Augustana University announces $13.8 million donation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.–Augustana University has announced they’ve received a large gift of $13.8 million from a pair of donors to support students active in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregations throughout the Midwest.

The Buntrock Scholars Program, named for donors Rosemarie and Dean Buntrock, will benefit a minimum of 30 eligible students beginning in the fall 2024 semester. The scholarship covers

half of a student’s tuition up to $12,000 and will be renewable for up to three years.