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.


1Dental Dentistry Scholarship: 1Dental will award one aspiring dental student $1,000 to go toward their educational expenses.

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.

ACLS Medical Training Scholarship:  A $1000 scholarship will be offered to a student based on an essay related to assisting someone needing Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

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.

AES Engineering Solutions Scholarship: AES Engineering will be awarding scholarships based on essays submitted by students. The scholarships are open to students from all fields of study.

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.

America's Best Blogging Scholarship: Open to all currently enrolled and incoming freshman, this $1000 scholarship requires applicants to post a blog entry as a reply to a specific question or topic.

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. 

Announcement Converters Graphic Arts and Graphic Design Scholarship: Announcement Converters offers a $1,000 scholarship to a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.   Applicants must submit an essay concerning the future of speciality paper and envelopes in the graphics art industry.

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. 

ATTSavings.com Scholarship: What's Your Dream App?: Scholarship is available from ATTSavings.com each academic year, where students will be recognized with a $1000 scholarship award. Any student attending college is eligible.  For more details please use the website link below.

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 824-6451 or delugach@uah.edu by October 21. 

Boling Rice Scholarship:  The Atlants Law firm of Boling Rice offers a $1,000 scholarship.  Applicants must submit an essay related to the problem of distracted driving.

Brian White Academic Scholarship: Houston personal injury attorney Brian White is pleased to offer scholarships to motivated students to assist them in furthering their education.  Essay on designated topic required.

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. 

CARiD Scholarship Program:  CARiD.com is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to help off-set college expenses.  Applicants must submit a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry.

Charter One TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship:  A total of 10, $5,000 scholarships per year will be awarded to U.S. residents who are 16-years of age or older and are attending or accepted to a federally accredited four-year college, university or graduate program and who have been active in community service.  Applicants are asked to write an essay of no more than 500 words demonstrating their good citizenship through community volunteerism and leadership. They must also provide two references that are directly connected to their community involvement. 

Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success: Clubs of America, a company specializing in gift of the month clubs, offers a $1000 annual scholarship.  Applicants must submit a 600 word essay about their career aspirations.

College Prowler Scholarships: College Prowler's $2,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students and those planning on enrolling within 12 months. The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced on our Facebook page. One entry per person, but you can come back each month to try again.

Construction & Engineering Scholarship: MortgageRefinanceRates.org is happy to provide scholarships for applicants who are currently enrolled in an engineering, construction, or architecture related field and who are pursuing further education in these respectable areas.

Corcentric: Corcentric is offering a $1,000 scholarship to an accounting or finance major submitting an essay on the designated topic.

Digital Innovation Scholarship:  Inkfarm.com is committed to the spirit of entrepreneurship and wants to encourage a deserving student by helping them achieve their educational goals.  The $1000 scholarship contest is open to US High School Seniors and currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate college students based on submitted essays describing their personal experience with internet entrepreneurship or the importance of new ideas in the digital realm. 

Disguise Your External Hard Drive Scholarship: Datatech Labs offers a $1,000 scholarship to the applicant with the most creative external hard drive disguise. 

Doorbell Scholarship: 1800Doorbell.com provides a $1,000 scholarship to the applicant entering the best essay concerning an invention that is taken for granted by significantly impacts everyday life.

Double D Trailers Scholarship:  Double D Trailers, a producer of quality horse trailers, awards an annual $5,000 scholarship to a student pursuing an engineering design and degree of study.  Applicants must create an engineering design for either a completely new horse trailer or an improvement to an existing horse trailer.

Education-Portal Scholarships: Education-Portal is a comprehensive, free and independent education information resource on the web. Each year they offer a variety of scholarships for both undergrad and graduate students.

EJobApplications Annual College Student of America: Applicants are asked to upload a 2-minute video of yourself discussing the ways you use the Internet to find job opportunities.

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.

Scholarship Criteria

Applicant must be a current high school senior graduating from a public, private, parochial high school or home school located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or the Caribbean.
Applicant must be accepted by and plan to attend a regionally accredited, non-proprietary, technical, community or four-year college in the fall following his/her graduation.
Applicant must have at least a 2.75 grade point average for grades 9-12.
Applicant must have financial need.
Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to community service, social justice issues, and/or leadership qualities.
Applicant must submit ACT and/or SAT scores.

The application deadline is Friday, May 24, 2013.  If you have questions, contact Joyce Mai, SACAC Grants Chair, at joyce_mai@ncsu.edu.

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.

Firsthand Weather Nunley-Holliday Atmospheric Science Scholarship:  $500 scholarship offered to students who major in oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, business, communications, or teacher education 

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.

Global English Editing Scholarship:  Global English Editing is rewarding talented American students that, through their current studies and career plans, intend to make an outstanding contribution to the country’s future.  To be awarded this scholarship, students must outline in 200 words or less how they intend to make positive change to America after finishing their university degree. Students must detail their current degree and how it relates to their future career plans.

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.

Goldberg & Osborne's Don't Text & Drive Scholarship: The law firm of Goldberg & Osborne is offering a $1,000 to the applicant with the most inspiring statement concerning how this scholarship will benefit the applicant. 

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 lcoal government.

Hardy,Wolf, & Downing Scholarship Award:  This personal injury law firm awards a scholarship to select students who are either active/retired members of the US military or law enforcement agencies, or relatives of members of the US military or law enforcement personnel across the country.

