Department scholarships are awarded by Auburn’s 12 colleges and schools. Criteria vary and include, but may not be limited to, academic major, geographic location, academic achievement, and financial need. Incoming freshmen will receive consideration for any department scholarship for which they meet all required criteria, independent of a standardized test score. Students who have achieved a core GPA and overall GPA at or above our middle 50% GPA are more likely to receive a scholarship.
Department scholarships can be found in AUSOM by browsing "All" scholarships and filtering for the name of the college/school in which enrolled or planning to enroll or by searching using the major as the keyword.
To receive department scholarship consideration, students must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on the following dates:
- February 1 for accepted incoming students and current Auburn students
- June 1 for nursing or veterinary medicine students accepted into the professional program and pharmacy students enrolled in the professional program
Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*, available October 1. Need-based scholarships will be awarded in early March, requiring the FAFSA to also be received by February 1 for maximum scholarship consideration. Students selected for FAFSA verification will not be eligible for financial aid, including need-based scholarships, if that process is incomplete. The FAFSA and other requirements, if necessary, should be received by February 1 for priority consideration financial aid and need-based scholarships.
Department scholarships are awarded to students in early March. Scholarships are awarded competitively, and award amounts vary. Additional department scholarship information may be found on the websites for each college or school.
*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.
The College of Architecture, Design, and Construction considers students for scholarships once accepted into the professional program. Students enrolled in Building Science may receive scholarship consideration after completing 15 hours or two building science courses. For more information about scholarships in the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction, click here.
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture
School of Industrial + Graphic Design
McWhorter School of Building Science
For more information about scholarships in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, click here.
Computer Science and Software Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Polymer and Fiber Engineering
Pulp, Paper, and Bioresource Engineering
The Honors College awards scholarships to currently enrolled members of the Honors College. These awards are based on academic achievement, progress in the Honors curriculum, and involvement and leadership in Honors and university organizations. For more information about scholarships in the Honors College, click here.
For more information about scholarships for Auburn Abroad, click here.