Auburn University established endowed memorial scholarship in memory of Lauren Burk

Lauren A. Burk

AUBURN – Auburn University has established an endowed scholarship in honor of Lauren Burk, the AU student who died tragically on March 4.

A graduate of Walton High School in Marietta, Ga., Burk was a freshman studying graphic design and art. She was also an active and admired member of the Delta Gamma sorority.

The scholarship will be awarded to incoming freshman students majoring in graphic design with preference given to students from Cobb County, Ga.

“As the Auburn community grieves the loss of one of its own, we are touched by the thoughtfulness of others,” said Auburn University President Jay Gogue, in response to the generosity of donations in Burk’s memory. “Gifts to the Lauren Ashley Burk Memorial Scholarship Endowment will be a permanent memory of Lauren’s tremendous spirit.”

Donations can be made online at (specify Lauren Burk Scholarship Fund) or send a check payable to the Auburn University Foundation to The Lauren Burk Memorial Scholarship Fund, 317 South College Street, Auburn, Ala. 36849.

Contact: Bob McGinnis, (334) 844-1130 ( or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (