• Academic & Leadership Trustee Scholarships


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    Out-of-State Scholarship Recipients Now Receive In-State Tuition Rates

    Beginning fall of 2014, all out-of-state students receiving a scholarship under the new “Talent Scholarship” program will receive in-state tuition rates. Students who enrolled prior to 2014 and are currently on out-of-state scholarships will continue receiving the scholarship awarded to them for being out-of-state students. Current out-of-state scholarship students who enrolled prior to fall of 2014 and go through the process to change their status to in-state, will be subject to losing their out-of-state scholarship adjustment which was given to them when they were admitted to the University. 


    To be considered for academic, leadership or alumni scholarship assistance a student must meet unconditional Admissions standards (19 or higher ACT and 2.0 or better GPA) and apply for admission and scholarship by April 15.

    Trustee awards are not available to online students or to international students who are attending UWA through a partnership program or memorandum of agreement with another university or college and/or who have special UWA scholarship provisions. 

  • Scholarships for Beginning Freshmen

    Trustee Academic Awards 

    Awards are available to entering freshmen with a 21 or higher ACT and a 3.0 or better GPA.  Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 per year and are renewable for up to four academic years with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  On campus residency required.  Must submit scholarship application.

    UWA Dual Enrollment . . . . . . 19 ACT / 3.0 GPA . . . . . . $500 per year
    Trustee Award . . . . . . 21-22 ACT / 980-1050 SAT . . . . . . $1,500 per year
    Trustee Honors Award I . . . . . . 23-24 ACT / 1060-1120 SAT . . . . . . $2,500 per year
    Trustee Honors Award II . . . . . . 25-26 ACT / 1130-1200 SAT . . . . . . $3,500 per year
    Trustee Honors Award III . . . . . . 27-28 ACT / 1210-1270 SAT . . . . . . $4,500 per year
    Trustee Honors Award IV . . . . . . 29-30 ACT / 1280-1350 SAT . . . . . . $5,500 per year
    Trustee Excellence Award . . . . . . 31-36 ACT / 1360-1600 SAT . . . . . . $10,000 per year

     

    Trustee Valedictorian & Salutatorian 

    Awards are available to students who have been recognized by their high school as one of the top students in their senior class.  Students must meet unconditional admission standards (19 or higher ACT and an 2.0 or better GPA).  On campus residency required.  Must submit scholarship application.

    Valedictorian & Salutatorian . . . . . . $2,500 per year


    Trustee Leadership Awards

    Available to entering freshmen who held one of the following positions in high school, community, or church.  Students must meet unconditional admission standards (19 or higher ACT or a 2.0 or better GPA).  Scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,500 per year and are renewable for up to four academic years with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  On campus residency required.  Must submit scholarship application.

    Distinguished Young Woman / SGA President / Senior Class President . . . . . . $2,500 per year
    Hugh O'Brian Youth Scholarship (HOBY) . . . . . . $2,500 per year
    Yearbook Editor / Newspaper Editor / Boys or Girls State . . . . . . $1,500 per year
    Club Officer / Other . . . . . . $1,000 per year


    Community College Transfer Scholarships

    Academic Transfer Awards

    Available to transfer students with a 3.0 or higher GPA.  These awards are $2,000 per year and are renewable for up to two academic years with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Must submit scholarship application. 

    Phi Theta Kappa Awards

    Available to entering transfer students with a 3.25 or higher GPA.  These awards are $2,500 per year and are renewable for up to two academic years with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Must submit scholarship application.

    Presidential Awards

    Available to entering transfer students with a minimum 3.0 GPA and the recommendation of the Community College President.  These awards are $2,750 per year and are renewable for up to two academic years with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Must submit scholarship application.

    In the event you qualify for more than one of the above scholarships, you will be awarded the one which is for the larger amount.

     

  • Other UWA Scholarships

     

    Alumni Scholarships

              
    • Please visit the UWA Alumni Website for information about Alumni Scholarships and Applications. 
     

    Academic Related Scholarships

     
    • Alabama Power: Available to full-time students majoring in Environmental Science. The recipient must be a legal resident of Alabama. Contact the Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at (205) 652-3414.
    • Colquitt Language and Literature Memorial: Amount varies. Contact the Chair of Languages and Literature Department in the College of Liberal Arts at (205) 652-3641. 
    • Kelly Land Writing Competition: $1,000 one-time scholarship to entering freshman who has won the Kelly Land writing competition held during April of the student’s senior year. Contact the Department of Languages and Literature at (205) 652-3460. 
    • James Pate History Essay Competition Scholarship: $1,000 one-time scholarship to entering freshman who has won the James Pate History Essay Competition held during the student’s senior year. Contact Dr. Richard Schellhammer at (205) 652-3632. 
    • Darryl Hutcheson Memorial: Amount varies. Available to students majoring in technology in industrial technology. Contact the Dean of the College of Business at (205) 652-3471. 
    • Julia Tutwiler Scholarship Fund: Available to education majors in good academic standing. Contact the Dean of the College of Education at (205) 652-3421.
     

    Other UWA Scholarships 

     
    • George W. and Elizabeth C. Skipper Fireman Scholarship: Available for students who are willing to participate in the student firefighter program. Must maintain a 2.75 GPA. Contact Chief Terry Peeler at (205) 652-9777.
    • UWA Cheerleading: $1,000 per year. For tryout dates and more information, contact Jason Gardner at (205) 652-3624.
    • UWA Band: Amount varies. For more information, please contact Glen Smith, Director of UWA Marching Band at (205) 652-3598. Audition required.
    • UWA Choir: Amount varies. For more information, please contact Choral Director Willie Williams at (205) 652-5414.
     

    Outside UWA Scholarships

    These scholarships require a separate application. Contact information required.
     
    • Allyrae Wallace Educational Trust: Designated for students from Wilcox County, Alabama. Must contact by writing a letter of request (for application) to: Allyrae Wallace Educational Trust, PO Box 433, Camden, AL 36726.
    • American Legion Auxiliary: For an application, please write to: Executive Secretary, American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Alabama, 120 North Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL 36104.
    • J. L. Bedsole Scholars Program: A scholarship based on character and leadership. Student must be graduating from an accredited school in the following counties: Mobile, Clarke, Baldwin, Monroe, or Washington (graduates of Sweetwater High School also eligible). For more information, call (334) 432-3369 or email patty@jlbedsolefoundation.org.
    • Simpson Scholarship: Must be a resident of Wilcox County, AL and apply between January 1 and March 1 of the year of graduation from high school, Alabama Southern CC or George Wallace CC. For more information, visit: www.thesimpsonfoundation.org.
    • United Daughters of the Confederacy: Must be a lineal descendant of an eligible Confederate (one who served honorably in the Confederate Army, Navy, or Civil Service or who gave Material Aid to the Cause). For more information, visit: www.hqudc.org/Scholarships.