Merit and Achievement Finalists
National Merit Finalists and National Achievement Finalists receive a National Scholars Presidential Scholarship*:
- Tuition for four years for Alabama residents, currently valued at $33,024 ($8,256 per year), or $60,000 over four years for non-residents ($15,000 per year)
- $1,000 technology stipend in the first fall semester
- $2,500 enrichment experience stipend available for one semester after the second year of study at Auburn for study abroad or undergraduate research
- On-campus housing stipend for four years, currently valued at $22,800 ($5,700 per year)**
- 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 Scholars Presidential Scholarship replaces a Spirit of Auburn Scholarship or an Academic Scholarship if previously awarded. National Merit and Achievement Finalists must have a minimum 3.5 high school GPA and meet the February 1 application for admission deadline.
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. National Achievement Finalists should mail or fax a copy of their notification letter to the Office of University Scholarships by May 1.
For more information on how students qualify as National Merit and National Achievement Finalists, please visit National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
*National Scholars Presidential Scholarships are limited and awarded competitively for non-residents.
**Housing application is required. Housing availability and assignments are determined by the Department of University Housing.