Aston Family Scholarship
A conversation with Mark Aston.
Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University?
I love Auburn and was fortunate enough to receive an athletic scholarship to go to Auburn. I was taught to always do what you can to give back, and my wife and I both understand the importance of supporting public education.
What would you want the recipients of this scholarship to know about the person for whom it is named?
I love Auburn. I encourage students to take advantage of all of the opportunities provided and I am a firm believer that there are no limits to what you can do if you put your mind to it and put the work behind it that will take to accomplish your goals.
Tell us about your Auburn story, favorite tradition, a “War Eagle!” moment, or what Auburn has meant to you.
I did not know it at the time, however, the time I spent at Auburn helped make me the man that I am today. Being a part of the Auburn Family and a member of the football team taught me the importance of honesty, integrity, values, responsibility, commitment, and accountability to others.
What do you hope your recipients gain through this scholarship?
I hope these recipients gain a great college experience with minimal financial burden and the true meaning of what it means to GIVE to others, your time, your resources, funding, etc. I hope they get what it means when people use the term “Auburn Family.”