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, to 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 to attract children and grandchildren of active UA graduates to the Capstone.

The following is a brief description of competitive scholarships currently awarded through the Alumni Association.

ALUMNI LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP — full-time UA undergraduate students who have completed at least two semesters on campus whose qualifying parent or grandparent is an active member of the National Alumni Association for three of the past five calendar years preceding the student’s award year. (Parent or grandparent cannot write check for all three years in one year.) Must be active in on-campus clubs and organizations with preference to those involved in SAA, FATE, or alumni-based activities, continuing the legacy of their parents/grandparents; minimum UA GPA of 3.0; award value $4,000 per academic year.

CAPSTONE LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP — full-time transfer students whose qualifying parent or grandparent is an active member of the National Alumni Association for three of the past five calendar years preceding the student’s award year. (Parent or grandparent cannot write check for all three years in one year.) Must be active involvement in leadership, volunteerism, community activities; minimum GPA of 3.0; award value $4,000 per academic year.

CRIMSON SCHOLARSHIP — the Alumni Association’s premier scholarship; four-year scholarship that typically pays an amount equal to the cost of in-state or out-of-state tuition plus an additional $3,500 per year, a $300 annual book grant and a one-time $2,000 Study Abroad/Research Stipend; awarded to entering freshmen; minimum 32 ACT or 1420 SAT score, 3.8 GPA, preferred top 2% of senior class, and extensive leadership.

ALUMNI HONORS SCHOLARSHIP — four-year scholarship awarded to well-rounded entering freshmen; minimum 28 ACT or 1300 SAT and 3.0 GPA; must maintain a minimum UA GPA of 3.0 for renewal; award values vary per academic year.

TRADITIONS LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP — four-year scholarship awarded to entering freshmen; extensive demonstrated leadership, volunteerism, community activity, and work experience; minimum 21 ACT or 1060 SAT and 3.0 GPA; must maintain a minimum UA GPA of 3.0 for renewal; award value $2,000 per academic year.

ALUMNI LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP — four-year scholarship awarded to entering freshmen; demonstrated leadership, volunteerism, community activity; minimum 21 ACT or 1060 SAT and 3.0 GPA; must maintain a minimum UA GPA of 3.0 for renewal; award value $1,000 per academic year.

ALUMNI IVORY TUSK SCHOLARSHIP — freshman year only scholarship awarded to entering freshmen who have participated in UA Early College; minimum 17 UA credit hours earned by December of their senior year in high school with a 3.0 UA GPA; award value $2,000 for the freshman year only.

ALUMNI COMMUNITY COLLEGE HONORS SCHOLARSHIP — two-year scholarship that pays $2,000 plus a $300 book grant each academic year; awarded to students transferring from a two-year community college with sufficient hours to be classified as a UA junior; based upon leadership and academic achievement at the community college level; minimum 3.5 community college GPA.

ALUMNI CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIPS — one-year up to four-year scholarships for variable amounts dependent upon available endowment earnings; awarded to entering freshmen, transfer students, or current full-time UA undergraduate or graduate students based upon academic achievement, leadership skills, and/or financial need

ACADEMIC WALK-ON SCHOLARSHIPS — up to two-year scholarships that pay minimum $2,000 each academic year; awarded to full-time UA undergraduate students who have completed at least three semesters on campus and who entered UA as non-scholarship holders or recipients of minimal value awards; minimum cumulative UA 3.5 or 3.8 grade point average required

GENERAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS — established by individuals, organizations, or businesses; one-year up to four-year scholarships of variable amounts dependent upon available endowment earnings; typically awarded to entering freshmen based upon academic achievement, leadership skills, and/or financial need.

The University of Alabama Alumni Association
P. O. Box 861928
Tuscaloosa, AL 35486-0017
Telephone: 205-348-5963
FAX: 205-348-5958
alumni.ua.edu