Need-based Scholarships

Need-based Scholarships

Need-based scholarships are awarded by the Office of University Scholarships, the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, and each of Auburn University's 12 colleges and schools. These scholarships can be found in the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by browsing "All" scholarships and filtering for "Financial Need." Students must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on the deadline to receive consideration for all need-based scholarships for which they meet the criteria. 

Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*, available October 1. Need-based scholarships may be awarded to incoming freshmen beginning in January, requiring the FAFSA to be received by December 15 for maximum scholarship consideration. Students selected for FAFSA verification will not be eligible for financial aid, including need-based scholarships, if this process is incomplete. The FAFSA and other requirements, if necessary, should be received by February 1 for priority consideration of financial aid.

Awarded: Beginning in December
Amount: $1,500 for one year

Board of Trustees Scholarships are awarded among eligible Alabama residents who complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM). Incoming freshmen must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on December 15. Incoming transfer students and current Auburn students must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on February 1.

  • Students must have a minimum 3.0 high school, transfer, or cumulative AU GPA, depending on current enrollment status.
  • Incoming freshmen must demonstrate financial need by December 15 through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).*
  • Incoming transfer students and current Auburn students must demonstrate financial need by February 1 through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).*
  • Students must be an undergraduate student pursuing a first degree.

Awarded: Beginning in January
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 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.

  • 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 is given to students who demonstrate financial need through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*, with additional consideration given to students who are first-generation college students.

 

*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 January
Amount: $8,000 over four years ($2,000 per year) for incoming freshmen or $4,000 over two years ($2,000 per year) for incoming transfer students

The Provost Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship (PLUS) is awarded to eligible incoming freshman students. The Provost Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship for incoming transfer students (PLUS-T) is awarded to eligible incoming transfer students.

PLUS and PLUS-T are awarded among eligible incoming students who complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on the deadline, including a 300-400 word diversity essay. Recipients are selected by the Provost Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship Committee. Contact the Office of Inclusion and Diversity for more information.

  • Incoming freshmen must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA for PLUS. Incoming transfer students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA for PLUS-T.
  • Priority consideration is given to students who are first-generation college students, demonstrate financial need through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*, are Alabama residents, and have a diverse background as determined by the goals of the Auburn University Strategic Plan. 
  • Students must be an undergraduate student pursuing a first degree.

Contact

Jasmine Prince
Office of Inclusion and Diversity
(334)844-8785
jnp0024@auburn.edu


*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: 08/08/2019