To be considered for academic, leadership, or alumni scholarship assistance a student must meet unconditional Admissions standards (19 or higher ACT or 990 or higher SAT and 2.0 or better GPA) and apply for admission and scholarship by Match 15 for Alumni and April 15 for Admissions.
A range of awards are made to entering freshmen (or transfers with less than 24 credit hours) with a 21 or higher ACT/1060 or higher SAT or 3.0 GPA. Scholarships range from $2,000 to $12,000 per year and are renewable for up to four academic years with the maintenance of a minimum 3.0 GPA.
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/990 SAT).
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/990 SAT or a 2.5+ GPA). On-campus residency is required for the first two years at UWA for recipients.
The University of West Alabama Office of Admissions established the Trustee Legacy Scholarship in 2019. The scholarship is appropriately named, as it will perpetuate the legacy of the University of West Alabama tradition by providing scholarships to academically talented freshman and transfer students who are children of UWA/LU graduates.
UWA is paving the way for community college students to transfer seamlessly and earn academic and housing scholarships at UWA as they continue their studies in pursuit of bachelor’s degrees. UWA has partnerships with community colleges throughout Alabama and Mississippi that allow tailored guidance and support for students from transfer to graduation.
UWA offers a wide range of Alumni Scholarships for on-campus undergraduate students. Scholarship amounts vary depending on the availability of funds.
UWA offers a range of additional academic and other scholarships, as well as access to several external scholarships.