Outside Scholarships

Below are various external funding opportunities that UAH students may access to help finance their education.

While UAH does not fund or assist in the selection process for these outside scholarships, the Financial Aid Office can provide enrollment certifications or invoices when requested. Checks for outside scholarship awards are processed through our office and should be mailed to the following address:

The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Attention: Joy Moody
Student Financial Services
University Center 212
Huntsville, AL 35899

For more information about these outside scholarships, please contact the pertinent organization directly.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants award a scholarship each year based on essays submitted by applicants. The web site contains the essay topic for the current year as well as application instructions and deadline information.

ACEC/Alabama Richard A. Groenendyke Scholarship

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Alabama awards two Richard A. Groenendyke scholarships each year to qualifying engineering students. Students must be entering their junior, senior, fifth, or master's degree year, in the fall of 2014 to qualify. In addition, student applicants must be a United States citizen pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in engineering or in an accredited land-surveying program to qualify. Applications are available in the UAH financial aid office. Applications, with supporting documentation, must be received by the ACEC/Alabama office by noon on Friday, January 13, 2014.

AFCEA Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association Scholarship  

Open to full time students pursuing a degree in the STEM-related fields of electrical, computer, chemical, aerospace or systems engineering; electronics; mathematics; computer science; physics; science or mathematics education; technology management; or management information systems. Applications available in the Financial Aid Office in University Center Room 212.

American Helicopter Society Scholarship Program

The Redstone Chapter, American Helicopter Society, annually offers several merit-based scholarships for students pursuing degrees in math, science, and engineering disciplines and who express potential interest in aviation engineering careers. The minimum funding for each undergraduate and graduate scholarship is $2,000.

Army ROTC Scholarship

The U.S. Army offers scholarships to high school graduates attending a four year college program. Applicants must meet academic and physical standards, and agree to serve in the Army on active duty or in a reserve component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard). Follow the link provided or contact Mike Manning, Senior Military Science Instructor at mm0001c@uah.edu or 256.824.6561.

ASCO Numatics Engineering Scholarship

ASCO Numatics, a leading manufacturer of fluid automation solutions, flow-control and pneumatics, will award two merit based scholarships of $5,000 each for U.S. engineering students who are pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program supports the education of students planning careers as scientists, mathematicians, or engineers. There will be 6 awards made in Alabama of up to $7500 a year for the junior and/or senior years. Eligible applicants must be current, full-time sophomores or juniors, have at least a B average and be in the top fourth of their class, be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident, must demonstrate an definite interest in a research career in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering, and must intend to pursue a Ph.D. To apply, contact Professor Harry Delugach at 256.824.6451 or delugach@uah.edu by October 21.

Brookwood Medical Auxiliary  

The Brookwood Medical Auxiliary located in Birmingham, Al.  provides scholarships to students enrolled in medical related fields.   Application deadline is May 28.   Applications are available in the Student Financial Services Office.

Buick Achievers Scholarship

Stories of human achievement are everywhere. The Buick Achievers Scholarship started with that in mind. We want to celebrate motivated, passionate college bound students nationwide. We're offering up to $25,000/year for 100 first-time freshman, renewable up to four years. We are also offering $2,000/year for an additional 1,000 incoming students.

BOMA North Alabama Student Scholars

BOMA North Alabama, federated with Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a full-time student pursuing a degree in business, economics or a real estate management related field. The scholarship application deadline is May 15, 2015. 

Corcentric Accounting Software Scholarship

Corcentric is offering a $1,000 scholarship to an accounting or finance major submitting an essay on this topic: "One of the prevailing issues facing so many young adults in the U.S. is the large student debt they carry upon graduating from college. Saving early through 529 plans and Roth IRA’s are just some of the ways to offset a portion of that debt.  Consider what you or your parents did or are doing to prepare for your college education. If you were able to advise young students on this issue, what would you advise them to do?"

Extend the Dream Scholarship

is provided through funds from the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling. SACAC wants to recognize and reward deserving students. This scholarship is awarded based on financial need, academic achievement and community service. Awards are in the amount of $1,000 and are not renewable.

First in Family Scholarship

The J. Craig and Page T. Smith Scholarship Foundation has designated funding each year to a select number of Alabama students who enroll in Alabama's public or private four-year colleges. Preference is given to students with a record of service to family and community, over grades and exam scores.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation's 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Government Finance Officers Association

The Government Finance Officers Association offers two scholarships. The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship recognizes and encourages outstanding minority students enrolled in a course of study preparing for a career in state or local government. The Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship recognizes outstanding performance in accounting studies and seeks to encourage careers in state and local government.

Health Professions Scholarship Program

The U.S. Army offers one of the most generous and comprehensive scholarships available in health care today – the F. Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HEPSP). If you want to become a physician, dentist, veterinarian, optometrist, clinical or counseling psychologist, and qualify, you could earn a full-tuition scholarship (including books, equipment, and most course fees), plus a monthly stipend of more than $1,992. For eligibility requirements and more information, go to healthcare.goarmy.com, or email your local Army Health Care Recruiter at freddy.b.dillard.mil@mail.mil

Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association

The Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association is offering scholarships to anyone interested in pursuing their education in a building industry related field.

