General and Departmental Scholarships

General and Departmental Scholarships

General scholarships are awarded by the Office of University Scholarships. Departmental scholarships are awarded by the academic colleges. While new and current Auburn University students receive consideration for general and departmental scholarships, most general scholarships are awarded to incoming students, and most departmental scholarships are awarded to current students. First-year students must enroll summer or fall immediately following high school graduation to receive consideration. Transfer students must enroll summer or fall to receive consideration.

Consideration and Criteria 

  • First-year students accepted for admission by mid-January and complete the scholarship application in the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by February 1 receive consideration. 
  • Some scholarships include an academic achievement criterion determined by cumulative Auburn GPA for current students, transfer GPA for transfer students, and high school GPA for first-year students. For first-year students who apply for admission as traditional applicants, standardized test score may also be considered. Updated test scores must be received by Auburn by January 10. For students who apply for admission as test optional applicants, the academic assessment during the evaluation for admission may also be considered.  
  • Approximately one-half of general and departmental scholarships include a preference or requirement for a recipient with financial need. Financial need is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)**, which must be received by Auburn by February 1. Students selected for financial need verification are not eligible for need-based scholarships if the verification process is incomplete. 
  • Many general and departmental scholarships include a geographic criterion defined as high school attended or city, county, or state of residence. A majority of those include a preference for a recipient who is an Alabama resident.  
  • Departmental scholarships include an academic program criterion, primarily defined as college or major in which enrolled, and vary in availability and award amount by college and academic program. They can be found in AUSOM by browsing "All" scholarships and filtering for the name of the college in which enrolled or planning to enroll or by searching using the major as the keyword.

Awards 

  • Scholarships are awarded competitively. Consideration does not guarantee an award. 
  • Most general and departmental scholarships are awarded to one recipient and at an average award amount of $1,500 to $2,000 for one year. 
  • Students may receive a general or departmental scholarship in addition to a competitive merit scholarship or select need-based scholarship. 
  • Students who have previously been awarded a scholarship valued at resident tuition or greater, currently $10,392 for the 2022-23 academic year, may be less likely to receive a general or departmental scholarship, unless the student is an Alabama resident and has high unmet financial need. 
  • Scholarships are awarded in early March, and recipients are notified by email to the Auburn email account

*Please visit First-year Student Scholarships under Frequently Asked Questions for more information on specific enrollment situations that may impact general and departmental scholarship eligibility. 

**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. 

For more information about general scholarships, click herePriority consideration is given to students who demonstrate financial need and have not previously been recognized with a scholarship valued at resident tuition or greater.

Additionally, priority consideration for general scholarships is given to:

  • First-year students who have a high school GPA and a standardized test score at or above our middle 50%.
  • Transfer students who have a minimum 3.5 transfer GPA and a minimum 45 transfer hours.
  • Current students who are pursuing a first undergraduate degree; have a minimum 3.5 cumulative, unadjusted Auburn GPA at the conclusion of fall semester; and are projected to achieve junior class standing at the conclusion of spring semester.

Contact

University Scholarships
334-844-7570
scholar@auburn.edu

For more information about scholarships in the College of Agriculture, click here.

Contact

Lauren Evans
334-844-2345
lze0002@auburn.edu

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.

College-Wide

Katherine Chastain
334-844-4569
kmb0023@auburn.edu

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture

Olivia Hayes
334-844-5421
onr0002@auburn.edu

School of Industrial + Graphic Design

Lisa Watson
334-844-2374
lsw0020@auburn.edu

McWhorter School of Building Science

Brandon Clarke
334-844-5351
bac0036@auburn.edu

For more information about scholarships in the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, click here.

College-Wide

Becca Grace
334-844-7891
gracerc@auburn.edu

School of Accountancy

Jennifer Cornett
334-844-6213
cornejn@auburn.edu

For more information about scholarships in the College of Education, click here.

Contact

Stephanie Thompson
334-844-3093
clemesm@auburn.edu

For more information about scholarships in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, click here.

College-Wide

Jessica Taylor
334-844-2251
jessica.taylor@auburn.edu
Website

Aerospace Engineering

Rob Kulick
334-844-6869
kulicro@auburn.edu
Website

Biosystems Engineering

Brendan Higgins
334-844-4180
bth0023@auburn.edu
Website

Chemical Engineering

Jennifer Harris
334-844-2030
harrijm@auburn.edu
Website

Civil Engineering

Ashley Winfree
334-844-6262
sandeaa@auburn.edu
Website

Computer Science and Software Engineering

Clint Lovelace
334-844-6313
jcl0014@auburn.edu
Website

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Elizabeth Gowan
334-844-1825
efg0001@auburn.edu
Website

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Branden Farmer
334-844-3761
branden@auburn.edu
Website

Materials Engineering

Dr. Pengyu Chen
334-844-4913
pzc0026@auburn.edu
Website

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Sushil H. Bhavnani
334-844-3303
me_advisor@eng.auburn.edu
Website

Polymer and Fiber Engineering

Julia Freeman
334-844-5457
freemja@auburn.edu
Website

Pulp, Paper, and Bioresource Engineering

Laura Kincaid
334-844-4859
snydelj@auburn.edu
Website

For more information about scholarships in the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment, click here.

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For more information about scholarships in the College of Human Sciences, click here.

Contact

For more information about scholarships in the College of Liberal Arts, click here.

College-Wide

Lee Anne Caudle
334-844-2188
lwc0003@auburn.edu
Website

Music, Band, and Choir

Dr. Rick Good
334-844-3178
goodric@auburn.edu
Website

The College of Nursing considers students for scholarships once accepted into the professional program. For more information about scholarships in the College of Nursing, click here.

Contact

Wendy Franklin
334-844-6713
wzf0003@auburn.edu

Application Deadline: June 1

The Harrison College of Pharmacy considers students for scholarships once accepted into the professional program. For more information about scholarships in the Harrison College of Pharmacy, click here.

Contact

Charlotte Cheatham
334-844-8393
ccc0010@auburn.edu

Application Deadline: June 1

For more information about scholarships in the College of Sciences and Mathematics, click here.

Contact

Will Blakeley
334-844-4269
web0020@auburn.edu

The College of Veterinary Medicine considers students for scholarships once accepted into the professional program. For more information about scholarships in the College of Veterinary Medicine, click here.

Contact

Shannon Hughes
334-844-2685
slh0054@auburn.edu

Application Deadline: June 1

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.

Contact

Whitney Comer
334-844-4905
wrc0024@auburn.edu

A variety of study abroad funding sources are available to Auburn students wishing to study or intern internationally. It is recommended students begin planning their abroad experience and working to secure funding a year before they plan to go abroad. To search for available study abroad scholarships, click here.
Last updated: 06/22/2022