Scholarships

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Scholarships

At UAH, more than 2/3 of our students receive financial assistance of some kind. If you would like to be eligible to receive a scholarship, please complete your application for admission to UAH first.

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Merit Tuition Scholarship

Merit tuition scholarships are available to all admitted first-time freshmen (including international students) who meet specified academic criteria. 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 Merit Tuition Scholarship Chart

ALABAMA RESIDENTS AND NON-RESIDENTS

Test
Scores
ACT 25-27 28-29 30-33 34-36
SAT 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

Merit tuition scholarships

Departmental Scholarships

Departmental awards are competitive scholarships 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 departmental awards, and should be submitted by December 1 for priority consideration.

Important Scholarship Dates

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

Once a departmental scholarship application has been submitted, no changes can be made other than editing or re-sending email requests for letters of recommendation. Applicants should contact the Financial Aid Office for additional updates.

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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.