AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University has announced its student nominees for three of the nation’s top postgraduate honors: the Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarships.
“These students evoke the core values of Auburn University,” said Melissa Baumann, assistant provost for undergraduate studies and director of the Honors College. “They have succeeded through hard work in their courses and extracurricular activities and they are men and women of character. We are pleased to nominate them for these prestigious scholarships.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Alabama Power Nuclear Power Generation Systems Program within Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has received more than $190,000 in scholarship funding from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The funding will provide 15 academic scholarships for students enrolled in the minor. Designed to attract engineering students from all disciplines to the minor, and ultimately to the nuclear industry, the scholarships provide an award of $4,500 annually for a two-year period.
“The NRC’s scholarship support of this minor is a significant boost for students who desire to be a part of the nuclear power generation industry,” said Bill Goodwin, program director. “It’s not about making nuclear engineers; it’s about equipping Auburn engineering students with the tools and skill set to succeed in the nuclear power generation industry. The NRC’s funding will make this vision a reality for a number of Auburn students.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University Honors College was recently gifted $25,000 for the National Prestigious Scholars program. The gift was made by Doug and Lisa Kilton of New Orleans and will be used to enhance the identification and development of exceptional Auburn students for elite scholarships. Mr. Kilton is a 1982 graduate of Auburn who studied at McGill University on a Fulbright Scholarship.
The National Prestigious Scholars program is overseen by Paul Harris, who joined the Honors College in 2008 as associate director. The Kilton gift will support Harris’ efforts in preparing Auburn students for prestigious awards.
The idea for the scholars program came in 2007 when Auburn recognized a need to provide mentoring to Auburn’s brightest students to compete for nationally competitive scholarships.
AUBURN – Two members of Auburn University’s Honors College have been named finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, one of the nation’s top academic awards. Seniors Erica Meissner of Ashburnham, Mass., and Krissy Voss of Paradise Valley, Ariz., will interview with selection committees in Birmingham, Ala., and Los Angeles, respectively, Nov. 19-20.
Scholarship winners will be announced following the interviews.
“Mentoring students with exceptional potential has been a key component of Auburn’s strategic plan, and Krissy and Erica are the best of the best,” said Auburn President Jay Gogue. “We’re proud to have them represent the Auburn family.”
AUBURN – Auburn University was named Scholarship Provider of the Year at the 2009 National Scholarship Providers Association Annual Conference in New Orleans for its Provost Leadership Undergraduate Scholar program.
The award was presented in recognition of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs’ PLUS program, which provides academic and social support to students pursuing their undergraduate studies at Auburn University. The PLUS program provides an $8,000 four-year, renewable scholarship at $2,000 per academic year, and has been developed to complement the goals of the Auburn University Strategic Diversity Plan.
AUBURN – The Auburn Alumni Association and its affiliate Auburn clubs nationwide awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to 226 students this past year. The association raised more than $750,000 for scholarships. Of this, Auburn clubs raised more than $400,000 for scholarships at the close of the fiscal year Sept. 30.
“One of the Auburn Alumni Association’s chief priorities is to help ensure that the cost of an Auburn education doesn’t present an insurmountable barrier to those who would otherwise enroll,” said Debbie Shaw, Auburn’s vice president for alumni affairs and executive director of the association. “The association is much more than a spirit organization – it’s part of our mission to provide scholarship dollars to those in need.”