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External Scholarships

There are billions of dollars of external scholarship money available to students of all qualifications, abilities, and interests. These external scholarships may be provided by private donors, foundations, businesses and many other sources outside of The University of Alabama. Here are a few helpful tips for finding scholarships that are right for you:

  1. If you are a first-time freshman, talk to your High School Guidance Counselor. Counselors usually have up to date information that may be specific to your interests or your intended major. There are also scholarships designated for minorities and certain ethnic groups.
  2. Check into scholarships that may be offered by your parents' employers or civic clubs. Corporations may offer scholarships to children of their employees. Elks Club, Lions Club, and The Girl and Boy Scouts of America are among the many organizations that offer scholarships.
  3. The Student Government Association at UA is responsible for a University of Alabama student external scholarship search engine. The Compass Scholarship Search website requires you to have a myBama account set up with UA in order to use the services provided. Please visit to get started.
  4. Visit one of the free scholarship search and matching websites listed below: