Scholarships

Scholarships

To be eligible for any UAH scholarship, please complete your application for admission to UAH first.

Merit Tuition Scholarship

Merit tuition scholarships are available to all admitted first-time freshmen (including international students) who have at least a 3.0 GPA and either a 25 on the ACT or an 1130 on the Critical Reading and Math portions of the SAT. No separate scholarship application is required. Students who submit an Application for Admission, official transcripts, and standardized test scores are automatically eligible for consideration. 

UAH will take the highest score from any one test sitting until August 1 of your entering year, so make sure to send your scores if you take the ACT or SAT multiple times. If your GPA increases once we receive your final transcript and it puts you in a higher scholarship bracket, we will automatically upgrade your scholarship.

UAH Merit Tuition Scholarship Chart

ALABAMA RESIDENTS AND NON-RESIDENTS

Test
Scores
ACT 25-27 28-29 30-33 34-36
SAT (CR + M) 1130 - 1240 1250 - 1320 1330 - 1480 1490 - 1600
High
School
GPA
4.0+ 50% 67% 100% 100%
3.50 - 3.99 40% 45% 100% 100%
3.00 - 3.49 35% 35% 45% 50%
Charger Excellence* Charger Distinction Charger Scholar Charger Achievement

*Charger Excellence award covers on-campus housing in addition to tuition

The chart above represents UAH Merit Tuition scholarships as a percentage of tuition.  Tuition is defined as the cost per credit hour of enrollment and does not include academic fees.

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Competitive Scholarships

Competitive Scholarships are made available to students through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. Student eligibility is based on a variety of criteria including academic interests and achievements, special talents, and demonstrated leadership. The UAH Scholarship Application is used to determine eligibility for all competitive scholarships, and should be submitted by December 1 for priority consideration.

Important Scholarship Dates

August 1 Competitive scholarships application available
December 1 Priority consideration deadline for competitive scholarships
January-February Competitive scholarship application review
End of February Competitive scholarship notification letters mailed
May 1 Acceptance deadline for all scholarship offers
How do I accept my scholarship?

Once a competitive scholarship application has been submitted, changes can only be made by contacting the Office of Financial Aid.

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National Merit Awards

Platinum Award of Academic Distinction

Students who are selected as National Merit Finalists, National Achievement Finalists, or National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars qualify for the Platinum Award of Academic Distinction. This 4-year award is valued at full tuition (up to 18 credit hours per semester), and also includes a $500 course fee stipend, $500 book stipend, an on-campus housing allowance, and a meal plan allowance. Renewal is based on satisfactory academic progress and full-time student status.

Gold Award of Academic Distinction

Students who are selected as National Merit or National Achievement Semi-Finalists qualify for the UAH Gold Award of Academic Distinction. This 4-year award is valued at full tuition (up to 18 credit hours per semester), a $500 course fee stipend and a $500 book stipend. Renewal is based on satisfactory academic progress and full-time student status.

These awards replace any UAH Merit Tuition Scholarship of equal or lesser value.

UAH Foundation Presidential Scholarship

The UAH Foundation Presidential Scholarship is based upon academic merit and awarded each year to select incoming first-time freshmen graduating from public high schools located in Huntsville/Madison County, Alabama. This 4-year award is valued at full tuition (up to 18 credit hours per semester) for four years plus $500 toward course fees per year. Eligible candidates must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 in addition to a minimum ACT score of 25 or minimum SAT score of 1130. Candidates should submit a UAH Scholarship Application and a UAH Admission Application by the December 1 priority consideration date. Students must also be recommended by either their high school counselor and/or a UAH admissions counselor. Renewal is based on satisfactory academic progress and full-time student status.

These awards replace any UAH Merit Tuition Scholarship of equal or lesser value.