Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Courses

The Detailed Tuition and Fee Schedule is available online http://www.uab.edu/students/paying-for-uab/detailed-tuition-and-fees

Estimated Tuition and Fees

To ascertain Tuition and Fees Fee Schedule please visit BlazerNET located online at www.uab.edu/blazernet

Deadlines

Student account payment deadlines are available on the Academic Calendar for each term. Fifty percent of your total student account must be paid by the first payment deadline and the entire account balance must be paid in full by the second payment deadline. Payment deadline dates are available on the Academic Calendar located online at http://www.uab.edu/academiccalendar

Penalties

Students who fail to pay by the deadline are subject to substantial late fees. Students with delinquent accounts will not be allowed to register at UAB, and transcript requests will not be honored until all accounts are paid in full.  The list of penalties is available online at http://www.uab.edu/whentopay/penalties.

How to Pay

Payments can be made via the web with a Blazer ID and Password at www.uab.edu/blazernet. The One Stop office also has a drop box where checks can be dropped off.  Payments can also be made at Student Accounting Services. All fees are due by the published deadline, as indicated on the UAB Academic Calendar at http://www.uab.edu/academiccalendar. For tuition questions please call Student Accounting Services at (205) 934-3570.

Contact

Student Accounting Services
1700 University Blvd.
LHL Ground Floor G10
Birmingham, AL 35294

(205) 934-3570

Withdrawing from Courses

To avoid academic penalty, a student must withdraw from a course by the withdrawal deadline shown in the academic calendar and receive a grade of W (withdrawn). The withdrawal period ends at approximately 75% of the academic term. Failure to attend class does not constitute a formal drop or withdrawal.

Withdrawal from courses can only be accomplished using official procedures. The official withdrawal must be completed online in BlazerNET. In extraordinary circumstances, if it is impossible for the student to withdraw online the student may mail a withdrawal letter to the Office of the Registrar. The official date of withdrawal will be the date the letter is received in this office. If the official date of withdrawal is after the last day to drop without paying, no tuition or fees will be refunded.

For financial aid purposes, the date of last class attendance will be the official date of withdrawal unless otherwise documented. Note that individual schools may have withdrawal rules in addition to the above.

Withdrawal from a course while a possible violation of the Academic Honor Code is under review will not preclude the assignment of a course grade that appropriately reflects the student’s performance prior to withdrawal if the violation is substantiated.

Exceptions

All students are responsible for adhering to UAB’s academic policies, as published in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog. The Provost may make exceptions to policies. Exceptions will only be made in extraordinary circumstances. Only in cases of serious illness, which precludes a student from attending classes, or a call to active military service, can a student qualify under this policy for either administrative or academic withdrawal from courses from that semester. In such instances, students requesting an exception to policy must provide the cause specific documentation in order for the request to be considered.

Requests are evaluated only from written documentation and not through appointments or telephone calls. Information and forms are available online. (Please note that grievances of an academic nature are addressed through the Academic Grievance Policy). Requests for exceptions must be submitted at the earliest possible time. Consideration will not be given to any request submitted later than the term immediately following the term for which the exception is being requested. A full reduction in tuition and associated fees will be made for appropriately documented serious illnesses or military service activation, which preclude a student from continuing his/her studies at UAB. For students receiving refunds, such refunds will first be applied to any outstanding obligations and to any scholarship, grant, or loan the student has received for that term. A student who is receiving any form of Federal Title IV Financial Aid will be liable for any unearned funds received as determined by the Federal Return of Funds Policy (check with Student Accounting Office for details.)

Failure to adhere to the published drop and withdrawal deadlines (as outlined in the UAB Catalog and the UAB Class Schedule) does not qualify under this policy as an Academic Exception.

Contact

Exceptions to Academic Policy •  Office of the Registrar •  1605 11th Avenue South • Birmingham, AL 35205 • (205) 934-8228

 

Financial Aid to Students

Students should apply for financial aid if they need assistance in paying for the cost of education. Students applying for financial aid are considered for all programs for which they are eligible. Assistance generally takes the form of a combination of grant, loan, and employment. The amount of the award is based on the financial need of the student, taking into consideration the student’s total expenses and the family’s financial circumstances. A nationally recognized method of analysis approved by the federal government is used to determine the family’s ability to pay toward the cost of education.

Applying for Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online at http://www.fafsa.gov/ in early February. The earliest students can submit the FAFSA is January 1. Instructions and UAB forms are available online at https://www.uab.edu/students/paying-for-college. Since some of the aid programs have limited funding, students are encouraged to submit all required forms to the financial aid office by March 1 for financial aid for the following fall to ensure they receive aid from all programs for which they are eligible. In order to meet the tuition and fee deadlines, completed applications should be submitted no later than 45 days prior to the tuition due date. Students must reapply for financial aid each academic year.

Since procedures and rules are subject to change, students interested in applying for financial aid can receive further information online at www.uab.edu/financialaid.

Contact

Student Financial Aid
finaid@uab.edu
(205)934-8223

Mailing address:

UAB Student Financial Aid

1720 2nd Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35294

Financial Aid Programs

Federal Pell Grants

The federal government has allocated funds that currently provide grants up to $5,775 per year for eligible students. All undergraduate students needing financial assistance should apply.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants provide assistance for undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. The maximum annual grant at UAB is $1,500.

Federal College Work-Study Program

Eligible undergraduate and graduate students may work part time and earn money to help pay their educational expenses while attending school. On-campus and off-campus jobs are available in areas related to the student’s educational interests.

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan

The Federal Direct Subsidized Loan is a need-based loan for undergraduate students with a fixed rate of 4.29%. Repayment begins six months after the student’s enrollment level drops below half time. Annual loan limits are $3,500 for freshmen, $4,500 for sophomores, $5,500 for juniors and seniors.  The aggregate limits are $23,000 for dependent undergraduates and $57,500 for independent undergraduates.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

This is a non-need-based loan with a fixed rate of 4.29% for undergraduate students. Interest must be paid while the student is in school or must be capitalized as agreed upon by the borrower and lender. Repayment of the principal and any capitalized interest begins when the student’s enrollment status drops below half time. The maximum annual loan amount is the Federal Direct Stafford Loan annual limit minus the student’s amount of eligibility for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan.

Additional Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Independent students or dependent students whose parents cannot borrow under the Federal Direct PLUS Program may borrow $4,000 as freshmen and sophomores, $5,000 as juniors and seniors

Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students

This is a non-need-based loan with a fixed rate of 6.84%. Repayment of principal and interest begins immediately after the loan has been disbursed. Annual loan limits are the cost of attendance minus other aid.

 

Scholarships and Merit-Based Awards

Freshmen

To be eligible for a Freshman Academic Scholarship at UAB, Alabama residents must submit their undergraduate admission application and all required documentation (official high school transcript and official ACT and/or SAT scores) by December 1 of their senior year in high school (May 1 for out-of-state residents). Entering freshmen who have their admission documents postmarked by that date are automatically considered for ACT & GPA-based scholarships upon admission to UAB. The December test scores from their senior year will be the last scores considered for scholarship purposes. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified students. Scholarships from specific schools and departments may require additional applications, and their deadlines may be earlier than December 1. Students should check with the school in which their major is located for additional scholarship opportunities.

For Alabama Residents

Presidential Recognition Scholarship: Tuition and instruction-related fees for up to 15 credit hours per semester (fall and spring only) with an ACT of 30 or higher and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Collegiate Honors Scholarship: $5,500 with an ACT of 27-29 and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher or an ACT of 30-36 and a cumulative GPA of 3.0-3.49.

UAB Breakthrough Scholarship: $3,000 with an ACT of 24-26 and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

UAB Academic Achievement Scholarship: $2,000 with an ACT of 20-23 and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher or an ACT of 24-29 and a cumulative GPA of 3.0-3.49.

For Out-of-State Residents

Blazer Elite Scholarship: $15,000 with an ACT of 30 or higher and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Blazer Gold Scholarship: $12,000 with an ACT of 26-29 and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Blazer Pride Scholarship: $10,000 with an ACT of 24-25 and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher or an ACT of 26-36 and a cumulative GPA of 3.0-3.49.

Blazer Distinction Scholarship: $7,500 with an ACT of 20-23 and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher or an ACT of 24-25 and a cumulative GPA of 3.0-3.49.

For National Merit Finalists and National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars

Entering freshmen who are recognized as National Merit Finalists or National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars are eligible to receive the UAB Presidential Scholarship for National Scholars, which provides tuition and instruction-related fees for up to 15 credit hours per semester (fall and spring only) for a total of 4 years (8 academic semesters). The award also provides a one-year on-campus housing allotment for the freshman year and a one-time technology stipend of $1,000 for the fall semester of the first year. In addition, students will receive a one-time $2,500 stipend to be used for experiential learning (study away, internships, co-ops, etc.) To obtain this scholarship, National Merit Finalists must name UAB as their first choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars must send a copy of their notification letter and certificate to scholarships@uab.edu by May 31 of their senior year in high school.

For International Students

UAB International Scholarship: This scholarship, valued at US $5,000 per year, is available to international students who are enrolling as first-year, full-time, degree-seeking students in an undergraduate program at UAB. To be considered, applicants must meet the following requirements: graduate from a secondary or high school outside of the United States, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.0, have not enrolled in post-secondary work, anticipate holding an F-1 visa and currently live outside of the United States. Students must be accepted prior to May 1 for the August intake. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as funds are available and are renewable for a total of 4 years (or 8 academic semesters). Students who are receiving governmental scholarships or other external support are not eligible to receive this award.

Other Scholarships for which Entering Freshmen May Apply

Students must first submit the General Application via the Blazer Scholarship Management and Resource Tool [BSMART] at www.uab.edu/bsmart to access additional scholarship applications.

AP Achievement and Recognition Awards for High School Seniors in the Birmingham City School System: Advanced Placement (AP) students who are currently enrolled in 1 of the 7 high schools in the Birmingham City School System (A.H. Parker, George Washington Carver, Huffman, P.D. Jackson-Olin, Ramsay, Wenonah, or Woodlawn) may receive 1 of 2 AP Awards. To be considered, students must be admitted to UAB by March 1 of their senior year in high school, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, complete a minimum of 2 AP courses, earn grades of B or higher in all AP coursework, and submit an AP Recognition Award Application at www.uab.edu/bsmart by March 1. (Students must first submit the General Application in BSMART in order to access the AP Recognition Award Application.) Up to 50 applicants may receive a one-time AP Recognition Award of $1,000. Up to 20 applicants who earn a score of 3 or higher on a minimum of 2 subsequent AP exams may have their AP Recognition Award upgraded to an AP Achievement Award, which guarantees that the cost of tuition and instruction-related fees for up to 15 credit hours per semester (fall and spring only) will be met with gift aid for a total of 4 years (8 academic semesters). The actual value of this award is dependent upon any grants and/or academic scholarships the student has been offered by UAB.

Birmingham City School Scholarship: This renewable award is for entering freshmen who graduate from a high school in the Birmingham City School System (A.H. Parker, George Washington Carver, Huffman, P.D. Jackson-Olin, Ramsay, Wenonah, or Woodlawn). This award will annually increase in the following manner, providing a total of $13,500 in scholarship funding over a 4-year period: $3,000 for the first academic year; $3,000 for the second academic year; $3,500 for the third academic year; $4,000 for the fourth academic year. Qualified applicants must be admitted to UAB by May 1 of their senior year in high school and enroll during the fall semester immediately following their high school graduation. A separate scholarship application is not required.

Birmingham News-Clarence B. Hanson, Jr. Scholarship: This renewable award is for incoming freshmen who are residents of Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, or Walker counties in Alabama. Consideration is based on financial need, leadership and academic achievement. Students must be admitted to UAB by March 1 of their senior year in high school, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, have a composite ACT score of 25 or higher, and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. To receive this award, students must be enrolled full-time and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Up to 2 awards will be given each year.

Charles William Ireland Presidential Honors Scholarship: This renewable award annually provides $12,000 toward tuition costs and a UAB summer research stipend of $1,000. It also provides an on-campus housing allotment of up to $5,900 each year (fall and spring only). To be considered, students must submit the Presidential and Endowed Scholarship Application by February 1. To access this online application, Alabama residents must be admitted to UAB for the upcoming summer or fall semester by December 1 of their senior year in high school with an ACT of 33-36 and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding character and integrity, potential for leadership, and the promise of significant achievement in his or her chosen field. Approximately ten applicants will be selected to participate in an on-campus interview in late February or early March, and one entering freshman will be selected as the Charles William Ireland Scholar. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

Dottie Monro Presidential Minority Scholarship: This renewable award is for incoming freshmen who are minority students. Consideration is based on financial need and academic achievement. Students must be admitted to UAB by March 1 of their senior year in high school, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. To receive this award, students must be enrolled full-time and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Energen First Birmingham City Scholarship: This renewable award is for entering freshmen who are first generation college students and graduates of a high school in the Birmingham City School System (A.H. Parker, George Washington Carver, Huffman, P.D. Jackson-Olin, Ramsay, Wenonah, or Woodlawn). Consideration is based on academic promise and achievement. Students must be admitted to UAB by December 1 of their senior year in high school and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

Energen First Central Alabama Scholarship: This renewable award is for entering freshmen who are first generation college students and graduates of a central Alabama high school (limited to the following counties: Autauga, Calhoun, Chambers, Chilton, Choctaw, Cleburne, Dallas, Elmore, Etowah, Green, Hale, Jefferson, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston). Consideration is based on academic promise and achievement. Students must be admitted to UAB by December 1 of their senior year in high school and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

George G. Seibels, Jr. Scholarship: This one-year award is available to entering freshmen. To be considered, students must be admitted to an undergraduate program at UAB and complete the George G. Seibels, Jr. Scholarship Application at www.uab.edu/bsmart by March 1. (Students must first submit the General Application in BSMART in order to access the George G. Seibels, Jr. Scholarship Application.) Consideration is based on leadership potential, solid academic promise, high moral character, and an expressed interest in civic affairs, public service, or patriotic affairs. To receive this award, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

I Am My Brother's Keeper Scholarship: UAB sponsors a scholarship opportunity for up to 2 entering freshmen who have participated in Birmingham's I Am My Brother's Keeper (IAMBK) Leadership Institute. (The institute is not directly affiliated with UAB.) To be considered, students must be admitted to UAB for the upcoming fall semester by March 1 of their senior year in high school, have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, and provide documentation from the IAMBK Institute, confirming fulfillment of all the IAMBK requirements. Selected recipients will receive a 4-year award that guarantees the cost of tuition and instruction-related fees for up to 15 credit hours per semester (fall and spring only) will be met with gift aid.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Scholarships: Entering freshmen who are IB Diploma Candidates or IB Diploma Holders may be eligible to receive special scholarship funding. (For the purpose of this scholarship, "Diploma Candidates" are students who are fulfilling all coursework requirements for the IB Diploma, completing the Extended Essay, Creativity, Action and Service, and Theory of Knowledge components.) To be considered, students must be admitted to UAB for the summer or fall semester immediately following their high school graduation and submit an IB Diploma Candidate Award Application at www.uab.edu/bsmart by March 1. (Students must first submit the General Application in BSMART in order to access the IB Diploma Candidate Award Application.) Selected students will initially be awarded the Diploma Candidate amount ($1,000 per year). If they earn the IB Diploma, their awards will automatically be upgraded to the IB Diploma Holder Scholarship ($2,500 per year) after their official IB scores are received.

