Can a student receive more than one scholarship?
As a general practice, students are ineligible to receive more than one Freshman Scholarship, excluding Elite Scholarships,
and typically do not receive more than one General Scholarship. Students may receive a combination of Freshman,
General, and Departmental Scholarships, provided the total amount awarded in
institutional scholarships does not exceed Auburn’s annual estimated cost of attendance.
External Scholarships do not contribute to this total, and Auburn University does not limit External Scholarships by
number or amount. However, any amount received in scholarships may affect the amount of federal financial aid for which students are eligible. Individual scholarships
awarded by other internal or external sources may have restrictions which require them to be awarded or disbursed at a lesser amount.
How do scholarship recipients receive notification of award offers?
Students selected to receive an award will be notified by award letter to their permanent address or by email to their TigerMail account.
When are scholarship recipients notified they have been selected to receive an award?
Freshman Scholarships are awarded from October to January. General and Departmental Scholarships are awarded in early April.
How do scholarship recipients respond to their award offer?
Students who have been awarded a scholarship must accept their scholarship online through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM). Instructions for online scholarship acceptance of Freshman and General Scholarships are included on the University Scholarships channel on the Admitted Students tab. Incoming students who have submitted the confirmation deposit and current students will find online scholarship acceptance instuctions located on the
Tiger I tab within the University Scholarships channel.
Is scholarship acceptance binding?
Scholarship acceptance is non-binding. However, a number of scholarships are reawarded to other deserving students. Should a student wish to decline a scholarship offered by Auburn, he or she should do so through AUSOM at the earliest opportunity.
Is there a date by which scholarship recipients must respond to their scholarship award offer?
All Freshman and General Scholarships, with the exception of Elite Scholarships, have a response deadline of May 1. Elite Scholarships have a response deadline of April 1, but recipients may request in writing an extension for their decision until May 1. Response deadlines for Departmental Scholarships may vary, but if a deadline earlier than May 1 is noted, recipients should have the option to request in writing an extension for their decision until May 1.
What happens to scholarships that are declined?
Freshman Scholarships are over awarded based on response yields from previous years and are not re-awarded if declined.
All other scholarships are re-awarded if declined.
What scholarships are available for students of Native American descent?
At this time, Auburn University does not have scholarships available specifically for students of Native American descent. Students should contact their local
tribal council regarding scholarship opportunities or visit one of the American Indian websites listed under Non-Institutional Links.
What scholarships are available for students of veteran dependents?
The Alabama GI Dependents' Scholarship program is an academic scholarship program administrated by the State of Alabama, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and applies to the dependents of Alabama’s disabled veterans. Additional information about this program may be found here.
The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.
Additional scholarship opportunities for veterans and their dependents are available through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM), found by browsing “All” scholarships and searching by the keyword “veteran”.
What scholarships are available for students from diverse backgrounds?
The Provost Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship (PLUS) program has been instituted to increase diversity among the undergraduate student population at Auburn University. The PLUS program assists participants financially by providing a scholarship renewable up to 4 years, and supports them academically and socially to ensure that they succeed at Auburn University.
Additional scholarship opportunities that give preference to students from diverse backgrounds are awarded by the indivdual colleges and schools and are available through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM), found by browsing “All” scholarships and searching by the keyword “diversity”.
Does Auburn honor or match funds awarded through state-sponsored scholarship programs in other states?
Auburn does not honor or match funds awarded through state-sponsored scholarship programs in other states. This includes funds awarded through Georgia Hope, Tennessee Hope, Florida Bright Futures, Louisiana TOPS, etc.
How does a non-resident become an Alabama resident?
Residency is determined by the Office of the Registrar. For more information on residency requirements, please visit
Residency or call (334) 844-4770.
How does PACT or another prepaid tuition plan work with a scholarship?
Recipients of PACT or another prepaid tuition plan should complete the Prepaid Tuition Plan Notification form located on AU's Student Financial Service's website to request payment of funds. The website can also be accessed from the Student Financial Services channel on Tiger I. Having a prepaid tuition plan does not adversely affect a student’s consideration for scholarships.
What is an unadjusted Auburn GPA for current students?
By invoking the Grade Adjustment Policy, this will adjust a student’s cumulative Auburn GPA. For General Scholarship consideration and Freshman Scholarship renewal,
the Office of University Scholarships only reviews a student's unadjusted, cumulative Auburn GPA. The unadjusted, cumulative Auburn GPA includes the grade(s) earned
before the Grade Adjustment Policy was invoked. The
Undergraduate Grade Adjustment Policy (GAP) provides more information.