Undergraduate Scholarships

Freshman Scholarships

Freshman Scholarships are awarded exclusively to incoming freshmen and are renewable for four years. Students accepted for admission must apply through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) to receive consideration for Freshman Scholarships. To ensure maximum consideration, it is imperative students are knowledgeable of the specific requirements associated with all scholarships awarded.

  • Spirit of Auburn Resident
  • Academic
    Non-Resident
  • Plainsman Prestigious
  • Achievement
  • True Blue Legacy
  • All Auburn
  • Ever To Conquer
  • Auburn Sponsored

Spirit of Auburn Resident


Spirit of Auburn Scholarships are awarded among Alabama resident students from October to February, based on academic achievement as demonstrated by standardized test scores and high school GPA. These four year, renewable scholarships are awarded at three levels: Presidential, Founders, and University.

Students must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by midnight CST on February 10, and have the minimum ACT or SAT score* and high school GPA requirements to receive consideration. Minimum test scores required for consideration at each level do not include the writing score.

Presidential Scholarship

  • Requires a 33-36 ACT or 1440-1600 SAT score and a minimum 3.5 high school GPA for consideration.
  • Awarded at tuition for four years.

Founders Scholarship

  • Requires a 30-32 ACT or 1330-1430 SAT score and a minimum 3.5 high school GPA for consideration.
  • Awarded at $32,000 for four years ($8,000 per year).

University Scholarship

  • Requires a 28-29 ACT or 1250-1320 SAT score and a minimum 3.5 high school GPA for consideration.
  • Awarded at $16,000 over four years ($4,000 per year).

*Students who elect to test after the December ACT and SAT test dates are advised Auburn University cannot guarantee scores will be received and processed by the scholarship application deadline.

Academic Non-Resident


Academic Scholarships are awarded among eligible non-resident students from October to February, based on academic achievement as demonstrated by standardized test scores and high school GPA. These four-year, renewable scholarships are awarded at three levels: Presidential, Heritage, and Charter.

Students must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by midnight CST on February 10, and have the minimum ACT or SAT score* and high school GPA requirements to receive consideration. Minimum test scores required for consideration at each level do not include the writing score.

Presidential Scholarship

  • Requires a 33-36 ACT or 1440-1600 SAT score and a minimum 3.5 high school GPA for consideration.
  • Awarded at $64,000 over four years ($16,000 per year).

Heritage Scholarship

  • Requires a 31-32 ACT or 1360-1430 SAT score and a minimum 3.5 high school GPA for consideration.
  • Awarded at $48,000 over four years ($12,000 per year).

Charter Scholarship

  • Requires a 29-30 ACT or 1290-1350 SAT score and a minimum 3.5 high school GPA for consideration.
  • Awarded at $24,000 over four years ($6,000 per year).

*Students who elect to test after the December ACT and SAT test dates are advised Auburn University cannot guarantee scores will be received and processed by the scholarship application deadline.

Plainsman Prestigious


The University Scholarship Committee invites a select group of eligible incoming freshmen to apply for up to six of Auburn’s most elite scholarships. Students typically invited to complete the scholarship application through AUSOM in October and November are those with a minimum 34 ACT or 1490 SAT score and a 3.5 high school GPA and have been accepted for admission by November 15. Following a December 1 application deadline, finalists are invited to campus in February to interview. Several hundred applications are received each year, from which approximately 14 students are named finalists. Plainsman Prestigious Scholars receive an additional $10,000 to $40,000 over four years ($2,500 to $10,000 per year).

Roberts and Mildred Blount Presidential Endowed Scholarship

Must be a resident and a graduate of a high school in Elmore County, Alabama, and have a minimum 28 ACT or 1250 SAT score and a 3.5 high school GPA. Awarded at $20,000 over four years ($5,000 per year).

Blount Presidential Endowed Scholarship

Must be an Alabama resident; have a minimum 31 ACT or 1360 SAT score and a 3.5 high school GPA; and be enrolled in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or building science. Awarded at $20,000 over four years ($5,000 per year).