Jane Knight Lowe Scholarship: This renewable award is for entering freshmen who are graduates of a public or private high school in Madison County, Alabama. To be considered, students must be pursuing a degree in a health-related profession, demonstrate solid academic promise, and exhibit financial need, as determined by their FAFSA results. Students must be admitted to UAB by March 1 of their senior year in high school, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. To receive this award, students must be enrolled full-time and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Martha Corbin Scholarship: This renewable scholarship is based on the academic achievements of entering freshmen who are residents of Alabama. To be considered, students must have a 3.0 overall grade point average and be admitted to an undergraduate program at UAB. Students must enroll full-time and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

McCallum Presidential Scholarship: This renewable award annually provides $12,000 toward tuition costs and a UAB summer research stipend of $1,000. It also provides an on-campus housing allotment of up to $5,900 each year (fall and spring only). To be considered, students must submit the Presidential and Endowed Scholarship Application by February 1. To access this online application, Alabama residents must be admitted to UAB for the upcoming summer or fall semester by December 1 of their senior year in high school with an ACT of 33-36 and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Applicants should demonstrate solid academic promise, diligence and the desire to be an effective citizen, as shown by participation and leadership in extracurricular and/or community activities. Approximately ten applicants will be selected to participate in an on-campus interview in late February or early March, and one entering freshman will be selected as the McCallum Presidential Scholar. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

Natalie T. and James A. Garland Educational Assistance Fund: This one-year award is for children of current, full-time, non-exempt employees of the UAB Women and Infants Center (including nursing and support staff, but excluding executive staff). To be considered, students must be admitted to, or enrolled in, an undergraduate program at UAB and have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher. First preference will be given to entering freshmen. Students must be eligible for and certified as a dependent for the UAB Educational Assistance Program in order to receive this award. Preference will be given to students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 and demonstrate financial need, as determined by its results.

Regions Academic Scholarship: This renewable award annually provides $12,500 toward tuition costs and a UAB summer research stipend of $1,000. It also provides an on-campus housing allotment of up to $5,900 each year (fall and spring only). To be considered, students must submit the Presidential and Endowed Scholarship Application by February 1. To access this online application, Alabama residents must be admitted to UAB for the upcoming summer or fall semester by December 1 of their senior year in high school with an ACT of 33-36 and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Selection is based on outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership ability. Approximately ten applicants will be selected to participate in an on-campus interview in late February or early March, and one entering freshman will be selected as the Regions Academic Scholar. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

Roberts and Mildred Blount Presidential Endowed Scholarship: This four-year award, which annually provides $5,000 toward tuition costs, is for an outstanding entering freshman who is graduating from an accredited high school in Elmore County, Alabama. To be considered, students must be admitted to an undergraduate program at UAB, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and complete the General Scholarship Application by February 1. Selected candidates will be invited to interview for this award in late February or early March. Students must be enrolled full-time and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

UAB Presidential Scholarship: A limited number of entering freshmen will be selected to receive this prestigious scholarship, which provides tuition and instruction-related fees for up to 15 credit hours per semester (fall and spring only) for a total of 4 years (8 academic semesters). The award also provides a one-year on-campus housing allotment for the freshman year. To be considered, students must submit the Presidential and Endowed Scholarship Application by February 1. To access this online application, Alabama residents must be admitted to UAB for the upcoming summer or fall semester by December 1 of their senior year in high school with an ACT of 33-36 and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

UAB SpeakFirst Award: This UAB-sponsored scholarship is for entering freshmen who are selected and certified by the officials of Impact Alabama as having completed the requirements of the SpeakFirst initiative. This 4-year award guarantees that the cost of tuition and instruction-related fees for up to 15 credit hours per semester (fall and spring only) will be met with gift aid. Up to 4 awards may be made each year. To receive this award, Impact Alabama's candidates must be admitted to UAB for the upcoming fall semester by May 1 of their senior year in high school with a minimum ACT score of 20 and a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher. Students must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

W. Ann Reynolds Scholarship: This award is for entering freshmen and current UAB students who are admitted to, or currently enrolled in, an undergraduate degree-seeking program at UAB. Applicants should demonstrate financial need, leadership ability, and academic achievement while earning an overall grade point average of 3.5 or higher by the time of application.

Transfer Students

To be eligible for Transfer Academic Scholarships, students must be admitted to UAB by March 1 for the upcoming summer or fall semester. New students transferring from 2-year community colleges are automatically considered for all university-wide academic scholarships upon admission to UAB. All scholarships are awarded on a funds-available basis and are renewable for a total of two years. To be considered, applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and have earned at least 45 semester hours of academic coursework (60 semester hours upon transfer to UAB). Students must also be enrolled full-time (12 or more semester hours) for at least 3 of the 4 semesters immediately preceding the March 1 scholarship deadline. If admitted to UAB during the semester immediately preceding the scholarship deadline, students must send an updated, official transcript that contains their fall grades by March 1. International students, part-time students, and students with previous coursework from another 4-year institution will not be considered.

Scholarships from specific schools and departments may require additional applications, and their deadlines may vary. Students should check with the school in which their major is located for additional scholarship opportunities.

Transfer Academic Scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: This two-year scholarship, valued at $3,000 per year, is reserved for transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher based on all transferrable coursework. PTK membership must either be noted on their official college transcript or a letter must be received from their faculty sponsor by the March 1 deadline, confirming membership. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

UAB Transfer Excellence Scholarship: This two-year scholarship, valued at $1,500 per year, is reserved for transfer students with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher based on all transferrable coursework, who are not members of Phi Theta Kappa.

UAB Transfer Scholarship of Distinction: This two-year scholarship, valued at $1,000 per year, is reserved for transfer students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5-3.74 based on all transferrable coursework, who are not members of Phi Theta Kappa.

UAB Joint Admission Scholarship: This two-year scholarship, valued at $2,000 per year, is reserved for students who participate in the Joint Admission Program at one of our partner community colleges.  To be eligible, students must be continuously enrolled at a partner community college for a minimum of one year, fulfill all requirements of the Joint Admission Program, earn a non-technical associate's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 based on all transferrable coursework, and submit final and official transcript(s) to UAB.

Other Scholarships for which Entering Transfer Students May Apply

Students must first submit the General Application via the Blazer Scholarship Management and Resource Tool [BSMART] at www.uab.edu/bsmart to access additional scholarship applications.

All-Alabama Academic Team Scholarship: This two-year scholarship, valued at $1,000 per year, is available to entering transfer students who are All-Alabama Academic Team (AAAT) members that are not receiving one of the following Transfer Academic Scholarships from UAB: PTK, Transfer Excellence, Transfer Scholarship of Distinction, or Honors Choice. Qualified students must submit a letter from the Alabama Community College System by May 1 for the upcoming fall semester, verifying their AAAT honor.

Current UAB Students

The university-wide scholarship application for currently enrolled students is available via the Blazer Scholarship Management and Resource Tool (BSMART) at www.uab.edu/bsmart in October each year. All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted by 11:59pm (CST) on February 1. Students must first submit the General Application in BSMART in order to access additional scholarship applications. Most scholarship decisions are made in the spring term and will go into effect the following academic year.

Scholarships from specific schools and departments may require additional applications, and their deadlines may vary. Students should check with the school in which their major is located for additional scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships for Current UAB Students

Academic Affairs Scholarship: Selection for this award is based on the financial need and academic achievements of current full-time UAB students who are currently enrolled in, or admitted to, a degree-seeking program in the College of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, or Engineering at UAB. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

African American Faculty Association Endowed Scholarship: Selection for this award is based on the academic promise and achievements of current full-time UAB students who are graduates of a public high school in the Birmingham metropolitan area. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to public service within African American communities either in the Birmingham metropolitan area or in the state of Alabama. Public service should be performed while the student is enrolled at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

Birmingham Racing Commission Scholarship: Selection for this award is based on the academic achievements of current full-time UAB students who are residents of Jefferson County, Alabama. To be considered, students must be enrolled in a regular undergraduate program at UAB. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

Charles "Charlie" Campbell Endowed Memorial Scholarship: This one-year scholarship is based on the academic achievements of current full-time UAB students who are residents of Alabama. To be considered, students must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be enrolled in a regular undergraduate program at UAB. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award. Preference will be given to students who reside in Bessemer, Alabama.

Crawford T. and Virginia Johnson Presidential Scholarship: A two-year scholarship based on the academic achievement, leadership, and extracurricular activities of current sophomore students who are residents of the Birmingham Metropolitan Statistical Area (Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair or Walker counties). To be considered, students must have a cumulative UAB grade point average of 3.5 or higher, have completed a minimum of 48 semester hours of coursework by the following fall term and be enrolled in a regular undergraduate program at UAB. Students must be enrolled full-time and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to receive this award.

Ehney A. Camp Jr., Endowed Scholarship: A one-year award based on financial need, leadership, and the academic achievements of current full-time UAB students. To be considered, students must have earned a 3.25 cumulative UAB grade point average and be enrolled in a regular undergraduate program at UAB. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

Goodfellow Scholarship: A one-year scholarship based on the financial need of current full-time UAB students who are residents of Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker counties of Alabama. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

Helping Other People Excel (HOPE) Scholarship: This scholarship is based on the financial need, academic achievement, and extracurricular activities of current full-time UAB students who are residents of Alabama. To be considered, students must demonstrate a successful history of employment, active participation in community activities and be enrolled in a regular undergraduate program at UAB. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

Jack Edwards Alabama Power Foundation Scholarship: A renewable award that is based on the academic achievements of current full-time UAB students who are residents of Alabama. To be considered, students must be enrolled in a regular undergraduate or graduate program (except the School of Medicine) at UAB. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

Joseph F. Volker Memorial Scholarship: A one-time scholarship based on the academic achievements of current full-time UAB students who are residents of Alabama. To be considered, students must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be enrolled in a regular undergraduate program at UAB. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

Mary Elizabeth Adams Endowed Scholarship: This award is based on the academic achievements, financial need, and extracurricular activities of current UAB students who self-identify as having type I diabetes. To be considered, applicants must have earned at least an overall 3.5 grade point average, earned at least a 25 on the ACT (or an equivalent score on the SAT) and demonstrated leadership ability and achievement in previous pursuits, whether of a scholastic or extracurricular nature. Students must also be an Alabama resident and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to receive this award. Preference will be given to students who plan to pursue a degree in the sciences, or who have declared a pre-medicine major.

Nellie Whitworth Flaherty and Lula McCord Whitworth Endowed Scholarship: A one-year scholarship based on the academic achievements of current female UAB students who have been or are in the work force and are returning to school to complete their education on either a part-time or full-time basis. To be considered, students must have at least an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher, demonstrate financial need and be admitted to a regular undergraduate program at UAB. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

Samuel Ullman Scholarship: This scholarship is based on the leadership, academic and individual achievements of current full-time UAB students who are residents of Alabama. To be considered, students must have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average and be admitted to a regular undergraduate program at UAB. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

Steelcase Alabama Scholarship: This scholarship is based on the financial need and academic achievements of current UAB students who are residents of Limestone County, Alabama or surrounding counties. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

The Alliance for LGBTQ Equality at UAB Scholarship: To be considered for this award, students must be currently enrolled in, or admitted to, a degree-granting program at UAB and demonstrate solid academic promise and achievement, earning at least a 3.0 grade point average in any coursework completed prior to the time of application. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate service to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community. Applicants are evaluated on the totality of their situation: academic achievement, financial need, demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community, demonstrated leadership skills, and present and future goals.

The Howlin' Mad Smith Detachment of the Marine Corps League Sponsored Scholarship: This scholarship is based on the academic achievement of current full-time UAB students who are current or former members of the U.S. Marine Corps. To be considered, students must demonstrate leadership in their community, have a cumulative UAB grade point average of 2.5 or higher and be enrolled in a regular degree-granting program at UAB. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

UAB Affinity Cardholders Scholarship: Selection for this award is based on the financial need, academic achievement, and extracurricular activities of current full-time UAB students. To be considered, students must have earned at least a 2.5 cumulative UAB grade point average and be enrolled in a regular undergraduate program at UAB. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

UAB General Scholarship: An award based on the financial need, academic achievements, and extracurricular activities of current full-time UAB students. To be considered, students must have achieved Junior or Senior standing in a degree-seeking program at UAB, have a minimum 3.0 cumulative UAB grade point average and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

UAB Leadership Council Scholarship: An award based on the academic achievement and extracurricular activities of current sophomore students who are residents of the Birmingham Metropolitan Statistical Area. To be considered, students must have a cumulative UAB grade point average of 3.0 or higher, have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours of course work and be enrolled in a regular undergraduate program at UAB. Students must be enrolled full-time and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to receive this award.

UAB Women's Club Scholarship: An award reserved for deserving female students who are working to overcome financial hardships to further their education at UAB. Applicants must be currently enrolled, full-time or part-time, in an undergraduate program at UAB. Selection is based on communication skills, career goals and commitment to your major field. Priority consideration is given to undergraduate students with the greatest number of UAB hours and a cumulative UAB GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Vettes-4-Vets Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship is an award based on the academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement of students who are currently enrolled in, or admitted to, a degree-granting program at UAB and must be current or former members of a branch of the United States Military. To be considered, students should have earned at least a 2.5 cumulative UAB grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in any coursework completed prior to the time of application.

Virginia and Anna Praytor Scholarship: A renewable scholarship that is based on the academic achievements of current UAB students who are graduates of a high school in the Birmingham Public School system. To be considered, students must have earned at least a 3.0 cumulative UAB grade point average. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

W. Ann Reynolds Endowed Presidential Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to entering freshmen and current UAB students who are admitted to, or currently enrolled in, an undergraduate degree-seeking program at UAB. Applicants should demonstrate financial need, leadership ability, and academic achievement while earning at least an overall 3.5 grade point average by the time of application.

Program-Related Scholarships
The following are Honors College and Honors College  Program-Related Scholarships. Please contact the Honors College or individual program listed for more information on the application process.
 
Honors College:
Britt and Susan Sexton Endowed Honors Scholarship: Applicants must be in a degree-granting program through the Honors College. Preference given to first year undergraduate students. Applicants should show solid academic promise and have earned a 3.5 grade point average. Applicants should also display a wide variety of artistic, cultural, and extracurricular activities and academic pursuits and have passionately explored these pursuits. Preference will also be given to those with fervor for community involvement and service-related volunteer activities.
 
Woman's Club House of the Third District of the Alabama Federation of Women's Clubs, Inc., Endowed Honors Scholarship: Applicants must be in a degree-granting program through the Honors College. Preference given to first year, female students. Applicants should show solid academic promise and have earned a 3.5 grade point average. This award is based on merit and need; however, applicants do not have to qualify for federal financial assistance to be considered. Applicants should also display a wide variety of artistic, cultural, and extracurricular activities and academic pursuits and have passionately explored these pursuits. Preference will also be given to those with a fervor for community involvement and service-related volunteer activities.
 
Edith and Franklyn Zimmerman Endowed Honors Scholarship: Applicants must be in a baccalaureate degree-granting program through the Honors College. Preference given to first year undergraduate students. Applicants should demonstrate solid academic promise and achievement and have earned at least an overall 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average in coursework completed prior to the time of application and have earned a score of at least 25 on the ACT or an equivalent score on the SAT. Applicants should also demonstrate leadership ability and achievement in previous pursuits, whether of a scholastic or extracurricular nature.
 
University Honors Program (UHP):
Boman-Powell Student Travel Award: Established by Daphne and Richard Powell in honor of their mothers to enable students in the University Honors Program to travel to regional and national conferences or for education abroad.  This fund allows UHP students to expand their educational experience through travel that would not otherwise be possible because of financial constraints.  There is no formal application form, but any UHP student may apply by contacting the UHP Director and providing Documentation of the program/conference and costs associated with participation.
 
Hess-Abroms Honors Scholarship Endowment: Applicants must be students in the University Honors Program. This four-year scholarship is typically awarded to incoming freshmen accepted to the University Honors Program. Applicants should demonstrate superior academic achievement (as reflected in grades, test scores, and class rank), creativity or talent (as in the sciences, fine arts, leadership, or independent study), strong motivation, exemplary character, and intellectual promise. All applicants for the University Honors Program are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Applications due mid-February.
 
