Gustavus Adolphus College is a church-related, residential liberal arts college firmly rooted in its Swedish and Lutheran heritage. The College aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. It is a community where a mature understanding of the Christian faith and lives of service are nurtured and students are encouraged to work toward a just and peaceful world.
—from the Gustavus Mission Statement
Lutheran Leadership Award range in value from $250 to $2000 and are awarded to students whose home congregation is a member of the Gustavus Association of Congregations. The Lutheran Leadership award is given based on church involvement, but the amount is determined by financial need
Congregational Scholarships of up to $1,000 awarded by a student's home congregation will be matched dollar for dollar by Gustavus each year, provided that churches forward the scholarship funds to Gustavus prior to September 1. Funds received after September 1 will only be matched 50%. Congregational Scholarships from any denomination will be matched. The Church Scholarship/Grant Form should be mailed to Gustavus.