Auburn Veterans Scholarship
General Scholarship covering - Tuition / Books / Fees / Housing / Subsistence, etc.
In 2008, the City of Auburn and the Auburn Veterans Committee established the Auburn Veterans Scholarship Foundation. The Foundation was created in an effort to show the Auburn community's appreciation for the sacrifices made by our service men and women and their families. Each year, the Foundation will provide two, $2,000 scholarships to assist a local veteran or their dependent in attending a local, post-secondary educational institution.
- Be a uniformed U.S. Military service member on active duty, inactive reserves, or honorably discharged
- Be a current resident of Auburn, Alabama, or a dependent of a uniformed U.S. Military service member on active duty, inactive reserves, or honorably discharged from the U.S. armed forces and a graduate of a high school in Lee County, Alabama.
- Preference given to students who demonstrate financial need.
- Incoming freshmen must have a minimum 23 ACT score or the comparable SAT score.
- Requires a copy of the DD-214 Form (Report of Separation) and/or proof of student's legal dependency
To Apply, contact:
Office of University Scholarships
115 Quad Center
Auburn, AL 36849
ALABAMA G.I. DEPENDENTS' SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
- This academic scholarship program is administrated by the State of Alabama, Department of Veterans' Affairs, and applies to the dependents of Alabama's disabled veterans.
- For more information please contact your local state/county VA office or visit http://www.va.state.al.us/scholarship.htm
- This is not a federal program. This is a state of Alabama program. The AU Veterans Resource Center does not process this state benefit. The Auburn University POC is: Jennifer Walden (334)844-3769, Bursar Billing Office, Mary Martin Hall.
FRY SCHOLARSHIP (CHILDREN OF FALLEN SERVICE MEMBERS)
- The children of military personnel who died in the line of duty since Sept. 11, 2001 can apply for an educational scholarship similar to the new Post-9/11 GI Bill. Benefits are retroactive to Aug. 1, 2009.
- The scholarship, which is administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, are named after Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry, 28, a Texas native who died in Iraq in 2006 while disarming an explosive. He was survived by three young children.
- "The Fry scholarship represents this nation’s solemn commitment to care for children whose mothers and fathers paid the ultimate price for our country," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.
- VA begins accepting applications for the Fry scholarship on May 1, 2010. For more information or assistance applying, call toll-free 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551), or visit the VA GI Bill Website at www.gibill.va.gov.
- VA estimates nearly 1,500 children will receive benefits under the Fry scholarship program in 2010. Recipients generally have 15 years to use their benefits, beginning on their 18th birthdays.
- Eligible children attending institutions of higher learning may receive payments to cover their tuition and fees up to the highest amounts charged to public, in-state students at undergraduate institutions in each state. A monthly housing allowance and stipend for books and supplies are also paid under this program.
- VA will begin paying benefits under the Fry scholarships on Aug. 1, 2010. Eligible participants may receive benefits retroactively to August 1, 2009, the same day the Post-9/11 GI Bill took effect
- Eligible children may be married. Recipients are entitled to 36 months of benefits at the 100 percent level.
- When dependents also serve in the military, the reserves or are Veterans in their own right, eligible for education benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill for Active Duty, the Montgomery GI Bill for Selected Reserves or the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), then they would relinquish their eligibility under those programs to receive benefits under a Fry scholarship.
Auburn University Scholarship
- Click here to learn more about Auburn's scholarships.
: Scholarships can sometimes affect Federal GI Bill benefits. Please contact the Auburn University Veterans Resource Center for more information.