Steven C. Smith Discovery Award: Applicants must be currently enrolled in, or admitted to, a degree-granting program at UAB and accepted to the University Honors Program. First preference will be given to entering first-year students in the program. Applicants should demonstrate solid academic promise and achievement and have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average in any coursework completed prior to the time of application. The award of this scholarship will be based on both merit and need. Applicants should display interest in a wide variety of artistic, cultural, and extracurricular activities and academic pursuits and must have a passion for exploring these pursuits as avenues of opportunity present themselves. Preference will also be given to applicants with fervor for community involvement, particularly service-related volunteer activities. Financial need will be determined by the scholarship selection committee based on the information provided by the student when applying for the award. Applicants do not have to qualify for federal financial assistance in order to be considered for this award. Applications for all one-year scholarships are due May 1. Applicants are automatically considered for all one-year scholarships for which they are eligible.
 
William J. Rushton III/Alabama Power Foundation Scholarship Endowment: Applicants must be incoming or current members of the University Honors Program in good standing and be residents of Alabama. This award is based on merit and need. Applicants should have a strong academic background, a strong commitment to academic achievement and extracurricular activities. Financial need will be determined by the scholarship selection committee based on the information provided by the student when applying for the award. Applicants do not have to qualify for federal financial assistance in order to be considered for this award. Applications for all one-year scholarships are due May 1. Applicants are automatically considered for all one-year scholarships for which they are eligible.
 
William M. Spencer III Endowed Honors Scholarship: Applicants must be admitted to or be current members of the University Honors Program. This award is based on merit and need. Applicants should have a strong academic background and a strong commitment to academic achievement and extracurricular activities. Financial need will be determined by the scholarship selection committee based on the information provided by the student when applying for the award. Applicants do not have to qualify for federal financial assistance in order to be considered for this award. Applications for all one-year scholarships are due May 1. Applicants are automatically considered for all one-year scholarships for which they are eligible.
 
Juliet Nunn Pearson Scholarship: Applicants must be entering UAB freshmen admitted to the University Honors Program. Preferences are given to non-traditional students, pre-professional students, and/or minority students. This award is based on merit and need. Applicants should have a strong academic background and a strong commitment to academic achievement and extracurricular activities. Financial need will be determined by the scholarship selection committee based on the information provided by the student when applying for the award. Applicants do not have to qualify for federal financial assistance in order to be considered for this award. Applications for all one-year scholarships are due May 1. Applicants are automatically considered for all one-year scholarships for which they are eligible.
 
Nelson and Maye Hill Honors Fund: Applicant must be a student in the University Honors Program and be accepted to an academic Study Abroad program. This award is based on merit and need. Applicants should have a strong academic background and a strong commitment to the academic and extracurricular activities of the University Honors Program. No application deadline.
 
 
Science and Technology Honors Program (STHP):
Wells Fargo Scholars Program: Applicants must be enrolled in the Science and Technology Honors Program and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to students with unmet financial need who are from groups underrepresented in their field of study. The award is based on merit and need, but applicants do not have to apply for federal financial assistance to be considered. This program awards 4-year scholarships to STHP students with strong academic backgrounds who have a desire to pursue a research career. The award is for underrepresented minorities and females majoring in Chemistry, Engineering, Math, and Computer Science. An application and interview are required for consideration. The application process typically opens in December of each year and closes in January.
 
Wells Fargo Summer Scholars Academic Enrichment Awards: This program awards scholarships of up to $2,500 to current STHP students. These competitive, merit-based awards are used to support summer research and academic activities. A call for applications for each scholarship opportunity will be announced to all current students each year (typically in late February) along with the application instructions and deadlines (typically mid-March).
 

Student Academic Engagement

Education Abroad

Pushpamala Deosthale Scholarship for Study Abroad: This scholarship, established in 1999, was named in the memory of Ms. Pushpamala Deosthale and was established by contributions coming in part from her son, Dr. Duleep C. Deosthale, a former director of a predecessor office to UAB Education Abroad.  This scholarship awards funds to be used for tuition and fees for a UAB Education Abroad-approved fall or spring program.  

Dr. John Downey Jones Scholarship for Study Abroad: This scholarship, established in 1993, was named in the honor of Dr. John Downey Jones, Jr., a former director of a predecessor office to UAB Education Abroad.  This scholarship awards funds to be used for tuition and fees for a UAB Education Abroad-approved fall or spring program. 

For more information, including eligibility and application instructions, visit www.uab.edu/educationabroad

ROTC

Kelly Ingram VFW Post 668 Distinguished Army ROTC Cadet Scholarship: Non-renewable Award to the most outstanding student selected from among the incoming senior class of ROTC. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA. Determined by the Army ROTC program and the Office for Student Financial Aid.

College and School Scholarships

College of Arts & Sciences

The UAB College of Arts and Sciences offers over 50 scholarships. In order to be considered for a scholarship you must have a declared College of Arts and Sciences major and submit a scholarship application. While most of these scholarships require you to already be enrolled in the College, there are some awards available for incoming students. Important information, including the application process, eligibility requirements, and deadlines, are available on the UAB College of Arts and Sciences website: http://www.uab.edu/cas/home/scholarships

In addition some departments offer their own scholarships. If you are interested in a scholarship or award offered by a specific department, please visit its website for more information.

Art and Art History

For More Information, Please contact the Department of Art and Art History (205) 934-4941.

Art Department Senior Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually to a rising senior concentrating in studio art chosen by vote of the Department of Art and Art History faculty.

Bernice Cook Thomas Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in art. Preference shall be given to applicants from underrepresented, low-income, and minority populations.

John Dillon Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually to a student concentrating in studio art and doing significant work in printmaking.

Edith B. Frohock Memorial Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually to a junior concentrating in studio art.

Incoming Freshman Art Scholarships: Scholarships awarded annually to new high school graduates planning to major in art. Application requires portfolio.

Kluge/Langley Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually to a student concentrating in studio art.

The Betty Loeb Endowed Scholarship: Applicants for the Loeb Endowed Scholarship must be enrolled in the Department of Art and Arts History’s Painting Program and must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average.

John Schnorrenberg Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate concentrating in art history.

Ellen Shizuko Takahashi Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually to a student concentrating in studio art and doing significant work in painting.

Dr. Klaus Urban Endowed Scholarship for the Department of Art and Art History: Applicants for the Urban Scholarship must be enrolled in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art History Program, must submit a transcript, portfolio of recent work and one-page artist’s statement with their application and must have at least a 3.0 grade point average.

Marie Weaver and Steve Harvey Endowed Scholarship: This Graphic Design scholarship is awarded annually to a student concentrating in studio art and doing significant work in graphic design.

Biology

For More Information, Please Contact the Department of Biology (205) 934-9685.

Biology Scholars Fellowship: Freshmen who will be enrolled in full-time study as a Biology major at UAB are eligible for consideration for the Biology Scholars award. Awards are highly competitive and will be given to students who have an overall High School GPA of 3.5 or greater, a score of 26 or greater on the ACT, and show leadership skills and academic potential for research. Student finalists will be personally interviewed by representative members of the Biology faculty.

Anne Moreland Cusic Endowed Scholarship: Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in the Department of Biology and have completed BY 123 and BY 124 at UAB. Applicants should demonstrate academic promise and have at least a 3.0 grade point average overall and in their biology courses. Recipients may not apply for scholarship in subsequent years.

Luke Gallagher Memorial Biology Scholarship: Applicants must be currently enrolled as a Biology major and have completed BY 124. Applicants should demonstrate academic promise and have at least a 3.0 grade point average overall and in their biology courses. Preference will be given to applicants who deserve financial assistance. Recipients may not apply for scholarship in subsequent years.

Ken R. Marion Endowed Scholarship: Applications for the Ken R. Marion Endowed Scholarship must be enrolled in the Department of Biology as an undergraduate student and must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average.

Chemistry

For More Information, Please Contact the Department of Chemistry (205) 975-7821.

Chemistry Scholars Fellowships: Qualified incoming freshmen are eligible to apply to be a fellow in the Chemistry Scholars Program. Students must declare Chemistry as their major and have a composite ACT score of 26 or above.

Communication Studies

For More Information, Please Contact the Department of Communication Studies (205) 943-3877.

Mary Anne Amsbary Endowed Award: This award commemorates outstanding community service for any communication studies student.

Victoria and Ralph Johnson Endowed Scholarship: Applicants for the Johnson Endowed Scholarship must be enrolled in the Department of Communication Studies.  Preference will be given to first generation college students who are over the age of 22 years of age and who are a current or previous union member or are a spouse or child of a current union member.

James E. Mills Scholarship: This scholarship is reserved for the best junior or senior journalism major.

Dr. William R. Self Memorial Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship is reserved for a student in Communication Studies.

Byron St. Dizier Endowed Journalism Scholarship: This scholarship is reserved for a junior or senior student in print or broadcast journalism.

Trotter Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship is reserved for the outstanding Communication Management graduate or undergraduate student.

John W. Wittig Public Relations Alumni Endowed Presidential Scholarship: This scholarship is reserved for a junior or senior student majoring in public relations.

Computer & Information Sciences

For More Information, Please Contact the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (205) 934-2213.

Joseph M. Fontana Scholarship Endowment Fund for Computer and Information Sciences: Applicants must be junior or senior student with a major in the Computer & Information Sciences program, should demonstrate academic promise, and have earned at least a 3.0 GPA in any course work completed prior to application. Additionally, a grade point average of 3.5 must have been achieved in all computer science courses taken up to the time of selection. Preference is given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Recipients may apply for renewal for a second year.

Joyce Iannuzzi Endowed Presidential Scholarship for Computer Science and Technology: Applicants must be currently enrolled as Computer Science majors at the time of application, should have demonstrated solid academic promise, and have earned a 3.0 overall GPA. Applicants should submit a one page essay, which emphasizes his/her CS academic accomplishments, extra-curricular activities, and career goals. A cover sheet with student name, address, phone, and email must accompany the essay. Applicants can be freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior status.

English

For More Information, Please Contact the Department of English (205) 934-4250.

Barksdale-Maynard Endowed Creative Writing Prize: Established in honor of Mrs. Maynard completing the first M.A. thesis in Creative Writing at UAB, the Barksdale-Maynard Endowed Creative Writing Prize is given out annually to students who achieve excellence in fiction and poetry in the Department of English.

English Recruiting Endowed Scholarship: Established by the English Advisory Committee. Applicants for the English Recruiting Endowed Scholarship must be entering freshmen to UAB and enrolled in the Department of English and must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average.

Gloria Goldstein Howton Scholarship Endowment: This annual award is reserved for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the Department of English and interested in pursuing a career in creative writing.

Phillips Scholarship in English: This annual award is reserved for junior English majors with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Grace Lindsley Waits Scholarship: This annual award is reserved for junior English majors with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Government

For More Information, Please Contact the Department of Government (205) 934-8674.

Voytek Zubek Memorial Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in the Department of Government in the College of Arts and Sciences, and they must be Political Science majors. The scholarship recipient must have demonstrated solid academic promise and leadership qualities, and have at least an overall 3.0 grade point average and a 3.3 grade point average in Political Science.

Justice Sciences

For More Information, Please Contact the Department of Justice Sciences (205) 934-2069.

Justice T. Eric Embry Scholarship: Applicants for this scholarship must be enrolled in, or admitted to, the Master of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) program and have earned at least a 3.0 GPA in coursework completed prior to the time of application. The number and amount of the awards to be granted from this scholarship fund shall be left to the discretion of the scholarship committee and based on the spendable income earned.

Pre Law Advisory Board Scholarship: To be eligible the student must demonstrate solid academic credentials and be involved with the UAB undergraduate Pre-Law Program and/or Mock Trial Team as well as maintain a 3.0 minimum grade point average.

Mathematics

For More Information, Please Contact the Department of Mathematics (205) 934-2154.

Robert M. Kauffman Memorial Endowed Award Fund: This award may be given for cumulative achievement for an individual’s outstanding work. Work done outside of the normal curriculum, such as projects and contributions to seminars, may also be considered. Preference is given to students who demonstrate outstanding ability, potential and interest in pursuing studies in Mathematics.

Travis Wood Memorial Mathematics Scholarship: Applicants must be currently enrolled as Mathematics majors and have completed Calculus III. Candidates must have a 3.0 GPA overall and in their mathematics courses. Preference will be given to full-time undergraduates with dependent(s) who are in need of financial aid. Special consideration is given to mature candidates who have suffered an interruption in their education.

Mathematics Fast Track Scholarships: Students in this program are expected to complete both a BS and Master’s degree in mathematics. Many students do this in four years. Freshmen must be able to start in Calculus I. All students must maintain a 3.5 GPA in mathematics courses. The program provides for office space, support to attend mathematical meetings, participation in a seminar and individual weekly meetings with a faculty member.

O'Neil Endowed Scholarship in Mathematics: Applicants must be currently enrolled, or admitted to, UAB with the declared intent to pursue a major in mathematics. Applicants should demonstrate academic promise and have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average in coursework completed prior to application. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate outstanding ability, potential and interest in pursuing studies in mathematics.

James C. and Carol Warner Endowed Scholarship: First preference will be given to entering first-year students. Applicants should demonstrate solid academic promise and have an overall 3.0 GPA completed prior to application.

Music

For More Information, Please Contact the Department of Music (205) 934-7376.

Band Scholarships: Students are required to participate in various ensembles as determined by the director(s). Open to students of all disciplines.

Choral Scholarships: Students are required to participate in various ensembles as determined by the director(s). Open to students of all disciplines.

James Darrell McAnnally Piano Scholarship: For a music major in piano performance.

Music Technology Scholarships: Scholarships are available for students majoring in Music Technology.

Myrtle Jones Steele Piano Scholarship Endowment: For music majors in piano performance.

Alys Robinson Stephens Alumni Scholarship for the Performing Arts: For a music major in any instrument or voice.

Stevie Wonder Music Scholarship Endowment: For music majors in the Music Technology Program.

UAB Music Scholarships: Music majors in any instrument or voice.

Physics

For More Information, Please visit http://www.uab.edu/cas/home/scholarships.

Robert and Edith Bauman Endowed Scholarship in Physics: Applicants must be currently enrolled in, or admitted to, a degree-granting program in the Department of Physics at UAB. Applicants should demonstrate academic promise and have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average in coursework completed prior to application. This is an annual award. Although preference will be given to entering first-year students, recipients of the scholarship may apply for the award in subsequent years.

Psychology

For More Information, Please visit http://www.uab.edu/cas/home/scholarships.

The Passey Psychology Prize Endowment: The Passey Psychology Prize Endowment goes to the student who is judged to have shown the best overall level of accomplishment in psychology – both in terms of course grades and also research and other department activities.

Sociology and Social Work

For More Information, Please Contact the Department of Sociology and Social Work (205) 934-3307.

Ferris S. and Annie Pharo Ritchey Endowed Scholarship in Sociology: Applicants must be deserving undergraduate students in the Department of Sociology. This scholarship was named by Dr. Ferris Ritchey, former Chair and faculty member in the Department of Sociology, and his family in memory of grandparents.

Theatre

For More Information, Please Contact the Department of Theatre (205) 934-3236.

Ruby Lloyd Apsey Scholarships: These scholarships are awarded annually and are renewable for promising students majoring in theatre.

Fannie Flagg/Kathy Waites Endowed Scholarship: Applicant must be a deserving student majoring in dance or Theatre Arts at UAB.

David Lloyd Memorial Scholarship Endowment: These scholarships are awarded annually and are renewable for outstanding students majoring in theatre.

William C. Ozier Memorial Scholarship: Applicants must be residents of Alabama. Applicants must show financial need and demonstrate talent in theatre arts.

