Financial Assistance for Students

 Undergraduate Scholarships

In addition to university-wide and College of Engineering-specific scholarships, Materials Engineering alumni and donors make funds available for our students. Our most widely regarded scholarship program is named for alumnus Brice Brackin. This scholarship rewards the academic achievement of students entering the Materials Engineering curriculum.

Auburn University Materials Engineering students have enjoyed past success in applying for national scholarship programs offered by professional materials-related organizations and societies.

To note your interest in Materials Engineering scholarship program opportunities, please complete ourProspective Undergraduate Enrollment form.

Scholarships: Frequently Asked Questions


 Undergraduate Laboratory Work-Study and Internships

In addition to gaining valuable research experience and mentoring opportunities, laboratory work-study and internship assignments allow students to earn a supplemental income. Participating students can work and interact with faculty and fellow students from as little as five to 10 hours per week (more if they wish) during the academic semester, to full-time during the summer or between semesters. This program provides students with access to state-of-the-art scientific equipment while enhancing their classroom education by demonstrating the application of scientific and engineering principles.

Internships: Frequently Asked Questions


Undergraduate Industrial and Government “Co-ops”

“Co-ops” — short for the cooperative education program — places advanced students with industrial or national research laboratory partners. Students may alternate between semesters of coursework and industrial experience as a means to acquire both real-world skills and additional financial assistance.


 Graduate Student Assistance

Additional graduate student financial assistance is available through research assistantships, teaching assistantships and fellowships. The level of financial support is flexible and depends upon the student’s qualifications, performance and need. Additional opportunities for prospective students of underrepresented minorities are provided through special funding by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

To note your interest in Materials Engineering graduate opportunities, please complete our Prospective Graduate Student Interest form.

Learn more about graduate student opportunities
Last Updated: Feb 09, 2011