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I believe in EDUCATION,
which gives me the knowledge to work wisely and trains my mind and my hands to work skillfully.


The PSH Scholarship Fund was established on March 17, 1986. The scholarship is designated for Hillsborough County, FL students on the basis of need and award for academic excellence. The Tampa Bay Auburn Club, incorporated on September 28, 1967, created the PSH Scholarship Fund to honor one of the club founders: Prentis S. Howard.


Mr. Howard was an Auburn graduate in the School of Architecture in the 1950s. This scholarship serves as a strong link for students attending Auburn University from the Tampa, FL area and gives recognition to the University as an excellent place of higher learning. The PSH Fund provides an opportunity for the members of the club to support and contribute to the success of the fund as well as the University.

Prentis S. Howard was a leading architect and civic leader in the Tampa Bay area. He passed away at an early age in 1978. He was instrumental in the design of many structures in Florida and served as President of the Central Florida Chapter of American Institute of Architects. His civic duties and accomplishments were numerous: President of the Tampa Bay Auburn Club, President of the Tampa Lions Club, President of the Greater Tampa Lions Sight Foundation, Board of Directors for the Tampa Lighthouse For The Blind, Member of Tampa Chamber of Commerce, and other civic duties within the communities. 


This scholarship was founded in loving memory of Jim Carroll.  Jim served in the U.S. Army Signal Core from 1947 thru 1950 then entered Auburn University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. He was a member of Phi Kappa Tau social fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, and Squires honorary fraternity. He was a member of the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council and Auburn Engineering Dean's Club. He was also named a Distinguished Auburn Engineer in 2006, as well as, being inducted into the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame in 2013. Jim was a member of the Oaks Society at Auburn University, past member of the Auburn Athletic Advisory Club, past director of Auburn University Alumni, and past president for the Tampa Bay Auburn Club.

Though Jim has passed, his love of Auburn lives on in this memorial scholarship.


 In order to qualify for this scholarship, each considered student must be a resident of Florida, with preference to residents of Hillsborough, Pinellas, or Pasco County who demonstrate financial need.


Auburn University provides a variety of scholarships to eligible students through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM). AUSOM has many useful online features and benefits. Students can easily search, review requirements, apply, and accept awards for available scholarship opportunities, and more! Interested students apply for all institutional scholarships using this online application. Students are only required to complete the AUSOM application once each academic year. 

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