The National Prestigious Scholarships Program
Prestigious Scholarships For All Auburn University Students
Students from all academic disciplines are individually mentored and supported through the prestigious scholarship application process. These awards will not only help fund your advanced undergraduate or graduate studies, but raise your visibility among academic peers.
A Successful Applicant
These scholarships have different requirements ranging from a major emphasis on academic achievement to an emphasis on all-around ability. In addition to outstanding academic performance, we look for students who have developed a substantive research experience coupled with a commitment to service and leadership.
Successful applicants must be able to grapple with issues that require them to think across disciplines and reflect on questions about what matters and why. A strong applicant is someone who reads widely; someone who is driven to make a difference in the lives of those around them in the broader world; and someone who is intellectually curious. All of these qualities should be present in anyone who wishes to pursue a nationally competitive scholarship.
Ideally, all of these qualities should be present in all Auburn University undergraduates. Yet, in addition, and just as important, successful scholarship applicants must possess a nobility of character, a genuine passion for life and for knowledge, a caring disposition for other people especially those less fortunate than themselves, and an ability to relate to all kinds of people – some coming from very different places than themselves, and to be able to share their thoughts and explanations with tremendous warmth, sensitivity and humanity. In a sense, successful scholarship applicants are those students who embody the Auburn Creed.
Meet Auburn University’s prestigious scholarships winners.
Although some awards do not have a GPA requirement, many do and to be competitive with other applicants a GPA of 3.7 is recommended. Applicants must follow the application requirements timeline and use time management guidelines to improve their chances of receiving such a scholarship.
We invite you to learn more about these scholarships and awards by exploring the foundation webpages or contact Laura Whatley for more details about the process of applying to these opportunities.
Types of Scholarships
Public Service Scholarships
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Undergraduates interested in Public Service – funds graduate school in public service
Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship for Native Americans and Alaska Natives/ or for undergraduates interested in conservation and environmental issues
The Institute for Responsible Citizenship
The Institute’s primary goal is to inspire and equip the nation’s best and brightest African American men to use their extraordinary talents to serve others.
Scholarships in the Sciences and Engineering
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
Undergraduate STEM Scholarship
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Funding for those interested in Ph.D. in science
Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
Funding to students in sciences and engineering
RISE – DAAD Scholarship
Offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students from North America, Great Britain and Ireland.
SMART – DoD Program
An opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and guaranteed civilian employment with the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion.
Scholarships for Study Abroad
Study, Research, and Teach Abroad
Abroad Language Study
Critical Language Scholarship Program
A summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity.
Scholarships for Study in Britain
Study at Oxford
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Study in the UK
British Marshall Scholarship
Study in the UK
Provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College.
Fulbright UK Summer Institutes
Three or four week programmes for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.
Scholarships for Study in Ireland
Study in Ireland
Funding Opportunities for STEM Students
Scholarship Guide for Hispanic and Latino Students
Scholarship Guide for LGBTQ Students
Scholarship Guide for Students of Color
Information on general scholarships available to Honors College students at Auburn University.
Ready to Learn More?
Fill out our quick NPS Intake form so we can better match your skills to available scholarships.
If you are planning to apply for National Prestigious Scholarships in the near future and need to enhance your resume, apply for the NPS Research and Travel Award.
Last modified: February 28, 2023