Inclusion and Diversity Scholarships

Inclusion & Diversity Scholarships

Diversity is a core value at Auburn University. Scholarships intended to foster diversity as defined by Auburn University’s Strategic Plan are awarded by the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, the Office of University Scholarships, and each of Auburn University's 12 colleges and schools.

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To receive consideration for all scholarships, including those with an emphasis on promoting diversity, students must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on the following dates:

  • December 15 for accepted incoming freshmen 
  • February 1 for accepted incoming transfer students and current Auburn students

Diversity Scholarships can be found in AUSOM by browsing "All" scholarships and searching by the keywords "Accessibility," "Diversity," "Financial Need," and "First-Generation College Student." 

In addition, students are encouraged to provide any supplemental information required for specific scholarships promoting diversity.

Awarded: Beginning in January
Amount: $8,000 over four years ($2,000 per year) for incoming freshmen or $4,000 over two years ($2,000 per year) for incoming transfer students

The Provost Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship (PLUS) is awarded to eligible incoming freshman students. The Provost Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship for incoming transfer students (PLUS-T) is awarded to eligible incoming transfer students.

PLUS and PLUS-T are awarded among eligible incoming students who complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on the deadline, including a 300-400 word diversity essay. Recipients are selected by the Provost Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship Committee. Contact the Office of Inclusion and Diversity for more information.

  • Incoming freshmen must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA for PLUS. Incoming transfer students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA for PLUS-T.
  • Priority consideration is given to students who are first-generation college students, demonstrate financial need through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*, are Alabama residents, and have a diverse background as determined by the goals of the Auburn University Strategic Plan. 
  • Students must be an undergraduate student pursuing a first degree.


Jasmine Prince
Office of Inclusion and Diversity

*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.

Last updated: 08/07/2019