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Out-of-State Scholarships for 2017-2018

Please review our FAQ section for details on the scholarships listed below.

First time freshmen who meet the December 15 scholarship priority deadline, have a qualifying score on the ACT, old SAT (critical reading and math scores only) or new SAT (evidence-based reading and writing plus math, 1600 scale — see note below) and have at least a 3.5 cumulative high school GPA will be eligible for the following merit-based scholarships:

Capstone Scholar

A student with a 27 ACT, 1210–1240 old SAT score or 1280-1300 new SAT score and a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA will be selected as a Capstone Scholar and will receive $14,000 over four years ($3,500 per year).

Collegiate Scholar

With a 28 ACT, 1250–1280 old SAT score or 1310-1340 new SAT score and a minimum GPA of 3.5 a student will be named a Collegiate Scholar and will receive $16,000 over four years ($4,000 per year).

Foundation in Excellence Scholar

A student with a 29 ACT, 1290-1320 old SAT score or 1350-1380 new SAT score and at least a 3.5 GPA will be named a Foundation in Excellence Scholar and will receive $52,000 over four years ($13,000 per year).

UA Scholar

If a student has a 30-31 ACT, 1330-1390 old SAT score or 1390-1440 new SAT score and at least a 3.5 GPA, he or she will be named a UA Scholar and will receive the value of two-thirds tuition, or $71,904 over four years ($17,976 per year).

Presidential Scholar

A student with a 32-36 ACT, 1400-1600 old SAT score or 1450-1600 new SAT score and at least a 3.5 GPA will be selected as a Presidential Scholar and will receive the value of tuition, or $107,800 over four years ($26,950 per year). Students graduating with remaining tuition scholarship semester(s) may utilize these monies toward graduate school and/or law school study at UA.

A Note About Test Scores

  • The University of Alabama will accept from both the previous SAT and the redesigned SAT (any SAT taken on or after March 5th, 2016).
  • If you have taken the previous SAT and the redesigned SAT, we will use your highest score for your admission and scholarship application reviews. Highest score will be determined by utilizing test score conversion by College Board.
  • The optional writing section in the redesigned SAT will not be required for admissions or scholarship purposes.
  • The writing section of the ACT will no longer be required for admissions or scholarship purposes.

* For scholarships awarded only by Undergraduate Admissions — If tuition is being paid by an outside source, with the exception of the Academic Common Market, the scholarship dollars may be used for other educational expenses (room, board, books, etc).

** Students graduating with remaining tuition scholarship semester(s) may utilize these monies only toward graduate/law school study at UA. To be eligible, students must enroll in graduate/law school during the first available semester after receiving an undergraduate degree. (More information)