West Georgia Auburn Club Scholarship Committee

Tim Ellen, ’81   –   Ken Young, ’69   –   Randall Parmer, ’79   –   Jerry Rigby, Friend of Auburn

Meredith Key, ’08   –   Brian Kirby, ’07, ex-officio – Chuck Rogers, ’72, ex-officio

It is not too late to help make a difference in the lives of area students who want to pursue their college education at AUBURN! Make your donation today in any amount, and know that it is greatly appreciated!

We look forward to announcing the completion of our $1,000,000 WGAC CDH Memorial Scholarship Campaign and a special celebration for those that help us cross the finish line.  Please make your check  payable to “Auburn University Foundation” and write in the memo – “WGAC CDH Scholarship.”   Your gift will definitely make a difference and is very much appreciated! Mail to:

West Georgia Auburn Club

Attn: CDH Scholarship

P.O. Box 2858

LaGrange, Georgia 30241

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact any of our scholarship committee members above.

For anyone who prefers to make a contribution online, please see the secure link below to the West GA Auburn Club’s Charles D. Hudson Memorial Scholarship endowment via the Auburn University Foundation.


p.s. – a gift of ANY amount will help the effort and be greatly appreciated!

About the WGAC Scholarship

The initial action from 2007 executive committee was to establish our club’s scholarship.  The LaGrange Daily News ran a story on Wednesday, March 14, 2007, to announce that West Georgia Auburn Club has established the “Charles D. Hudson Scholarship,” honoring the local businessman and Auburn benefactor for  his lifetime of generous support for Auburn University.

Our first goal was to make this scholarship a permanent endowment, from which annual scholarship presentations will be made to one or more deserving area students headed to the Plains. This goal was given a major shot in the arm when the Callaway Foundation generously agreed to provide matching funds of up to $100,000 per year for a total of $500,000 for contributions received by the club for the Charles D. Hudson Scholarship Fund.  So, to make a real difference in being able to help send deserving students to Auburn, your contributions will be “effectively doubled”.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the scholarship now in memory of Mr. Hudson, please send a separate check, payable to “Auburn University Foundation,” and note in the memo section of the check “Charles D. Hudson Memorial Scholarship.” The Auburn University Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and it will administer all scholarship funds on behalf of West Georgia Auburn Club. Scholarship checks  (payable to Auburn University Foundation) should also be sent to:

West Georgia Auburn Club
PO Box 2858
LaGrange, GA 30241

Scholarship Guidelines

1. One scholarship shall be awarded at one-third non-resident tuition and fees to qualify a student for a scholarship waiver of an additional one-third non-resident tuition. At such time as the earnings will support a second scholarship at one-third non-resident tuition, a second scholarship will be awarded.

2. To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, a student must:

– be enrolled in Auburn University.
– be a resident of Troup, Harris or Meriwether County, Georgia
– have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. If an incoming freshman, a student must also have a minimum 26 ACT or comparable SAT score.
– demonstrate financial need as verified by the Office of Financial Aid. If a student with financial need cannot be identified, the financial need criterion may be waived.3. Preference will be given to students who have a parent or guardian who is an alumnus of Auburn

4. Each scholarship is for one academic year. Prior recipients are not disqualified from consideration for this scholarship during subsequent years.

5. If a student holds this scholarship as a senior and is enrolled in a degree-seeking professional program, the student will qualify for consideration and may continue to retain the scholarship until such time as he/she graduates with the professional degree or no longer meets the scholarship requirements as stated in these guidelines.

For more information on the West Georgia Auburn Club/Charles D. Hudson Scholarship, contact the clubs scholarship committee chairman, Tim Ellen, or email your question to WestGeorgiaAC@gmail.com.