Merit Scholarships

Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships are awarded exclusively to incoming freshmen enrolling summer or fall immediately following high school graduation and are renewable for four years. In previous years, merit scholarships were awarded based exclusively on a student’s standardized test score and overall high school GPA.

We understand students have been unable to test multiple times to potentially improve their score or in some cases test at all due to COVID-19. For this reason, we recognize a different approach is needed to award merit scholarships for students enrolling fall 2021. Incoming freshmen will be considered for merit scholarships based on:


We plan to award the same type of merit scholarships, the same number of scholarships, and at the same award amounts as were awarded to students who enrolled for fall 2020. Students are more likely to receive a merit scholarship if they have:

  • Achieved a core GPA and overall GPA at or above our middle 50% GPA;
  • Participated in more challenging coursework during high school; and
  • Demonstrated academic excellence through the supplemental document submitted for admission consideration.


Financial need as determined through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may also be a consideration.

Students must complete the admission application by December 1 and be accepted for admission prior to scholarship application completion. The scholarship application will be available on December 1, and the scholarship application deadline is February 1 for consideration of all scholarships. Students selected for FAFSA verification will not be eligible for need-based scholarships if this process is incomplete. The FAFSA and other requirements, if necessary, should be received by February 1 for consideration of need-based scholarships.

Please visit Merit Scholarships under Frequently Asked Questions for more information on various enrollment scenarios, including student type and term of enrollment, which may impact merit scholarship eligibility.

Alabama Residents

Scholarship chart for Alabama residents
Scholarship Award Amount
Spirit of Auburn Presidential Scholarship
Spirit of Auburn Founders Scholarship $8,500
Spirit of Auburn University Scholarship $5,000
Fearless & True Scholarship $2,500
All Auburn Scholarship
Scholarship chart for non-residents
Scholarship Award Amount
Academic Presidential Scholarship $16,500
Academic Heritage Scholarship $15,000
Academic Charter Scholarship $11,000
True Blue Scholarship $5,500
Last updated: 09/15/2020