Freshman Scholarships

Freshman Scholarships

Freshman Scholarships are awarded exclusively to incoming freshmen and are renewable for four years. 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 15.

Incoming freshmen with a minimum 3.5 high school GPA and a minimum 26 ACT score or equivalent SAT score as of the freshman scholarship deadline are more likely to receive a four-year merit scholarship based on academic achievement. The charts in the sections below provide estimated award amounts.

The minimum test score and high school GPA required for consideration must be reflected on the applicant record within AUSOM by December 15. Following receipt by Auburn, it may take up to three days before test scores and GPAs are updated in AUSOM.

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. Minimum academic requirements for scholarship consideration and award amounts are for students planning to enroll Summer or Fall 2020 and are subject to change for enrollment in future terms. 

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Merit scholarships are awarded among eligible Alabama residents in December, based on available funding and academic achievement as demonstrated by standardized test scores and high school GPA. To receive consideration, students must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by the deadline.

Resident Merit Scholarships
Test
Score
High School
GPA
Estimated Annual
Award Amount
Estimated Four-Year
Award Amount
26-27 ACT
1230-1290 SAT
3.5+ $2,000 $8,000

28-29 ACT
1300-1350 SAT

3.5+ $4,000 $16,000
30-32 ACT
1360-1440 SAT
3.5+ $8,000 $32,000
33-36 ACT
1450-1600 SAT
3.5+ Value of resident tuition Value of resident tuition
Alabama Resident Scholarships Chart
This chart is a guide and is not a guarantee of future awards. Each entering class competes with itself, and actual awards are determined based on the number of qualified scholarship applicants, the credentials of those applicants,
and available funding.

 

Merit scholarships are awarded among eligible non-residents in December, based on available funding and academic achievement as demonstrated by standardized test scores and high school GPA. To receive consideration, students must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by the deadline

Non-Resident Merit Scholarships
Test
Score
High School
GPA
Estimated Annual
Award Amount
Estimated Four-Year
Award Amount
28 ACT
1300-1320 SAT
3.5+ $4,000 $16,000

29-30 ACT
1330-1380 SAT

3.5+ $8,000 $32,000
31-36 ACT
1390-1600 SAT
3.5+ $15,000 $60,000
Non-Resident Scholarships Chart
This chart is a guide and is not a guarantee of future awards. Each entering class competes with itself, and actual awards are determined based on the number of qualified scholarship applicants, the credentials of those applicants,
and available funding.

 

National Merit Finalists receive a stipend of $4,000 over four years at $1,000 per year. Depending on eligibility as determined through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*, eligible students may receive an additional $1,000 annually.

National Merit Finalists who are Alabama residents may receive the National Scholars Presidential Scholarship valued at resident tuition. Incoming freshmen named National Merit Semifinalists must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on February 1.

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.

Last updated: 10/21/2019