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 Augustana's student awards are annually funded by generous donors, several of whom have supported a named award for 50 years.

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.


Donor-funded awards are essential in providing financial support to Augustana students. As a result of donor generosity, this past year 140 students gratefully received awards, scholarships, and bursaries totalling $288,000!

Thank you, Community Awards Program supporters, for helping Augustana students and giving them the gift of education.

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.