2012 Auburn University Scholarship Recipients
The student population at Auburn is made up of 60 percent in-state students. Many of the out-of-state students come from the surrounding states – Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. Approximately 60 percent of the student population is currently making use of some type of financial aid. With that being said, money is a popular subject among applicants and their parents. The best way to relieve some of the pressure of tuition and other fees is to obtain a scholarship.
There are two types of merit-based scholarships the University awards to students meeting certain requirements. The first scholarship type is for Alabama residents and is known as the Spirit of Auburn Scholarship. These scholarships are guaranteed to students whose application materials are received prior to December 1 and who have scored at least a 28 on the ACT or 1250 on the SAT, and have 3.5 GPA or better.
There are three levels of Spirit of Auburn scholarships, all of which are renewable four-year awards. A student with an ACT score of 28 or 29 will receive $2,500 a year for four years. A student with an ACT score of a 30 or 31 will receive full tuition for four years. Finally, a student who scores a 32 or better on the ACT will receive full tuition for four years as well as $1,000 technology stipend during their freshman year. In order to retain the scholarships, recipients are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA while attending Auburn. The next type of University-provided scholarship is the Academic Scholarship for non-Alabama residents. Non-resident applicants who have their application materials in by December 1 will be considered for these scholarships. These scholarships are offered at three levels based on qualifying test scores and GPA. The minimum score for consideration is an ACT of 29 or SAT of 1290 and GPA of 3.5 or higher. In addition to these scholarships, the University also offers General and Legacy scholarships, among others. Department scholarships are also awarded from several of the colleges and schools. The admissions application serves as the scholarship application for the University-level awards and must be received by December 1. Departmental scholarships may have a separate application and a different deadline. Detailed information is available on each college’s and school’s website.