Apply now — deadlines start December 1
Each academic year, the College of Arts and Sciences awards more than $1.5 million in scholarships. Whether you’re a current or incoming student, chances are good that you are eligible for some of them. Apply now for the fall 2014 semester — December 1 is the deadline for current students, and incoming freshmen must apply by December 15.
Of the roughly 500 scholarships offered by the College, half are for freshmen and half are for current and transfer students. Three are designated for students who plan to study abroad. And then there are scholarships awarded by A&S departments.
“Although departments award their student majors, the Dean’s Office also has scholarships for most College departments,” said Susan Halliday, manager of special events and endowments for the College of Arts and Sciences. “The Dean’s Office has more scholarships than the departments, so departments can stack their awards on top of the Dean’s Office awards if they so choose.”
University-wide scholarships are also available to UA students, regardless of their college or area of study.
How to Apply
Conveniently, all of these scholarships share one application, and it’s on myBama. To find it, log in at mybama.ua.edu. Select the Academics tab. From the Scholarships box, choose the appropriate link.
When you apply through myBama, you will automatically be considered for all University-wide, College of Arts and Sciences, and departmental scholarships for which you are eligible.
Current students must apply for scholarships online by December 1 for the next fall semester. (Apply by December 1, 2013, for scholarships for the 2014-15 school year.)
For priority consideration for academic scholarships, incoming freshmen must complete the following steps by December 15 of their senior year of high school:
- Complete the application for admission.
- Complete the application for scholarships. (See the step-by-step instructions for completing the scholarship application.)
- Send UA an official high school transcript and official ACT/SAT scores.
- Provide any required additional information. (Scholarships for music, theatre, and dance require auditions. Art scholarships require a portfolio. The Comer Foundation Scholarship in English requires a writing sample, which can be attached to the application in myBama.)
Notification of Awards
Students who receive scholarship offers will be notified by letter in mid-March.
To learn more about University of Alabama scholarships, visit scholarships.ua.edu.
For detailed instructions for completing the myBama scholarship application, visit gobama.ua.edu/help/schol-app.
For a complete list of A&S and departmental scholarships, visit www.as.ua.edu/home/advising/college-wide-and-departmental-scholarships.