Travelers EDGE

Employer Sponsored Pipeline Program

Employer Sponsored Pipeline Programs

Augsburg University Employer Sponsored Pipeline Programs uniquely support underrepresented students as they complete their academic career and ensure they have intentional opportunities to develop professional skills and connections. By partnering with Augsburg, employers will create brand awareness on campus, and will receive support in identifying and efficiently recruiting the next generation of engaged employees.

Each Employer Sponsored Pipeline Program is designed with the particular needs of the employer in mind, and they are all founded on four pillars which are critical to the success of the model: scholarship, internship, mentorship and professional development.

Travelers EDGE

Travelers EDGE is our flagship pipeline program. It is a national program in partnership and funded by Travelers Insurance. Augsburg has been a strong partner since 2010.

Travelers EDGE stands for Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment. The program focuses on the following goals:

  • Increase the pipeline of underrepresented students to college
  • Help underrepresented students graduate from college
  • Build awareness of career opportunities in insurance and financial services

  • Financial Support – Annual scholarship up to $14,000/year
  • Paid summer internships at Travelers Insurance
  • Professional Development – Annual Professional Development Institute in Hartford, Connecticut; Access to all Strommen Center services and events
  • Mentorship – Paired with Travelers employee or Travelers EDGE alumni
  • Peer-to-peer Support – Monthly cohort meetings with all Scholars during the academic year; Part of the EDGE “family”
  • Academic Support – Monthly 1:1 check-ins with Program Managers relating to coaching, advising, tutoring and/or connecting to other resources

  • Attend all onboarding training and orientation sessions
  • Monthly 1:1 with Augsburg’s and Travelers EDGE Program Managers
  • Monthly cohort meetings on professional development topics
  • Attend Professional Development Institute
  • Apply for summer internship at Travelers. Required to do at least one.
  • Submit documents to renew scholarship annually
  • Select a major within the program guidelines
  • Take at least 12 credits/semester
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Application for 2024-2025

The application cycle for 2024-2025 is closed.

  • Current high school senior planning to enroll at Augsburg University in the 2024-2025 school year (OR) Current Augsburg student who is a first-year student
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Planning to study one of the accepted majors

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Mathematics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing

  • Personal information
  • 2 short answer questions
  • Copy of your unofficial transcript
  • Recommender contact information (this can be a teacher, counselor, supervisor, etc as long as they’re not a peer or related to you)
  • Copy of your parent’s federal 1040 form

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Application can be found on Scholarship America.

Review our Resource on how to navigate the application and how to prepare for the interview. If you have any questions, please contact Ma Xiong-Nguyen at

Meet Our Scholars

Augsburg is currently serving 14 students in this 23-24 academic year. Meet some of our Scholars below!

Celebrating 15 years of Travelers EDGE


Travelers EDGE: Professional Development Institute Recap

In early January our Travelers EDGE cohort took an annual trip to Hartford, Connecticut for Professional Development Institute (PDI). Travelers EDGE is funded by Travelers Insurance, with the goals to 1) increase the pipeline of underrepresented students to college, 2) …

By Ma Xiong-Nguyen
Ma Xiong-Nguyen Career Services Program Manager
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Welcome New Travelers EDGE Scholars!

Welcome to the 2023-24 academic year! We are excited to welcome our new Scholars to the EDGE family at Augsburg University. We kicked off with New Scholar Onboarding to help the Scholars build community, comradery among each other, learn more …

By Ma Xiong-Nguyen
Ma Xiong-Nguyen Career Services Program Manager
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Travelers EDGE Internship Presentations

Travelers EDGE Scholars wrapped up their 8 weeks internship at Travelers with final presentations. Six Augsburg University Scholars, pictured above, shared their experience working in various sectors such as: corporate tax, middle market field, retail marketing and more. In their …

By Ma Xiong-Nguyen
Ma Xiong-Nguyen Career Services Program Manager
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Career Resources

Contact & Location


Christensen Center, Suite 100

Minneapolis, MN 55454

Career Service Hours

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Tuesday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm