• Scholarships for Beginning Freshmen

    Trustee Academic Awards 

    Awards are made to entering freshmen (or transfers with less than 24 credit hours) with a 21 or higher ACT (or comparable SAT score, converted to the old score range). Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 per year and are renewable for up to four academic years with maintenance of a minimum 3.0 GPA. On-campus residency is required for two years to maintain full value of Trustee scholarships.

    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.  Students can apply through the regular Supplemental Trustee Scholarship Application form at http://rf.uwa.edu/scholarship; students will enter their guidance counselor contact information and after confirming valedictorian/salutatorian status, the scholarship will be granted.”

     

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


    Trustee Leadership Awards

    These awards are available to entering freshmen (or transfer students with less than 24 credit hours) 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, including guidance counselor contact information. 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)
     


    Tutwiler Scholars Program

    The UWA Tutwiler Scholars Program seeks students who are creative, ambitious, energetic, and passionate about learning. This program is open to academically qualified students in any of UWA’s four colleges — Business, Education, Liberal Arts, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Applicants to the Program will be considered based on the following criteria:  (1) ACT scores—composite score of 28 or higher with a 28 or higher in one of the following areas: English, reading, science reasoning, or mathematics; (2) demonstrated leadership and academic achievement throughout high school; (3) original and creative expression of intellectual curiosity, engagement, and purpose in the application essay; and (4) strength of mentor/advisor/teacher references.  For more information or an application, visit the Tutwiler Scholars Program website.

     


    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.