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December 1 is the Freshman Scholarship priority deadline. Incoming freshmen who apply for admission with all admission materials postmarked by this date receive automatic consideration for Freshman and General Scholarships. A separate application is not required for consideration.

To receive consideration for need-based General and Departmental Scholarships, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year, available online beginning January 1. The FAFSA must be received by Auburn by March 1.

Minimum academic requirements for scholarship consideration and award amounts are for students planning to enroll Summer or Fall 2013 and are subject to change for enrollment in future terms.

Freshman Scholarships

National Scholars Presidential Scholarships are awarded to National Merit Finalists and National Achievement Finalists. National Presidential Scholars receive tuition for four years for Alabama residents or $60,000 over four years at $15,000 per year for non-residents, a $1,000 technology stipend the first fall semester, and a $2,500 enrichment experience stipend available for one semester after the second year. National Presidential Scholars also receive an on-campus housing stipend for four years and an annual stipend based on eligibility as determined by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and financial need as demonstrated through completion of the FAFSA. National Merit and Achievement Finalists must have a minimum 3.5 high school GPA. National Merit Finalists should contact National Merit Scholarship Corporation to name Auburn University as their first choice institution by May 1. National Achievement Finalists should mail or fax a copy of their notification letter to the Office of University Scholarships by May 1.

Spirit of Auburn Scholarships are automatically awarded to Alabama residents with a minimum 28 ACT or 1250 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 and a $1,000 technology stipend the first fall semester. Founders Scholars receive tuition for four years. University Scholars receive $10,000 over four years at $2,500 per year.

Academic Scholarships are awarded among non-residents with a minimum 29 ACT or 1290 SAT score and a 3.5 high school GPA at three levels in December. Students must have the minimum test score and high school GPA required for consideration at each level. Academic Scholarships are awarded competitively, and the minimum test score and GPA required for consideration at any level does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded at that level. Presidential Scholars receive $60,000 over four years at $15,000 per year and a $1,000 technology stipend the first fall semester. Heritage Scholars receive $40,000 over four years at $10,000 per year. Charter Scholars receive $20,000 over four years at $5,000 per year.

Achievement Scholarships are awarded among Alabama residents with a minimum 26 ACT or 1170 SAT score, a 3.5 high school GPA, who have not been previously recognized with a Freshman Scholarship of equal or greater value. Achievement Scholarships are awarded competitively in January at $6,000 over four years ($1,500 per year).

Auburn Spirit Foundation and Auburn Spirit Foundation Legacy Scholarships are awarded among students with a minimum 26 ACT or 1170 SAT score and a 3.5 high school GPA, who have not been previously recognized with a Freshman Scholarship of equal or greater value. Auburn Spirit Foundation and Auburn Spirit Foundation Legacy Scholarships are awarded competitively in January at $6,000 over four years ($1,500 per year).

General Scholarships

General Scholarships are awarded competitively among incoming freshmen, transfers, and current Auburn students. Criteria for General Scholarships vary and may include but not be limited to geographic location, academic achievement, and financial need. Eligible students are automatically considered for all General Scholarships for which they meet the criteria. For a complete list of General Scholarships, please visit http://www.auburn.edu/scholarship/undergraduate/general.html

Departmental Scholarships

Departmental Scholarships are awarded by each of Auburn's 12 colleges and schools, separate from the scholarships awarded at the University level. Criteria for Departmental Scholarships vary and may include but not be limited to academic major, geographic location, academic achievement, and/or financial need. A separate application may be required for consideration. Students should contact the college or school in which they plan to major for Departmental Scholarship opportunities and requirements. Please visit http://www.auburn.edu/scholarship/undergraduate/departmental.html and select the appropriate college or school via the links on the right side of the page, for more information regarding available Departmental Scholarships.