Freshman Scholarships

Freshman Scholarships

Freshman Scholarships are awarded exclusively to incoming freshmen and are renewable for four years. Students accepted for admission must apply through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) to receive consideration for Freshman Scholarships. To ensure maximum consideration, it is imperative students are knowledgeable of the specific requirements associated with all scholarships awarded.

Students planning to apply for scholarships should complete the admission application with all required materials received by November 15. Incoming freshmen accepted for admission must complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by 4:45 p.m. CST on December 1. Updated test scores and transcripts received after this date will be considered, as funding permits, for students with a complete scholarship application by December 1. Scholarships are awarded competitively, and consideration does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded, unless otherwise stated.

Minimum academic requirements for scholarship consideration and award amounts are for students planning to enroll Summer or Fall 2018 and are subject to change for enrollment in future terms. For the purposes of awarding scholarships, the highest composite ACT or equivalent total SAT score from a single test date is used, and the writing score is not considered. Students must have the minimum ACT or equivalent SAT score and high school GPA requirements to receive Freshman Scholarship consideration.

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Spirit of Auburn Scholarships are awarded competitively among eligible Alabama residents beginning in October, based on available funding and academic achievement as demonstrated by standardized test scores and high school GPA. Consideration does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded.  These four year, renewable scholarships are awarded at three levels: University, Founders, and Presidential. 

To receive consideration, students must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by the deadline and have the minimum ACT or SAT score* and high school GPA requirements. Minimum test scores required for consideration at each level do not include the writing score.

University Scholarship

  • Requires a 28-29 ACT or equivalent SAT score and a minimum 3.5 high school GPA for consideration.
  • Awarded at $16,000 over four years ($4,000 per year).

Founders Scholarship

  • Requires a 30-32 ACT or equivalent SAT score and a minimum 3.5 high school GPA for consideration.
  • Awarded at $32,000 over four years ($8,000 per year).

Presidential Scholarship

  • Requires a 33-36 ACT or equivalent SAT score and a minimum 3.5 high school GPA for consideration.
  • Awarded at the value of resident tuition over four years, currently $38,496 for four years ($9,624 per year).

 

Academic Scholarships are awarded competitively among eligible non-residents beginning in October, based on available funding and academic achievement as demonstrated by standardized test scores and high school GPA. Consideration does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded. These four-year, renewable scholarships are awarded at three levels: Charter, Heritage, and Presidential. 

To receive consideration, students must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by the deadline and have the minimum ACT or SAT score* and high school GPA requirements. Minimum test scores required for consideration at each level do not include the writing score.

Charter Scholarship

  • Requires a 29-30 ACT or equivalent SAT score and a minimum 3.5 high school GPA for consideration.
  • Awarded at $32,000 over four years ($8,000 per year).

Heritage Scholarship

  • Requires a 31-32 ACT or equivalent SAT score and a minimum 3.5 high school GPA for consideration.
  • Awarded at $52,000 over four years ($13,000 per year).

Presidential Scholarship

  • Requires a 33-36 ACT or equivalent SAT score and a minimum 3.5 high school GPA for consideration.
  • Awarded at $72,000 over four years ($18,000 per year).

 

National Merit Finalists receive a stipend for four years at $4,000 to $8,000 ($1,000 to $2,000 per year), depending on eligibility as determined by National Merit Scholarship Corporation and financial need as determined through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*.

National Merit Finalists should contact National Merit Scholarship Corporation to name Auburn University as their first choice institution by May 1. National Merit Finalists who wish to change a previously named first choice to Auburn must do so by an earlier deadline in April, as determined each year by National Merit Scholarship Corporation.


For more information how students qualify as National Merit Finalists, please visit National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

*The FAFSA is the only form a student is required to complete to be considered for student assistance from any of the Title IV, HEA programs except for information needed to ensure the student’s eligibility for such assistance (e.g., information needed to complete verification or to demonstrate compliance with the student eligibility provisions of the HEA and the regulations). Additional information, if requested, will be listed on the student’s AU Access My Finances page after we receive the results of the FAFSA. For additional information, visit the Office of Financial Aid.

Awarded: Beginning in December
Amount: $20,000 over four years ($5,000 per year) for incoming freshmen or $10,000 over two years ($5,000 per year) for incoming transfer students

Ever to Conquer Scholarships are awarded competitively among eligible incoming Alabama residents who complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST by the deadline, based on available funding. Consideration does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded. 

  • Incoming freshmen must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Incoming transfer students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA.
  • Priority consideration will be given to students who qualify for the Federal Pell Grant by February 1 through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*. Consideration may also be given to students who have demonstrated a strong likelihood to qualify for the Federal Pell Grant through a combination of other factors.
  • Students must be an undergraduate student pursuing a first degree.

*The FAFSA is the only form a student is required to complete to be considered for student assistance from any of the Title IV, HEA programs except for information needed to ensure the student’s eligibility for such assistance (e.g., information needed to complete verification or to demonstrate compliance with the student eligibility provisions of the HEA and the regulations). Additional information, if requested, will be listed on the student’s AU Access My Finances page after we receive the results of the FAFSA. For additional information, visit the Office of Financial Aid.

Awarded: December
Amount: $8,000 over four years ($2,000 per year) for Alabama residents

All Auburn Scholarships are awarded competitively among eligible incoming Alabama residents who complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on the deadline, based on available funding. Consideration does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded. To be eligibile, students must have:

 

Awarded: December
Amount: $16,000 over four years ($4,000 per year)

True Blue Scholarships are awarded competitively among incoming non-residents who complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on the deadline, based on available funding. Consideration does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded. To be eligibile, students must have:

 

Last updated: 11/16/2017