Undergraduate Scholarships

National Scholars

Auburn University recognizes the scholastic achievement associated with being named a National Scholar. This honor exemplifies students’ dedication to academic excellence and their efforts to prepare for the future. National Scholars accepted for admission with a minimum 3.5 high school GPA must complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) to receive consideration for scholarships available specifically to them.

  • Merit and Achievement Finalists
  • Merit and Achievement Semifinalists
  • Hispanic Scholars

Merit and Achievement Finalists


National Merit Finalists and National Achievement Finalists receive a National Scholars Presidential Scholarship:

  • Tuition for four years for Alabama residents, currently valued at $34,368 ($8,592 per year), or $80,000 over four years for non-residents ($20,000 per year)
  • $1,000 technology stipend in the first fall semester
  • $2,500 enrichment experience stipend available for one semester after the second year of study at Auburn for study abroad or undergraduate research
  • On-campus housing stipend for one year, valued at $7,200*
  • University 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)**.

A National Scholars Presidential Scholarship replaces a Spirit of Auburn Scholarship or an Academic Scholarship, if previously awarded. National Merit and Achievement Finalists must have a minimum 3.5 high school GPA, meet the January 15 application for admission deadline, and complete the scholarship application through AUSOM to receive consideration. Students may indicate their finalist standing within the AUSOM scholarship application.

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.

National Achievement Finalists should provide a copy of their notification letter to the Office of University Scholarships through AUSOM by May 1.

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

*Housing application is required. Housing availability and assignments are determined by the Department of University Housing.

**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 Tiger I Financial Aid Requirements page after the student’s FAFSA results are received. For additional information, visit the Office of Financial Aid.

Merit and Achievement Semifinalists


Alabama Residents

Alabama National Merit and Achievement Semifinalists who have a minimum 3.5 high school GPA and meet the January 15 application for admission deadline receive a four year, renewable Spirit of Auburn Founders Scholarship in the amount of tuition, currently valued at $34,368 over four years ($8,592 per year), replacing a Freshman Scholarship of lesser value if previously awarded. Students must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM to receive consideration. Students may indicate their semifinalist standing within the AUSOM scholarship application.

Non-Residents

Non-resident National Merit and Achievement Semifinalists who have a minimum 3.5 high school GPA and meet the January 15 application for admission deadline receive a four year, renewable Academic Heritage Scholarship in the amount of $48,000 over four years at $12,000 per year, replacing a Freshman Scholarship of lesser value if previously awarded. Students must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM to receive consideration. Students may indicate their semifinalist standing within the AUSOM Application.


For more information on how students qualify as National Merit and National Achievement Semifinalists, please visit National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Hispanic Scholars


National Hispanic Scholars who have a minimum 3.5 high school GPA and meet the January 15 application for admission deadline are eligible for a university stipend for four years at $4,000 to $8,000 ($1,000 to $2,000 per year) based on financial need as determined through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*. National Hispanic Scholars who meet the February 15 scholarship application deadline through AUSOM may also receive consideration for a Freshman Scholarship based on their standardized test scores and high school GPA.

National Hispanic Scholars may indicate their Hispanic Scholar status and provide a copy of their notification letter to the Office of University Scholarships through AUSOM.

*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 Tiger I Financial Aid Requirements page after the student’s FAFSA results are received. For additional information, visit the Office of Financial Aid.