Need-based Scholarships

Need-based Scholarships

Need-based scholarships are awarded by the Office of University Scholarships and each of Auburn University's 12 colleges and schools. Three of our most notable need-based scholarships are featured below, but all need-based scholarships can be found in the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by browsing "All" scholarships and filtering for "Financial Need" or "Federal Pell Grant." Students must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on the deadline to receive consideration for all need-based scholarships for which they meet the criteria. 


Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*, available October 1. Need-based scholarships will be awarded in early March, requiring the FAFSA to be received by February 1 for maximum scholarship consideration. Students selected for FAFSA verification will not be eligible for financial aid, including need-based scholarships, if this process is incomplete. The FAFSA and other requirements, if necessary, should be received by February 1 for priority consideration of financial aid.

Awarded: Beginning in December
Amount: $1,500 for one year

Board of Trustees Scholarships are awarded among eligible Alabama residents who complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM). Incoming and current Auburn students must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on February 1.

  • Students must have a minimum 3.0 high school, transfer, or cumulative AU GPA, depending on current enrollment status.
  • Incoming and current Auburn students must demonstrate financial need by February 1 through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).*
  • Students must be an undergraduate student pursuing a first degree.

Awarded: Beginning in January
Amount: $20,000 over four years ($5,000 per year) for incoming freshmen or $10,000 over two years ($5,000 per year) for incoming transfer students

Ever To Conquer Scholarships are awarded among eligible incoming Alabama residents who complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on the deadline, based on available funding. Consideration does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded.

  • Incoming freshmen must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Incoming transfer students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA.
  • Priority consideration is given to students who demonstrate financial need through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*, with additional consideration given to students who are first-generation college students.

 

*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.

Last updated: 01/11/2021