Scholarships

Students must complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) at auaccess.auburn.edu by 4:45 p.m. CST on the following dates to receive scholarship consideration:

  • December 1 for accepted incoming freshmen 
  • February 1 for accepted incoming transfer students and current Auburn students
  • June 1 for Nursing or Veterinary Medicine students accepted into the professional program and Pharmacy students enrolled in the professional program 

Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*, available October 1 online, at fafsa.ed.gov for financial aid. The FAFSA must be received by February 1 for final need-based scholarship consideration.

For additional information, visit auburn.edu/scholarship.

*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 auburn.edu/finaid.

Freshman Scholarships

Spirit of Auburn Scholarships are awarded to Alabama residents with a minimum 28 ACT or equivalent SAT score and a 3.5 high school GPA at three levels beginning in October. Students must have the minimum test score and high school GPA required for consideration at each level. Presidential Scholars receive tuition for four years. Founders Scholars receive $32,000 over four years at $8,000 per year. University Scholars receive $16,000 over four years at $4,000 per year.

Academic Scholarships are awarded among non-resident students with a minimum 29 ACT or equivalent SAT score and a 3.5 high school GPA at three levels beginning in October. Students must have the minimum test score and high school GPA required for consideration at each level. Presidential Scholars receive $72,000 over four years at $18,000 per year. Heritage Scholars receive $52,000 over four years at $13,000 per year. Charter Scholars receive $32,000 over four years at $8,000 per year.

Additional Freshman Scholarships may be available. For more information, visit auburn.edu/scholarship.

General Scholarships

Criteria for General Scholarships vary and may include but not be limited to geographic location, academic achievement, and financial need. Eligible students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. General Scholarships are awarded competitively during spring semester, and award amounts vary.

Departmental Scholarships

Criteria for Departmental Scholarships vary and may include but not be limited to academic major, geographic location, academic achievement, and financial need. Departmental Scholarships are awarded during spring semester, and award amounts vary.