Goizueta Foundation's $1 million gift creates Auburn University scholarships for Atlanta-area students

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A $1 million gift from The Goizueta Foundation to endow undergraduate scholarships will increase access to an Auburn education for qualified Atlanta-area students.

The foundation's philanthropic gift creates The Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund to provide annual, need-based scholarships. Administered by Auburn's Office of University Scholarships, these scholarships will be available to students in any university major who graduated from high schools in 10 Georgia counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale.

Received as part of Because This is Auburn — A Campaign for Auburn University, this gift advances Auburn's goal to create thousands of new scholarships and assists the university in preparing students for a lifetime of learning and success. Auburn's Office of Enrollment Services, which oversees the university's recruitment, admissions and scholarship programs, is seeking to raise $40 million in new scholarship support through the campaign.

"There is no greater gift than an education, and The Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund will allow Auburn to increase access to educational opportunities for more deserving students," said Cindy Singley, director of university recruitment. "We are thankful to The Goizueta Foundation for investing in generations of future students and the impact they will have on the world as a result of their Auburn education."

The Goizueta Foundation, a private, philanthropic family foundation based in Atlanta, provides financial assistance to education and charitable institutions that inspire and enable young people from the metro Atlanta area to learn and succeed. As an endowed gift, The Goizueta Foundation's support will serve as invested principle, with the annual payout awarded on a perpetual basis as scholarships.

"The Goizueta Foundation's generosity creates an enduring legacy that will make an Auburn education possible for thousands of students," said Jane DiFolco Parker, vice president for development and president of the Auburn University Foundation. "By focusing its attention on supporting Georgia's students through these scholarships, The Goizueta Foundation is providing students a wider range of options for their college education. We are delighted that Auburn's many nationally ranked degree programs will be among those available to these future Goizueta Foundation scholars."

Because This is Auburn — A Campaign for Auburn University is a historic $1 billion comprehensive fundraising effort supporting four major areas across the university. Auburn's goal is to create thousands of new scholarships for students, endow more than 100 new chairs and professorships for educators and researchers, develop programs that will allow the Auburn Family to connect with people everywhere and build new facilities and reimagine existing campus facilities. For more information about the campaign, visit www.because.auburn.edu.

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