Best Tips To Win Auburn University Scholarships 2022

Filed in BLOG by on May 11, 2022

Recognizing the importance of quality education, Auburn University is committed to helping students find a way to achieve their higher education goals. Several Auburn University scholarships are awarded annually by the Office of University Scholarships. 

To make sure that no students are left rewarded, Auburn offers Department Scholarships, Merit Scholarships, Freshman Scholarships, and undergraduate scholarships, among others. These scholarships are awarded each year to new and current students by the various colleges and schools on campus.

To be considered for these scholarships, let’s dive into the requirements and best tips for you to win the Auburn University Scholarships. 

 

Overview of Auburn University Scholarships

Auburn understands that finding and applying for scholarships can be rigorous; it has chosen to make the method easier through Auburn University Scholarships Opportunity Manager. Students can view available scholarships they may be eligible to receive, complete scholarship applications, accept your awards, etc. 

Auburn University Scholarships are awarded competitively based on various criteria, not limited to academic achievement, financial need, academic program, or geographic location as determined by city, county, or state of residence or high school or two-year institution attended. 

Students complete the scholarship application annually through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) at auaccess.auburn.edu for the following academic year. 

To ensure full consideration for these scholarships, students must be informed of the specific deadlines attributed to all scholarships awarded. 

Students should expect scholarship awards between February and March and are only required to complete the AUSOM application once each academic year.

 

About Sponsor: Auburn University

Auburn University is a public land-grant research university in Auburn, Alabama. It is the second-largest university in Alabama, with more than 24,600 undergraduate students and a total enrollment of more than 30,000 with 1,330 faculty members. It is one of the state’s two public flagship universities. 

The university is categorized among “R1: Doctoral Universities Very High Research Activity” and has produced 5 Rhodes Scholars and 5 Truman Scholars.

Auburn was chartered on February 1, 1856, as East Alabama Male College, a private liberal arts school affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. In 1872, under the Morrill Act. It became the state’s first land-grant university and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama.

In 1892, it became the first four-year coeducational school in Alabama, and in 1899 was renamed Alabama Polytechnic Institute (API) to recognize its changing mission. In 1960, its name was changed to Auburn University to affirm the varied academic programs and extensive curriculum of a major university.

The 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranks Auburn as tied for the 97th best national university overall in the United States, 40th among public universities, and 164th in “Best Value Schools.”

It has graduated six astronauts (including T.K. Mattingly of Apollo 13 fame) and one current and former director of the Kennedy Space Center. 1972 Auburn Mechanical Engineering graduate Jim Kennedy, currently director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, was previously deputy director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). 

Several hundred Auburn graduates, primarily engineers, and scientists, currently work directly for NASA or NASA contractors. Hundreds of Auburn engineers worked for NASA at MSFC during the peak years of the “space race” in the 1960s, when the Saturn and Apollo moon programs were fully developed.

The university recently began a Master of Real Estate Development program, one of the few in the Southeast. The program has filled a gap in professional real estate education in Alabama.

Modern Healthcare ranked Auburn University’s Physicians Executive M.B.A. (PEMBA) program in the College of Business ninth in the nation among all degree programs for physician executives, according to the Journal’s May 2006 issue. Among M.B.A. programs tailored specifically for physicians, AU’s program is ranked second.

 

Level/Fields of Study

Auburn University Scholarships are available for students at all levels of education. It also offers departmental scholarships for each field of study. 

 

Amount Awarded

The amount awarded for the Auburn University scholarship varies. 

 

Host

Auburn University hosts these scholarships. 

 

Host Nationality

These scholarships are hosted and taken at Auburn University, Alabama, in the United States. 

 

Eligible Nationality

Auburn University Scholarships are limited to nationality. 

 

Eligibility

Incoming and current students of Auburn University are eligible for these scholarships. 

 

General Requirements for Auburn University Scholarships

To receive scholarship consideration as an incoming freshman, transfer student, or current student, you must meet the following requirements. 

 

Incoming Freshmen

  • Complete the admission application as early as August 1 but not later than December 1.
  • Complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by 4:45 p.m. CST on February 1 following acceptance for admission. 
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* available October 1. Need-based scholarships will be awarded to incoming first-year students in early March, requiring the FAFSA to be received by February 1.
  • Verify Auburn has your most recent academic information in the Admitted Student Portal.
  • Pursue External Scholarship opportunities.
  • Respond to all scholarship offers through AUSOM by May 1 by logging into AU Access and clicking the AUSOM graphic on the Admitted Students or My Finances tab.

