• Scholarships
  • Academic & Leadership Trustee Scholarships

    Requirements

    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. 

    To Apply

    The UWA Scholarship Application for 2017 semesters is now live! Students must complete the regular UWA application for admission and receive their assigned UWA account information before applying for scholarships.

    Once you receive the email containing your UWA email account and username information, and set your UWA password per the instructions in that email, you may take that information and create your UWA scholarship application through http://uwa.awardspring.com.

    Please email scholarships@uwa.edu if you have any questions about the application process.

  • 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



    What are UWA's Particular Talent or Ability Scholarships?

     
     Find out more here.
     

     

    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 UWA junior and senior 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) 652-5492. 
    • 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 engineering technology. Contact the Dean of the College of Business and Technology at (205) 652-3687. 
    • Julia Tutwiler Scholarship Fund: Available to beginning freshman women majoring in education. 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 in Clark County Alabama who are willing to participate in the student firefighter program. Must maintain a 2.75 GPA. Contact June Gissendanner Skipper Insurance & Realty, P. O. Drawer 1098, Jackson, AL  36545 or (251) 231-0726.
    • Thomas P. Hester Scholarship:  Available for students who are retired or honorably discharged veterans with preference given to those wounded while serving.  Children and grandchildren of veterans are also eligible.  For more information, contact the Office of Student Affairs at (205) 652-3581.
    • UWA Cheerleading: $1,500 per year. For tryout dates and more information, contact Libba McClendon at (205) 652-3878.
    • UWA Band: Amount varies. For more information, please contact Adam Anderson, Interim Director of UWA Marching Band at (205) 652-5412. Audition required.
     

    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 Community College or George Wallace Community College. 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.