Undergraduate Scholarships

General Scholarships

Criteria for General Scholarships vary and may include but not be limited to geographic location as defined by city, county, or state of residence and/or high school attended, academic achievement, and financial need. Students must complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM)to receive consideration for all General Scholarships for which they meet the criteria. General Scholarships are awarded competitively in early April at an average award amount of $1,500 for one year, and consideration does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded.

  • Requirements

Requirements


Students must complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) to receive consideration for all General Scholarships. To receive consideration for need-based scholarships, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*, available online beginning January 1. The FAFSA should be received by Auburn University by March 1. For a complete listing of available General Scholarships, click here. Unless otherwise noted, recipients are selected by the Office of University Scholarships.

Incoming Freshmen


  • Complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by February 15
  • Minimum 3.0 high school GPA

Priority consideration is given to incoming freshmen who have not previously been recognized with a scholarship valued at resident tuition or greater. Incoming freshmen with a test score and GPA at or above the averages of Auburn's most recent freshman class are more likely to receive an award.

Transfer Students


  • Complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by February 15
  • Minimum 3.0 transfer GPA

Priority consideration is given to transfer students who have a minimum 3.5 transfer GPA, have earned a minimum of 45 transfer hours, demonstrate financial need, and have not previously been recognized with a scholarship valued at resident tuition or greater. Transfer students with the highest transfer GPAs and the greatest number of transfer hours are more likely to receive awards.

Current Students


  • Complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by March 1
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative, unadjusted Auburn GPA following fall semester
  • Pursuing a first undergraduate degree unless otherwise indicated

Priority consideration is given to current students who have attained a minimum 3.5 cumulative, unadjusted Auburn GPA at the conclusion of fall semester, have achieved junior class standing, demonstrate financial need, and have not previously been recognized with a scholarship valued at resident tuition or greater.

*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.