Scholarships

Exploring Your Financial Resources for an AU Education

Scholarships are a type of gift aid that you don’t need to repay. AU has many scholarships available based on a variety of criteria and some require an application or a few additional steps to be awarded. To apply for a variety of these institutional scholarships, admitted students should fill out the scholarship profile found in their student portal. If you need help gaining access to your portal, reach out to your admissions counselor.

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Maximize Your Financial Aid Opportunities

Merit Scholarships

All incoming traditional undergraduate and transfer students are considered for merit scholarships. These academic-based scholarships are awarded to incoming students only and renewable each academic year based on GPA and Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Traditional Undergraduate

Edwards Scholarship (GPA > 3.75): $16,000/year
Nicholson Scholarship (GPA 3.50-3.74): $14,000/year
Reardon Scholarship (GPA 3.25-3.49): $11,000/year
Morrison Award (GPA 2.75-3.24):  $9,000/year
Raven Award (GPA < 2.74): $6,000/year

Transfer Students

Edwards Transfer Merit Scholarship (GPA > 3.75): $16,000/year
Nicholson Transfer Merit Scholarship (GPA 3.5-3.74): $14,000/year
Reardon Transfer Merit Scholarship (GPA 3.25-3.49): $11,000/year
Morrison Transfer Merit Scholarship (GPA 3.0-3.24): $9,000/year
Raven Transfer Award (GPA < 2.9): $6,000/year

Calculate Your Merit Scholarship Amount

Incoming freshmen: The calculation for your merit scholarship is based on either your GPA or a calculation of your GPA and test scores (whichever gives the student the highest benefit).
Transfer students: The calculation for your merit scholarship is based on your college GPA.

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Institutional Scholarships

Scholarships are available based on a variety of criteria including academic achievement, financial need, high school attended, and program of study. There are over 500 endowed scholarships available, which are specific funds made available by private donors. A few examples of available scholarships are listed below with links to more information.

*Not all scholarships may be combined. Contact your financial aid counselor for more information.

External Scholarships & Funds

Best Colleges.com – Financial Aid for Minority Students

College Affordability for Minority Students

College Scholarships.org

FastWEB Set up a personalized profile that will match your specific skills, abilities, and interests to fastWEB’s database of over 400,000 scholarships.

FinAid!

Graduate Tutor GraduateTutor.com’s Scholarship Directory has $1.6 million worth of scholarships and is quickly growing. It is a free scholarship directory and requires no registration. Students can search for scholarships in multiple ways including keywords, courses, deadline, who it is open to, and the scholarship amount.