Freddie Mauldin Alford Endowed Scholarship
A conversation with Freddie Alford.
Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University?
This scholarship was created as a means of helping young people achieve successful careers in education and as a symbol of my love for Auburn and the Auburn family.
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 was able to attend college by receiving a National Defense Education loan. I graduated in three years and began a 32-year career in education.
Tell us about your Auburn story, favorite tradition, a “War Eagle!” moment, or what Auburn has meant to you.
My husband, Dr. Tim Alford, and I experienced many firsts while living in Auburn: our first job in education, our first home, our first new car, and our first child. Auburn is a special place for our family.
What do you hope your recipients gain through this scholarship?
I hope this scholarship will help provide the means for the recipients to successfully complete their degrees and experience a great career and a great life.