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Incoming students accepted for admission must apply through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by February 15 to receive consideration for Freshman and General Scholarships awarded by the Office of University Scholarships, as well as Departmental Scholarships awarded by the various colleges and schools. Incoming students planning to apply for scholarships should complete their admission application with all application materials received by January 15 to ensure sufficient notification time as well as time to complete the scholarship application in advance of the deadline. Current Auburn University students must apply through AUSOM by March 1 to receive consideration for General and Departmental Scholarships.

Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online January 1 at fafsa.ed.gov, to receive priority consideration for need-based scholarships. The FAFSA should be received by Auburn University by March 1 for need-based scholarship consideration.

Minimum academic requirements for scholarship consideration and award amounts are for students planning to enroll Summer or Fall 2014 and are subject to change for enrollment in future terms.

Freshman Scholarships

Incoming freshman accepted for admission must apply through AUSOM by February 15 to receive consideration for Freshman Scholarships.

National Scholars Presidential Scholarships are awarded to National Merit Finalists and National Achievement Finalists. National Presidential Scholars receive tuition for four years as Alabama residents or $80,000 over four years at $20,000 per year as non-resident students, 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 one year 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 provide a copy of their notification letter to the Office of University Scholarships using AUSOM by May 1.

Spirit of Auburn Scholarships are 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 $12,000 over four years at $3,000 per year.

Academic Scholarships are awarded among non-resident students 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 $64,000 over four years at $16,000 per year and a $1,000 technology stipend the first fall semester. Heritage Scholars receive $48,000 over four years at $12,000 per year. Charter Scholars receive $24,000 over four years at $6,000 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 at $1,500 per year.

True Blue Legacy Scholarships are awarded among non-resident students with a minimum 28 ACT or 1250 SAT and a 3.5 high school GPA. Students should indicate on the application for admission if they have a parent/guardian or sibling who is an alumnus of Auburn University. True Blue Legacy Scholarships are awarded competitively in January at $14,000 over four years at $3,500 per year or $4,000 over four years at $1,000 per year if previously awarded a Freshman Scholarship of equal or greater value.

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 at $1,500 per year.

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 and apply through AUSOM to receive consideration for General Scholarships. General Scholarship are awarded in early April, 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/or financial need. Eligible students must apply through AUSOM to receive consideration for Departmental Scholarships. Departmental Scholarships are awarded in early April, and award amounts vary.