University Honors College

For students filled with ideas, longing for creative expression, and ready to take on career-shaping challenges, an Honors College education at Auburn University is the way to go.  The essence of Honors education at Auburn is personal attention, top faculty, enlightening seminars, illuminating study-travel experiences, numerous research opportunities, and career-building experiences-all designed to enhance a foundational education and prepare students for a lifetime of achievement.  And there's a bonus: Auburn's Honors program has its own scholarships and other types of stipends that help pay for a student's undergraduate education

Honors College Fact Sheet

Prestigious National Scholarships at Auburn University

Prestigious national scholarships are highly competitive awards that provide support for a wide range of enriching experiences, including study abroad, graduate study, language learning, teaching, research, and public service.  In the fall of 2008, Auburn University created the Office of Prestigious National Scholarships (which is located within the University Honors College) to provide support, guidance and mentoring to Auburn's top students interested in pursuing one of these highly coveted awards.  Dr. Paul Harris, Associate Director of the Honors College, is responsible for the oversight of the program.  While a student at Auburn, Dr. Harris received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research in Germany.  Below is a listing of Auburn University students have garnered several national scholarships since spring of 2009.

Krissy Voss and Erica Meissner – Rhodes Scholarship finalists; Jordan Anderson – Rhodes Scholarship; Rebecca Ludvigsen – Fulbright Scholarship; Helen Hunter Robertson - Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship; Lauren Hayes - Rotary Scholar; Zachary Devries and Dan Mazzaferro - Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mentions; Katherine Davis, Scott Seitz and Taylor Baronich - Truman Scholarship Finalists; Eric Kessler - Gilman Scholarship; Dan Mazzaferro - Phi Kappa Phi National Fellowship; David Harris - Goldwater Scholar and Gates Cambridge Scholarship finalist; Lauren Hayes and Jordan Anderson - Today Academic All USA 2nd Team Members.

The Office of Prestigious National Scholarships is constantly looking for students who are developing strong interests and goals – academic and extracurricular – and who want to take advantage of every constructive opportunity that will help them go farther. Just as each scholarship offers a different kind of opportunity each is also looking for a different range of strengths and interests in its applicants. You do not need to have a perfect GPA or be Captain of the Swim Team to be a strong scholarship candidate. If you develop a strong academic record (3.7 or higher is important), and you devote yourself to activities you care about, you may well find one or more scholarships opportunities of interest to you. The Office of Prestigious National Scholarships can help you find awards that are a good fit for you.

Honors College Staff

James Hansen, Director
Paul Harris, Associate Director for Prestigious National Scholarships
Kathie Mattox, Associate Director
Jonathan Hallford, Advisor
Mycla Palmer, Advisor
Marcia King, Administrative Assistant

Please contact Auburn's University Honors College for more information
334-844-5860 / honors@auburn.edu