Entering Freshman 2020-2021
Entering freshmen must submit the following in order to be admitted by December 15 of their senior year and considered for academic scholarships:
- Application for admission
- Official high school transcript*
- Official test score on either the ACT or SAT
Entering freshmen admitted by December 15th of their senior year will have the opportunity to apply for the university’s competitive scholarships and will be automatically considered for the university’s academic merit-based scholarships. See below to learn more about the competitive and academic merit-based scholarships and the types of scholarships offered:
Entering freshmen must be admitted by December 15th during the fall of their senior year in high school in order to access the scholarship application. A completed scholarship application must be submitted online. To complete the scholarship application, go to mybama.ua.edu, log in, click the Admissions/Scholarships link from the main menu, then select the Application for Scholarships link within the Scholarships section of the page. If you need help completing the scholarship application, please refer to the step-by-step instructions.
Entering freshmen must be admitted by December 15th for competitive scholarship consideration. This means the high school 9th-11th grade point average (GPA) and national December ACT and national December SAT results are the last college entrance GPA/examination results accepted for competitive scholarship consideration.
Once a scholarship application has been submitted, changes cannot be made to the application. All changes must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarships using the contact form.
When a student submits the scholarship application, it is disseminated to the National Alumni Association and the college/school in which the student will major (e.g., Arts and Sciences, Business, etc.) for scholarship consideration. Students are not responsible for submitting numerous applications to different departments.
The application is updated each year, so students must wait until their senior year of high school to apply to ensure that the correct application is completed.
Academic Merit Scholarships
Entering in-state and out-of-state freshmen that meet their respective merit-based scholarship criteria will be automatically awarded upon admission.
The high school grade point average (GPA) through December of the senior year and the February test score results are the last college entrance GPA/examination results accepted for students being considered for academic merit scholarships.
The academic merit scholarships will be awarded through May 1st of the entering freshman senior year of high school.
Types of Scholarships
The University of Alabama offers some of the most generous scholarship opportunities in the country for qualifying entering freshmen. Please see the types of scholarships offered below:
- Alabama Advantage Scholarship
- National Merit Scholarships
- Academic Elite Scholarships
- National Hispanic Recognition Scholarship
- In-State Merit Scholarships
- Out-of-State Merit Scholarships
- External Scholarships
Students may apply for the National Alumni Association’s Competitive Alumni Scholarships which require no previous affiliation with UA. The Alumni Association also offers the Alumni Heritage Scholarship and the Alumni Scholar Award to children and grandchildren of UA degree holders who are members of the National Alumni Association.
The value of institutional scholarship funds, or the combination of institutional scholarships with the faculty/staff Educational Benefit may not exceed the cost of attendance as outlined at http://financialaid.ua.edu/cost/. This does not affect any outside sources of aid such as veteran benefits, PACT, external agency and scholarships, privately funded scholarships, federal grants and loans.