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.


Viable candidates must have a 3.7 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.

We invite you to learn more about these scholarships and awards.

Types of Scholarships

Public Service Scholarships

Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships in the sciences and engineering

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Funding opportunities for STEM Students

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

Scholarships for study abroad

Fulbright Scholarship
Boren Scholarship

Scholarships for Study in Britain

Rhodes Scholarship
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
British Marshall Scholarship

Scholarships for Study in Ireland

Mitchell Scholarship

Information on general scholarships available to Honors College students at Auburn University.


For more information about National Prestigious Scholarships, please contact: Alex Sauer, coordinator for Scholarship and Research

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 16, 2019