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.

  • Overview
  • National Merit
  • Spirit of Auburn Resident
  • Academic
    Non-Resident
  • Plainsman Prestigious
  • Achievement
  • All Auburn
  • True Blue Legacy
  • Auburn Sponsored

Overview


Incoming freshman students accepted for admission should complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by 4:45 p.m. CST on:

    Students who elect to test after the December ACT and SAT test dates are advised Auburn University cannot guarantee test scores will be received and processed by the final scholarship application deadline on February 10. Scholarships are awarded competitively, and consideration does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded, unless otherwise stated.

    Minimum academic requirements for scholarship consideration and award amounts are for students planning to enroll Summer or Fall 2017 and are subject to change for enrollment in future terms. For the purposes of awarding scholarships, the highest composite ACT or total SAT score from a single test date is used, and the writing score is not considered. Students must have the minimum ACT or SAT score and high school GPA requirements to receive Freshman Scholarship consideration.

National Merit


National Merit Finalists receive a National Merit Presidential Scholarship:

  • Value of resident tuition for four years for Alabama residents, currently $36,288 for four years ($9,072 per year), or $88,000 over four years for non-residents ($22,000 per year)
  • On-campus housing for one year, valued at $7,800*
  • University stipend for four years at $4,000 to $8,000 ($1,000 to $2,000 per year), depending on eligibility as determined by National Merit Scholarship Corporation and financial need as determined through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)**.

A National Merit Presidential Scholarship replaces a Spirit of Auburn Scholarship or an Academic Scholarship, if previously awarded. National Merit Finalists must have a minimum 3.5 high school GPA, meet the January 15 application for admission deadline, and complete the scholarship application through AUSOM to receive consideration.

National Merit Finalists should contact National Merit Scholarship Corporation to name Auburn University as their first choice institution by May 1. National Merit Finalists who wish to change a previously named first choice to Auburn must do so by an earlier deadline in April, as determined each year by National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

For more information how students qualify as National Merit Finalists, please visit National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

*Housing application is required. Housing availability and assignments are determined by the Office of University Housing and Residence Life.

**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.

Spirit of Auburn Resident


Spirit of Auburn Scholarships are awarded among Alabama resident students beginning in October, 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 4:45 p.m. CST on the deadline to receive consideration and have the minimum ACT or SAT score* and high school GPA requirements. Minimum test scores required for consideration at each level do not include the writing score.

University Scholarship

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

Founders Scholarship

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

Presidential Scholarship

  • Requires a 33-36 ACT or equivalent SAT score and a minimum 3.5 high school GPA for consideration.
  • Awarded at the value of resident tuition over four years, currently $36,288 for four years ($9,072 per year).

*Students who elect to test after the December ACT and SAT test dates are advised Auburn University cannot guarantee test scores will be received and processed by the final scholarship application deadline on February 10.

Academic Non-Resident


Academic Scholarships are awarded among eligible non-resident students beginning in October, 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 4:45 p.m. CST on the deadline for consideration, and have the minimum ACT or SAT score* and high school GPA requirements. Minimum test scores required for consideration at each level do not include the writing score.

Charter Scholarship

  • Requires a 29-30 ACT or equivalent SAT score and a minimum 3.5 high school GPA for consideration.
  • Awarded at $32,000 over four years ($8,000 per year).

Heritage Scholarship

  • Requires a 31-32 ACT or equivalent SAT score and a minimum 3.5 high school GPA for consideration.
  • Awarded at $52,000 over four years ($13,000 per year).

Presidential Scholarship

  • Requires a 33-36 ACT or equivalent SAT score and a minimum 3.5 high school GPA for consideration.
  • Awarded at $72,000 over four years ($18,000 per year).

*Students who elect to test after the December ACT and SAT test dates are advised Auburn University cannot guarantee test scores will be received and processed by the final scholarship application deadline on February 10.

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 through AUSOM. Students must be accepted for admission by November 15, and typically students have a minimum 34 ACT or equivalent SAT score and a 3.5 high school GPA. Eligible students indicate their interest in receiving consideration by completing the Plainsman Prestigious application when prompted in AUSOM. The Plainsman Prestigious application is available in October and November, and both the General Application and the Plainsman Prestigious Application must be completed by 4:45 p.m. CST on December 1 to receive Plainsman Prestigious Scholarship consideration. Following the December 1 application deadline, applications are reviewed by the University Scholarship Committee, and finalists are invited to interview on campus in February. Several hundred applications are received each year, and 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 equivalent 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 equivalent 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 Plainsman Prestigious Scholarship. Award amount varies.

McWane Foundation Scholarship

Must have a minimum 34 ACT or equivalent 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 equivalent 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 equivalent 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 4:45 p.m. CST on the deadline.

  • Students must have a minimum 26 ACT or equivalent 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 test scores will be received and processed by the final scholarship application deadline on February 10.

All Auburn Scholarship


Awarded: Late February
Amount: $16,000 over four years ($4,000 per year)

All Auburn Scholarships are awarded among eligible incoming freshmen who complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on the deadline.

  • Students must have a minimum 26 ACT or equivalent 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 test scores will be received and processed by the final scholarship application deadline on February 10.


True Blue Legacy Scholarship


Awarded: Late February
Amount: $16,000 over four years ($4,000 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 4:45 p.m. CST on the deadline.

  • Students must have a minimum 28 ACT or equivalent 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 test scores will be received and processed by the final scholarship application deadline on February 10.

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 the deadline of their senior year. Participation in a program does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded.