Our Donors

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Joe W. Forehand Endowment for Leadership Scholarships in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering within the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

A conversation with Joe W. Forehand, Jr. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? Because my experience at Auburn enabled me to achieve my dreams, I want to enable future Auburn scholars to achieve their dreams. What would you want the...

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John F. Harmon Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Harold Harmon What would you want the recipients of this scholarship to know about the person for whom it is named? To whom much has been given, much is expected. Tell us about your favorite Auburn story or “War Eagle!” moment. The first game that...

Johnny Micheal Spann Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Johnny Micheal Spann Memorial Endowed Scholarship

“I believe in the meaning of honor and integrity. I am an action person who feels personally responsible for making any changes in this world that are in my power…because if I don’t, no one else will.” -AU alumnus Mike Spann On November 25, 2001, America lost her...

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John & Will Vandiver Memorial Scholarship

A conversation with Clay Vandiver. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? Three generations of Vandivers have attended Auburn University, dating back to John and Will Vandiver’s grandfather, who finished his degree in 1952. The love for...

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Joseph B. Sarver Scholarship

A conversation with David and Valerie Sarver. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? This scholarship was created in honor of our late father, Joseph B. Sarver, founder of the Auburn University Alumni Association in 1951. What would you want...

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Kane and Hudson Kelly Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Ken Kelly. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? This scholarship was established to help students who want to major in finance and go make their mark in the business world. I also wanted to establish this scholarship in...

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Kay Acton Fuston Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Kay Acton Fuston Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? To give back to my alma mater. What do you hope your recipients gain through this scholarship? A love of the written word too.

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Ken Kelly Annual Scholarship

A conversation with Ken Kelly. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? My goal in life while growing up in Wetumpka, Ala. was to become a veterinarian. Unfortunately, family circumstances changed that goal. However, I did not want someone...

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Kevin Bell and Shelby Scholarship in the College of Veterinary Medicine

A conversation with Debbie Allen. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? I created this annual scholarship in the College of Veterinary Medicine as a 24th birthday gift for my son, Kevin Bell. What would you want the recipients of this...

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Kevin Bell Memorial Endowed Scholarship in the College of Education

A conversation with Debbie Allen. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? This scholarship is in memory of my son, Kevin Bell, who valued education above all else. What would you want the recipients of this scholarship to know about the...

King Edsel (Ed) Williams, Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Journalism

King Edsel (Ed) Williams, Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Journalism

A conversation with King Edsel (Ed) Williams, Jr. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? This scholarship was formed in appreciation to Auburn students—past, present and future—who have meant to much to me. What would you want the recipients...

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Larson-Peterson Memorial Women's Philanthropy Board Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Carol Warfield Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? It is a tribute to the memory of my parents and grandparents who put such a high value on higher education, even though my father and grandparents never had the chance...

Lauren Ashley Burk Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Lauren Ashley Burk Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is established in honor of Lauren Ashley Burk. Lauren was a graduate of Walton High School in Marietta, Georgia. She attended Auburn from August 2007 to March 2008. As an Auburn student, she was studying graphic design and was an active and admired...

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Leischuck-Reaves Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Dr. Gerald S. Leischuck Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? My late wife, Emily Reaves Leischuck, and I have always been teachers at heart and believers that everyone should be encouraged to get as much formal...

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Linda and Terry McCartney "New Day" Scholarship

A conversation with Terry McCartney Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? We originally wanted to include kids who had a particular profile in our estate via a planned gift. That profile included kids who came from dysfunctional family...

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L. Nick Davis Endowed Scholarship in the College of Business

A conversation with L. Nick Davis. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? I believe in Auburn and I believe in Auburn students: while I studied at Auburn, I worked three jobs to support myself and pay my tuition, books, and fees. I want...

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Lowell Ledbetter Alumni Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Steven W. Dowling and Laura Ledbetter Dowling. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? This scholarship honors Laura’s father, Lowell Ledbetter, for his love for Auburn, his years of service to Auburn, and for instilling a...

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Lt. Gen. Forrest S. McCartney Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Magi Sizemore Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? My mother began it to honor my father, who graduated from Auburn in 1952. He was a space pioneer, a lieutenant general in the Air Force, and Director of Kennedy Space...

Mabon E. (Bud) Pugh Scholarship

Mabon E. (Bud) Pugh Scholarship

A conversation with Nancy and Allan Bissinger. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? Allan and Nancy established this scholarship to honor Nancy’s father and to provide an ongoing opportunity for students to enjoy the benefits of an Auburn...

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Mack and Jamie Freeman Endowment in the College of Architecture

A conversation with Mack and Jamie Freeman. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? We would like to give young men and women an opportunity to experience a wonderful world of college and education. We love to help very talented college...

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Magen Kristen Nix Memorial Scholarship

A conversation with Dr. Patricia R. Nix. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? My granddaughter loved Auburn. When she was killed in an automobile accident while a freshman at Auburn, I thought it was a fitting way to honor her memory. What...

Margaret Atchison Hathaway Scholarship in the School Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Margaret Atchison Hathaway Scholarship in the School Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

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....

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Margaret Cox Coker Endowed Scholarship in the College of Education

A conversation with L. Nick Davis. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? I believe in Auburn and I believe in Auburn students: while I studied at Auburn, I worked three jobs to support myself and pay my tuition, books, and fees. I want...

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Marks Family Scholarship

A conversation with Gilbert Lynn and Cheryl Marks. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University? Auburn is a great university where I received the foundation upon which my career has been built. I gained much and simply wish to give back and...