Honors College Office of the Provost

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.

Types of Scholarships

Public Service Scholarships

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Undergraduates interested in Public Service – funds graduate school in public service

Scholarship Due Date: 2.2.2021

Campus Deadline: 11.24.2020

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

Scholarship Due Date: March 2021

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.

Scholarship Due Date: December 15, 2021

Scholarships in the Sciences and Engineering

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Undergraduate STEM Scholarship

Scholarship Due Date: 1.28.2022

Campus Deadline: 11.24.2021

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Funding for those interested in Ph.D. in science

Scholarship Due Date: October 18,2021

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Funding to students in sciences and engineering

Scholarship Due Date: February 1st, 2022

RISE – DAAD Scholarship

 Offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students from North America, Great Britain and Ireland.

Scholarship Due Date: 12.15.2021

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.

Scholarship Due Date: 12.1.2021

Scholarships for Study Abroad

Fulbright Scholarship

Study, Research, and Teach Abroad

Scholarship Due Date: 10.12.2021

Campus Deadline: 8.28.2021

Boren Scholarship

Abroad Language Study

Scholarship Due Date: 2.2.2022

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.

Scholarship Due Date: 11.17.2021

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.

Scholarship Due Date: Fall and March 1st, 2022

Scholarships for Study in Britain

Rhodes Scholarship

Study at Oxford

Scholarship Due Date: 10.6.2021

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Study in the UK

Scholarship Due Date: October 13, 2021

British Marshall Scholarship

Study in the UK

Scholarship Due Date: 9.28.2021

Campus Deadline: 9.1.2021

Churchill Scholarship

Provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College.

Scholarship Due Date: 11.1.2021 

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

Mitchell Scholarship

Study in Ireland

Scholarship Deadline: 9.24.2021

Funding Opportunities for STEM Students

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

Scholarship Guides

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.

Need Assistance?

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: September 8, 2021