The Prestigious Scholarship Program

The staff of the Honors College has the responsibility for identifying and developing students to compete for prestigious national and international scholarships (Rhodes, Marshall, Mellon, Fulbright, Rotary, and others). These scholarships have different requirements ranging from a major emphasis on academic achievement to emphasis on all-around ability. Viable candidates must have a 3.7 grade point average and have had leadership positions in many extracurricular organizations. Following the application requirements timeline and Time Management Guidelines will improve an applicant's chances of receiving such a scholarship.

Edgar Gentle, '78 AU graduate and Rhodes scholar, has pointed out that many Auburn students can compete successfully for these scholarships if they will only take the time to apply and prepare. According to Mr. Gentle, "A Rhodes scholar is a person with a good academic record and a long dossier of extracurricular activities who got lucky. Two or three seniors at Auburn at any given time are on [an] equal plateau [with other candidates nationally]." He feels that all students who get involved in the process benefit - whether they win or not, they significantly broaden their understanding. Those who do win one of these scholarships find it to be a life-changing experience.

Public Service Scholarships

Harry S. Truman Scholarship – http://www.truman.gov/

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Scholarship – http://www.udall.gov/

Scholarships in the sciences and engineering

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship - http://www.act.org/goldwater/

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program - http://www.nsfgrfp.org/

Scholarships for study abroad

Fulbright Scholarship - http://www.iie.org/fulbright

Boren Scholarship - http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship

Scholarships for Study in Britain

Rhodes Scholarship - http://www.rhodesscholar.org/ 

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - http://www.gatesscholar.org/

British Marshall Scholarship - http://www.marshallscholarship.org/

Scholarships for Study in Ireland

Mitchell Scholarship - http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/

Last Updated: April 17, 2014