President's Scholarship

Dear President’s Scholarship Candidate:

We are delighted that you have shown a genuine interest in making Gustavus your home for the next four years. We offer an extraordinary learning environment for serious students who are looking to make a difference in our world.

In addition to working closely with outstanding professors, coaches, conductors and more, when you come to Gustavus you will also be engaged with your fellow students. One of the strengths of our campus is our ability to attract high-caliber students to join the Gustavus community. It is that dynamic—the interaction between faculty and student, coach and athlete, conductor and musician, student and student—that creates such an extraordinary place.

The highly selective President’s Scholarship was established to reward our student leaders who excel academically with scholarship dollars for what they contribute to this community. I wish you well in your college search and I hope to see you on campus in the fall of 2014.

Best Regards,
Jack R. Ohle
President, Gustavus Adolphus College


Spring Scholarship Round: January 6, 2014 | Interview by invitation March 1, 2014

The President’s Scholarship, worth up to $22,000 per year, represents Gustavus Adolphus College’s financial commitment to academic excellence. Through an application and interview process, candidates will be reviewed for their previous accomplishments and potential for future success. Past recipients of these highly selective awards enrolled in the most academically challenging courses offered, ranked near the top of their graduating class, and earned at least a composite score of 30 on the ACT or 1320 on the SAT. Submission of test scores and this application is required. Qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a scholarship competition at Gustavus on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Awards are renewable with a 3.25 cumulative grade point average.

The information below will be used for selection of finalists and may also be used in the finalist’s interview.

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