Josephine Fountain Baxter Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is given in honor of Mrs. Josephine Fountain Baxter (1911-2004), who was an English teacher in the schools of Barbour County, Alabama for 43 years. During those years, she was senior class sponsor, taught English and became school librarian. She was a very enthusiastic and dedicated teacher, and was much beloved and respected by her students. During her many years of retirement from 1973 to 2004, she encountered many former students from various periods of her teaching career who always reminded her how vital she had been in their high school education. She played a major role in Dr. Kicklighter's decision to teach and was a strong supporter of Auburn University after he joined the Auburn faculty in 1975.

To be eligible for the Josephine Fountain Baxter Scholarship in History in the College of Liberal Arts, a student must first be identified as a Spirit of Auburn Scholarship recipient by the Office of University Scholarships in accordance with the program guidelines. Current minimum guidelines for the Spirit of Auburn Scholarship Program are an ACT score of 28 or the comparable SAT score (excluding the writing score) and a GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.

Scholarship Guidelines

The scholarship shall be administered in accordance with the following guidelines:

  1. This scholarship award, along with the Spirit of Auburn scholarship funds, will be given in the name of Josephine Fountain Baxter and shall be recognized as the Josephine Fountain Baxter Scholarship.
  2. The scholarship to be awarded shall be limited to the funds available in the spendable account and consistent with the scholarship award guidelines. Each recipient shall be selected by the History Department Scholarship Committee with recipient eligibility subject to final approval by the Office of University Scholarships. The selection process should be completed according to the current Office of University Scholarships awarding timeline. The amount of each scholarship shall be disbursed at regular intervals during the school year in accordance with normal university policies.
  3. To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, a student must be identified as a Spirit of Auburn Scholarship recipient at the University level and be enrolled in Auburn University, College of Liberal Arts, and in the History Department. If a student in the History Department cannot be identified, the scholarship may be awarded to a qualified student in the other disciplines within the Humanities Program including English, Philosophy, or Foreign Languages and Literature. The student must also demonstrate financial need as verified by the Office of Financial Aid. If a student with financial need cannot be identified, the financial need criterion may be waived.
  4. Each scholarship is for 4 years, provided the recipient meets the requirements for continuation as established by the Office of University Scholarships.

For more information

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Matt Malczycki

Matt Malczycki

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Thach 306B
(334) 844-7638
Office Hours: By appointment only

Last Updated: June 16, 2015