College Wide Scholarships

For More Information, please visit http://www.uab.edu/cas/home/scholarships.

College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Scholarship: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program in the College of Arts and Sciences. Applicants should demonstrate leadership qualities and academic promise and have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average in coursework completed prior to application. This is an annual award. Recipients of the scholarship may not apply for the award in subsequent years.

Edward H. Atchison Endowment Fund for Scholarships in the Visual and Performing Arts: A four-year scholarship which covers full tuition and fees for an undergraduate student enrolled in a full-time program in the Visual and Performing Arts or for undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Education’s Art Education or Music Education Programs. Students must maintain a 2.5 overall grade point average.

Gladys Davies and George F. Brockman IV Endowed Scholarship: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, Mathematics or Physics. Applicants should demonstrate academic promise and have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average in coursework completed prior to application.

The God at the Speed of Light Endowed Scholarship: Applicants must be currently enrolled, or admitted to, a degree-granting program in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, Mathematics or Physics. Applicants should demonstrate academic promise and have earned at least a 2.5 grade point average in coursework completed prior to application. Preference will be given to applicants who are deserving of financial assistance. This is an annual award and recipients may apply for the award in subsequent years. Applicants must be residents of Alabama.

Lauren McLellan Sanders Endowed Scholarship: The Sanders Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in the Departments of Government, History, Anthropology, Justice Sciences, Psychology and Sociology and Social Work who have demonstrated solid academic promise and have at least an overall 3.0 grade point average. The Lauren McLellan Sanders Scholarship is an annual award. Recipients of the scholarship may apply for the award in subsequent years.

Jane White Mulkin Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in, or admitted to the Departments of Art and Art History, Communication Studies, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy or Theatre. Preference given to applicants in need of financial assistance, particularly non-traditional students who are attending school while working. Applicants must be residents of Alabama.

NASA-Alabama Space Grant Program Scholarships: Scholarships are available to science and engineering students through the NASA-Alabama Space Grant Program. Apply through the Department of Physics.

National Alumni Society Dean's Scholarship: The National Alumni Society Dean’s Scholarship is a college-wide scholarship and is open to students currently enrolled in or admitted to a degree-granting program in the College of Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated solid academic promise and leadership qualities, and have at least an overall 3.0 grade point average.

Tennant and Susan McWilliams Endowed Scholarship: This fund provides scholarship support to students currently enrolled in the Departments of Government, History and Anthropology, Justice Sciences, Psychology and Sociology and Social Work.

School of Education Scholarships

All Scholarships and Awards are for students in good standing and pursuing degrees from the School of Education. Other stipulations and requirements are noted with each Award or Scholarship listing.

Dr. Lydia L. Alexander Endowed Student Award in Education

Dr. Lydia L. Alexander was a long-time faculty member and served six years as Assistant Dean in the School of Education. She retired in 1998, but continues to work in and give back to the community through Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and other charitable organizations. Dr. Alexander received the Lifetime Achiever award from the Oliver Robinson Foundation in 2012 and remains an ardent proponent of quality education.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a Junior or Senior student seeking a degree in Secondary Education from the School.

Beta Chi ESG Clint Bruess Health Education Scholarship

In 2009 and in recognition of his long years of service to UAB and the School of Education, the Eta Sigma Gamma Beta Chi chapter Executive Board at UAB established this Scholarship in honor of Dr. Clint E. Bruess. Dr. Bruess was a School faculty member, and served as Chair of the Department of Human Studies from 1981 through 1987 and subsequently as Dean of the School of Education from 1988 until 1999.

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be pursuing a degree in a Health Education-related major.
  • Applicants should demonstrate solid academic promise and have earned at least a 3. 3 grade point average.
  • Preference will be given to members of the Beta Chi Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma.

The Catharine Comer Friend Endowed Scholarship

Catharine Comer Friend was very active in the Birmingham community, serving as Executive Director of the Birmingham Kiwanis Club and Chair of the International Association of Kiwanis Secretaries, and was a member of The Junior League of Birmingham, the Linly Heflin Unit, and the Women’s Fund. She was an ardent supporter of UAB and the Greater Birmingham area, and deeply committed to education. This Scholarship was created in 2006 by Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Friend III.

Criteria:

  • Preference will be given to students who wish to teach in schools that serve predominantly disadvantaged students and/or in an urban setting in Alabama.
  • Applicants should have earned at least an overall 3.0 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) in coursework prior to the time of application.
  • Preference will be given to those deserving financial assistance as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.

The Early Childhood Education Graduate Student Award

A thoughtful donor and friend of the UAB School of Education has created an award to assist deserving students who are enrolled in the UAB School of Education Early Childhood Education program.

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to a graduate degree-granting program in Early Childhood Education.
  • Preference will be given to students pursuing a doctoral degree.
  • The Award is not renewable.

The Layla Ghabayen Education Scholarship

Layla Ghabayen was an education major at the UAB School of Education. She was involved in a fatal auto accident in 2010, and her loving parents, Waleed and Cynthia Ghabayen, and family wanted a way to keep her spirit alive and create a lasting tribute to her and the joy she derived from helping others learn. The oldest of four, Ms. Ghabayen was industrious, intelligent, enthusiastic, curious, and committed to working with children – her dream was to be a teacher and mother. Each year, a student recipient is chosen who best exemplifies the selfless and energetic qualities of Ms. Ghabayen.

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to the Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education Program in the School.
  • Applicants should have at least a 3.0 GPA.

The Virginia Horns-Marsh Scholarship

Dr. Virginia Horns-Marsh began her UAB career in 1969, when the University was first designated as an autonomous institution. She worked tirelessly to promote early childhood education and served as the Director of the School’s Early Childhood Education Program, Early Childhood Education Doctoral Program and Metropolitan Education Studies, as Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. A gift from Dr. Horns-Marsh and gifts from family, friends and colleagues created this Scholarship to provide opportunities for success to future Early Childhood Educator candidates.

Criteria:

  • Preference will be given to students enrolled in Early Childhood Education and Development of Health Education/Health Promotion in the School.
  • In the absence of such applicant, consideration may be given to exceptional doctoral students in the School of Education, then exceptional graduate students in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or Secondary Education.
  • Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA in all coursework.

The Dr. Delbert H. and Dr. Roberta Long School of Education Endowed Scholarship

As long-time UAB faculty, Dr Delbert Long and Dr. Roberta Long distinguished themselves by their commitment to educating future teachers and education administrators. Before coming to UAB, Doctors Long taught in Nepal, Indonesia, Czechoslovakia and Germany, among other places, sharing their love of learning and passion for education. They created this Scholarship in order to make access to an education degree easier for students and thereby fostering opportunities to train quality teachers for future generations.

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be an undergraduate enrolled in or admitted to TEP;
  • In the absence of such an applicant, consideration may be given to students enrolled in the Alternative Master’s Program.
  • Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a successful work and/or leadership experience.
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.

The Artie Manning Memorial Scholarship

Artie Manning was a unique young man with a special blend of skills and empathy for individuals, particularly children, who faced physical and learning challenges. Artie had cerebral palsy but didn’t let that hinder his interest in and love for athletics, and managed the Lady Blazers basketball team and worked at the Blazers’ summer basketball camps while working on his master’s degree in special education. After graduation, he taught special education at Barrett Elementary School until his death in 1991. What Artie wanted most in life was to serve people, and this scholarship, created by family in his memory, helps preserve that passion.

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be learning and/or physically challenged.
  • In the absence of such applicants, recipients must be preparing to teach learning and/or physically challenged individuals.
  • Recipients must be accepted into TEP or a degree-seeking education program in the graduate school of the School of Education,
  • Candidates must be full-time and have completed 24 hours (undergraduate) or 18 hours (graduate)
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.

The Maryann Manning Endowed Literacy Scholarship

Upon Dr. Maryann Manning’s retirement from UAB, friends, colleagues and admirers created this scholarship as a tribute to her many years of service and passion to enhance literacy learning around the world.

Criteria:

  • Preference will be given to those involved with quality literacy instruction in pre-K through 6th grade.
  • Applicants should have at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Preference will be given to those who show financial need as determined by UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.

The Kathryn Cramer Morgan Memorial Scholarship

A long-time resident of Birmingham, Mrs. Morgan was an esteemed employee at UAB, serving as administrative assistant to Dr. S. Richards Hill, Jr., UAB’s second president. She and her husband, Mr. Thomas Henry Morgan, were active participants in University life for over four decades, hosting numerous international students pursuing degrees at UAB. Her loving husband created this scholarship after her death in 1990 as a way to memorialize and honor her life and passion to improve our education systems with enhanced teaching and scholarship.

Criteria:

  • In the absence of qualified student candidates, visiting scholars or professors may be funded.

The National Alumni Society Dean’s Scholarship

The National Alumni Society Dean’s Scholarship is a school-wide scholarship given by the National Alumni Society.

Criteria:

  • Students should be able to demonstrate solid academic promise and leadership qualities
  • Applicants should have at least a 3.0 GPA.

The Dr. Eddie P. Ort Endowed Award

Dr. Eddie P. Ort spent is career training educators, both in UAB classrooms and with in-service education programs for elementary and middle school teachers in the greater Birmingham area. He was a recognized leader in social studies education. Dr. Ort and his family created this Scholarship to assist deserving students conducting their final Research Project in the Educational Specialist Degree program.

Criteria:

  • Applicants must have a faculty advisor’s approval to begin an Educational Specialist Research Project.
  • Preference will be given to students beginning their research project.
  • If no first-time research students apply, students already engaged in a research project may be eligible.
  • Recipients should have a strong academic record of performance, and evidence of continued professional excellence will be expected.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with teaching or other professional experience commensurate the goals of their respective program field(s).
  • Preference will be given to applicants currently employed in their respective field(s).

The Frances M. Owens Endowed Scholarship

A native of Birmingham and UAB alumna, Frances M Owens taught English and social studies at Mountain Brook Junior High School. She is a member of the UAB National Alumni Society and remains a faithful supporter of many programs across the UAB campus. Mrs. Owens created this Scholarship to provide assistance and greater opportunity to those diagnosed with ADD/ADHD become educators, and thereby better serve and positively impact students in our K-12 school systems.

Criteria:

  • Preference will be given to entering freshmen students with ADD/ADHD registered through UAB Disability Support Service.
  • Applicants must be a full-time undergraduate student.

Dr. Mabel C. Robinson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This Scholarship was created by the friends and family of Dr. Mabel C. Robinson, and in tribute to her life-long work in physical and health education. Dr. Robinson spent her life advocating for greater opportunities for girls and women in athletics and physical and health education. Her efforts were assisted by passage of Title IX legislation and by the health and wellness and education faculty at UAB. This Scholarship will help foster opportunities for students to earn a degree from UAB and be better prepared to enter the profession.

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in health or exercise education-related degrees.
  • Preference shall be given to females.

The Mildred, Mack & Blanche Stewart Teacher Education Endowed Scholarship

Mildred Stewart Snipes was the first elementary guidance counselor in the Jefferson County Public School System, working 36 years at Gardendale Elementary School. Her firm belief when women have access to education, their cultural influence will permeate their families as well as the children they teach. Mrs. Snipes created this scholarship to create opportunities to assist students in becoming strong, passionate and well-trained educators who will positively impact students’ lives. The Scholarship was created as a memorial to her parents Mack and Blanche Stewart who fostered a love of learning and sense of giving back to the community.

Criteria:

  • Applicants must have graduated from the Jefferson County Public School System, or Spain Park, Leeds, Hewitt-Trussville, or any high school in Bibb, Blount, Cullman, St. Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa or Walker Counties.
  • Preference will be given to entering freshman
  • If no freshmen apply, consideration may be given to transfer students from community colleges that attended previously mentioned schools.
  • Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicants who are transfer students from a community college must apply and be accepted into TEP and be seeking certification from the State Department of Education.

The Ruth M. Strong Scholarship

Dr. Ruth M. Strong spent her professional life helping children find a brighter tomorrow. She began her teaching career at McCaw Elementary School, where she implemented a reading program which grew into the Birmingham City Schools Right-to-Read Program. She was named Director of this reading initiative. She also served as Program Specialist for Reading, Director of the Magnet School Program, and Assistant Superintendent for Instruction for the Birmingham City School System. This Scholarship is provided annually by a generous gift from Dr. Strong, and supports a student who will carry forward Dr. Strong’s proud legacy.

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be accepted in the TEP as an undergraduate
  • In the absence of undergraduate candidates, students accepted into the Alternative Master’s Program may be considered.
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented, low-income and minority students.

The Tevendale Family Scholarship

Jackie and William Alan “Bill” Tevendale are long-time supporters of education and educational opportunities in the greater Birmingham area. Both remain active volunteers, and Mr. Tevendale was the first Alabamian recognized with the National Operation School Bell Award by the Assistance League. The entire Tevendale family equally values educational opportunities, and with this Scholarship intends to create opportunity for future educators who will, in turn, leave a positive impact on the community.

Criteria:

  • Recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.
  • Preference will be given to first generation college students.
  • Preference will be given to students who are active in their communities, including the UAB community.

School of Education Alumni Scholarship

This Scholarship is provided annually through the generosity of School of Education alumni and friends who contribute to the School’s Scholarship efforts and/or Area of Greatest Need.

Criteria:

  • Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • Preference will be given to those who show financial need as determined by UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.

Glenda R. Elliott Endowed Scholarship 

The Glenda R. Elliott Endowed Scholarship was created by faculty in the Counselor Education Program in the School of Education and members of the UAB Zeta Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota in honor and tribute to her and her years of service to UAB. Dr. Elliott is a licensed professional counselor, certified counselor supervisor, and has more than 40 years of experience as a counselor educator. She retired from UAB in 1994, is adjunct faculty for the Counselor Education Program, and Associate Professor Emerita.

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in the counselor education program as graduate students.

The Joyce G. Sibley Educational Computing Award

Dr. Joyce Sibley and her husband Dr. William Sibley have long supported educational opportunities for students. Knowing that learners benefit greatly when using the right tools, Dr. Sibley wanted to put a computer into the hands of an outstanding future teacher. This Award provides a desktop, tablet, or other personal computer for a deserving student.

Criteria:

  • Preference is given to students that do not own a computer.
  • Applicants must be a junior or senior admitted to the teacher education program.
  • In the absence of such applicants, students admitted to the Alternative Master’s Program may be considered.
  • Recipients must maintain a 3.25 GPA.

Jack Tribble Scholarship

Mr. Jack Tribble was an ardent supporter of UAB and a long-time fan of football. Although Mr. Tribble did not have an opportunity himself to attend college, he had a strong desire to make a college education affordable and an option for worthy students. At his death, UAB learned of Mr. Tribble’s generous bequest meant to support students who need financial assistance and are physical education majors. Each year, the Kinesiology Program selects a student recipient who best exemplifies Mr. Tribble’s interests and passion.

Criteria:

  • Recipients must be majoring in physical education.
  • Preference will be given to must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.

