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AUM Alumni Association Graduate Merit Scholarships

Total Amount: N/A
Total for Academic Year: $1,000

About the Scholarship

Scholarships are for current Auburn University at Montgomery graduate students.

  • Student must be fully admitted to the Auburn University at Montgomery graduate program, must have completed at least 9 AUM course hours leading to a graduate degree and must have a current GPA of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Graduate GPA, 2 letters of support, a 250-word essay, and current résumé will be assessed.
  • Scholarships are for fall 2024 and spring 2025 only. Application Deadline: March 15, 2024
  • Scholarships must be used for graduate tuition only and only for courses leading to a graduate degree (no undergraduate-level prerequisites or audits).
  • Applicants will be notified of their award status by mail.
  • Recipients are expected to participate in Auburn University at Montgomery and Alumni Association functions.

All completed application packets must contain the following:

  • AUM Alumni Association Graduate Study Merit Scholarship Application (below);
  • Two letters of support, preferably from AUM faculty or staff, emphasizing leadership skills; NOTE: each faculty/staff member can write a maximum of 3 letters for this scholarship. Letters must be on official letterhead, and can be given to the student to include in their packet, or emailed directly to [email protected].
  • A 250-word essay outlining educational and career objectives; how this award will benefit you; and academic honors/awards and civic activities;
  • A current résumé listing employment positions, dates of employment, number of hours worked, campus and/or community leadership, and academic achievements.

NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to obtain and submit all records by the due date. Failure to do so may result in immediate disqualification.

Due to severe mail issues in the past, please email your application documents to:

Scholarship Committee
AUM Alumni Association
[email protected]

]Scholarship Application

All materials must be received by March 15, 2024.

Any questions may be addressed to [email protected].
Auburn University at Montgomery is an equal opportunity educational institution.

The Auburn University at Montgomery Alumni Association recently awarded its annual Graduate Study Merit Scholarships to five outstanding AUM students. The scholarships require that recipients maintain a GPA of 3.4 or higher, enroll in and complete nine hours each semester and be continuously enrolled for each semester covered by the award.

The $1,000 scholarships, funded by alumni memberships, were awarded by the AUM Alumni Board of Directors to Carrie Alvarenga, Jaileigh Burch, Matthew Tyler Campbell, Jeremy Farson, and Kecia Hampton.

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Carrie Alvarenga earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2005 from Judson College, and is currently pursuing a Master of Secondary Education with a focus in general science from AUM. After graduating, she plans to continue her learning with an Ed.S and then either an Ed.D or a Ph.D in science education. She is currently teaching 7th and 8th grade science at Millbrook Middle School, but her goal is to become an instructional coach or curriculum specialist for Elmore or other surrounding counties.

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Jaileigh Burch earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting from Auburn University at Montgomery, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2022. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Accountancy from AUM as well. Although she has a passion for auditing, her ultimate goal is to become a certified public accountant. Burch sees a future working for one of the Big 4 firms or other firms within the industry.

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Tyler Campbell earned a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from UAB in 2015, and is currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts from Auburn University at Montgomery. He believes contemporary literature is critical to our evolution as a society, and is planning for a career in teaching literature, composition, and research. After gaining some work experience in the field, he plans to pursue a doctoral degree in the future.

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Jeremy Farson earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the University of South Florida in 2006. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Applied Economics from Auburn University at Montgomery. Farson has given more than 11 years to the Department of Homeland Security in order to play a role in the safety and security of our country, but in seeking this additional education he chose to step outside his typical job duties and further develop analytical acumen.

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Kecia Hampton earned a bachelor of art’s degree in Theatre and Communication from the University of Alabama in 1997, and is currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts from AUM. She spent two decades as a middle and high school English & Language Arts teacher, but never forgot her long-term goal of becoming a dynamic college professor. After graduating, she may continue on to earn her doctorate in education or English, and as a future professor, hopes to employ the power and freedom of education to spark new ideas, discourse, and critical thinking among her students

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