College of Education Scholarship Questions

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    UA Scholarships 

    Alabama Advantage

    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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    Alabama’s Promise

    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:

    • Graduate from high school in Alabama
    • Earn the Associate in Art or Associate in Science Degree with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 from a community college in Alabama or complete least 45 hours of general education requirements with a 3.0 QPA at a community college in Alabama
    • Transfer from the Alabama community college in good standing
    • Be 25 years of age or younger
    • Complete the FAFSA qualifying for partial or full Pell Grant – with an EFC of 3500 or less (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application you need to complete for this award)

    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.

    COE Undergraduate Scholarships

    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.

    Entering Freshmen

    What type of first-time freshman are you? Learn more about your opportunities and deadlines.

    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.

    COE Graduate Scholarships

    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.

    Other Funding Sources

    • Alabama Math and Science Teacher Education Program (AMSTEP)
      • A Federal Loan Repayment Program for Qualifying Math or Science Public High School Teachers (