Note: The scholarship application will be available on November 1 in AU Access on Admitted Students for accepted students or My Finances for deposited students.

 

Transfer Students

  • Complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by 4:45 p.m. CST on February 1 to receive consideration for scholarships. 
  • Transfer students accepted to the nursing or veterinary medicine professional program or enrolled in the pharmacy professional program should complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. on June 1 to receive scholarship consideration. 
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* available October 1. The FAFSA should be received by February 1 for priority consideration of financial aid, including need-based scholarships.
  • Pursue External Scholarship opportunities.
  • Respond to all scholarship offers through AUSOM by May 1 by logging into AU Access and clicking the AUSOM graphic on Admitted Students or My Finances.

Note: The scholarship application will be available on November 1 in AU Access on the Admitted Students for accepted students or My Finances for deposited students.

 

Current Students

Complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by 4:45 p.m. CST on February 1 to receive consideration for scholarships. 

Students accepted to the nursing or veterinary medicine professional program or enrolled in the pharmacy professional program should complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. on June 1 to receive scholarship consideration. 

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* online beginning in October. The FAFSA should be received by February 1 for priority consideration of financial aid, including need-based scholarships.

Note: The scholarship application will be available on November 1 in AU Access on My Finances.

 

Important Note for All Applicants

  • Students who attend another post-secondary institution after high school graduation and before enrollment at Auburn are considered transfer students, regardless of the number of transfer credit hours earned and the term they plan to enroll. 
  • Transfer students are ineligible for consideration for Merit Scholarships. 
  • Exceptions are made for students who attend another post-secondary institution the summer immediately following high school graduation and enroll at Auburn fall semester of the same year.
  • The FAFSA is the only form a student must complete to be considered for student assistance from any Title IV HEA programs.
  • Except for information needed to ensure the student’s eligibility for such assistance (e.g., the information required 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 receiving the results of the FAFSA. For further information, visit the Office of Financial Aid.

 

Scholarship Programs at Auburn University

Auburn offers numerous scholarships for various fields and levels of study, not limited to academic achievement, financial need, academic program, or geographic location as determined by the city, county, or state of residence or high school or two-year institution attended. 

Some of these scholarships are: 

 

Freshman Scholarships

Incoming first-year students accepted for admission by mid-January receive automatic consideration for freshman scholarships.

Freshman scholarships are awarded competitively, as scholarship application is not required. Consideration does not guarantee an award

Incoming first-year students should be accepted for admission by mid-January and complete the scholarship application in the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by 4:45 p.m. CST on February 1 to receive consideration for general and departmental scholarships.

Requirements for Freshman Scholarships
  • Complete all admission requirements. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need. 

Financial need is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and may be considered when awarding scholarships. 

To be considered for need-based scholarships, the FAFSA must be received by February 1. Students selected for financial need verification are not eligible for need-based scholarships if the verification process is incomplete.

Freshman scholarships include:

  • Merit scholarships
  • Achievement scholarships

They are available to incoming first-year students who enroll in summer or fall immediately following high school graduation and are renewable for four years.

 

Merit Scholarships

Incoming first-year students accepted for admission by mid-January receive automatic consideration for Merit Scholarships. 

Consideration for this scholarship is based on high school GPA and standardized test scores, and they are awarded competitively. 

Incoming first-year students who meet the minimum requirements for consideration are not ensured an award.

Incoming first-year students accepted for admission earlier are more likely to receive an award.

Incoming first-year students cannot receive a merit scholarship or an achievement scholarship.

Some of the Merit Scholarships are: 

Note: Merit scholarships will be awarded in mid-November, mid-December, and late January.

 

Achievement Scholarships

Incoming first-year students accepted for admission by mid-January receive automatic consideration for Achievement Scholarships. 

Consideration for these scholarships is based on the academic assessment during the evaluation for admission.

Achievement scholarships are awarded competitively to incoming first-year students who meet the minimum requirements for consideration and are not guaranteed an award.

Incoming first-year students cannot receive an achievement scholarship or a merit scholarship.

