Scholarship Information

Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager

The College of Liberal Arts provides College and Departmental Scholarships to eligible students through the new 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 is March 1, 2014. Students are only 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.

Scholarships available to all College of Liberal Arts Students

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

  • General Academic Scholarships
  • Academic Enrichment Scholarships
  • Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in CLA Fellowships

 

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 new 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 is March 1, 2014. Students are only required to complete the AUSOM application once each academic year. For more information and updates about AUSOM, please visit auburn.edu/ausom.

 

Academic Enrichment Scholarships

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

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

 

Opportunities in Undergraduate Research in CLA (OURCLA) Fellowships

Description:
The OURCLA fellowship program awards students fellowships to undertake a semester-long research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor. The amount of the fellowship varies depending on the term awarded. 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 they receive the award.  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.

Application and Deadline Information:
To apply for an OURCLA fellowship, each student should use this link to the online application: https://auburn.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_40KzI1jfIJBijtP. Faculty mentors also need to use this link to the online application: https://auburn.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8bJBuNAJ2REjLBH. Applications are reviewed by the College of Liberal Arts Scholarship Committee. Applications are due August 1 for the Fall semester; November 1 for the Spring semester; March 5 for Summer projects; and March 5 for year-long projects.

Special Application Information:
This application process involves an online form that cannot be saved for future editing. All changes will be lost if the page is closed or refreshed before submitting. Thus, applicants are advised to download the application template (student application | faculty application) and prepare answers before beginning the online application.

 

College of Liberal Arts Student Travel Award for Research (CLASTAR) Grant 

Description:
The College of Liberal Arts will award up to a maximum of $750 in support of a maximum of 12 undergraduate students per year who present research or creative work at a national conference.

Eligible students will have earned at least 30 hours of credit at Auburn University, have an unadjusted GPA of at least 2.0 and be enrolled in classes at Auburn during the semester of their research related travel. A brief report summarizing the research trip must be made in the student’s home department following travel.

Application and Deadline Information:
To apply for a CLASTAR grant, print and fill out an application and submit it along with a budget of anticipated travel expenses and a letter of support from a faculty mentor or your department chair no later than six weeks prior to the date of your proposed travel. Applications are reviewed in the Dean’s office and approved by the Dean. Travel expenses related to conference registration, transportation and lodging will be reimbursed after the student returns and presents a travel voucher with the conference program and applicable receipts attached. Reimbursement may not exceed the amount of the grant.

Pre-Law Scholarships

Students interested in attending law school after completion of the bachelor's degree are encouraged to apply for a prelaw scholarship. Begin by submitting an application through the AUSOM portal at 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 Dorothy Wells Littleton, Practitioner in Residence, 7059 Haley Center, Auburn, AL  36849-5223.

CLA Department-level Scholarships

Many individual departments within CLA have endowed scholarships for students who have demonstrated academic excellence within their major. Some may have limited scholarship opportunities for incoming students of exceptional promise. Begin by submitting an application through the AUSOM portal at auburn.edu/ausom. Students should contact the Undergraduate Studies Coordinator or Department Chair in their major to discuss any scholarship opportunities that may be available to students in their undergraduate major program of study.

Last Updated: February 17, 2014