I. Competitive Diversity Scholarships
The University of Alabama Diversity Scholarships are aimed at further supporting the stated goal in The UA Strategic Plan to enrich our learning and work environment by attracting, welcoming, and supporting all faculty, staff, and students through inclusive excellence.
Freshmen should submit their application for admission and all supporting documents by January 15 in order to be considered for UA’s diversity based scholarships. In addition, they should also complete the Freshman Supplemental Scholarship Application by January 15.
Transfer students should submit an application for admission and all supporting documents by May 1 to be considered for UA’s diversity based scholarships. Submitting your application for admission and all supporting documents by March 1 will ensure priority consideration. Transfer students should also complete the Transfer Supplemental Scholarship Application by March 1.
Admitted students will be emailed instructions on how to access the Freshman or Transfer Supplemental Scholarship Application.
II. Automatic Diversity Scholarships
National Recognition Scholarship Package
First-time freshmen who are recognized by the National African American, Hispanic, Indigenous or Rural & Small-Town Recognition Programs who have submitted an application and all supporting documents by May 1, 2023 will be selected for our National Recognition Scholarship package and receive:
- Value of tuition for up to four years or eight semesters for degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate or law studies
- $1,000 per year supplemental scholarship for four years
- First year of on-campus housing at regular room rate* (based on assignment by Housing and Residential Communities)
National Recognition Scholarship Eligibility
To be considered for the National Recognition Scholarship at UA, first-time freshmen must be recognized by the College Board National Recognition Program. The College Board National Recognition Program is a third-party organization that create pathways to college for underrepresented students by awarding them academic honors and connecting them with universities across the country. Admitted freshman that opt out of College Boards College Search must email their National Recognition Scholar certificate to email@example.com by May 1. Please review the College Board National Recognition Programs webpage for the eligibility requirements of this program.
*Regular room rate is defined as the largest room option in a particular dorm. Example: Riverside, Lakeside and Ridgecrest have four-person suites. The cost associated with the four-person suite would be the value of the housing scholarship in this circumstance. If you live in an alternative dorm where double room occupancy is the largest available option, then the cost associated with the double room would be the value of the housing scholarship.