School of Business

Accounting Advisory Council Scholarship: A scholarship(s) is awarded to a student with an accounting major with a 3.0/4.0 minimum GPA who is enrolled in or has completed AC300. The value of the award and the number of awards are variable. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Alabama Society of CPA’s Educational Foundation Scholarship: A scholarship, valued at $1,500, is awarded to full-time accounting major in the School of Business. The recipient must have completed AC 310, have a 3.0/4.0 GPA overall and in all accounting courses completed, and have at least one full year left in school (4th or 5th year). For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

American Society of Women Accountants: A scholarship, valued at $1,000, is awarded to a senior in accounting with at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA overall and in accounting. The recipient must have completed 60 hours of coursework and have completed AC 300. Need is considered. For information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Scholarship: Student must be enrolled or admitted to the School of Business and be an accounting major with an interest in forensic accounting. Recipient must demonstrate involvement in student or community activities and have a minimum 2.5/4.0 GPA. The value of the award and the number of awards are variable. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith Scholarship in Accounting: A scholarship, valued at $1,000, is awarded to a senior in Accounting who has an interest in public accounting and who is enrolled in or completed AC300. GPA is important. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Becker CPA Review Scholarship: Free Becker CPA Review Course is awarded to a graduating senior planning a career in public accounting. GPA is important. The Accounting Scholarship Committee must receive a letter of interest by February 1. The number of awards is variable. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Birmingham Chapter of the Alabama Society of CPA’s Scholarship: A scholarship, valued at $2,000, is awarded to a full-time accounting major entering his/her senior year. Recipient must have earned and maintain a 3.0/4.0 GPA in all coursework. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Birmingham Chapter of the IMA Scholarship: Two scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, are awarded to an undergraduate accounting major or a Master of Accounting student. Recipients must have a 3.0/4.0 GPA in their accounting coursework and overall. They should intend to pursue a career in managerial accounting and show an interest in attaining the CMA or CFM designation. For further information contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813

John F. Breyer Endowed Scholarship: A scholarship of variable value is awarded to a student enrolled or admitted to The School of Business with a 3.0/4.0 or better GPA. Financial need and academic promise are considered. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

William D. Burg Memorial Scholarship: In May 2006, Dr. William (Bill) Burg was tragically killed in a car accident. Family, students, and friends immediately established a memorial scholarship in his name because of the unique care and mentoring he provided to students. Gifts and pledges were sufficient to create an endowment for an annual scholarship to an IS student who exhibits character and show potential in IS. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

CISCO Information Systems Endowed Scholarship in Business: Must be currently enrolled in or admitted to the School of Business Department of Informational Systems. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA. Students must demonstrate a commitment to community service. This scholarship is restricted to minorities (including minority female).

Collat Scholars: Twenty (20) renewable four year scholarships, valued at $5000 each, are available to freshmen and transfer students. Entering freshmen, who have selected a major in the School of Business, must have a minimum GPA of 3.25/4.0 and at least a 24 ACT score. Transfer students, who have selected a major in the School of Business, must have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 in all college courses and have completed at least 24 semester hours of college credit. Preference will be given to students who bring diversity to the School of Business student body. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205)934-8813.

Colonial Properties Trust Business Scholars Practicum: A scholarship, valued at $10,000 plus a practicum, is awarded to a junior or senior majoring in finance. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Colonial Properties Trust Scholarship Program: One annual scholarship, in the form of a rent-free, one-bedroom apartment for a full-time student in the School of Business for an entire calendar year, is awarded to a student with a major in Finance. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8812. Deadline: February 1.

Charles & Patsy Collat Endowed Scholarship in Industrial Distribution: Annual scholarships are awarded to entering freshman, transfer or currently enrolled student who designate Industrial Distribution as their major. High school GPA, ACT or SAT scores, participation in extra-curricular activities, financial need, and career goals will be considered. Currently enrolled ID students with good academic standing, commitment to completing degree requirements in ID, participation in extracurricular activities and community service will  be considered for the scholarship.

Computer Technology Solutions (CTS) Scholarship: Scholarships, valued at $2,500, are awarded to students who major in Information Systems and who demonstrate capabilities and aptitude for systems development and emerging IT issues. CTS is one of Birmingham’s premier consulting firms for IT development and systems development. The number of awards is variable. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Cooper Industries Industrial Distribution Scholarship: Scholarships of variable amounts are awarded to entering freshmen, transfer or currently enrolled students who designate Industrial Distribution as their major. High school GPA, ACT or SAT scores, participation in extra-curricular activities, financial need, and career goals will be considered. Currently enrolled ID students with good academic standing, commitment to completing degree requirements in ID, participation in extracurricular activities and community service will also be considered for the scholarship.

Tommie G. Cummings Endowed Scholarship in Accounting: A scholarship of variable value is awarded to an entering freshman or currently enrolled student or MAC student who demonstrates solid academic performance or achievement. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Thomas & Betts T. Kevin Dunnigan Endowed Scholarship in Industrial Distribution: Annual scholarships are awarded to entering freshman, transfer or currently enrolled student who designate Industrial Distribution as their major. High school GPA, ACT or SAT scores, participation in extra-curricular activities, financial need, and career goals will be considered. Currently enrolled ID students with good academic standing, commitment to completing degree requirements in ID, participation in extracurricular activities and community service will  be considered for the scholarship.

Eaton Corporation Endowed Industrial Distribution Scholarship: Annual scholarships are awarded to entering freshman, transfer or currently enrolled student who designate Industrial Distribution as their major. High school GPA, ACT or SAT scores, participation in extra-curricular activities, financial need, and career goals will be considered. Currently enrolled ID students with good academic standing, commitment to completing degree requirements in ID, participation in extracurricular activities and community service will  be considered for the scholarship.

Ernst and Young/John L. Rhoads Scholarship in Accounting: Two scholarships, of variable value, are awarded to either undergraduate accounting majors entering their senior year or accounting equivalent majors. The recipients must have a minimum 3.25/4.0 accounting GPA and minimum 3.0/4.0 overall GPA. Must be involved in professional and other activities and have an interest in public accounting. Equivalent majors must have completed AC 310. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Faculty Scholarships in Management: A scholarship, valued at $500, is awarded to a student majoring in Management. The recipient must have at least a 3.25/4.0 GPA overall and have taken between 60-90 semester hours of coursework. Previous recipients are not eligible to reapply. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Fetherston Scholarship in Finance: A scholarship, valued at $1,500, is awarded to a currently enrolled or admitted finance major. The recipient must have at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA, demonstrate leadership, and be active in student activities. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Roy S. Fogas Memorial Scholarship: At least one scholarship, valued at $1,000, is awarded annually to a currently enrolled UAB School of Business student entering his/her junior or senior year. Selection is based upon academic promise, leadership potential and financial need. Award is renewable so long as the recipient maintains a minimum overall GPA of 3.0/4.0 and an average 3.0/4.0 in his or her major. Number of awards is variable. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Katherine Bridges Freeland Endowed Scholarship: A variable value scholarship is awarded to student enrolled or admitted to UAB. Recipient must have a major in FN or IS with a 3.0/4.0 or better GPA. Low income or minority given priority. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Edward M. Friend III School of Business Endowed Scholarship: A variable value scholarship is awarded to a new or currently enrolled student in the School of Business. Applicants must have a 3.0/4.0 overall GPA. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

A.G. Gaston Endowed Memorial Scholarship: A scholarship is awarded to an African American student enrolling as a freshman or currently enrolled in the UAB School of Business. Recipient is eligible to re-apply in following years with total awards limited to no more than four years. Financial need and superior academic achievement are considered. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

GE Industrial Distribution Endowed Scholarship: Scholarship(s) is awarded to an entering freshman with an Industrial Distribution major. High school GPA, ACT or SAT scores, participation in extra-curricular activities, financial need, and career goals will be considered. Currently enrolled ID students with good academic standing, commitment to completing degree requirements in ID, participation in extracurricular activities and community service will also be considered for the scholarship. Recipients may re-apply in following years but will be limited to four academic years. The value of the award and the number of awards are variable. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 975-5810 or (205) 934-8813.

Green and Gold Student Managed Investment Fund Scholarship: These scholarships are funded by earnings from the Green and Gold Student Managed Investment Fund and vary in amount according to fund performance. The scholarships are awarded to those students involved in the Green and Gold fund. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Hackney Family Endowed Scholarship in Business: Preference given to entering freshman who demonstrate solid academic promise and have at least a 3.0 overall GPA.

Tommy and Anne Hagwood Endowed Scholarship in Commercial Real Estate: Must be a junior or senior currently enrolled or admitted to the UAB School of Business Finance Department with plans to pursue a career in commercial real estate. Must have a 3.25 GPA. Must also demonstrate a commitment to community service and exhibit outstanding involvement in extracurricular activities.

Robert E. and Diane M. Holmes Endowed Scholarship: A variable value scholarship is awarded to a new or currently enrolled student in the School of Business. Applicants must have a 3.0/4.0 overall GPA. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Hubbell Foundation Industrial Distribution Scholarship: Annual scholarships are awarded to entering freshman, transfer or currently enrolled student who designate Industrial Distribution as their major. High school GPA, ACT or SAT scores, participation in extra-curricular activities, financial need, and career goals will be considered. Currently enrolled ID students with good academic standing, commitment to completing degree requirements in ID, participation in extracurricular activities and community service will  be considered for the scholarship.

Information Systems Advisory Scholarship: Council scholarships of variable amounts are awarded to entering freshmen, currently enrolled, or transfer students in the School of Business who are interested in the field of information systems. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Institute of Internal Auditors/Debbie Tanju/UAB Scholarship: One scholarship, valued at $1,500, is awarded to an accounting major with an interest in internal auditing. GPA is important. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Jackson Endowed Scholarship in Industrial Distribution: Scholarship(s) is awarded to a transfer or currently enrolled student majoring in Industrial Distribution. The recipient must complete a minimum of 24 hours during the academic year and maintain a 3.0/4.0 GPA. The recipient must show active participation in extracurricular and/or community service activities. The value of the award and the number of awards are variable. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 975-5810 or (205) 934-8813.

Chris L. Jones Industrial Distribution Scholarship: Annual scholarships are awarded to entering freshman, transfer or currently enrolled student who designate Industrial Distribution as their major. High school GPA, ACT or SAT scores, participation in extra-curricular activities, financial need, and career goals will be considered. Currently enrolled ID students with good academic standing, commitment to completing degree requirements in ID, participation in extracurricular activities and community service will  be considered for the scholarship.

L. Paul Kassouf & Co. Endowed Scholarship: Two scholarships with variable values are awarded to rising seniors in accounting. Recipients must earn a minimum of 27 semester hours in the academic year, have completed AC 300 and have demonstrated professional awareness and involvement. Recipients must have a minimum overall and accounting 3.0/4.0 GPA. Need is considered if there are equally deserving students. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

L. Paul Kassouf Forensic Accounting Scholarship: A scholarship of variable value is awarded to a junior or senior accounting major in the School of Business with an interest in forensic accounting. Recipient must have a minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA. Need is considered if there are equally deserving students. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

L. Paul Kassouf  Endowed Industrial Distribution Scholarship: Annual scholarships are awarded to entering freshman, transfer or currently enrolled student who designate Industrial Distribution as their major. High school GPA, ACT or SAT scores, participation in extra-curricular activities, financial need, and career goals will be considered. Currently enrolled ID students with good academic standing, commitment to completing degree requirements in ID, participation in extracurricular activities and community service will  be considered for the scholarship.

Kinder Morgan Excellence in Accounting Scholarship: A scholarship, valued at $3,500, is awarded to a minority accounting undergraduate, graduate, or equivalent student. Recipient must have and maintain a 3.0/4.0 GPA and have a year of coursework remaining. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Legrand Endowed Industrial Distribution Scholarship: Annual scholarships are awarded to entering freshman, transfer or currently enrolled student who designate Industrial Distribution as their major. High school GPA, ACT or SAT scores, participation in extra-curricular activities, financial need, and career goals will be considered. Currently enrolled ID students with good academic standing, commitment to completing degree requirements in ID, participation in extracurricular activities and community service will  be considered for the scholarship.

Debra Linton Scholarship: A scholarship, valued at $2,500, is awarded to an entering freshman, currently enrolled student, or transfer student majoring in accounting with an overall GPA of 3.0/4.0. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

MBA Alumni Association Graduate Support Fund: A scholarship of variable value is awarded to a student pursuing an MBA with at least a 3.5/4.0 GPA. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

J. Stanley Mackin Scholarship in Finance: Scholarships with variable values are awarded to finance majors within the School of Business. The recipients must have a 2.5/4.0 or higher overall GPA and must demonstrate financial need. Recipients must be involved in student activities, show leadership potential and display excellent interpersonal and social skills. The value of the award and the number of awards are variable. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

David E. Mackle Sr. Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Accounting: A scholarship of variable value is awarded to a currently enrolled or entering freshman accounting major. The recipient should demonstrate solid academic promise or achievement. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Katherine L. McCarl Maisel Memorial Scholarship: A scholarship of variable value is awarded to a senior student majoring in Accounting or Information Systems (with an interest in auditing or computer auditing). Applicants must have a 3.0/4.0 GPA in any completed coursework and demonstrate strong leadership skills and human management skills. It is preferred that accounting majors have completed AC 300, and all applicants must be courageous and positive in their attitude toward life. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

NABA/Murat Tanju Scholarship: A scholarship, valued at $1,000, is awarded to an accounting major who is a member of NABA. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

NABA President’s Scholarship: A scholarship, valued at $500, is awarded to the NABA President. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

M. Gene Newport Business Scholarship Endowment: A scholarship, valued at $1,000, is awarded to a regular, full-time entering freshman or transfer student in the School of Business for one academic year and is renewable for up to three consecutive years. The recipient must complete a minimum of 27 hours in one academic year and maintain a 3.0/4.0 GPA. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

O’Neal Steel Industrial Distribution Scholarship: Annual scholarships are awarded to entering freshman, transfer or currently enrolled student who designate Industrial Distribution as their major. High school GPA, ACT or SAT scores, participation in extra-curricular activities, financial need, and career goals will be considered. Currently enrolled ID students with good academic standing, commitment to completing degree requirements in ID, participation in extracurricular activities and community service will  be considered for the scholarship.

OSRAM Sylvania Scholarship: Scholarship(s) is awarded to an entering freshman or currently enrolled student with an Industrial Distribution major. High school GPA, ACT, or SAT scores, participation in extracurricular activities and career goals will be considered. Currently enrolled ID students must maintain a 3.0/4.0 GPA, be committed to the degree requirements of the ID program and participate in community service. The value of the award and the number of awards are variable. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 975-5810.

Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg & Moore Scholarship: A scholarship, valued at $2,000, is awarded to either an undergraduate accounting major entering his/her senior year, an accounting equivalent major, or a Master of Accounting student. Recipient must have a minimum 3.25/4.0 accounting GPA, have completed AC 310, and be actively involved in at least one professional organization. Need is considered if there are equally deserving students. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg & Moore/AL Society of CPA’s Minority Scholarship: A scholarship, valued at $1,500, is awarded to a minority accounting major in the School of Business. The recipient must be a full-time student, must have completed AC 310, have a 3.0/4.0 GPA overall and in all accounting courses completed, and have at least one full year left in school (4th or 5th year). For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Philips Industrial Distribution Scholarship: Annual scholarships are awarded to entering freshman, transfer or currently enrolled student who designate Industrial Distribution as their major. High school GPA, ACT or SAT scores, participation in extra-curricular activities, financial need, and career goals will be considered. Currently enrolled ID students with good academic standing, commitment to completing degree requirements in ID, participation in extracurricular activities and community service will  be considered for the scholarship.

