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

For entering freshmen and transfer students, UA’s scholarship application is combined with the admission application. By applying for admission to The University of Alabama, all students will be considered for scholarships for which they qualify. However, there is a supplemental scholarship application (formerly known as the ‘check the box’ section) that students can find on their mybama portal under the Admissions/Scholarships tab.

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 the: (1) Application for Admission (which now includes a section that is used as the scholarship application) at  or; (2) high school transcript; and (3) UA Supplemental Scholarships Application 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 Transfer Scholarship Application 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: