Presidential Scholarship

<p>I am currently an OOS junior with a 33 ACT and a 3.8 GPA(I will have over the 3.75 minimum for the Presidential.) I know that this scholarship is automatic for in-state applicants, but since I am out of state, what are the odds of me getting the Presidential?</p>

<p>Auburn is one of my top choices, and if I got this scholarship I would seriously consider attending, but I don't know if I would/could if I only got the Heritage.</p>

<p>Thanks in advance for the replies.</p>

<p>I was told last year that while it is not guaranteed, every OOS who qualified over the last two years received the Presidential. My daughter did receive it, we visited, loved it, and she is going there this fall. Good luck!</p>

<p>Welcome - Congratulations on the great ACT and GPA! My son takes the ACT in June...fingers x'ed! :)
It is my understanding as well, that while not guaranteed to OOS applicants, there have previously been no students that have been denied the scholarship who have qualified. Depending on my son's scores, we will make that 15hr trek to visit and see how much he really loves it!
Again, congratulations! Job well done. :)</p>

<p>Congratulations on your score! Just met a junior at our high school who got a 217 PSAT and 33 ACT. He has his sights on Auburn as well! </p>

<p>Make sure to apply early and submit your scores early. You should get an invite to Presidential Scholars Day. Make sure to call early in the year to see if you can be invited.</p>

<p>It was a wonderful visit day for us. Great tour, fabulous lunch, awesome visit and talk at the engineering facility. Even gave son a nice backpack.</p>

<p>We went on Martin Luther King Day. School was in session, so got to actually see kids on campus. There were people there from all over, New York, Texas, Atlanta. </p>

<p>I highly recommend attending this visit day.</p>

<p>Congratulations, again, and good luck!</p>

<p>My only concern right now is that the 33 ACT was on a test date without writing- my only writing test date was a 31, so I wonder if they'll even consider the 33.</p>

<p>They don't consider the writing component, so I think you will be fine. Auburn is great at answering questions in a timely fashion, so just give them a call or e-mail them to make sure.</p>

<p>I'm a Presidential Scholar from Tennessee and I got it with a 3.5something and a 30, however I was also a National Merit Finalist/Hispanic Finalist. I'm pretty sure their selection system is pretty simple: if you meet the qualifications, you get it. There were something like 70 Presidential scholars in my class last year if that helps any.</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>Cool, I'm from Tennessee too! And I totally bombed the PSAT, like 169 soph year, didn't even take junior year.(We took it in a dark auditorium with lapboards, turns out they didn't do that my junior year)</p>

<p>fin01, my son is a hispanic too. It looks like he will be missing the NHRP designation by just 2 miserable PSAT points. He is now trying to reach 33 in the ACT and see if he can get the Presidential, he has a 31 right now. Somehow TN has one of the highest National Hispanic cutoff scores in the nation...go figure...</p>

<p>The GPA might be a push due to the fact that his school only reports UW GPA... will see what happens...</p>

<p>Congrats!</p>

<p>Thanks lapagan. That stinks that your son was so close, my suggestion would be for your son to take the SAT as well. For some reason I did WAY better on the SAT than the ACT, and Auburn accepts either one. The SAT has trickier questions but you have way more time to do it, and if you're a relatively slow test taker like me that's a big help. Wouldn't hurt to try.</p>

<p>Hello fiN01: Was it easy to reserve on-campus housing for next year? My concern is that the part of the NMF scholarship that includes on-campus housing is quite a bit and will Auburn be able to house a NMF for four years so they can fully use their scholarship offer.</p>

<p>Thanks fiN01, my son took the SAT too and his best score is 1340/2080. I think that this is about the same 31 ACT score. He likes the ACT much better so he is focusing on it. </p>

<p>One thing for you to consider, if you are an engineering major and with you being an URM, you can join the Minority Eng. Program and can pocket about $10K per year in scholarships.I believe they are stackable. With your current NMF/NHRP scholarship if you add this you'll actually be making money during your undergraduate time. My son interview withthe program director and it is a awesome program. If you are advance then you can serve as a tutor, only commitment is 5 hours a week.</p>

<p>actually, both AU and UA require their applicants to submit an ACT or SAT writing score.</p>

<p>Yes, you have to have ACT with writing. I was just trolling on their admissions page and noticed this.</p>

<p>Welcome: Call Auburn's scholarship office and make sure your 33 ACT without the writing will qualify you for the Presidential. If not, you still have time to retake the ACT. Better safe than sorry. </p>

<p>In addition, Auburn had an extremely strong recruitment this year and may have to tighten qualifications the next year. I met a mom at CWE whose daughter was a Junior Miss State Finalist. Auburn offers a full tuition scholarship for Junior Miss winners but in January the GPA and SAT/ACT requirements for it were increased and the mom said her daughter received a letter denying her the scholarship (she had never had an official offer) due to her SAT score being a 10 or 20 points below what was needed. She was hoping to settle this problem and see if they would let her daughter re-sit for the SAT. Anyway, because requirements can change from year to year and with the continued weak economy, I would prepare a safety net.</p>

<p>^ Wow. How frustrating and sad for that young lady. If they plan on changing the qualifications for oos merit I certainly hope they post that soon. It will be something we ask about when we visit this summer. S2 is on the upper tier of one program, but will test again. If he raises his scores, but ends up on the lower tier of the higher program I'd really want to know where he falls. That's kind of a big issue when you are making a decision!</p>

<p>Thanks for bringing this up p_m. It should be a no-brainer to think about, but there are so many things. You never know what you may forget. I certainly won't forget that one!</p>

<p>I also hope the mom was able to get things settled as she was a very nice person and I sure her daughter is a great girl.Anyway, sometimes decisions are made by administrators other than the scholarship officers. A scholarship officer may not be able to give a heads up to a prospective applicant because they may be in the dark until an official announcement is made. Like the Boy Scout motto: Be Prepared.</p>

<p>well, pretty much across the board, the schools our son applied to required the writing portion. it may have been a formality, but we actually added it on the day of his ACT and that was back in february.</p>

<p>i'm curious about the junior miss finalist. does it not require the same act and sat numbers as the other nmf?</p>

<p>I doubt Jr Miss requires the same scores as the NMF. Junior Miss is a beauty pageant that was started in Alabama, so many Alabama schools offer nice scholarships for winners. The impression I got was that the requirements are less than Presidential Scholars are required to have, much less. I don't know much else about it.</p>

<p>See new thread regarding oos scholarship changes...
Bummer :(</p>