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Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to general UWA academic scholarships, students in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics have numerous scholarship opportunities available, including those below. 

Jessica Hill Memorial Marine Biology Scholarship

Jessica Hill
Lt. Jessica E. Hill

Jessica E. Hill graduated from The University of West Alabama in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology.  She went on to receive a master's degree in Marine Science from the University of South Alabama.  After graduation, Jessica attended the U.S. Navy’s diving school and became a scientific diver with the U.S. Coast Guard.  Tragically, Lieutenant Hill died in August of 2006 during a training dive in the Arctic Ocean.   

The Jessica Hill Memorial Marine Biology Scholarship was created in memory of Lt. Hill to promote the education of deserving full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Marine Biology in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at The University of West Alabama.  The primary goal of the Hill Scholarship is to help defer the cost of attendance during the summer programs at Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL). 

Total scholarship availability annually is $1000.00.  This may be presented to one student, or divided into two $500 scholarships.  Scholarships will be awarded at the spring meeting of the University of West Alabama Board of Trustees. 

Eligibility

Full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Marine Biology major at UWA.  Preference is given to students preparing to attend classes at DISL during the summer semester.

Criteria

Awards will be based primarily on academic aptitude and performance, with consideration of the financial need of the applicant.

Application 

Prospects should submit an application package containing:

1) A two-page narrative describing relevant academic experiences and future career goals, as well as an explanation of financial need.

2) Two letters of recommendation from professors familiar with their academic work.

All application material should be submitted to:

Jessica Hill Memorial Scholarship

Dean John N. McCall

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Station 7, University of West Alabama

Livingston, AL  35470


Alabama Power Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Alabama Power Endowed Scholarship Fund was created through a generous donation by Alabama Power and is intended to promote the education of deserving fulltime graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of West Alabama and pursuing a degree in Environmental Science or a related field.  This fund is used by the UWA Board of Trustees to award the Alabama Power Endowed Scholarship.

Total scholarship availability annually is $1000.00.  This may be presented to one student, or divided into two $500 scholarships. 

Eligibility

Alabama residents that are full-time undergraduate or graduate students in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Criteria

Awards will be based primarily on academic aptitude and performance, with consideration of the financial need of the applicant.

Application 

Prospects should submit an application package containing:

1) A two-page narrative describing relevant academic experiences and future career goals, as well as an explanation of financial need.

2) Two letters of recommendation from educators familiar with their academic work.

3) A complete set of academic transcripts (all high school, undergraduate, and graduate work, if applicable).

All application materials should be submitted to:

Alabama Power Endowed Scholarship

Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Station 7, University of West Alabama

Livingston, AL  35470