Ignite AG Customer Advisory Board Scholarship   

Ignite Advisory Group is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a current undergraduate or graduate (e.g. MBA) student seeking to enter a marketing field focused around customer engagement or research. The purpose of this scholarship is to inspire future marketing leaders to consider the querying of and direction from customers in regards to marketing planning and campaigning, and the role that customer advisory boards can play in gathering key input, engendering customer loyalty and increasing revenue.

Lighting55 Scholarship for Higher Learning

Students enrolled in a two year, four year, or a graduate program are eligible to apply. This general scholarship is awarded each fall and spring semester.

Linly Heflin Scholarship

The Linly Heflin Unit is dedicated to furthering the education of young women in Alabama who attend four-year Alabama colleges. Four-year scholarships are available for students who demonstrate financial need and academic proficiency.

Margaret McNamara Memorial Scholarships

The MMMF was established in 1981 to honor the late Margaret McNamara and her commitment to the well-being of women and children in developing countries. The purpose of the grant is to support the education of women from developing countries who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in their home countries.

MassMutual Scholars Program

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) offers scholarships valued up to $5000 each to approximately 30 hard-working students who have an interest in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industries.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance awards $4,000 each semester to a student whose life has been impacted by cancer. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, have a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled full time.  


MesotheliomaHelp.net offers ten (10) scholarships to students in colleges and universities throughout the United States. Their goal is to help the educational efforts of students while raising awareness of mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos. Applicants submit an essay chosen from three essays topics.

Minority Students - College Affordability

A guidebook with information on a variety of scholarships, grants and other financial aid available to African-American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, LGBT and female students.

NOGLSTP Out to Innovate Scholarships

NOGLSTP established the Out To Innovate™ Scholarships for LGBT STEM Students. These scholarships are intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering,or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or an active ally of the LGBT community.

Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program

The Novus Biologicals Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a degree in a science related field twice a year. A $1500 (or international currency equivalent) scholarship will be awarded to one student for the fall and spring semesters.

Redstone Federal Credit Union

Each year, RFCU offers a $2,000 scholarship to students who are primary account holders in good standing at Redstone Federal Credit Union. Applicants must be pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree. 

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship

Regions will award sixteen $5,000 and sixteen $3,500 scholarships to high school and college students who reside in states with Regions branches. Applicants should write a 500 word essay addressing how an African-American has been inspiration in their life and discussing the contributions of the African-American individual who has served to inspire or motivate them. 

Scholarships Available from Philosophical Educational Organization (P.E.O.)

Three scholarship opportunities for women are available from P.E.O.

1. P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is targeted toward women pursuing a graduate degree full-time, who are not US citizens or permanent residents, and who plan to return to their home country after graduation. Applicants must have one full year of coursework remaining before graduation. Scholarships are valued at a maximum of $10,000.

2. P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education
This grant is targeted toward women pursuing their undergraduate degree who are US citizens. Applicants must be non-traditional students in the sense that their post-secondary education has been interrupted for at least 2 years and they have now returned to the classroom. Applicants must be within 2 years of completing their degree. Grants are valued at a maximum of $3,000.

3. P.E.O. Scholar Awards
This award is targeted toward women pursuing their Ph.D. full-time, who are US citizens and are within 2 years of completing their degree (in addition to their dissertation). Awards are valued at a maximum of $10,000.

Interested parties should contact Mary Pat Bohrman at mary.bohrman@uah.edu for further information.

SeniorAdvisor.com Future of Assisted Living Scholarship

SeniorAdvisor.com awards two $2,000 scholarships to applicants who submit the most compelling essay on this topic: "How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town?"

Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

A Place for Mom, a leader in the senior living industry, provides $1,000 scholarships for five students enrolled in the fields of gerontology, long-term care administration, social work, medicine, nursing, or sociology. Students must submit a 500 word minimum essay on the selected topic.

SES Advisors

SES Advisors invites you to apply for a $1,000 scholarship by submitting an essay related to the future of Employee Stock Option plans.

Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship

The Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories and is an opportunity to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.

Southern Automotive Women's Forum

The SAWF Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to an accredited two-year technical/career program, four-year undergraduate program, or graduate program in preparation for or in furtherance of a career in the automotive industry.

Students with disabilities

The following is a listing of scholarship opportunities specifically targeted to students with disabilities.

SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes

Thirty $500 scholarships will be awarded by SunTrust this year. Recipients selected by random drawing.

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Award

The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program includes two (2) $10,000 scholarships and four (4) $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field.


TravelNursing.org provides scholarships for qualifying applicants who are applying to a medical related field or who are currently pursuing further education in the fields of nursing and medicine. Interested applicants are invited to submit an essay of 500-1000 words explaining what it is they hope to accomplish during their career in the medical field.

WEDC Foundation

The WEDC Foundation helps women make their dreams of economic independence come true. While over $100,000 in scholarships has been given to 57 women, the program is unique –more than money is given. Financial assistance, mentors and professional development programs are provided to women in Madison, Marshall, Morgan, and Limestone counties of Alabama who are driven to overcome daunting hurdles and obtain a college degree or a technical training certificate.