Pizitz Endowed Scholarship: Scholarships, valued at $2,500 for four years, are awarded to at least one entering freshman that intends to pursue a degree in the UAB School of Business, earns at least 27 hours per academic year and maintains a 3.0/4.0 GPA. Selection is based on grades, ACT or SAT scores, extracurricular activities and career goals. The number of awards is variable. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Ollie S. Powers Endowed Scholarship in Accounting: A scholarship of a variable amount is awarded to an entering freshman or currently enrolled student or MAC student with an accounting major in the School of Business who demonstrates solid academic promise or achievement. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarship/Jimmy Bent Memorial Scholarship: A scholarship of variable value is awarded to a currently enrolled student with an accounting major or a Master of Accounting student. Recipient must have and maintain a 3.0/4.0 GPA and preferably have completed AC 300. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Recruiting Scholarship: A scholarship, valued at $2,000, is awarded to an entering freshman who has demonstrated academic excellence with a GPA of at least a 3.0/4.0 and will pursue a degree in accounting. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Project Management Institute Scholarship: The Birmingham Chapter of PMI provides scholarships to students who major in IS and who demonstrate skills and abilities in project management. The funds are generated through the UAB IS/PMI Project Management Certificate Program, which is periodically offered to the public. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Protective Life Corporation/NABA Scholarship: A scholarship, valued at $1,500, is awarded annually to an undergraduate accounting major at any level in the School of Business with a minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA in his/her accounting coursework. The recipient must have completed at least one semester at UAB prior to receiving the scholarship and be an active member and heavily involved in the UAB student chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants. The recipient will be eligible to intern at Protective Life Corporation based on availability of an opportunity and the company interview process. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Protective Life Corporation Information Systems Scholarship: A scholarship, valued at $2,500, is awarded to student with an information systems major in School of Business with a minimum 2.5/4.0 GPA. Must be a junior or senior. Internship is encouraged. Low income and minority encouraged to apply/given priority. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Regions Bank Endowed Scholarship in Business: Scholarships are awarded to students currently enrolled as finance majors in the School of Business. Selection is based upon academic promise, leadership potential, merit and high moral character. Applicants must have and maintain a 3.0/4.0 GPA. Recipients are eligible to reapply in subsequent years as long as they continue to meet the requirements. The value of the award and the number of awards are variable. For further information, contact the School of Business at 934-8813.

Regions IS Scholars Practicum: A scholarship, valued at $4,000 plus $18,000 for an on-site practicum, is awarded to a student with information systems major in the School of Business. Must be a junior or senior with a 3.0/4.0 GPA or better. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Roberta M. and John L. Rhoads Accounting Scholarship: Scholarships of variable value are awarded to rising seniors majoring in accounting. Recipients must have at least a 3.25/4.0 accounting GPA and a minimum 3.0/4.0 overall GPA. Financial need, extracurricular, civic and professional activities will be considered. The recipient must have completed AC 310. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Rime Endowed Scholarship: A scholarship, valued at $2,500 for four years, is awarded to an entering freshman that intends to pursue a degree in the UAB School of Business. Recipient must earn at least 27 hours per academic year and maintain a 3.0/4.0 GPA. Selection is based upon grades, ACT or SAT scores, extracurricular activities and career goals. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Harvey C. Smith Scholarship in Marketing, presented by the AMA, BI Chapter: A scholarship, valued at $500, is awarded to a junior or senior level student with a designated major in Marketing. Recipient must have a 3.2/4.0 overall GPA. Leadership and membership in the UAB chapter of AMA is considered.

Society for Information Management (SIM) Scholarship: Scholarships are awarded to entering freshmen, currently enrolled students, or transfer students in the School of Business with an interest in information systems as a major. The value of the award and the number of awards are variable. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

South Birmingham Chapter of Institute of Management Accountants Scholarship: A scholarship valued at $1,000 is awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in accounting with an interest in managerial accounting or financial management. A minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA is required. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Southern Pulp and Paper Industry Labor Management Endowed Scholarship (SPPILMC): A scholarship of variable value is awarded to an undergraduate student with a 3.0/4.0 GPA. Preference will be given to Human Resource Management majors and students who have worked in the paper industry or who have a parent or guardian who has worked in a primary mill within the paper industry. For further information, contact the School of Business at 934-8813.

Bernard S. Steiner Jr. Endowed Memorial Scholarship: Scholarships of variable value are awarded to students enrolled in degree-granting programs in the School of Business. Accounting major is preferred, although the scholarships may be awarded to finance, economics and information systems majors also. Minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA required. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Thomas & Betts Endowed Industrial Distribution Scholarship: Annual scholarships are awarded to entering freshman, transfer or currently enrolled student who designate Industrial Distribution as their major. High school GPA, ACT or SAT scores, participation in extra-curricular activities, financial need, and career goals will be considered. Currently enrolled ID students with good academic standing, commitment to completing degree requirements in ID, participation in extracurricular activities and community service will  be considered for the scholarship.

Juanita and William H. Van Matre Endowed Scholarship: $1000 is awarded to at least one entering freshman or transferring junior college student who intends to pursue a degree in the UAB School of Business. The recipient is preferred to be from a rural area and have good character. They must earn at least 27 hours per academic year and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Recipients are chosen based upon academic promise and need.

Warren, Averett, Kimbrough & Marino Scholarship: A scholarship, valued at $1,500, is awarded annually to a senior accounting major or Master of Accounting student in the School of Business with a minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA. For further information, contact the School of Business at (205) 934-8813.

Young Men’s Business Club Scholarship: At least one scholarship valued at $2,000 is awarded annually to a currently full time enrolled UAB student In the School of Business who will be entering their junior or senior year. Selection is based on high academic standing, financial need, and community service.

School of Engineering

Entering freshmen in the School of Engineering are automatically considered for all school-wide academic scholarships after being accepted to UAB. The admissions application to the University serves as the application for engineering scholarships. No additional scholarship application materials are required. Students who wish to be considered for engineering scholarships should be admitted to the University no later than December 1 of their senior year.

All scholarships are merit based, and most are renewable for a total of four years. School of Engineering Scholarship Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 per year and may be combined with other scholarship offers.

Entering Freshman Scholarships
The UAB School of Engineering offers the following scholarships to incoming freshman for the 2015-2016 academic year. In-state students must be admitted by December 1, 2015 and out-of-state students must be admitted by May 1, 2016 in order to be considered.
       

IN STATE                                                                                  Amount of Scholarship

33-36 ACT, 3.5 or Higher GPA                                              $2,500

30-32 ACT, 3.5 or Higher GPA                                              $2,500

27-29 ACT, 3.5 or Higher GPA                                              $2,000

25 or 26 ACT, 3.5 or Higher GPA                                         $1,000

OUT OF STATE                                                                        Amount of Scholarship

33-36 ACT, 3.5 or Higher GPA                                              $5,000

30-32 ACT, 3.5 or Higher GPA                                              $5,000

27-29 ACT, 3.5 or Higher GPA                                              $3,000

25 or 26 ACT, 3.5 or Higher GPA                                         $2,000

                                                                                                                     

Students who have an ACT of 30 or higher, but have a GPA of 3.49 or lower, will be considered for scholarships on an individual basis.

Scholarship amounts and eligibility criteria are subject to change in future years.
 

Additional scholarships available to currently enrolled or soon-to-be enrolled, UAB engineering students:

Dean’s Scholarship
Amount: $250/$100 Per Student

This scholarship is awarded to those students who remain on the Dean’s or Presidential Honors list for both the fall and spring semester in an academic year. For students who receive Presidential Honors for both of these terms, a $250 scholarship will be awarded at the beginning of the following fall semester. For students who receive Presidential Honors and/or are on the Dean’s list, a $100 scholarship will be awarded at the beginning of the following fall semester. The dean of the School of Engineering will also host an event at the beginning of the fall semester where he will speak and they will have an opportunity to congregate and ask questions about the upcoming year.

Mentor Scholarships
Amount: $1,200 Per Academic Year ($600 per semester)

The School of Engineering Mentor Program offers scholarships to students that apply, are selected, and commit to offering 50 hours of mentoring to their fellow engineering students each semester. Students that would like to be considered for a mentor position should have at least a 3.0 GPA in all coursework and be friendly and approachable.

Dupuis Leadership Scholarship
Amount: $1,500 Per Student

School of Engineering Dupuis Leadership Scholars have the opportunity to impact the future of the School of Engineering, while receiving a $1,500 scholarship.  Specifically, the Leadership Scholars play a major role in several student recruiting initiatives, including making brief, personal presentations to high school students and parents during UAB Days, coordinating and serving as tour guides for groups taking part in scheduled School of Engineering tours, and participating in a limited number of additional recruiting events.

Dupuis Leadership Scholars must be a academically successful rising junior or senior with at least 30 hours of credit completed at UAB and must take initiative, possess organizational skills, present themselves well, and be personable and friendly. To apply for a Dupuis Leadership Scholar position, students must submit their résumé, including all college activities. From these submissions, the Leadership Scholars committee will select applicants for interviews.  Final selections will be made following interviews.

Transfer Scholarship
Amount: $1,000

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and have earned at least 45 semester hours of academic coursework relevant to an engineering degree, including successful completion of Calculus 2. International students, part-time students, and students with previous coursework from another 4-year institution will not be considered.


Information about the scholarships below will be sent to eligible students by email:
Adam Telle Memorial Endowed Award Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering
Clayton V. Reuse/Birmingham ASHRAE Endowed Scholarship
Leah McCraney Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management

For more information about the following awards, engineering students should contact the UAB National Alumni Society:
Mobolaji O. Kukoyi, P.E. UAB National Alumni Society Scholar Award
Dr. Ray Watts Textbook Scholarship UAB National Alumni Society Scholar Award
UAB National Alumni Society Brandon Keith Jacobs Memorial Scholarship

School of Health Professions

Dean’s Merit Scholarship: These scholarships are used to recruit or retain outstanding students enrolled in SHP academic programs. Selection is based upon academic achievement, including but not limited to, grade point average and standardized test scores. Selection of awardees is made by SHP academic programs.

Dean’s Diversity Scholarship: These scholarships are used to recruit or retain students from under-represented groups who will enhance the diversity of SHP academic programs, and consequently the diversity of the health professions workforce. Recipients must meet the University’s definition of under-represented groups. Selection of awardees is made by SHP academic programs.

SHP Scholarship: These scholarships are funded through a combination of allocated budget monies from the Dean and proceeds from the SHP Endowed Scholarship fund, which was established in 1988 through gifts from faculty, staff, and friends of the School. These scholarships are used to recruit or retain students who will enhance the diversity of SHP programs or who have outstanding academic credentials, including but not limited to, grade point average and standardized test scores. Selection of awardees is made by the SHP Scholarship Committee; applications are submitted by SHP program directors on behalf of qualified students. The number and amount of awards are determined by the Scholarship Committee based upon available funds.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship: These scholarships are made possible by an annual grant from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Whitehead family was the first to secure an exclusive contract to bottle and sell Coca-Cola throughout most of the United States. Applicants must be young women from the Southeastern states who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the SHP programs and who demonstrate financial need. Selection is made by the SHP Office of Student Recruitment, Engagement, and Success. For more information contact the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at (205) 934-4195.

Ethel M. and Jessie D. Smith Endowed Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship: This endowment provides scholarships for both the School of Health Professions and the School of Nursing. SHP applicants must be admitted to or enrolled in a SHP baccalaureate program and be a resident of the state of Alabama at the time of enrollment. Selection is made by the SHP Office of Student Recruitment, Engagement, and Success. For more information contact the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at (205) 934-4195.

Matthew F. McNulty, Jr., Health Services Emergency Loan: Students enrolled in the professional phase of programs in the School of Health Professions are eligible to apply for this low-interest loan. The fund was originally established by the University Hospital Auxiliary, and its purpose is to provide support for students needing emergency assistance. The amount of the loan will depend upon the student's needs. Inquiries should be directed to the SHP Office of Student Recruitment, Engagement, and Success. For more information contact the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at (205) 934-4195.

Patricia Ann Amos Endowed Scholarship (Clinical Laboratory Sciences): The Patricia Ann Amos Scholarship endowment was established in 2002 through gifts given by Ms. Amos and other donors. Ms. Amos retired from UAB in 1988 after 28 years of service as a medical technology faculty member, department chair, and assistant dean. Applicants must be accepted into the professional phase of the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program and have satisfactory academic performance. Selection is made by a committee comprised of the Clinical Laboratory Sciences faculty. The number and amount of the awards given each year is determined by the committee based upon the availability of funds.

Cooperative Clinical Laboratories of Huntsville Endowed Scholarship/Loan (Clinical Laboratory Sciences): The CCLH Scholarship/Loan Fund endowment was created in 1991 by the Huntsville Cooperative School of Medical Technology, Huntsville Hospital, Crestwood Hospital, Huntsville Diagnostic Laboratory and Humana Hospital Huntsville. Applicants must be full-time students in the UAB Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program with preference given to those who reside in northern Alabama or who wish to obtain employment as a clinical laboratory scientist at a Huntsville institution. Scholarship awards are an amount equal to 25% of UAB tuition and fees; loan recipients may receive an amount equal to the total of tuition and fees for the duration of the program. The loan is repaid subsequent to graduation; however, recipients who are employed as clinical laboratory scientists for one year at a designated Huntsville institution are forgiven the total. Selection is made by a committee comprised of the CCLH representatives and a UAB Clinical Laboratory Sciences faculty member.

Elbert and Panzie Purser Scholarship (Physician Assistant): The Purser Scholarship was established in 1979 and subsequently endowed in 1983 through a gift from the Elbert. H. Purser Trust. Applicants must be admitted to or enrolled in the UAB Physician Assistant program and must be natives of the state of Alabama. Selection is made by a committee of the Physician Assistant program faculty; the number and amount of the annual awards are determined by the committee based upon the availability of funds.

Earl W. Hall Loan (Physician Assistant): Seniors in the Physician Assistant Program with emergency financial needs are eligible to apply for this low-interest loan. Inquiries should be directed to the Director, Physician Assistant Program.

Henry L. Laws Scholarship Loan (Physician Assistant): Students with financial need who are enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in the Physician Assistant Program may apply for this loan. Inquiries should be directed to the Director, Physician Assistant Program.

Alabama HIMSS President’s Endowed Award in Health Informatics: The Alabama HIMSS Endowed Award Fund was established in 2004 by a generous gift from the Alabama chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society to be awarded annually to recognize and provide financial support to an outstanding senior student enrolled in the UAB Master of Science in Health Informatics program as determined by a committee of the MSHI faculty and the President of Alabama HIMSS or his or her chosen representative.

Alabama Hospital Association Scholarship (Health Administration): This scholarship is sponsored annually by a gift from the Alabama Hospital Association for a student admitted to or enrolled in the UAB Master of Science in Health Administration program, based upon criteria established by the Association. Eligible students are identified by the MSHA program faculty; selection is made by the Alabama Hospital Association leadership in consultation with the faculty.

Robert C. Chapman Endowed Scholarship (Health Administration): The Robert C. Chapman Endowed Scholarship was established in 2003 through a generous gift from Robert C. (Bob) Chapman, an alumnus of the M.S. in Health Administration program and a long-time supporter and preceptor for the program. Applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to the MSHA program, demonstrate solid academic promise, financial need, leadership potential and high ethical standards. Selection is made by a committee of the MSHA program faculty; the number and amount of the annual awards are determined by the committee based upon the availability of funds.

Michael E. Garrigan Endowed Scholarship (Health Administration): The Michael E. Garrigan Endowed Scholarship was established in 2000 by a generous gift from Mike Garrigan, an alumnus of the MSHA program and long-time supporter and preceptor for the program. Applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to the MSHA program and demonstrate solid academic promise as well as financial need. Selection is made by a committee of the MSHA program faculty; the number and amount of the annual awards are determined by the committee based upon the availability of funds.

HSA 25th Anniversary Endowed Scholarship (Health Administration): This scholarship endowment was established through generous gifts made by faculty, alumni, and friends of the MSHA program given to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Health Administration program. Applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to the MSHA program and demonstrate solid academic promise as well as financial need. Selection is made by a committee of the MSHA program faculty; the number and amount of the annual awards are determined by the committee based upon the availability of funds.

Health Services Administration Endowed Scholarship (Health Administration): This scholarship was established in 2000 through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to the MSHA program and demonstrate solid academic promise as well as financial need. Selection is made by a committee of the MSHA program faculty; the number and amount of the annual awards are determined by the committee based upon the availability of funds.

