- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - Auburn University has announced a $1 million donation toward scholarships for students in the metro Atlanta area.

Officials said in a statement Thursday that the Goizueta Foundation’s gift will fund scholarships for students graduating high schools in 10 Georgia counties. The counties are: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale.

The foundation is based in Atlanta. Its donation comes during an Auburn fundraising campaign aimed at raising $40 million to create new scholarships.

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