UWA Offers ‘Particular Talent or Ability’ tuition rate

The University of West Alabama Board of Trustees recently approved a resolution to grant resident tuition rates to non-Alabama resident, full-time undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens and receive partial or full scholarship awards from UWA for academic, athletics or fine arts talents or abilities they possess at initial enrollment.

The new policy, in accordance with Alabama Act 2013-423, extends to out-of-state students who are awarded Trustee Academic, Trustee Leadership, Athletics, and Fine Arts scholarships for a particular talent or ability.

Trustee Academic scholarships are awarded on the basis of intellectual ability as shown by a student’s ACT score of 21 or higher or SAT score of 980 or higher and high school GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

Trustee Leadership scholarships are awarded on the basis of a student’s demonstrated leadership and service in high school and the local community. Trustee Leadership recipients must have a minimum 19 on the ACT or 910 on the SAT. 

More information on UWA’s Trustee Academic and Trustee Leadership scholarships, including award criteria for students qualifying for both awards.

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

More information on Athletics scholarships can be obtained on UWA’s intercollegiate athletics Webpage or by contacting the coaches of the sports teams.

Fine Arts scholarships are awarded on the basis 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. 

Information on Fine Arts scholarships can be found by contacting the Department of Fine Arts at (205) 652-3510.

UWA already offers in-state tuition to students from Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Lauderdale, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee and Winston counties in Mississippi, regardless of whether they have been awarded a scholarship.

To learn more about this new policy or to schedule a campus tour, contact the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management at 1-888-636-8800 or by email at admissions@uwa.edu.