The Richard A. Lind Endowed Scholarship Fund (Health Administration): This scholarship endowment was established in 2000 by a very generous gift from MSHA alumnus and healthcare entrepreneur Michael E. Stephens in honor of his friend and fellow alumnus, Richard A. Lind. Applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to the MSHA program and demonstrate solid academic promise as well as financial need. Selection is made by a committee of the MSHA program faculty; the number and amount of the annual awards are determined by the committee based upon the availability of funds.

Medical Group Management Association Endowed Scholarship (Health Administration): The MGMA Scholarship Endowment was established in 1987 through gifts from the Medical Group Management Association of Alabama and the MGMA Birmingham Chapter to support students who are committed to entering the profession of medical practice management. Applicants must be residents of the state of Alabama, have completed two terms of study in the MSHA program and demonstrate academic promise as well as an interest in the area of medical group practice management. Selection is made by a committee of the MSHA program faculty in consultation with the immediate past presidents of the Birmingham and Alabama chapters of MGMA; the number and amount of the annual awards are determined by the committee based upon the availability of funds.

J. Kenneth Roan Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Health Administration): This scholarship endowment was established in 1985 in memory of J. Kenneth Roan, a native of Decatur, Alabama and a pioneer in the field of psychiatric care facilities. Applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to the MSHA program and demonstrate solid academic promise as well as financial need. Preference is given to students interested in pursuing a career in the administration of mental health facilities. Selection is made by a committee of the MSHA program faculty; the number and amount of the annual awards are determined by the committee based upon the availability of funds.

Scott Braxton Ryland Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Health Administration): The Scott Ryland Memorial Scholarship endowment was established in 2004 through gifts made by family, friends, and colleagues of Mr. Ryland, an alumnus of the MSHA program and a student in the Administration-Health Services Ph.D. program at the time of his death at age 33. Applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to the MSHA program and demonstrate solid academic promise as well as financial need. Selection is made by a committee of the MSHA program faculty; the number and amount of the annual awards are determined by the committee based upon the availability of funds.

Jon E. Vice Scholarship (Health Administration): This scholarship was established in 2005 in honor of MSHA alumnus Jon E. Vice and in recognition of his financial support and volunteer leadership for both the Department of Health Services Administration and the School of Health Professions. The scholarship is funded by a portion of the proceeds from the Health Services Administration 25th Anniversary Scholarship endowment, which was established through a fund-raising drive chaired by Mr. Vice. Applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to the MSHA program and demonstrate solid academic promise as well as financial need. Selection is made by a committee of the MSHA program faculty; the number and amount of the annual awards are determined by the committee based upon the availability of funds.

Robert J. Zasa Endowed Scholarship (Health Administration): The Robert J. Zasa Scholarship endowment was established in 2000 through a generous gift by Mr. Zasa, an alumnus of the MSHA program who has provided long-time support to the program as a student mentor and guest lecturer. Applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to the MSHA program and demonstrate solid academic promise as well as financial need. Selection is made by a committee of the MSHA program faculty; the number and amount of the annual awards are determined by the committee based upon the availability of funds.

The Alabama Power Service Organization/Glenda Harris Scholarship (Dietetic Internship/Nutrition Sciences): This scholarship is sponsored by the Alabama Power Service Organization to honor Glenda Harris and to promote educational opportunities to deserving young adults in the Department of Nutrition Sciences. Selection is made by the Nutrition Sciences faculty; the number and amount of the awards are subject to the availability of funds.

Rebecca L. Bradley Endowed Scholarship (Dietetic Internship): This scholarship endowment was established in 2005 in honor of Rebecca L. Bradley for her many years of dedicated service as a faculty member and director of the UAB Dietetic Internship program, a position she retained until her retirement in 1998. Applicants must be admitted to or enrolled in the UAB Dietetic Internship Program. Selection is made by the Dietetic Intern program faculty; the number and amount of the awards are determined annually by the faculty based upon the availability of funds.

Carol Brewster Craig Endowed Scholarship (Dietetic Internship/Nutrition Sciences): The Carol Brewster Craig Endowed Scholarship was established 1992 by gifts made in honor of Ms. Craig, professor and director of the Division of Human Nutrition and Dietetics until her retirement, to commemorate the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Dietetic Internship program at UAB. Applicants must be admitted to or enrolled in the professional phase of either the Dietetic Internship or the M.S. Nutrition Sciences degree programs and demonstrate solid academic promise. Selection of the recipients is made by a departmental scholarship committee; the number and amount of the annual awards are determined by the committee based upon the availability of funds.

Howerde E. Sauberlich Endowed Award for Excellence in Nutrition Sciences Research: The Sauberlich Award endowment was established in 2003 in memory of Dr. Howerde E. Sauberlich, longtime nutrition sciences faculty member and a pioneer in the study of macro- and micronutrients, through a generous gift from his wife, Irene, along with gifts from other donors. The award is used to recognize and financially support students for superior performance in research of an area of the nutrition sciences. Selection is made by departmental committees for the Clinical Nutrition master’s program and the Nutrition Sciences Ph.D. program; the number and amount of the awards are determined by the committees based upon the availability of funds.

Carroline Amari Endowed Scholarship (Occupational Therapy): The Carroline “Cat” Amari Endowed Scholarship was established in 2006 in honor of Cat Amari for her many years of service as a faculty member, program director and mentor to many OT students. It is the first endowed scholarship to have been established for Occupational Therapy students at UAB. Selection is made by a committee of the Department of Occupational Therapy faculty; the number and amount of the annual awards are determined by the committee based upon the availability of funds.

Elizabeth Davis Scholarship (Occupational Therapy): The Elizabeth Davis Scholarship is made possible by contributions made by family and friends of Ms. Davis in appreciation for care she received from an occupational therapist. Selection is made by a committee of the Department of Occupational Therapy faculty; the number and amount of the annual awards are determined by the committee based upon the availability of funds.

Occupational Therapy Memorial Scholarship (Occupational Therapy): The OT Memorial Scholarship is funded through contributions by alumni, faculty, and friends of the program wishing to honor their loved ones. Selection is made by a committee of the Department of Occupational Therapy faculty; the number and amount of the annual awards are determined by the committee based upon the availability of funds.

Randy Gilner Emergency Loan (Physical Therapy): This no-interest loan may be awarded to students enrolled in the Department of Physical Therapy. Inquiries should be directed to the Chair of the Physical Therapy Department.

HEALTHSOUTH Rehabilitation Corporation Endowed Scholarship (Physical Therapy): This scholarship endowment was established in 1991 by a gift from HealthSouth Rehabilitation Corporation. Applicants must be Alabama residents, must be enrolled in the  Doctor of Physical Therapy program at UAB and should demonstrate solid academic progress. Selection is made by the Department of Physical Therapy Financial Aid Committee; the number and amount of the annual awards are determined by the committee based upon the availability of funds.

Shirley Shaddeau Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Physical Therapy): The Shirley Shaddeau Memorial Scholarship endowment was established through a generous gift from Sue Shaddeau to honor the memory of her sister, Shirley Shaddeau, and her dedication to the profession of physical therapy. The fund has received additional contributions from family, alumni and friends. Applicants must be enrolled in the first professional degree program in Physical Therapy, demonstrate solid academic promise, financial need and be of high moral character. Selection is made by the Department of Physical Therapy Financial Aid Committee; the number and amount of the annual awards are determined by the committee based upon the availability of funds.

For additional information about SHP scholarships, please contact: Katie Adams • katiedav@uab.edu • 966-5469

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing at UAB has an excellent scholarship program in which many students participate. Because of the size of some of these scholarship endowments, the school is able to award multiple students scholarships from the same endowed fund. The scholarship application process is simple. One application is needed to be considered for all undergraduate or graduate scholarships.  Please call the School of Nursing Office of Student Affairs at 205-934-5483 or visit the website at: http://www.uab.edu/nursing/home/son-scholarships for complete details regarding eligibility and application deadlines.

The following is a listing of scholarships at the University of Alabama School of Nursing at UAB.

Alice L. McCallum Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by family and friends of Dr. Charles A. McCallum, Jr., and the late Alice L. McCallum. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in the School of Nursing, a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid. Preference will be given to first year students enrolled in the undergraduate or graduate pre-licensure programs.

Barbara and Emmet O’Neal Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established with gifts from friends of Barbara O’Neal and the late Emmet O’Neal. Mr. O’Neal left a legacy as a generous benefactor and supporter of the people of Birmingham, and Mrs. O’Neal is a member of the School of Nursing’s Board of Visitors. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree at the School of Nursing, a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid. Preference will be given to students who have a desire to pursue a career in community-based nursing.   

Benjamin and Roberta Russell Nursing Scholarship: Established with funds received from the Benjamin and Roberta Russell Foundation. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree in nursing at the University of Alabama School of Nursing at UAB, cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid. Preference will be given to those who are residents of Alabama or who express a desire to live and work in an underserved area of the state following graduation.

Board of Visitors Endowed Veterans Nursing Care Scholarship: Established by the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors with proceeds from the 2009 MASH fundraising event. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree in the School of Nursing at UAB, a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid. First preference will be given to students who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to providing nursing care for veterans and their families.

Board of Visitors Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established with funds rasied by the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree in the School of Nursing at UAB, and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to those who are residents of Alabama, and who express a desire to live and work in Alabama following graduation.

Board of Visitors Endowed Scholarship in Doctoral Nursing: Established with funds raised by the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors to support deserving doctoral nursing students. Criteria: Must be currently enrolled in or admitted to a doctoral degree-granting program in the School of Nursing and have earned at least an overall 3.0 grade point average in coursework completed prior to the time of application.

Brock Family Endowed Nursing Scholarship: The Harry B. and Jane H. Brock Foundation has made generous gifts to create an endowed scholarship at the School of Nursing, in recognition of the nursing career of their daughter, Barrett Brock MacKay (MSN 1979), who is a member of the School’s Board of Visitors. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking program in the School of Nursing. Applicants must have at least an overall 2.8 grade point average on a 4.0 scale at the time of the scholarship application. Preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

Carolyn Farrior Boone Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Mr. and Mrs. James B. Boone, Jr., of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Mr. Boone serves as Chairman of the Board and Director of Boone Newspapers, Inc. His wife, Carolyn, is a retired nurse and a member of the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in the School of Nursing. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

Catherine S. and Lee J. Styslinger, Jr., Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Catherine and Lee Styslinger, Jr., well known residents of Birmingham and throughout the state of Alabama for their leadership and generous philanthropic support. Catherine is member of the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree at the School of Nursing, and a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the undergraduate and/or graduate pre-licensure programs.

Delia and John Robert Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established with funds from the Delia and John Robert Trust to support students seeking a professional nursing career. Criteria: current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree in nursing at the UAB School of Nursing and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. Preference will be given to those for whom the decision to return to school is a second life choice; or who may have pursued a degree in nursing earlier in life and been forced by circumstances to stop that education; or who are returning to school in order to seek an advanced degree in nursing.

Dorothy G. Sterne Nursing Scholarship Fund: Established with funds received from the Dorothy Sterne estate through the provisions of her will. Preference will be given to Calhoun County, Alabama, residents enrolled full-time in study leading to the BSN degree at the UAB School of Nursing.

Dr. Charles E. Flowers, Jr. Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Dr. Flowers’ widow, Dr. Juanzetta S. Flowers, and family, colleagues and friends of Dr. Charles E. Flowers, this scholarship was created to assist deserving students who are enrolled in the UAB School of Nursing. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking program in the School of Nursing. Applicants should demonstrate solid academic promise and have earned a cumulative 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average in coursework prior to the time of application.

Dr. Margaret Millsap Memorial Endowed Award in Nursing: Established by alumni of the UAB School of Nursing and members of the Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and colleagues of Dr. Margaret Israel Millsap to provide financial support for deserving advanced practice nursing students. Criteria: must be enrolled in, or admitted to, a degree-granting program in the School of Nursing. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible and should have earned at least an overall 3.0 grade point average in foundational and overall coursework completed prior to the time of application.  

Dr. Paul W. Scokel III and Mary Lou Scokel and William A. Honeycutt and Christine R. Honeycutt Endowed Scholarship: Established by Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Scokel in honor and memory of their parents Dr. Paul W. Scokel III and Mary Lou Scokel and William A. Honeycutt and Christine R. Honeycutt. Criteria: must demonstrate financial need as defined by the UAB Financial Aid Office, earned at least an overall 3.0 grade point average, and be currently enrolled in, or admitted to a degree-granting program at UAB School of Nursing.

Eileen Marie Mahan Endowed Scholarship in Nursing Scholarship: Established in memory of Eileen Marie Mahan (MSN 1980), who died in an automobile accident. This memorial scholarship is to enable deserving graduate students in the School of Nursing. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking graduate program at the UAB School of Nursing, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0, and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

Eileen S. Meyer Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Dr. Bruce Burns in honor of his wife, Eileen S. Meyer, CRNP as a surprise for her 40th birthday. Criteria: Must be currently enrolled in, or admitted to, a degree-granting program in the School of Nursing and should demonstrate solid academic promise in foundational and overall coursework completed prior to the time of application. Applicants must demonstrate excellent skills in physical diagnosis, as attested to by letters of recommendation from faculty. Applicants must demonstrate excellent skills in communication and interpersonal relationships as attested to by letters of recommendation from faculty and I or employers. Students do not have to qualify for federal assistance to be considered for this award.

Elizabeth Jane Harper Memorial Scholarship: Established by family members as a memorial to Elizabeth Jane Harper, who was a student at the UAB School of Nursing. Criteria: must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in study leading to the BSN degree at the UAB School of Nursing, be in good standing, and show financial need as defined by the UAB Financial Aid Office.

Elizabeth Stullenbarger Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by UAB School of Nursing Professor Emerita, Dr. Elizabeth Stullenbarger together with other friends of the School of Nursing to provide financial support to deserving nursing students. Criteria: Must be currently enrolled in, or admitted to, a degree-granting program in the School of Nursing, with first preference given to full-time students in the undergraduate and graduate pre-licensure programs. Applicants should have earned at least an overall 3.0 grade point average in foundational and overall coursework completed prior to the time of application.  

Dr. Elwynn “Chick” Hale Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by family and friends of the late Dr. Elwynn “Chick” Hale in her memory to assist deserving nursing students at the UAB School of Nursing. An alumna of the School, Dr. Hale was also a beloved faculty member from 1974 to 1990, and served as a member of the School’s Board of Visitors until her death. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking program in the School of Nursing, and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Preference given to students who are citizens of Alabama or who express a desire to work in Alabama following graduation.

Emmet and Mary Anne O’Neal Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established with gifts from family and friends of the late Mary Anne and Emmet O’Neal, who, during their lifetime, set an example of grace and benevolence for their family and for the Birmingham community. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree in nursing at the UAB School of Nursing, cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and a demonstrated financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.

Ethel M. and Jesse D. Smith Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship: Established by Dr. Bettye Jane Smith as a memorial to her parents, Ethel McCarty Smith and Jesse Doswell Smith. Criteria: must demonstrate financial need as defined by the UAB Financial Aid Office, reside in the state of Alabama, have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and be admitted to or enrolled in full-time study leading to the BSN degree at the UAB School of Nursing.

Fay B. Ireland Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Mrs. William R. Ireland, Sr., to support native Alabama students pursuing a degree at the UAB School of Nursing. Criteria: applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

Florence A. Hixson Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Florence Alberta Hixson, the first Dean of the UAB School of Nursing. Criteria: current full-time enrollment in study leading to an advanced degree at the UAB School of Nursing and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Francis S. Falkenburg Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by the family of Francis S. Falkenburg, former member of the State Legislature of Alabama and lobbyist for UAB and the Alabama State Nurses Association. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in the undergraduate program in the School of Nursing and demonstrate financial need as determine by the family of Gladys Farmer Colvin, who was a nurse for many years at the Jefferson County Department of Public Health. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in the PhD program in the UAB School of Nursing and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.

