Priorities | Show the World

The first goal of the Gustavus Acts Strategic Plan is to diversify and expand the Gustie community. Welcoming students of various backgrounds is necessary for cultivating an engaged, dynamic environment for learning. To prepare Gusties for service and leadership in a complex, interconnected work, our campus community needs to reflect that world.

A key strategy toward reaching that goal is fully meeting every student’s demonstrated financial need, something that the College’s peer institutions are already doing. The bulk of aid that Gustavus students receive already comes from College scholarships. But we still have work ahead of us.

Trustee Endowed Scholarship
Drawing from an establishing gift of $250,000, the Trustee Scholarship is an academic impact award for exceptionally high-achieving students. These scholarships allow the College to recruit and retain nationally and internationally sought-after students. These students’ presence on campus helps to change and enhance our academic setting.
Promise Endowed Scholarship
Promise Scholarships are life-changing for high-need, high-achieving students. Based on an establishing gift of $250,000, a Promise Scholarship keeps the vision and promise of our founders, who insisted that all students who are academically qualified have the chance to attend Gustavus.
Named Endowed Scholarship
By creating a named endowed scholarship with a minimum gift of $50,000, you can honor a loved one or establish a lasting memorial that provides support for a deserving student. Each scholarship is individually crafted to reflect donor wishes and meet College needs. A scholarship can be created in a specific major program or broader academic area.
Heritage Scholarship
In support of academically talented students with demonstrated financial need, Heritage Scholarships provide funding for an important group of students who desire to attend Gustavus but whose families have limited resources. Launched in the fall of 2016, this visionary program invites a four-year commitment of $12,000 ($3,000 per year), which bridges the gap between academic scholarships and state aid.