Some of the achievement scholarships are: 

Note: Achievement scholarships will be awarded in late January.

Freshman scholarship recipients will be notified beginning mid-November.

 

Visit Freshman Scholarships for more information on specific enrollment conditions that may impact freshman scholarship eligibility.

 

Undergraduate Scholarships

Auburn University offers several undergraduate scholarships, which include: 

 

Freshman Scholarships

Freshman scholarships are awarded solely to incoming first-year students and are renewable for four years.

 

Transfer Scholarships

Transfer scholarships are awarded to incoming transfer students. 

 

Need-based Scholarships

Need-based scholarships are awarded by the Office of University Scholarships and each of Auburn University’s 12 colleges and schools to students who demonstrate financial needs. 

 

Alumni Scholarships

The Auburn Alumni Association, along with close to 100 Auburn Clubs throughout the country, annually awards scholarships for incoming and current students based on academic achievement, geographic location, and financial need. 

 

General Scholarships

General scholarship criteria vary and are not limited to geographic location as defined by the city, county, or state of residence and high school attended, academic achievement, and financial need.

 

Department Scholarships

Auburn University’s 12 colleges and schools award scholarships separate from the scholarships awarded at the university level. 

 

Inclusion & Diversity Scholarships

These Scholarships are intended to foster diversity as defined by Auburn University’s Strategic Plan and are awarded by the Office of University Scholarships and each of the 12 colleges and schools.

 

Veteran Scholarship

Auburn University’s Veterans Resource Center dedicates comprehensive support and services to current and former military service members.

 

Honors Scholarships

Auburn University’s Honors College gives qualified Auburn students a unique academic experience, organized to provide many advantages of a small college during the many diverse opportunities available at a large university. 

 

Music, Band, and Choir Scholarships

A variety of music, band, and choir scholarships are available for a selected group of talented students taking part in any of Auburn University’s refined ensembles. 

 

ROTC Scholarships

Auburn University’s ROTC program is consistently one of the top-rated training programs in the country, offering training, leadership, and scholarship opportunities to students. 

 

External Scholarships

External scholarships are awarded by employers, individuals, companies, high schools, religious groups, and professional associations independently of Auburn University. 

 

Visit Undergraduate Scholarships for more information on specific enrollment conditions that may impact undergraduate scholarship eligibility.

 

 

Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships are awarded only to incoming first-year students enrolling in summer or fall 2021 immediately following high school graduation and are renewable for four years. 

Students must complete the admission application by December 1, be accepted for admission before scholarship application completion, and have a minimum 3.5 overall high school GPA for merit scholarship consideration. 

Students must complete the admission application by December 1, be accepted for admission before scholarship application completion, and have a minimum 3.5 overall high school GPA for merit scholarship consideration. 

Financial needs, as determined through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), may also be a consideration. 

Incoming first-year students will be considered for merit scholarships based on: 

  • An assessment of academic achievement 
  • Core GPA
  • Overall GPA
  • Academic achievement in the admission application review process.
  • Information is provided on the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM).  

Students stand higher chances of receiving a merit scholarship if they: 

  • Achieved a core GPA and overall GPA at or above our middle 50% GPA; 
  • Participated in more challenging coursework during high school; 
  • Demonstrated academic excellence through the supplemental document submitted for admission consideration. 

Some of the Merit Scholarships are: 

Alabama Residents Merit Scholarships

Alabama residents who complete the scholarship application by February 1 and have a minimum 3.5 overall high school GPA will receive consideration for Alabama residents’ merit scholarships. Merit scholarships are awarded at the amounts and average ACT scores provided.

 

Non-Residents Merit Scholarships

Non-residents who complete the scholarship application by February 1 and have a minimum 3.5 overall high school GPA will receive consideration for non-Alabama residents’ merit scholarships.

Merit scholarships were awarded at the amounts and average ACT scores provided. 

 

National Merit Finalist Scholarships

National Merit Finalists get a stipend of $4,000 over four years at $1,000 per year. Depending on eligibility as determined through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Eligible students may receive an additional $1,000 annually. 

National Merit Finalists who are Alabama residents may receive the National Scholars Presidential Scholarship valued at $42,000 over four years at $10,500 per year.

Incoming freshmen named National Merit Semifinalists must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on February 1. 

