Auburn University Interim President Ed Richardson has introduced a new freshman scholarship offered to Alabama high school students.
Ultimately, $2 million will be awarded to 400 students in the 4-year program, beginning with 100 students in the 2004-05 academic year.
The announcement was made at Wetumpka High School, one of the Alabama state department of education's 19 academic priority schools, all of which will benefit from the program.
Each year, the program will provide 100 students $5,000 per year for up to four years.
Students from the academic priority schools will receive 30 of the awards each year, with the remainder awarded to students from Auburn's top Alabama feeder schools.