Select Need-Based Scholarships

Select Need-Based Scholarships

Select need-based scholarships are awarded to Alabama residents and are renewable for four years. First-year students must enroll summer or fall immediately following high school graduation to receive consideration.* Transfer students must enroll summer or fall to receive consideration.    

Consideration 

  • Incoming students accepted for admission by mid-January receive automatic consideration. A scholarship application is not required. 
  • Consideration is based on financial need and high school GPA for first-year students or transfer GPA for transfer students. 
  • Financial need is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)**, which must be received by Auburn by February 1. Students selected for financial need verification are not eligible for need-based scholarships if the verification process is incomplete. 
  • A minimum 3.0 high school GPA for first-year students or a minimum 3.0 transfer GPA for transfer students is required for consideration. 
  • Additional consideration is given to first-generation college students and students from underserved areas in Alabama. 

Awards 

  • Scholarships are awarded competitively. Consideration does not guarantee an award. 
  • The award amount is $2,000 or $5,000 per year for four years. 
  • Students may receive a select need-based scholarship in addition to other scholarships awarded. 
  • Select need-based scholarships are awarded mid-February, and recipients are notified by email to their Auburn email account

*Please visit First-year Student Scholarships under Frequently Asked Questions for more information on specific enrollment situations that may impact select need-based scholarship eligibility. 

 
**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.


Awarded: Mid-February
Amount: $5,000 for one year

Coca-Cola First-Generation Annual Scholarship are awarded among first-year students who complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM). Incoming students must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by February 1.

  • First-year students must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA.
  • Incoming students must demonstrate financial need by February 1 through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).*
  • Students must be a first generation college student.
  • Additional consideration is given to students who qualify for the Federal Pell Grant.

Awarded: Mid-February
Amount: $20,000 over four years ($5,000 per year) for first-year students or $10,000 over two years ($5,000 per year) for transfer students

Ever To Conquer Scholarships are awarded among eligible incoming Alabama resident students who complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by the deadline, based on available funding. Consideration does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded.

  • First-year students must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Transfer students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA.
  • Incoming students must demonstrate financial need by February 1 through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).*
  • Additional consideration is given to students who are first-generation college students.

Awarded: Mid-February
Amount: $2,000 for one year

Together We Will Scholarships are awarded among eligible incoming Alabama resident students who complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by the deadline, based on available funding. Consideration does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded.

  • First-year students must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA. 
  • Incoming students must demonstrate financial need by February 1 through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).*
  • Additional consideration is given to students who are first-generation college students from highly rural counties who qualify for the Federal Pell Grant.
Last updated: 06/22/2022