Governors Lurleen B. and George C. Wallace Memorial Fund: Established by James T. Parsons and his late wife, Bobbie Parsons, to honor her parents, Governor Lurleen Burns Wallace and Governor George Corley Wallace. Bobbie served as a member of the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors for 18 years. Gov. Lurleen Wallace respected and admired the work of nurses, and Gov. George Wallace was a strong supporter of UAB and provided significant support through funding and legislation. This fund is used for scholarships and many other worthy purposes within the UAB School of Nursing.

The Hill Crest Foundation Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by the Hill Crest Foundation to provide financial assistance to deserving students who are admitted to the UAB School of Nursing.  Criteria: Students must be currently enrolled in, or admitted to, a degree-granting program in the School of Nursing. First preference will be given to students seeking a second degree in the Accelerated Masters in Nursing Pathway (AMNP). Applicants must have at least an overall 3.0 grade point average in foundational and overall coursework completed prior to the time of application.  

James Coleman Lee, Sr., Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by the late James. C. Lee, Jr. and his wife Rose, through the Buffalo Rock Company to honor the memory of Mr. Lee’s father, James Coleman Lee, Sr., this scholarship was created to encourage students to enter the nursing profession and to make it possible for many future nurses to focus on their studies without the burden of financial pressure. Criteria: admission to the UAB School of Nursing. Applicants should demonstrate solid academic promise and have earned at least a cumulative 2.8 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in coursework prior to the time of application. Preference will be given to applicants who are deserving of financial assistance as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

Jarman F. Lowder Endowed Scholarship: Established by Mr. Thomas H. Lowder and his late wife, Jarman, to encourage students to enter the nursing profession and to make it possible for many future students in the School of Nursing to focus on their studies without the burden of financial pressures. Mrs. Lowder (BSN 1973) served on the Board of Visitors for the School of Nursing until her untimely passing. Criteria: must be admitted to or enrolled in a full-time degree-seeking program at the School of Nursing, have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in coursework at the time of application. Applicants will demonstrate high moral character and preference will be given to applicants who are deserving of financial assistance as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

Jean Riley Tomlinson Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Mrs. Jean Riley Tomlinson, longtime member and former chair of the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors. This scholarship pays tribute to the nurses and physicians specializing in cardiovascular illnesses that provided excellent care to her late husband, Jack O. Tomlinson, Sr.  It is the Tomlinson’s intent that this scholarship make a significant difference for students in need of financial assistance for higher education. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree at the School of Nursing, a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid. Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated an interest in cardiovascular nursing.

Jernigan Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by the late Thomas E. Jernigan, Sr. and his wife Donna. Mrs. Jernigan is a member of the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors. Criteria: must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and be eligible to enroll full-time in a junior level clinical nursing course at the University of Alabama School of Nursing at UAB. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate leadership potential or ability through participation in extracurricular activities or similar experiences.

Jo Ann Barnett Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established with funds from friends, colleagues and family of the late Jo Ann Barnett (BSN 1987, MSN 1990), this scholarship was created to honor Ms. Barnett’s memory and to benefit students in the School of Nursing. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in the UAB School of Nursing MSN program, with preference given to those students pursuing a career in neonatal nursing or oncology nursing. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

John Wilson Rodgers Endowed Memorial Scholarship: Established by Dr. Marguerite Rodgers Kinney (DIPL 1961), a former faculty member at the UAB School of Nursing, as a memorial to her father. Criteria: good academic standing, current full-time enrollment in study leading to the MSN degree. Preference will be given to applicants who are pursuing, or their program of study shows that they plan to pursue, advanced study in cardiovascular nursing and demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.

Junior Board of Visitors Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by the UAB School of Nursing Junior Board of Visitors with proceeds from the No-Show Ball fundraisers. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking program in the School of Nursing, have earned a cumulative 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale , and deserving of financial assistance as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid. First preference will be given to students demonstrating an interest and commitment to providing pediatric nursing care.

Lois and Barry Luther National Alumni Society Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by UAB School of Nursing alumna and former faculty member, Lois Luther and her husband, Barry Luther to provide financial assistance to undergraduate nursing students. Criteria: Must be admitted to a degree-granting program at the School of Nursing and have earned at least a 2.5 in coursework completed prior to the time of application. Students do not have to qualify for federal assistance to be considered for this award.

Lois Drolet Luckie Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established in memory of Mrs. Lois Luckie by her loving husband, Robert Luckie, Jr. This scholarship is awarded in honor of Holli Kemper (BSN 1985), one of Mrs. Luckie’s oncology nurses. According to the late, Mr. Luckie, Ms. Kemper constantly “went the extra mile” during his wife’s terminal illness, carrying out her duties with great professionalism, cheerfulness and sympathetic skill. Criteria: must be admitted to or enrolled full-time in the School of Nursing, a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to applicants who express an interest in oncology nursing.

Mable E. Lamb Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established with funds from a planned gift to honor Dr. Lamb’s commitment to educating the nurses of the future. Criteria: must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale, and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

Margaret and Bradford Kidd Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Margaret and the late, William Bradford Kidd. Mrs. Kidd is a member of the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking program in the School of Nursing, must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

Margaret Parks Kendrick Nursing Scholarship: Established by Dr. Marvin Hayne Kendrick as a memorial to his mother, Margaret Parks Kendrick. Criteria: must show financial need as defined by the UAB Financial Aid Office, be admitted to or enrolled in full-time study leading to the BSN degree at the University of Alabama School of Nursing at UAB, and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to residents of Crenshaw County, Alabama.

Marie Carter Bonner Memorial Scholarship: established by friends and associates as a memorial to Mrs. Bonner, who worked as a nurse at UAB Hospital for more than 20 years and served as Director of Psychiatric Nursing. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree in the School of Nursing at UAB, and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. Preference will be given to applicants who express an interest in psychiatric-mental health nursing.

Marie L. O’Koren School of Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship: Established with funds received from the late, Dr. Marie L. O’Koren and members of the alumni association of the UAB School of Nursing, in honor of Dr. O’Koren’s many years of service as dean of the School. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree in nursing at the UAB School of Nursing, cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and a demonstrated financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.

Marie S. Ingalls Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by funds from the estate of Marie S. Ingalls, a noted civic leader and philanthropist, who was a member of the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking program in the School of Nursing. Applicants must have at least an overall 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale at the time of the scholarship application.

Martha F. Tilt Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Mrs. Tilt’s three sons, family, and friends - with the intent that nursing students be given a helping hand into a profession through this scholarship, and in memory of one inspirational role model who lived and defined the profession - a lady who gained her rewards in life through befriending, comforting and caring for others. Mrs. Tilt had the heart of a nurse and shared it freely with everyone she met. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment at the School of Nursing, and a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. First preference will be given to mature, non-traditional, first-year nursing undergraduate students, as defined by the University, and to those applicants who plan to practice nursing either in a clinical or a hospital setting upon graduation. Preference will be given to applicants who are deserving of financial assistance as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.

Mary G. Nash Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by colleagues and friends to pay tribute to Dr. Mary G. Nash and her service to the School of Nursing, University Hospital, and UAB. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree at the School of Nursing Preference will be given to applicants who plan to work in Alabama upon graduation. The School of Nursing Office of Development and Alumni Affairs announces application deadlines and procedures.

Mary Josephine Harwell Nursing Scholarship: Established with funds received from the estate of Mary Josephine Harwell through the provisions of her will. Criteria: must be admitted to or currently enrolled full-time in study leading to the BSN degree at the UAB School of Nursing, and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Preference will be given to residents of Elmore County, Alabama, and neighboring counties, and those who show financial need as defined by the UAB Financial Aid Office.

Nancy Eastman Harp Oncology Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established Dr. J. Patrick Daugherty and her family and friend, as a memorial to Mrs. Harp (BSN 1972) - an oncology nurse and a graduate of the UAB School of Nursing who was killed in a tragic automobile accident. Criteria: current full-time enrollment in the oncology concentration of the MSN degree, a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, and evidence of marked achievement or potential for marked achievement in oncology nursing.

Peggy Spain McDonald Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by the late, Peggy Spain McDonald, a longtime community leader in Birmingham. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree at the School of Nursing, a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid. Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated an interest in geriatric nursing.

Rachel Z. Booth Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors with proceeds from the 2005 “MASH: Make Another Scholarship Happen” fundraising event. Dr. Booth served as the School of Nursing’s third dean from 1987-2005. Criteria: students must be currently enrolled in, or admitted to, a doctoral program in the UAB School of Nursing, a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, and applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

The Reese Phifer, Jr. Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by the Reese Phifer, Jr., Memorial Foundation to support Alabama students pursuing degrees in nursing and to honor the late Mr. Phifer. The scholarship assists Alabama residents who are currently enrolled in, or have been admitted to, the baccalaureate, masters or doctoral degree-seeking program within the UAB School of Nursing. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree in the School of Nursing, a grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and must be a resident of the state of Alabama.

Rylee/Casper Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by a charitable gift from Mrs. Gladys Muriel Rylee Casper who was a 1947 diplomat of the School of Nursing  and served for more than two decades as a nurse in the armed forces. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking program at the UAB School of Nursing, demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid, and applicants must be residents of the State of Alabama. Preference will be given to applicants from Bibb, Chilton, or Perry Counties.

Seth Houston McCoin, Jr. and Elizabeth Morgan McCoin Endowed Scholarship in Pediatric Nursing -  Established by the Junior Board of Visitors in memory of twin babies for whom the scholarship is named, to provide financial assistance to deserving nursing students specializing in pediatric care. Criteria: Must be admitted to or currently enrolled in the graduate program in the UAB School of Nursing. First preference will be given to applicants wishing to pursue a career in neonatal nursing. Applicants should have earned at least an overall 3.0 grade point average in coursework completed prior to the time of application. 

SOS Foundation Scholarship: Established with funds received from the Sabin Oral Sunday (SOS) Foundation of Jefferson County. Preference will be given to a Jefferson County, Alabama, resident enrolled full-time in study leading to the BSN degree at the UAB School of Nursing.

The Robert Luckie Family Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Robert E. Luckie, Jr., to enable deserving nursing students attending the UAB School of Nursing realize their dream of receiving a quality education. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking program in the UAB School of Nursing, a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to students who are citizens of Alabama or who express a desire to work in Alabama following graduation and demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

The School of Nursing Dean’s Merit Endowed Scholarship:  Four scholarships are available per year to undergraduate students. Three of these scholarships are two-year renewable scholarships and one is for one year only. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000 per year. Criteria: a “B” (3.0) average on all collegiate pre-nursing work attempted. For renewal of a two-year scholarship, a student must maintain a 2.5 grade point average on nursing courses. All applicants for admission to study leading to the BSN degree at the School of Nursing are automatically considered for the Dean’s Scholarship.

The School of Nursing Faculty and Staff Endowed Scholarship: Established with funds from School of Nursing Faculty and Staff, this scholarship was established to benefit the training and education of deserving nursing students. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking program in the University of Alabama School of Nursing at UAB and an overall 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average in coursework completed prior to time of application.

The Student/Alumni Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established with funds raised from current and former students, this scholarship was developed by former students who wanted to make a difference in the lives of future students. Every year, former students contribute through the School of Nursing’s Annual Fund. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree at the School of Nursing, and a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Thelma Walker Mitchell Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established with funds from the estate of Thelma Walker Mitchell, who was a 1941 graduate of the Hillman Hospital School of Nursing at what is now UAB. She made maternal and child health nursing her life’s work, including many years as a nursing consultant to the Alabama State Department of Public Health Bureau of Maternal and Child Health in Montgomery.

Terri J. Broach Nursing Scholarship Endowment: Established by friends and family members as a memorial to the late Terri J. Broach, who was a student at the UAB School of Nursing. Criteria: must be a resident of the State of Alabama, be admitted to or enrolled in full-time study leading to the BSN degree in nursing at UAB, and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above. Preference will be given to those who have an active relationship with a church, synagogue, or other religious institution or order, and those who show financial need as defined by the UAB Financial Aid Office

Thor-Louck Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established with funds from Isobel H. Thorp and Phyllis M. Loucks, beloved former faculty members of the School of Nursing. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree at the School of Nursing, and a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

The UAB Hospital Auxiliary Endowed Nursing Scholarship - Established by the UAB Hospital Auxiliary to assist nursing students currently working at UAB Hospital or in the UAB Health System and with an intention of practicing at UAB Hospital with the completion of their studies. Criteria: must be undergraduate students currently enrolled or admitted to the School of Nursing, with first preference given to applicants planning to work at UAB Hospital after graduation. Applicants should have earned at least an overall 3.0 grade point average. Applicants must work at UAB Hospital in a part-time or full-time capacity, have completed one full year of employment and be in good standing. A reference letter from the applicant’s immediate supervisor is required as part of the scholarship application and will be used to determine good standing.

Virginia Bonds Black Endowed Nursing Scholarship – Established by Virginia Bonds Black to provide financial assistance to deserving nursing students. Ms. Black, a 1950 diploma graduate of Jefferson Hillman School of Nursing, spent her entire career as a dedicated servant to others. Criteria: must be currently enrolled in, or admitted to the School of Nursing at UAB and have earned at least an overall 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average.

William Groce Campbell Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Myrtle Campbell Bell in memory of her brother, William Groce Campbell, this scholarship was created to benefit students in the UAB School of Nursing Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking program in the School of Nursing, and a minimum grade point average of a 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.

William C. Howton Endowed Nursing Scholarship – Established by the late, William C. Howton in honor of his two daughters who are registered nurses. Criteria: must be admitted to or enrolled in the undergraduate program at the UAB School of Nursing and have earned at least an overall 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to applicants who are deserving of financial assistance as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.

Worthington-Cargo Family Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Nancy and Allan Worthington to support students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program who plan to pursue an Advanced Clinical Specialization in Adult Gerontology. Criteria:  must show financial need as defined by the UAB Financial Aid Office and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.  Preference will be given to residents of Alabama who plan to continue to work in Alabama as a doctoraly-prepared clinical nurse.

Comer Nursing Scholarship: Established with funds received from the Comer Foundation. The Comer Foundation Scholarship program serves as a tribute to the tradition and future commitment in support of higher education. Criteria: must show financial need as defined by the UAB Financial Aid Office, be a resident of the State of Alabama, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above, intend to practice nursing in the State of Alabama, and be enrolled full-time in study leading to the BSN degree at the University of Alabama School of Nursing at UAB.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship: The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation was established in 1946 by Conkey Pate Whitehead.  Mr. Whitehead established the Foundation as a memorial to his mother. Criteria: Exclusively for the purpose of providing need-based scholarships to deserving Christian women who are residents of one of the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Violet Terrell Clark Nursing Scholarship: Established by Mr. and Mrs. Steve M. Bates in memory of Jean Clark Bates’ mother, Violet Terrell Clark. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree at the School of Nursing, and a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to work with underprivileged patient populations upon graduation.

Academic Common Market

The Academic Common Market is an interstate agreement among selected southern states for sharing academic programs at both the baccalaureate and graduate levels. Participating states are able to make arrangements for their residents who qualify for admission to enroll in specific programs in other states on an in-state tuition basis. Participating states are Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

If you are not an Alabama resident and you wish to enroll at UAB as an Academic Common Market student, you must be accepted for admission into a UAB program to which your state has obtained access for its residents through the Academic Common Market coordinator in your home state.

Certification of eligibility must be received by the Office of Undergraduate Admission before the first day of class in the initial semester of registration to obtain in-state tuition status for the entire program; otherwise, in-state tuition status will be awarded beginning with the semester following receipt of this certification.  Please note that if a student who enrolls at UAB as an Academic Common Market student changes majors, the student will revert to paying out-of state tuition.

To obtain the name and address of a state coordinator, visit the Academic Common Market web site (www.sreb.org/page/1304/).