Community Awards Program

The Augustana Community Awards Program has a direct and positive impact on the students who choose to study at Augustana. Donor-funded awards demonstrate committed investment in our students and are steeped in the traditional values of service and leadership that is our community both past and present.

Annual Awards

Many of our awards are annually funded by generous donors, several of whom have supported a named award for over 45 years. In 2019, $137,400* in gifts were received to fund annual awards and bursaries.

Endowed Awards

Endowed awards are funded each year from the interest that is earned on an award specific trust account created by the donor and held in perpetuity by the university. The donor's original gift is carefully invested and it is the interest earned that funds the award on an annual basis. These awards are named for the individuals, businesses, or organizations who established them, or in honour of a person or persons for whom Augustana has been important. In 2019, the interest earned from Augustana's endowments allowed us to fund awards totalling $164,600*.

This past year, 183 students were the grateful recipients of donor-funded student awards, scholarships, and bursaries totalling $302,000*!

For more information please contact Bree Urkow, Assistant Director of Development and Community Awards Program Coordinator, at 780-679-1131 or

*Please note that all figures are approximates.