Dudley University Scholarship

Must meet the criteria for another Elite Scholarship. Award amount varies.

McWane Foundation Scholarship

Must have a minimum 34 ACT or 1490 SAT score and a 3.5 high school GPA. Awarded at $40,000 over four years ($10,000 per year).

Yetta G. Samford Class of 1917 Engineering Endowed Scholarship

Must have a minimum 34 ACT or 1490 SAT score and a 3.5 high school GPA and be enrolled in engineering. Awarded at $16,000 over four years ($4,000 per year).

Vulcan Materials Company Presidential Endowed Scholarship

Must have a minimum 34 ACT or 1490 SAT score and a 3.5 high school GPA. Awarded at $20,000 over four years ($5,000 per year).

Achievement Scholarship


Awarded: Late February
Amount: $8,000 over four years ($2,000 per year)

Achievement Scholarships are awarded among eligible incoming Alabama residents who complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by midnight CST on February 10.

  • Students must have a minimum 26 ACT or 1170 SAT score* and a 3.5 high school GPA.
  • Students may not have been recognized by the Office of University Scholarships with a Freshman Scholarship of equal or greater value.
  • Achievement Scholarships are awarded competitively based on available funding, and consideration does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded.

*Students who elect to test after the December ACT and SAT test dates are advised Auburn University cannot guarantee scores will be received and processed by the scholarship application deadline.

True Blue Legacy Scholarship


Awarded: Late February
Amount: $14,000 over four years ($3,500 per year), or $4,000 over four years ($1,000 per year) if previously awarded a Freshman Scholarship of equal or greater value.

True Blue Legacy Scholarships are awarded among incoming non-resident freshmen who complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by midnight CST on February 10.

  • Students must have a minimum 28 ACT or 1250 SAT score* and a 3.5 high school GPA.
  • Students should indicate on the application for admission if they have a parent/guardian or sibling who is an alumnus of Auburn University (main campus).
  • True Blue Legacy Scholarships are awarded competitively based on available funding, and consideration does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded.

*Students who elect to test after the December ACT and SAT test dates are advised Auburn University cannot guarantee scores will be received and processed by the scholarship application deadline.

All Auburn Scholarship


Awarded: Late February
Amount: $8,000 over four years ($2,000 per year)

All Auburn Scholarships are awarded among eligible incoming freshmen who complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by midnight CST on February 10.

  • Students must have a minimum 26 ACT or 1170 SAT score* and a 3.5 high school GPA.
  • Students who have already been recognized with a Freshman Scholarship of equal or greater value are ineligible for consideration.
  • All Auburn Scholarships are awarded competitively based on available funding, and consideration does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded.

*Students who elect to test after the December ACT and SAT test dates are advised Auburn University cannot guarantee scores will be received and processed by the scholarship application deadline.


Ever To Conquer Scholarship


Awarded: February to April
Amount: $20,000 over four years ($5,000 per year) for incoming freshmen or $10,000 over two years ($5,000 per year) for incoming transfer students

Ever To Conquer Scholarships are awarded among eligible incoming Alabama residents who complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by midnight CST on February 10.

  • Incoming freshmen must have a minimum 22 ACT or 1040 SAT score* and a minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Incoming transfer students must have a minimum of 30 transfer hours and a minimum 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA.
  • Priority consideration will be given to students who qualify for the Federal Pell Grant by March 1 through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)**. Consideration may also be given to students who have demonstrated a strong likelihood to qualify for the Federal Pell Grant through a combination of other factors.
  • Students must be an undergraduate student pursuing a first degree.

*Students who elect to test after the December ACT and SAT test dates are advised Auburn University cannot guarantee scores will be received and processed by the scholarship application deadline.

**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 Tiger i Financial Aid Requirements page after the student’s FAFSA results are received. For additional information, visit the Office of Financial Aid.


Auburn Sponsored


Auburn sponsors student representatives participating in a number of community-based programs. The Office of University Scholarships receives a roster of each program's participants and verifies eligible students. Students must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by February 10 of their senior year. Participation in a program does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded.