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Alabama Advantage is a first of its kind to come from an Alabama college or university. The scholarship funds the remaining dollars needed to cover the cost of UA’s in-state tuition after scholarships and grants have been applied. Alabama Advantage is renewable for four years, or eight semesters, so long as the student remains eligible.
Alabama Advantage eligibility requirements:
To receive the Alabama Advantage scholarship, students must be eligible for the full Pell Grant. Additionally, students are expected to enroll full time with at least 12 credit hours per semester and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.
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The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Award recently awarded The University of Alabama a $1 million grant to develop a community college advising program to help low income students in the Black Belt and Appalachia transfer to and graduate from four year institutions. Building on this initiative, The University of Alabama proposes a new need-based financial aid program, Alabama’s Promise, to compliment this important work. UA will award financial aid to community college transfers (who have only taken class at an Alabama community college) who meet the following criteria:
Students receiving financial support from Alabama’s Promise will be expected to enroll in 12 hours required for the degree each semester and to remain in good academic standing. To be awarded for the second year, the student must meet the Pell Grant/EFC requirement and have a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) for the classes taken at UA. Qualifying students will receive $4,000 per academic year. Funding is limited and awarded based on admission and financial aid application date.
Students are encouraged to complete their FAFSA and transfer scholarship application prior to March 1st. Alabama Promise may not be combined with UA transfer scholarships.
The financial support will normally be provided for four semesters. On a case by case basis, students may receive financial support for two additional semesters if the plan of study requires more than 120 hours and the student is taking the required load and making progress toward the degree.
College of Education scholarships range from $500 -$4,000 per year. College of Education scholarship funds for the 2022-2023 academic year have been distributed.
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Currently Enrolled Students
The scholarship application must be completed and submitted online through your myBama account. Once you are logged in, you will click on the Admissions/Scholarships tab and then inside the Scholarships box click the Current Student Scholarship Application link.
Scholarship funds for the 2022-2023 academic year have been distributed.
College of Education scholarships range from $500 -$4,000 per year. To apply for a graduate scholarship, please complete the application.