Thomas W. and Patricia M. Tripp Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Tom Tripp.

Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University?
This scholarship is for the students, present and future. Auburn is simply the vehicle to use to pay it forward.

What would you want the recipients of this scholarship to know about the person for whom it is named?
We never know all the people who have done something to foster or ensure our success. Some people may have done something to help us and we never know it.

Tell us about your Auburn story, favorite tradition, a “War Eagle!” moment, or what Auburn has meant to you.
I worked three jobs at the same time in order to pay for college. Perhaps this may help someone to eliminate one of them.