Southern Union and AUM team up to provide transfer scholarships

Published 4:33 pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019

An Alabama university will offer unlimited transfer scholarships to Southern Union State Community College students for specific degrees through new a partnership, according to a news release from Southern Union.

The partnership between Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) and Southern Union was finalized Monday when Auburn University at Montgomery Chancellor Carl A. Stockton and Southern Union President Todd Shackett signed the agreement.

“This partnership creates a tremendous opportunity for our students to be successful in their higher education,” Shackett said in a news release.  “Our partnership with AUM is very important to Southern Union. This serves as an excellent example of the two institutions working together, keeping student success as a top priority.”

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According to the news release, AUM will offer an unlimited number of transfer scholarships for Southern Union students who complete their associate in arts or associate in science degrees and earn admittance to AUM by May 1 each year.

Transfer students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher will receive $2,500 per year, while students with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 will receive $1,000 per year.

AUM will also award one Presidential Scholarship each year to a Southern Union transfer student with a GPA of at least 3.5. The scholarship will cover full tuition and fees.

“We are delighted to partner with Southern Union State Community College, which has a proud tradition of serving students from East Alabama,” Stockton said. “This agreement creates a seamless experience through concurrent admission for students transferring to Auburn University at Montgomery and offers potential cost savings through a variety of scholarship opportunities. We look forward to welcoming more Southern Union graduates as members of the Warhawk Nation.”

AUM will guarantee admission to Southern Union students in good standing who have completed up to 64 credit hours, earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and the same minimum GPA in the core curriculum and earned “C” or higher in basic English classes.

Students transferring to AUM with 24 or more college credits and a GPA of 2.2 or less will be required to take a provisional course helping students be successful in college.

The agreement also provides for “reverse transfer,” providing a pathway for students who transferred to AUM before completing associate’s degrees to complete the process.

The new partnership also provides reciprocal library privileges for students, faculty and staff, as well as admission to AUM athletic events and AUM Wellness Center access for Southern Union students.