Scholarship Information

Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager

Scholarships available to all College of Liberal Arts Students

There are five kinds of competitive College of Liberal Arts Scholarships for which all CLA undergraduates may apply.

General Academic Scholarships

Description:  CLA provides a number of scholarships to help defray the tuition and fees cost for selected students. The number of these awards and their exact dollar amounts vary from year to year. Selection criteria for these awards depend on the wishes of the donors who established them, but many require students to have demonstrated financial need as well as outstanding academic credentials. Many are also restricted to students who are residents of Alabama.

Application and Deadline Information:  The College of Liberal Arts provides College and Departmental Scholarships to eligible students through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM). Students can easily search, review requirements, apply, and accept awards for available scholarship opportunities. Interested students can apply for all institutional scholarships using this online application. The application deadline differs by student type, with the earliest being Dec. 1 for incoming Freshmen. Students are required to complete the AUSOM application once each academic year. For more information and updates about AUSOM, please visit auburn.edu/ausom.

For information about university scholarships, please contact the Office of University Scholarships directly at auburn.edu/scholarship.

Academic Enrichment Scholarships for Study Abroad

Description: The Academic Enrichment Scholarship for Study Abroad is a competitive program to provide up to $3000 to CLA students who are enrolling in a study abroad program which is closely related to their educational and career goals. To be eligible to apply, students must have completed at least 30 credit hours at Auburn, have an unadjusted cumulative AU GPA of at least 3.0, and be enrolled in classes at Auburn during the term of their study abroad.

Application and Deadline Information:  To apply for a CLA Academic Enrichment Scholarship for Study Abroad, you need to  print an application to be completed and submitted.  Applications are due August 1 for Fall semester programs; November 1 for Spring semester programs; and March 23 for Summer semester programs.

Academic Enrichment Scholarships for Diversity

Description: The Academic Enrichment Scholarship for Diversity provides up to $3000 to CLA students who are enrolling in a study abroad program which is closely related to their educational and career goals. The Diversity Scholarship program promotes diversity and student participation in enrichment activities. To be eligible to apply, an applicant must be a full-time student who demonstrates diversity as determined by the goals of the Auburn University Strategic Diversity Plan https://cws.auburn.edu/diversity/files/diversityplanfinal.pdf). Furthermore, students must have completed at least 30 credit hours at Auburn, have an unadjusted cumulative AU GPA of at least 3.0, and be enrolled in classes at Auburn during the term of their study abroad.

Application and Deadline Information: To apply for a CLA Diversity Scholarship for Academic Enrichment, you need to print an application to be completed and submitted. Applications are due August 1 for Fall semester programs; November 1 for Spring semester programs; and March 23 for Summer semester programs.

Academic Enrichment Scholarships for Internships

Description: The Academic Enrichment Scholarship for Internships provides up to $3000 to CLA students who have secured an internship closely related to their career goals and who need financial support to complete it. To be eligible to apply students must be enrolled at Auburn during the semester of their internship, be a junior or senior, have completed at least 30 credit hours at Auburn, have an unadjusted cumulative AU GPA of at least 3.0, be enrolled in or have completed LBAR 2010 (or the equivalent course(s) required by their major), and be a participant in one of the CLA Career Communities. Additionally, students must have completed the following by the time of selection: attended at least one AU Career Fair, attended at least one CLA career event, and have an internship offer in hand.

Application and Deadline Information: To apply for a CLA Internship Scholarship for Academic Enrichment, you need to print an application to be completed and submitted. Applications are due August 3rd for Fall semester internship programs; December 3rd for Spring semester internship programs; and April 3rd for Summer semester internship programs.

Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Description:  The OURCLA (Opportunities in Undergraduate Research in CLA) fellowship program awards students fellowships to undertake a research project for one to three semesters under the supervision of a faculty mentor. The amount of the fellowship varies depending on the term(s) awarded (up to 3 semesters). OURCLA students are also eligible to apply for up to $1000 to support student travel to present the results of their research at a national conference; faculty mentors may also apply for up to $1000 to support professional travel or project-related supplies.  Eligible students will have completed at least 30 hours at Auburn, have an unadjusted cumulative AU GPA of at least 3.0, and be enrolled in classes at Auburn during the semester(s) they receive the award (except summer).  Faculty mentors will be tenure-track faculty who are willing to meet for 1 hour/week with the undergraduate student to help guide the student on his or her project. OURCLA Fellowships are offered in conjunction with the university's Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, and OURCLA recipients are expected to complete the URF program requirements.

Application and Deadline Information: Applications for OURCLA fellowships go through the same proposal process as the Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Find more information about the application deadlines and requirements at our.auburn.edu.

Pre-Law Scholarships

Students interested in attending law school after completion of the bachelor's degree are encouraged to apply for a pre-law scholarship. Begin by submitting an application through the AUSOM portal at http://auburn.edu/ausom. Additional application materials for the Auburn University Bar Pre-Law Scholars Program and the Morris Savage Pre-Law Scholarship may be obtained from Debra Armstrong-Wright, Practitioner-in-Residence, 7002 Haley Center, Auburn, AL  36849-5223 or dza0011@auburn.edu.

Last Updated: November 09, 2018