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Scholarships for Out-of-State Students

Out-of-state students receiving any of the below awards will be charged at the in-state tuition rate for as long as they remain eligible.

Trustee Scholarships*

Awarded on the basis of intellectual ability as demonstrated by ACT score and high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, as follows:        

  • Trustee Award (21-22 ACT), $1,500 per year

  • Trustee Honors Award I (23-24 ACT), $2,500 per year

  • Trustee Honors Award II (25-26 ACT), $3,500 per year

  • Trustee Honors Award III (27-28 ACT), $4,500 per year

  • Trustee Honors Award IV (29-30 ACT), $5,500 per year

  • Trustee Excellence Award (31-36 ACT), $10,000 per year

  • Trustee Valedictorian and Salutatorian Awards to students recognized as one of the top two students in their graduating class.

Leadership Scholarships*

Awarded on the basis of leadership ability as demonstrated by achieving one of the following roles in high school and having an ACT score of 19 or higher and a high school GPA of 2.0 or higher: 

  • Distinguished Young Woman, $2,500 per year

  • Senior Class President, $2,500 per year

  • Student Council President, $2,500 per year

  • Civic Leadership/Service Excellence, $2,500 per year

  • Yearbook/Literary Magazine Editor, $1,500 per year

  • Newspaper Editor, $1,500 per year

  • Boys or Girls State, $1,500 per year

  • Hugh O’Brian Youth Recipient, $1,500 per year

  • Other Demonstrated Leadership Role, $1,500 per year. 

*In the event you qualify for more than one of the above scholarship awards, you will be awarded the one which is for the larger amount plus an additional $1,000 per year stacked on top.

Athletics Scholarships

Awarded on the basis of athletic ability as demonstrated by having received a scholarship to participate on a UWA Gulf South Conference sports team or the rodeo team.

Fine Arts Scholarships

Awarded on the basis of demonstration of musical or theatrical talent as demonstrated by having received a scholarship to be a member of the UWA Scarlet Band from Tiger Land, the UWA Choir, or UWA Theatre productions.


Note:  In-state tuition rates for non-Alabama resident students receiving the above scholarship awards do not apply for international students.