Cheryl Casey Scholarship
A conversation with Cheryl Casey.
Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University?
Auburn is one of the best experiences I’ve ever known. I have no children, so this scholarship was my way of sharing and helping others have the same wonderful Auburn experience.
What would you want the recipients of this scholarship to know about the person for whom it is named?
Auburn runs in my family, from my father, aunt, uncle and now my step-daughter. My parents have been attending Auburn football games since my father graduated in 1958. When I came to Auburn as a freshman, he used to walk the campus with me, pointing out where he once lived and had classes. Some of those buildings are no longer there, replaced by newer buildings, but the memories are always there to share. Our family still sits together on fall Saturdays watching our Tigers.
Tell us about your Auburn story, favorite tradition, a “War Eagle!” moment, or what Auburn has meant to you.
My favorite thing about Auburn is the sense of belonging, sense of family, and the Auburn spirit that goes with me where ever I go.
What do you hope your recipients gain through this scholarship?
I hope this scholarship helps ease some of the financial burden that many students have upon graduation. I hope it helps the recipient take advantage of all the activities, clubs, sports, and experiences Auburn has to offer.