• 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
    Tiger Achievement Award . . . . . . 21-22 ACT / 980-1050 SAT . . . . . . $1,500 per year
    Counselor's Award . . . . . . 23-24 ACT / 1060-1120 SAT . . . . . . $2,500 per year
    Director's Award . . . . . . 25-26 ACT / 1130-1200 SAT . . . . . . $3,500 per year
    Dean's Award . . . . . . 27-28 ACT / 1210-1270 SAT . . . . . . $4,500 per year
    President's Award . . . . . . 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 

    Valedictorian and Salutatorian scholarships are available to students that have been recognized by their high school as one of the top two students in their graduating senior class.  Students must meet unconditional admissions standards (19 or higher ACT/comparable SAT and a 2.0+ GPA).  On-campus residency is required for the first two years at UWA for recipients.  Must submit online UWA Scholarship Application as detailed above.  After applying through http://uwa.awardspring.com, students will be asked to upload a letter from their high school counselor or principal verifying their valedictorian/salutatorian status.

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


    Trustee Leadership Awards

    These awards are available to entering freshmen demonstrating outstanding leadership ability as demonstrated through high school, community, or religious activities.  Students must meet unconditional admissions standards (19 or higher ACT/comparable SAT and a 2.0+ GPA).  On-campus residency is required for the first two years at UWA for recipients.  Must submit online UWA Scholarship Application as detailed above.  After applying through http://uwa.awardspring.com, students will be asked to upload a letter from an appropriate official verifying their leadership activities.  Awards vary, up to $2,500 per year.  Activities that warrant consideration include:

    • SGA President, Senior Class President, or Club President
    • Other SGA, Class, or Club Officer position
    • Recognition in the Hugh O’Bryan Youth Scholarship (HOBY) program
    • Participation as a Distinguished Young Woman
    • Election as your school’s Boys or Girls State representative
    • Participation in the Youth Leadership Development Program
    • Extensive community or church service
    • Other leadership not listed (essay required)


    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.