National Merit Finalists should contact the National Merit Scholarship

 

Visit Merit Scholarships for more information on specific enrollment conditions that may impact Merit scholarship eligibility

 

 

Department Scholarships

Auburn’s 12 colleges and schools award department scholarships. 

Scholarships are awarded competitively, and award amounts vary.

Criteria for each scholarship vary but are limited to academic major, geographic location, academic achievement, and financial need. Incoming first-year students will receive consideration for any department scholarship for which they meet all required criteria, autonomous of a standardized test score. 

Students who have achieved a core GPA and overall GPA at or above our middle 50% GPA are more likely to receive these scholarships.

To receive department scholarship consideration, students must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on the following dates:

  • February 1 for accepted incoming 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 on October 1. 

Need-based scholarships will be awarded in early March, requiring the FAFSA to be received by February 1 for maximum scholarship consideration. 

Department scholarships are awarded to students in early March. 

Some of the department scholarships available are: 

Department scholarships can be found in AUSOM by browsing “All” scholarships

Additional department scholarship information may be found on the websites of each college or school.

 

Visit Department Scholarships for more information on specific enrollment conditions that may impact Department scholarship eligibility

 

 

General Scholarships

General scholarships are awarded competitively in early March at an average of $1,500 for one year.

Criteria for general scholarships vary but are not limited to geographic location as defined by the city, county, or state of residence or high school attended, academic achievement, and financial need. 

Students must complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) to receive consideration for all general scholarships for which they meet the criteria. 

Requirements for General Scholarships

Students must:

  • Complete the scholarship application through AUSOM to receive consideration for all general scholarships. 
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*, available October 1, to receive consideration for need-based scholarships.
  • Need-based scholarships will be awarded in early March. This will require the FAFSA to be received by February 1 for maximum scholarship consideration. 
  • The FAFSA, and other requirements, if necessary, should be received by February 1 for priority consideration of financial aid, including need-based scholarships. 

 

Important Note for Applicants of General Scholarships

Incoming Freshmen

Complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on the deadline

Minimum 3.0 high school GPA

Students who have achieved a core GPA and overall GPA at or above our middle 50% GPA are more likely to receive a scholarship.

Incoming first-year students who have not previously been recognized with a scholarship valued at resident tuition or greater are given priority consideration. 

Incoming first-year students will receive consideration for any general scholarship that meets all required criteria, independent of a standardized test score. 

 

Transfer Students

Complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on the deadline.

Have a minimum 3.0 transfer GPA

Transfer students who have a minimum 3.5 transfer GPA and a minimum of 45 transfer hours demonstrate financial need. They have not formerly been recognized with a scholarship esteemed at resident tuition or more excellent. 

Transfer students with the highest transfer GPAs and the most significant transfer hours are more likely to receive awards.

 

Current Students

Complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on the deadline

Minimum 3.0 cumulative, unadjusted Auburn GPA following fall semester.

Pursuing a first undergraduate degree unless otherwise indicated

Current students who have attained a minimum 3.5 cumulative, unadjusted Auburn GPA after the fall semester are projected to achieve junior class standing after the spring semester, demonstrate financial need, and have not formerly been recognized with a scholarship graded at resident tuition or more excellent.

 

Visit General Scholarships for more information on specific enrollment conditions that may impact General scholarship eligibility.

 

 

How to Apply for Auburn University Scholarships

Application for these scholarships requires an online application process. 

  • Students should apply via the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) at auaccess.auburn.edu for the following academic year. 
  • Incoming students who have been accepted for admission should visit AUSOM within AU Access
  • Incoming students must activate their user accounts before login.
  • Current students should visit AUSOM on My Finances within AU Access.

Applicants should visit each scholarship page to learn more about the application requirements and supporting documents.

 

Application Due Date for Auburn University Scholarships

The deadline for the submission of each scholarship varies. 

Students are encouraged to review Scholarship Dates & Deadlines to ensure maximum scholarship consideration.

 

Tips To Win Auburn University Scholarships 

These tips will help you with an excellent scholarship application process and give you the best chance of being considered for the Auburn University scholarships. 

