Dr. Tim Alford Endowed Scholarship
A conversation with Tim Alford.
Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University?
My Auburn experience did much to prepare me to “make a living and make a life.” Auburn helped prepare me academically and socially for success in the field of education, and I would like to help give that same opportunity to a deserving student who, like me, has a financial need and a desire to attend Auburn.
What would you want the recipients of this scholarship to know about the person for whom it is named?
I was a first-generation college student who came from a rural, isolated, and low income home, which I shared with my mother. She taught me the value of education and hard work, and I dedicate anything that I have or may achieve to her and my great wife.
My family of four has earned six degrees from Auburn. We annually have a “family reunion” tailgate at one of the games, which is attended by our children and grandchildren. We are a proud Auburn family.
Tell us about your Auburn story, favorite tradition, a “War Eagle!” moment, or what Auburn has meant to you.
My favorite Auburn memory occurred in 1964 when, as a freshman, I had my first date with my wife, Freddie Mauldin, to whom I have been fortunate to be married for almost 50 years.
What do you hope your recipients gain through this scholarship?
I hope they obtain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be successful personally and professionally.