Entering Freshman Students
Entering freshmen must submit the following by December 15 of their senior year in high school in order to receive priority consideration for academic scholarships:
- Complete the application for admission
- Complete the application for scholarships
- Step-by-step instructions for completing the scholarship application
- Official high school transcript*
- Official test score on either the ACT or SAT
- Required scholarship documentation (if applicable)
Entering freshmen should apply for scholarships during the fall of their senior year in high school. A completed admissions application will need to be submitted to The University of Alabama before completing the scholarship application.
The scholarship priority date is December 15 (the application should be submitted online by December 15 and any required materials sent by mail should be postmarked no later than December 15). This means that the national December ACT and national December SAT results are the last college entrance examination results accepted for students who wish to be considered for scholarships.
In order to be considered for any scholarships you are eligible for as an incoming freshman, a completed scholarship application must be submitted online (this includes the resume portion of the scholarship application). To complete the scholarship application, go to myBama, log in, click the Academics tab, and select the Application for Scholarships link in the Scholarships box. Please note that when you apply it generally takes 24-48 hours for you to receive your CWID so that you may access the scholarship application.
Once a scholarship application has been submitted, changes cannot be made to the application online. All changes must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarships using our contact form.
When a student submits the scholarship application, it is disseminated to the National Alumni Association and the college/school in which you will major (e.g., Arts and Sciences, Business, etc.) for scholarship consideration. Entering freshmen are not responsible for submitting numerous applications to different departments.
The application is updated each year, so it is very important to wait until the senior year of high school to ensure that the correct application is completed.
* Grade point averages for 9th-11th grade are the only years reviewed for scholarship consideration.