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. The best way for your family to discover if there are additional funds that you qualify for is to set up a scholarship profile. Your profile in our scholarship manager will flag any additional scholarships that you may qualify for based on your talents, program of interest, service, leadership, diversity, and more.

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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.


Institutional Scholarships

Scholarships are available based on a variety of criteria including academic achievement, financial need, high school attended, and program of study. Admitted students should create a scholarship profile to apply for additional institutional scholarships in our scholarship manager. 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.

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

External Scholarships & Funds

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Graduate Tutor’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.