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Dr. John C. Dykes Endowed Scholarship

Dr. John C. Dykes Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with R.M. Dykes Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? I wanted to assist students of modest means who could not otherwise attend Auburn and who were willing to provide the rest of their financial needs through their own...

Dr. Joseph S. Johnson, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Joseph S. Johnson, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Sam Johnson. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? I want this scholarship to promote educational opportunities for people in Alabama to improve economic prosperity for the individual and, by extension, the community,...

Dr. Roger W. and Mrs. Margaret Church Allen Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Roger W. and Mrs. Margaret Church Allen Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Roger Allen, Jr. and Kathryn Allen. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? Roger W. Allen graduated from API in 1917, then returned as a chemistry professor in 1927. He became Dean of Science and Literature in 1944, and...

Dr. Sandra G. Solaiman Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Sandra G. Solaiman Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Diaco Aviki. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? I received a scholarship and it was a tremendous blessing in my life. I feel it allowed me to commit the time needed to excel and ultimately open doors that have led to...

Drs. T. and Soma Nagendran Music Scholarship

Drs. T. and Soma Nagendran Music Scholarship

A conversation with T. Nagendran and Soma Nagendran. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? We have been living in Auburn area since 1974 and we truly enjoy helping AU students. What would you want the recipients of this scholarship to know...

Dr. Tim Alford Endowed Scholarship

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...

Dwight Bassett Endowed Scholarship

Dwight Bassett Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Dwight Bassett. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? This scholarship is a small repayment for a great debt I owe to Auburn. The price of education is so high; I want to help an Auburn student get through and do great...

Eddie C. Shirley Endowed Scholarship

Eddie C. Shirley Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Angela and David Mitchell. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? I am the first college graduate in my immediate family. I wanted to honor my late father, who instilled in me the importance in a college education. He...

Elizabeth Grace Byrd Memorial Scholarship

Elizabeth Grace Byrd Memorial Scholarship

A conversation with William A. and Carol T. Byrd. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? We lost our daughter Elizabeth in November 2010. Elizabeth had her MCSW, and was a therapist for a rural clinic in Keystone Heights, Fla. She had worked...

Ernest and Cheryl Varney Endowed Scholarship

Ernest and Cheryl Varney Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Cheryl Varney. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? My husband, Ernest Orrin Varney, is a graduate of the Auburn University School of Architecture. We feel that our success is directly attributed to his education and...

Freddie Mauldin Alford Endowed Scholarship

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...

Gail McKean Yeagley Scholarship

Gail McKean Yeagley Scholarship

A conversation with Robin and Sandy Batten. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? We likely have a somewhat unusual relationship with Auburn compared with other scholarship providers, as neither of us attended Auburn. Our niece did. It was...

Galbreath Family Endowed Scholarship

Galbreath Family Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Hank Galbreath. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? Four generations of our family have been associated with Auburn University since 1963, and have derived innumerable benefits from the institution. In the spirit of...

Gary C. Martin Alumni Endowed Student Scholarship

Gary C. Martin Alumni Endowed Student Scholarship

A conversation with Van and Suzanne Henley. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? I have always felt a closeness to Auburn and Auburn people. Through the years, Auburn students continue to have the qualities Dr. Petrie described in the...

George and Edna Russian Endowed Scholarship for Civil Engineering

George and Edna Russian Endowed Scholarship for Civil Engineering

A conversation with David M. Kudlak. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? Attending Auburn was a truly life changing experience for me, and my grandparents (George and Edna Russian) played a key part in helping me get my education. I...

God at the Speed of Light Scholarships

God at the Speed of Light Scholarships

A conversation with T. Lee Baumann Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? I believe education represents the world’s future. These scholarships will hopefully help this endeavor in some small way. What would you want the recipients of this...

Graben Family Endowed Scholarship

Graben Family Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Roger Graben Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? I received scholarships as a pharmacy student at Auburn. Pamela and I are pleased to be able to do for a current student what was done for me in the past. I know the...

Henley Famiy Endowed Scholarhip in the College of Business

Henley Famiy Endowed Scholarhip in the College of Business

A conversation with Van and Suzanne Henley. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? I have always felt a closeness to Auburn and Auburn people. Through the years, Auburn students continue to have the qualities Dr. Petrie described in the...

Henley Honors Endowed Scholarship in the College of Business

Henley Honors Endowed Scholarship in the College of Business

A conversation with Van and Suzanne Henley. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? I have always felt a closeness to Auburn and Auburn people. Through the years, Auburn students continue to have the qualities Dr. Petrie described in the...

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Hensler Family Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Terry Hensler Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? My younger sister and I both graduated from the College of Business. We were amongst the first in our extended family (on both sides) to attend college. Neither of our...

Hester Wear Atchison Scholarship in the College of Education

Hester Wear Atchison Scholarship in the College of Education

A conversation with Kay Hathaway Jones ’62. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? I wanted to honor my mother, who was responsible for me coming to Auburn, and at the same time provide financial support to another to attend Auburn....

Howard and Elizabeth Kirksey Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Howard and Elizabeth Kirksey Memorial Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with H. Graden Kirksey, Jr. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? I know after a forty-year career that the education I received at Auburn University (1961-65) prepared me for the professional career that immensely enriched...

Howard B. Harmon Endowed Scholarship

Howard B. Harmon Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Jerry and Lynne Schwarzauer Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? Both of us are Auburn Graduates, met and married at Auburn, and had the ability to give back to the university that provided so much in our lives. What...

Inabinet Family Alumni Endowed Student Scholarship

Inabinet Family Alumni Endowed Student Scholarship

A conversation with Steve and Teresa Inabinet. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? Having four children to graduate from Auburn University with six degrees, we understood the importance of an education and the overall campus experience at...

Jack and Libbie Key Family Scholarship

Jack and Libbie Key Family Scholarship

A conversation with Jack B. Key III. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? My parents, my two children, and I enjoyed our time at Auburn. Three generations of our family all share a love for the University and its culture. We wanted to help...

James Cooper Memorial Scholarship

James Cooper Memorial Scholarship

A conversation with Margaret Walker Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? It was a memorial my mother and friends established for my dad because he was an Auburn alum who worked 30 years as an extension farm agent, and he loved Auburn. What...

Jerard T. Smith Endowed Scholarship

Jerard T. Smith Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Jerard T. Smith. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? Some of the best years of my life were spent at Auburn. The education I received at Auburn set me on a path of success. I want to be a part of helping others...

Jerry and Reba Sibley Horticulture Scholarship

Jerry and Reba Sibley Horticulture Scholarship

A conversation with Jerry Sibley. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? We wished to honor a student in horticulture and to recognize the importance of horticulture in Alabama. Studies in horticulture will always be important because of...

Jerry & Marilyn Batts Family Scholarship

Jerry & Marilyn Batts Family Scholarship

A conversation with Jerry Batts and Marilyn Taylor Batts. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? We wanted to help students. What would you want the recipients of this scholarship to know about the person for whom it is named? We are...

JoAnn and Dale Huffman Endowed Scholarship in Animal Science

JoAnn and Dale Huffman Endowed Scholarship in Animal Science

A conversation with Dale L. Huffman. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? This scholarship honors my wife, JoAnn Huffman, and enhances meat science programs at Auburn University. What would you want the recipients of this scholarship to...