Freshman Scholarships

Freshman Scholarships

Freshman scholarships include merit scholarships and achievement scholarships and are renewable for four years. They are available to incoming freshmen who enroll summer or fall immediately following high school graduation.

  • Incoming freshmen accepted for admission by mid-January receive automatic consideration for freshman scholarships. A scholarship application is not required.
  • Freshman scholarships are awarded competitively. Consideration does not guarantee an award.
  • Freshman scholarship recipients will be notified beginning mid-November.
  • Incoming freshmen cannot receive a merit scholarship and an achievement scholarship.

General scholarships awarded by the Office of University Scholarships. Department scholarships awarded by the academic colleges and schools are also available. Incoming and current Auburn University students receive consideration for general and department scholarships.

  • Incoming freshmen accepted for admission by mid-January and complete the scholarship application in the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by 4:45 p.m. CST on February 1 receive consideration for general and department scholarships.
  • The average award amount for a general or department scholarship is $1,500 to $2,000 for one year.
  • General and department scholarship recipients will be notified in early March.
  • Students may receive general and department scholarships in addition to a freshman scholarship.

Financial need is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and may be considered when awarding scholarships. To be considered for need-based scholarships, the FAFSA must be received by February 1. Students selected for financial need verification are not eligible for need-based scholarships if the verification process is incomplete.

Please visit Freshman Scholarships under Frequently Asked Questions for more information on specific enrollment situations that may impact freshman scholarship eligibility.

Merit Scholarships


Merit scholarships are renewable for four years. They are awarded to incoming freshmen who enroll summer or fall immediately following high school graduation.

  • Incoming freshmen accepted for admission by mid-January receive automatic consideration.
  • Consideration is based on high school GPA and standardized test score.
  • Merit scholarships will be awarded in mid-November, mid-December, and late January.
  • Merit scholarships are awarded competitively. Incoming freshmen who meet the minimum requirements for consideration are not guaranteed an award.
  • Incoming freshmen accepted for admission earlier are more likely to receive an award.
  • Incoming freshmen cannot receive a merit scholarship and an achievement scholarship.

Incoming freshmen who apply for admission with a test score will receive consideration for merit scholarships. Incoming freshmen who apply for admission as test optional and send a test score will be considered for merit or achievement scholarships depending on which benefits the student most.

 

Merit scholarship chart for Alabama residents



Fall 2022 Scholarship

Minimum
High School GPA Required

Minimum
ACT Score Required*

Fall 2022
Estimated Annual
Award Amount

Spirit of Auburn Presidential Scholarship
3.5 33-36 $10,500
Spirit of Auburn Founders Scholarship 3.5 30-32 $8,500
Spirit of Auburn Excellence Scholarship 3.0-3.49 30-36 $7,000
Spirit of Auburn University Scholarship 3.5 28-29 $5,000
Spirit of Auburn 1856 Scholarship 3.0-3.49 28-29 $3,500
Fearless & True Scholarship 3.5 26-27 $2,500
All Auburn Scholarship
3.5 24-25 $1,500
*Equivalent SAT scores are available at auburn.edu/testscores.

Merit scholarship chart for non-residents



Fall 2022 Scholarship

Minimum
High School GPA Required

Minimum
ACT Score Required*

Fall 2022
Estimated Annual
Award Amount

Academic Presidential Scholarship
3.5 33-36 $16,500
Academic Heritage Scholarship 3.5 31-32 $15,000
Academic Charter Scholarship 3.5 29-30 $11,000
True Blue Scholarship 3.5 27-28 $5,500
All Orange Scholarship 3.5 26 $3,000
*Equivalent SAT scores are available at auburn.edu/testscores.

 
National Merit Finalists receive a stipend of $4,000 over four years at $1,000 per year. Depending on eligibility as determined through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*, eligible students may receive an additional $1,000 annually. National Merit Finalists who are Alabama residents may receive the National Scholars Presidential Scholarship valued at $42,000 over four years at $10,500 per year
, which will replace a previously awarded freshman scholarship.

Incoming freshmen named National Merit Semifinalists must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on February 1. National Merit Finalists should contact the National Merit Scholarship Corporation to name Auburn University as their first choice institution by May 1. For more information how students qualify as National Merit Finalists, please visit National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

*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.

Achievement Scholarships


Achievement scholarships are renewable for four years. They are awarded to incoming freshmen who enroll summer or fall immediately following high school graduation.

  • Incoming freshmen accepted for admission by mid-January receive automatic consideration.
  • Consideration is based on the academic assessment during the evaluation for admission.
  • Achievement scholarships will be awarded in late January.
  • Achievement scholarships are awarded competitively. Incoming freshmen who meet the minimum requirements for consideration are not guaranteed an award.
  • Incoming freshmen cannot receive an achievement scholarship and a merit scholarship.

Incoming freshmen who apply for admission as test optional and do not send a test score will receive consideration for achievement scholarships. Incoming freshmen who apply for admission as test optional and send a test score will be considered for merit or achievement scholarships depending on which benefits the student most.

Achievement scholarship chart for Alabama residents



Fall 2022 Scholarship

Minimum
High School GPA
Required

Fall 2022
Estimated Annual
Award Amount

Eagle Achievement Scholarship
3.8 $2,500
Oaks Achievement Scholarship 3.6 $1,500
Achievement scholarship chart for non-residents



Fall 2022 Scholarship

Minimum
High School GPA Required

Fall 2022
Estimated Annual
Award Amount

Tiger Achievement Scholarship
3.8 $5,500
Plains Achievement Scholarship 3.6 $3,000
Last updated: 09/09/2021