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Augustana receives $13.8M for scholarships for ELCA students

Augustana Campus Ministry Chapel
Augustana University
Augustana Campus Ministry Chapel

Augustana University has received more than $13 million to establish the Buntrock Scholars Program.

The scholarship program helps students who are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America pay for tuition.

Augustana University expects the program to benefit as many as 120 students by 2028.

The scholarship was made possible thanks to a gift from Rosemarie and Dean Buntrock, university officials said Thursday.

“Throughout its 163-year history, Augustana University has been blessed with students who enter to learn and leave to serve. In addition to those called to ministry, countless AU alumni are serving as leaders within their congregations," said Augustana President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin. Thanks to Rosemarie and Dean’s incredible generosity, more students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in an education inspired by the Lutheran scholarly tradition and rooted in our core values of Christian, liberal arts, excellence, community and service. As graduates, they will pay this wonderful gift of education forward as they lead and serve within ELCA congregations — fulfilling our shared calling to serve the neighbor so that all may flourish."

Visit Buntrock Scholarship Program to learn more about the eligibility and application process.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."