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 3.6 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
Scholarships in the liberal arts
Harry S. Truman
- apply as a junior committed to a career in public service.
Scholarships in the sciences and engineering
- apply as sophomore or junior for study in mathematics, natural
sciences, or engineering.
Fellowships - apply as a senior for graduate study concerned
with applications of the physical sciences.
Scholarships for study abroad
U.S. Student Fulbright Competition - apply in senior year.
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship - one academic year of
study in another country which has Rotary clubs.
Study in Britain
British Marshall Scholarship
- apply as a senior for a further degree at any of Britain’s
universities and business schools.
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
- apply as a senior for further study at Cambridge.
Scholarship - apply as a senior for two years of study at
Study in Ireland
George Mitchell Scholarship - apply as a senior for one year
of graduate study in Ireland.