  • Confirm your eligibility: As the scholarships are made available to undergraduate students at Auburn University, ensure you fall into this category before clicking the apply button. 
  • Meet the requirements: The scholarship requirements are the most for you to meet. Ensure that you are eligible for the detailed requirements of the scholarships to know what to expect, and you can equip yourself accordingly.
  • Begin your application early: As the requirement for this scholarship is to be enrolled at the school, incoming first-year students are advised to commence their admission application as soon as the application portal opens. Starting your application sooner will give you enough edge to be at the forefront of selection, and you get enough time to gather all the required materials. 
  • Keep track of deadlines and make sure that you submit all the required materials before the due date. 
  • Follow all the instructions given by the scholarship committee to avoid nullifying your application. 
  • Before submitting your application, make sure that you proofread your application and all other materials to ensure no errors and that everything is in order.
  • Follow up on your application with the scholarship committee to show them that you are interested in the scholarship and willing to put in the extra effort.

 

Benefits Of Auburn University Scholarships

  • Help students attain their educational goals, which might be hindered by finance. 
  • Bridge the gap between academic achievement and educational expenses. 
  • Provide funds for the tuition of Auburn University students to achieve their educational dreams.
  • Secure the future of Students at all levels of education by opening doors for financial aid. 
  • Give access to unlimited financial resources by providing scholarship opportunities at all levels of study. 
  • Eradicate the possibility of dropouts amongst its students by providing financial aid. 
  • Appreciate students who are academically achieving by awarding merit-based scholarships. 
  • It helps raise funds to cover the cost of higher education expenses for students who show a willingness to academics but are financially unfit.  

 

SUMMARY

Here is the outline of what you need to note about the Auburn University Scholarships. 

IMPORTANT RESOURCES

Register link: visit Here

Auburn University Scholarships login link: Visit Here

Formal winners of the Auburn University Scholarships: N/A

Previous Finalist of Auburn University Scholarships: N/A

All the scholarships offered by Auburn University Scholarships: Visit Here

Twitter profile link: visit Here

Contact Information: visit Here

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Sponsors: Auburn University

Department: N/A

Course Level: Undergraduate

Award: Varies

Number of Awards: Varies. 

Access Mode: Online

Nationality: United States 

Language Requirement:  Applicants must demonstrate a good command of the English Language.  

Supporting Documents: Supporting documents for these scholarships vary. Applicants should visit the scholarship page for more information. 

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

How to Apply: There is no separate application process for Auburn University scholarships. Applicants should visit the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) for more inquiries. 

Supporting Documents: Supporting documents for these scholarships vary. Applicants should visit the scholarship page for more information. 

Admission Requirements: Auburn University Scholarships require admission into Auburn University, as students are considered for scholarships upon enrollment into the school. 

Language Requirement: Applicants must demonstrate a good command of the English language. 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Does Auburn give merit-based scholarships?

Yes. Merit Scholarships are based on high school GPA and standardized test scores and are awarded in mid-November, mid-December, and late January. Merit scholarships are awarded competitively. Incoming first-year students who meet the minimum requirements for consideration are not guaranteed an award.

How do students receive Auburn University scholarship consideration?

Incoming first-year students accepted for admission by mid-January receive automatic consideration for freshman scholarships as a separate scholarship application is not required

How do students log into AUSOM?

AUSOM can be found within AU Access on Admitted Students for incoming students and My Finances for incoming students who have submitted the confirmation deposit and current students. Students use their AU Access User Name and Password to log in. The User Name is provided in the acceptance for admission letter for incoming students, and account activation is required before login.

How do students receive confirmation of their application submission?

Students who apply receive a confirmation email to their Auburn email account. Complete and submitted applications are indicated by “Complete” on the Applications tab within AUSOM. Students who have an incomplete General Application will be directed thereupon login until complete

How do students accept or decline a scholarship?

Students must respond to all scholarship offers through AUSOM by May 1. Click on the AUSOM graphic on 'Admitted Students' or 'My Finances' in AU Access. Select the scholarship name on the tile within the 'Needs Attention' section on the 'My Applications tab. Select 'Accept' or 'Decline' after reviewing the Offer Letter.

 

Conclusion

Auburn University Scholarships are awarded to students attending Auburn University. These scholarships are not restricted to fields and levels of study, as scholarships are made available for all levels and areas of study. 

To apply for this scholarship, incoming first-year students must complete the admission application process. Incoming first-year students are considered for these scholarships upon admission as there is no separate application for scholarships. 

Students should visit the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) to begin the application process. 

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