Liberal Arts announces diversity scholarship

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As part of Auburn University’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is proud to announce the establishment of the College of Liberal Arts Diversity (CLAD) Scholarship. 

“In an increasingly global world, having a student body with diverse backgrounds, competencies, experiences and viewpoints is crucial to a well-rounded liberal arts experience. The CLA Diversity Scholarship enhances our robust participation in the university’s mission to pursue meaningful programs that create pathways for diverse groups of students, and to set them up for success once they’re here,” said Joseph Aistrup, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

The scholarship provides full in-state tuition, and room and board, to students from Alabama who might not otherwise be able to afford an Auburn education. 

“I would have never thought I would attend my dream school. With the help of the CLAD scholarship, I was able to live my dream and attend Auburn. Through my degree in social work, I will have the chance to go out in the world and help kids just like I was helped. So I would urge anyone that can to help and give a future college student the chance to live their dream so they can go out in the world and make a difference,” said CLAD scholarship recipient DeSean Tinsley. 

Selection of the recipient shall be made by the College of Liberal Arts Scholarship Committee with recipient eligibility subject to review by the Office of University Scholarships.

“Equipped with an Auburn degree, the CLAD graduates will have access to opportunities currently beyond their reach. As a result, they will also be better positioned to bend the arc of their families and communities toward more promising futures,” said Betsy and Michael Waller, ’72, supporters of the CLAD Scholarship.  

Donations to this scholarship can be made here: 


Last Updated: October 21, 2019