In a state known for the unknowns when it comes to funding for public education, Augustana is more affordable than families might think. Once they receive their financial aid packages, students and families can be surprised at the cost difference between a private, independent college and a large, regional public university. It’s a difference that can be missed during a family’s initial review of college costs. And it can make all the difference to a student's college choice. Augustana College offers many scholarships based on varying criteria.
The Rissing Scholarship is awarded each year to Augustana College students who wish to prepare for professional leadership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. This award is renewable by maintaining a 2.5 Augustana cumulative grade-point average. Applicants must have an interest in professional leadership in the church, in ministry, music ministry, outdoor ministry, religious education, theology, social ministry, missionary service or other church-related vocation. The applicant must be a member in good standing of a Lutheran congregation and must demonstrate a proven academic record. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.