Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Scholarships available to transfer students are included on this page. Some of the scholarship types also have their own page with more information. We encourage you to also visit those pages and our frequently asked questions.

Select Need-Based Scholarships

Select need-based scholarships are awarded to transfer students who are Alabama residents and are renewable for two years. Transfer students must enroll summer or fall to receive consideration.*   

Consideration

  • Transfer students accepted for admission by mid-January receive automatic consideration. A scholarship application is not required. 
  • Consideration is based on financial need and the transfer GPA.
  • 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. 
  • A minimum 3.0 transfer GPA is required for consideration. 
  • Additional consideration is given to first-generation college students and students from underserved areas in Alabama. 
  • Scholarships are awarded competitively. Consideration does not guarantee an award. 

Awards

  • Scholarships are awarded competitively. Consideration does not guarantee an award.
  • The award amount is $5,000 per year for two years. 
  • Students may receive a need-based scholarship in addition to other scholarships awarded. 
  • Select need-based scholarships are awarded mid-February, and recipients are notified by email to their Auburn email account

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

General and Departmental Scholarships

General scholarships are awarded by the Office of University Scholarships. Departmental scholarships are awarded by the academic colleges. New and current Auburn University students receive consideration for general and departmental scholarships. Transfer students must enroll summer or fall immediately to receive consideration.* 

Consideration and Criteria 

  • Transfer 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, cumulative transfer GPA for transfer students, and high school GPA for first-year students. 
  • 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
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*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. 

Last updated: 07/27/2022