Alumni Scholarship Program

The Alumni Scholarship Program was initiated in 1967 by the Alumni Council. The program is currently designed to:

  • reward high school seniors and transfer students for their academic and leadership achievements,
  • recognize current full-time undergraduate students for academic excellence,
  • assist graduate students with their efforts for higher learning,
  • support Bama-By-Distance learners with their online education,
  • retain UA Early College students entering as on-campus freshmen, and
  • attract children and grandchildren of active UA graduates to the Capstone.

Although the Alumni Scholarship Program manages certain scholarships for students who have a parent or grandparent who received a degree from UA, the majority of our scholarships are available to all students, regardless of any affiliation with UA.

Through earnings generated from investment of endowments combined with its operating budget and other available funds, the National Alumni Association was responsible for awarding approximately $4.7 million in scholarship assistance to more than 2,800 students for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Scholarship Application Process

The UA scholarship application process is a consolidated, centralized, electronic procedure used campus-wide by all departments including the Alumni Scholarship Program. Students must complete the scholarship application to be considered for any scholarship managed by the Alumni Scholarship Program. The scholarship application process for each category of student is explained below.

Entering freshmen

The fall semester of a student’s senior year in high school is crucial.  January 15 is the priority date for high school seniors to submit both the UA Application for Admission at and the UA Application for Scholarships via the portal in order to receive consideration for scholarship review campus-wide.

Transfer Students

In order for transfer students to receive scholarship consideration campus-wide, the priority date to submit both the UA Application for Admission found at and the UA Application for Scholarships via the portal is March 1.

Currently Enrolled Full-Time Undergraduate Students

The priority date for current full-time undergraduate students to submit the UA Scholarship Application for Continuing Full-time Undergraduate Students is March 1.  The campus-wide scholarship application is available on-line at

For more information on Alumni Scholarships contact:

Alumni Scholarship Program
P. O. Box 861928
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35486-0017
Phone: (205) 348-5963
Fax: (205) 348-5958

Additional information pertaining to admission and scholarships can be found at the following websites:

Current High School Students/Early College:

Entering Freshmen:

 Transfer Students:

 Currently Enrolled Full-Time Undergraduate Students:

 Graduate School:

 External Scholarships: