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"I believe in the meaning of honor and integrity. I am an action person who feels personally responsible for making any changes in this world that are in my power...because if I don't, no one else will."

-AU alumnus Mike Spann

On November 25, 2001, America lost her first patriot in the War on Terror. Mike Spann died while suppressing a prison rebellion in the Qala Jangi prison in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan. Spann graduated from Auburn in 1992 with a degree in law enforcement. He spent seven years with the Marines before joining the CIA in 1999. At the time of his death, he was interrogating prisoners to aid in the search for Osama bin Laden. Mike Spann loved his country, and sacrificed everything to keep America safe.

The Johnny Micheal Spann Memorial Scholarship is a four-year scholarship open to the children of United States service personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Required for Consideration:
Students must have applied and been accepted to Auburn University.
Copy of the front and back of the student's Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card.
DD 1300 (Report of Casualty) for service members who died while on active duty.
Documentation required for consideration should be mailed or faxed to:
Office of University Scholarships
115 Quad Center
Auburn, AL 36849
Fax: 334-844-7571

For more information regarding the scholarship, please contact the Office of University Scholarships by phone at (334) 844-7570, or by e-mail at

To apply for admission, please visit:

For other Auburn University scholarships, visit the scholarship Web site at

To contribute to the Mike Spann Endowment, please contact Hank Galbreath by email or call 334.844.1431.