Auburn University College of Liberal Arts receives $1 million scholarship endowment

AUBURN – Carolyn Brinson Reed, Auburn University class of ’65, along with her sons Randy ‘89 and Scott ’90, recently established a $1 million planned gift with the Auburn University Foundation to honor the memory and legacy of a devoted husband, father and community leader.

The donation will establish the Robert E. Reed Memorial Scholarship Endowment in the College of Liberal Arts and will benefit honor students from Mountain Brook High School in Birmingham. Mr. Reed was a 1965 graduate of Auburn.

The Reeds shared the belief that the arts and humanities are a vital part of any community, and together supported the arts both in their community and at Auburn for many years.

Mrs. Reed is a firm believer in the value of a liberal arts education and also believes in rewarding academic excellence. She established the endowment to attract top students from her hometown of Mountain Brook to Auburn.

“A liberal arts education provides a strong foundation in preparing students for a successful career and is central to many other disciplines,” Reed said. “I hope this endowed scholarship will bring the best and brightest students to Auburn’s College of Liberal Arts and provide the college with the resources required in today’s competitive environment.”

“This generous endowment ensures the college will be a contender for the top students in the area,” said Anna Gramberg, dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

The College of Liberal Arts is the largest on Auburn’s campus. It is comprised of 12 departments divided into the academic areas of fine arts, humanities, communications and social sciences and offers more than 40 majors. Between 4,000 and 5,000 student are enrolled in the college annually. Students in the college have access to a dedicated staff of professional advisers in addition to their departmental major faculty advisers.

Contact: AU Scholarship Office, (334) 844-2320

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