. Augustana University scholarships are awarded to assist with direct educational costs for tuition, fees, university-owned housing and board. For more information, view our policy.


The following scholarships are awarded to students based on their application for admission. No other application is necessary.

Augustana Academic Scholarships

  • Available to: Awarded to new and continuing students on the basis of academic achievement.
  • Amount available: $17,000 to $24,000 per year, renewable
  • Application form: Application for Admission and Scholarships. First priority deadline, November 1.

Alumni Legacy Award

  • Available to: Awarded to full-time, degree-seeking students whose parent, grandparent, sibling, or spouse earned a bachelor's or master's degree from Augustana.
  • Amount available: $1,000 per year, renewable, beginning 2017-18
  • Application form: Verify your eligibility with the Office of Admission or Financial Aid.

Family Tuition Grant

  • Available to: Full-time students who have an immediate family member enrolled full-time at Augustana.
  • Amount available: $500 per year when immediate family member enrolled full time
  • Application form: Verify your eligibility with the Office of Admission or Financial Aid.

Augustana Transfer Scholarship

  • Available to: Awarded to students who transfer to Augustana from another institution after one full semester of course work.
  • Amount available: $12,000 to $22,000 per year
  • Application form: Application for Admission and Scholarships.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Scholarship

  • Available to: Incoming transfer students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa honors program. 
  • Amount available: $2,000 per year, renewable
  • Application form: Application for Admission and Scholarships. Please indicate on your admission application that you are a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honors program at your current institution. 

Augustana Grant

Diversity Scholarship

  • Available to: Full-time domestic students of color.
  • Amount available: $1,000, renewable
  • Application form: Verify your eligibility with the Office of Admission or Financial Aid.

Global Leaders Scholarship


The following scholarships have additional requirements beyond the application for admission. 

Augustana Athletic Grant

  • Available to: Awarded to outstanding student-athletes; NCAA Division II, Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
  • Amount available: Varies
  • Application form: Contact the head coach. See athletics website for contact information.

All-State Music Scholarship

  • Available to: Those earning All-State honors in their respective state.
  • Amount available: $3,000 per year, renewable
  • Application form: Complete the All-State Registration form.

Marching Band Scholarship

  • Available to: Those interested in joining the Augustana Marching Band
  • Amount available: $3,000 per year, renewable
  • Application form: Complete the Registration form.

Performing & Visual Arts Scholarship

  • Available to: Based on performance or portfolio and potential as determined by application, audition, and/or interview.
  • Amount available: $1,000 to $5,000 per year, renewable
  • Application form: Complete the PVA Scholarship Application online. Must be accepted to the University by February 1; audition application due by February 1.

Y.T. Johnson Science Scholarship

  • Available to: Awarded to students planning to major in a science related field. Must possess a 27 ACT or 3.7 GPA if applying without an ACT score.
  • Amount available: $1,000 per year, renewable
  • Application form: The Scholarship form is due by October 27. Applicants must be admitted to the university by October 21. An interview is required and can be scheduled for Augustana Science Day, November 7.

Fryxell Scholarship

  • Available to: Awarded to freshmen interested in Humanities areas; preference given to English or journalism majors.
  • Amount available: $1,000 per year, renewable
  • Application form: Must be offered admission to the University by February 1. Fryxell application and Nomination Form should be returned to the Office of Admission by February 15.

Hatterscheidt Scholarship

  • Available to: High School Seniors who are South Dakota residents who have at least a 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need. See Guidelines.
  • Amount available: $2,000 per year, non-renewable
  • Application form: Hatterscheidt Scholarship Application and due by March 15. 

Citibank Endowed Scholarship

  • Available to: Spouses and/or dependents of Citibank employees.
  • Amount available: Varies
  • Application form: Complete the application by March 1st.

Horatio Alger Denny Sanford Scholarship

  • Available to: Current high school seniors who plan to enroll at Augustana. Must demonstrate financial need, be involved in community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, be a U.S. Citizen and have a 2.5 GPA. 
  • Amount available: 6 scholarships at $25,000 each. Scholarship awarded over 4 years
  • Application form: Complete the application between August 1 - October 25 or January 15 - March 15. Begin by creating a "New Applicant/Nouveau candidat" account. 

South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship

  • Available to: South Dakota residents with an ACT composite of 24 or higher and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 who have met the SDOS curriculum requirements
  • Amount available: $6,500 over four years
  • Application form: Applications available from high school counselor. Recommended submission by June 1, final due date is September 1.

Dakota Corps Scholarship

  • Available to: Priority given to Dakota Corps recipients with an ACT composite of 27 or higher and a GPA of 3.5 or higher, who agree to work in a high-need field in SD upon graduation.
  • Amount available: Augustana scholarships and grants in combination with Dakota Corps Scholarship funds to equal full tuition 
  • Application form: Dakota Corps applications available from high school counselor and due February 1.

The following scholarship is available only for current Augustana students.

Augustana Camp Scholarship

  • Available to: Continuing students who serve as camp counselors (and other camp related positions) in a Lutheran camp for at least six weeks during the summer.
  • Amount available: $500 per year of service
  • Application form:  We have switched to an Online Application Form. This form must be completed and submitted prior to the start of camp, after receiving a position. Augustana University will contact the Camp Director to certify employment.