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Nils Hasselmo Award for Academic Pursuit

$5,000 annual prize for an Augustana student pursuing a career in research or higher education teaching

The Hasselmo Prize was established by Dr. Nils Hasselmo, Class of 1957, in recognition of the ways in which his Augustana education both informed and transformed his life and vocational calling.

Nils Hasselmo

Dr. Hasselmo served as the president of the University of Minnesota from 1988 until his retirement in 1997. From 1998 to 2006, he was president of the Association of American Universities.

Begun in 2011, the Hasselmo Prize awards $5,000 to an Augustana student who intends to pursue a career in higher education teaching or research.

Award funds can be used to buy books or other resources; support travel to conferences, professional meetings, special collections, laboratories or graduate schools; or otherwise provide access to relevant, academically rigorous opportunities to encourage the pursuit of academics as a vocation.