Charles Barkley Foundation Fellowship

Hiring Organization: Auburn University, College of Forestry, Wildlife & Environment
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Auburn, Alabama
Application Due Date: March 31, 2023

Charles Barkley, the legendary NBA Hall of Famer who began his path to glory as a star player on Auburn’s basketball team in the 1980s, created his namesake foundation to support causes close to his heart. A longtime supporter of his alma mater, Barkley established the Charles Barkley Foundation Annual Fund for Excellence to strengthen the university’s relationships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs.

The Charles Barkley Foundation’s aim is to build bonds between HBCUs and the major programs of large universities to attract students from HBCUs to pursue their graduate degrees at Auburn. With these funds, the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences has established the Charles Barkley Foundation Fellowship.

The Charles Barkley Foundation Fellowship gives preference to qualifying students who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from an HBCU. Other factors for selection include applicants’ socioeconomic background and whether they grew up in a highly rural or underserved area.


• Forestry - MS, PhD
• Natural Resources - MS
• Wildlife Sciences - MS, PhD
• Applied Economics - PhD
• Earth Systems Science - PhD


• Be admitted to the Auburn University Graduate School
and be accepted to any graduate program in the College of
Forestry, Wildlife and Environment. Have a minimum college
GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
• Be a graduate of a Historically Black College or University
(HBCU). If a student meeting this criterion cannot be
identified, the fellowship will be awarded to another
qualified recipient.
• PhD students receive $25,000 and MS students receive
$20,000, respectively.

Contact Us

College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment, Graduate Student Services
334-844-1077 •