Lloyd & Sandy Nix Endowed Scholarship:
Dr. C. Lloyd Nix graduated from Auburn University in 1959 with a degree in pre-dentistry. While at Auburn, he was the quarterback of Auburn’s 1957 national championship football team. Sandra (Sandy) Ross Nix graduated from Auburn University in 1960 with a degree in elementary education. While at Auburn, she was a member of Delta Zeta sorority, president of Panhellenic, and elected Miss Homecoming 1959.
Lloyd and Sandy married after graduation, and moved to Birmingham where he attended dental school and she taught elementary school. After Lloyd’s graduation, he served in the U.S. Air Force and then relocated to Decatur, Alabama where he practiced dentistry until he retired in 1999.
Both Lloyd and Sandy have served their church, community, and state in a variety of ways. Lloyd served as president of the Morgan County Dental Association and board member for the Alabama Institute Foundation for the Deaf and Blind. Sandy has served as secretary of the Morgan County Auburn Alumni Club, treasurer of the Decatur Junior Service League, and treasurer of the Trowlers Garden Club. They are members of Central United Methodist Church, where Sandy taught Sunday school and both of them have served on the Council on Ministries.
Lloyd is former president of the Auburn Football Letterman’s Club, the Auburn Alumni Association and the Morgan County Auburn Club. In 2008, Lloyd was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Auburn University Alumni Association. Dr. and Mrs. Nix both embody the Auburn Spirit, and what it means to “believe in Auburn and love it.”
Lloyd and Sandy have two daughters, Denise Slupe and Natalie Adams (both Auburn University graduates) and six granddaughters.
Dr. Gary W. Gross Endowed Scholarship:
The Dr. Gary W. Gross Endowed
Scholarship was established in 2014 in memory of a true Auburn man, Gary Gross. Dr. Gross, a 1966 graduate of Auburn University, died in 2011 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was an OB/GYN for more than 38 years and delivered thousands of babies in Limestone County. Dr. Gross, also widely known as Dr. Golf, was instrumental in establishing the Limestone County Auburn Club and remained an active member until his death. Dr. Gross was passionate about supporting Auburn and providing scholarship opportunities for deserving local students.
Auburn Scholarship Information for Incoming Freshmen:
Incoming freshman, upon acceptance, may apply for freshman and general scholarships at http://www.auburn.edu/scholarship/ausom/.
The North Alabama Auburn Club also offers several local scholarships to students from Limestone, Lawrence and Morgan counties. Students from these counties who have applied and been accepted to Auburn University are automatically considered for the local club scholarships. There is no separate application required. The Auburn Alumni Association’s Scholarship Committee will select scholarship recipients based on their ACT score, GPA, and school and community involvement. Local North Alabama Auburn Club Board Members are not involved in the selection process for our local scholarship recipients.