Residents of Montgomery, Autauga and Elmore counties voted Auburn University at Montgomery as the top university in the River Region in the 2019 Montgomery Advertiser Readers’ Choice Awards.
More than 100,000 votes were cast in the poll, which highlights top businesses and schools in the tri-county area. The results were announced at a ceremony on July 25 and published in the July 28 edition of the Montgomery Advertiser.
“We are honored to be selected by readers of the Montgomery Advertiser as the No. 1 university in the River Region for the second consecutive year,” Auburn University at Montgomery Chancellor Carl A. Stockton said. “We are proud to serve the residents of Montgomery, Autauga and Elmore counties. Students from these communities have represented the lifeblood of our institution since we welcomed our first class in September of 1969. As we approach our 50th anniversary of serving students, we remain committed to helping graduates of our local high schools and community colleges realize their educational and professional goals.”
AUM has worked to make a quality education more accessible and affordable to students from these and other communities through a variety of scholarship opportunities, including the Opportunity Scholarship, Transfer Scholarship, and Military & Dependent Scholarship. AUM awarded more than $5.8 million in scholarships during the 2018-2019 academic year, but Stockton said the university will add another $2 million to that total for 2019-2020.
Stockton recently announced a new suite of scholarships, which includes:
- The Outstanding Scholars Award: Open to students with a minimum ACT score of 30 or a 1400 SAT and a high school grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), this scholarship will provide $40,000 over a four-year period.
- Principal Scholarship: Open to students with an ACT score of 29 or a 1350 on the SAT (with a minimum GPA of 3.0), this scholarship awards $32,000 over four years.
- Vice Principal Scholarship: Open to students with an ACT score of 28 or an SAT score of 1310 (and a minimum GPA of 3.0), this opportunity will award $28,000 over four years
- Counselor Scholarship: Open to students with an ACT score of 27 or an SAT of 1280 (and a minimum GPA of 3.0), this scholarship provides $24,000 over four years.
“We fully expect that these new scholarships will benefit many talented students from schools here in Montgomery, as well as from Autauga and Elmore,” Stockton said.