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

Heart on your Wrist: The Heart On Your Wrist Scholarship Program is designed to encourage innovation and passion in jewelry and jewelry design. We are offering a $1,000 scholarship to one talented thinker and writer. To apply, write an essay (500 words maximum) that addresses this question: What innovative ways do you see social media changing the way people buy jewelry?

HomeOwnersInsurance.com Scholarship: HomeOwnersInsurance.com offeres a $1000 scholarship to the applicant submitting the winning essay dealing with the specified essay topics.

Honors Scholarships: The UAH Honors Program lists additional outside scholarship opportunities.

HSA For America's Scholarship Program:  HSA For America awards $500 scholarships to students who best describe the benefits of "price transparency" in medical care.

Hundredfold Stipend for Travel Abroad:The Hundredfold Stipend for Travel Abroad as a Contribution to World Peace enables a student in any field to study in Germany for several weeks during the summer. Past winners include a Business major and a Spanish major. The deadline is December 2. 

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. 

Influence Print Award for Design Excellence:  Influence Print’s first annual visual communication design scholarship is offered for students majoring or interested in design and applied arts or graphic design with strong academic records and outstanding creative abilities.

ItaliaRail: ItaliaRail is a small Boston-area based travel company that specializes in rail travel throughout Italy. They award scholarships to two qualified applicants in the Fall and Spring Semesters of each academic year, with $1,000 to be put toward their study abroad program in Italy.  They established this scholarship to help interested and eligible students realize their dream of studying abroad.

Job-Applications.com: Job-Applications.com is proud to announces their new college scholarship awarded once a year designed to help working parents currently enrolled in higher education. Requirements: 600 to 1000 word essay: Clearly outline three keys to successfully balancing parenthood, working, and excelling in school.

K Alliance Scholarship: K Alliance, a company specializing in online computer training videos, is offering a $500 scholarship open to any student enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in a 2 or 4 year institution. The scholarship will be awarded to most compelling essay aubmitted in answer to specific essay prompts.

Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship: The Kaplan Group offers a $1,000 scholarship to any undergradaute or graduate student pursuing a business or law-oriented degree program. 

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. 

Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship: InsuranceProviders.com offeres a $1000 scholarship promoting motorcycle safety.  Applicants are asked to create a form of scial awareness that inspires students to focus on Lokking Twice for Motocycle Safety.

Majux Marketing Scholarship:  Majux Marketing is awarding a $1,000 scholarship.  Applicnats must be U,.S. citizens and submit an essay concerning e-commerce.

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.

Max McElhaney Memorial Educational Scholarship: Sponsored by Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, this $2,500 scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in History or Education.

MesotheliomaHelp: 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.

MilitaryVALoan's Disability Awareness Scholarship: MilitaryVALoan.com offers a $1,000 scholarships to an applicant submitting the best essay concerning how they or someone they know has overcome a disability.

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. 

Morris, King, & Hodge Driver Safety Scholarship:  The law firm of Morris, King, & Hodge will offer three scholarships to graduating seniors and/or rising freshmen who create original essay public service announcements  explaining the dangers of texting and driving.

MortgageRefinanceRates.org Scholarships: MortgageRefinanceRates.org provides scholarships for applicants who are currently enrolled in an engineering, construction, or architecture related field and who are pursuing further education in these areas.

MyBookBuyer: MyBookBuyer.com conducts a scholarship essay contest twice every year (Spring and Fall).   See web site for additional information including current essay topic.

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth: The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth provides scholarship assistance to students who are homeless or have experienced homelessness through the LeTendre Education Fund for Homeless Children, established in 1998 in memory of André E. LeTendre, husband of Mary Jean LeTendre, former Director of Compensatory Education for the U.S. Department of Education. 

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.

North Alabama Information Systems Security Association: The North Alabama Information Systems Security Association will be awarding an academic scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to an Information Systems Security Association Member or a non-member student of merit demonstrating an interest in the Information Security profession. 

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. 

Partnership for Biotechnology Research Scholarship: The Partnership for Biotechnology Research will award a limited number of scholarships, based on the availability of funds, to meritorious students in biotechnology related programs (e.g. biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, molecular biology, genetics, etc.). All scholarships are for $500 per academic year. Scholarships are provided to assist academically deserving students.

Printaholic.com's Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing:  Printaholic.com Awards a $1,000 scholarship to a student majoring in Graphic Arts & Design or a related field.  Applicants will be judged based on the completion and submission of a personal marketing package promoting themselves.

Pediatric Dentist of Tomorrow Scholarship: Dr. Jaren Jensen, Pediatric Dentist of SmileReef, knows firsthand the financial difficulties of getting through college, dentistry school, and specialization school. Therefore, he sponsors the Pediatric Dentist of Tomorrow Scholarship which awards $500 every year to a student striving to achieve their dream of entering the dental field.

Reeves Law Group Scholarship Contest:  Reeves Law Group awards a $1,000 scholarship to the applicant submitting the top presentation concerning a time when the student student stood up for some who could not stand up for themselves. 

Rocket 55 Annual Video Scholarship: Rocket 55, a digital advertising agency in St. Paul, MN, is now offering a $1000 annual scholarship opportunity.  

Safe Driver Student Scholarship: CarInsuranceComparison.com sponsors a $1000 scholarship for college students who have participated in a an approved safe driver program.  Applicants must also create some form of social awareness (video, artwork, essay, etc.) that inspires other students to focus on safe driving. 

Scholarships Available from Philosophical Educational Organization (P.E.O.): Three scholarship opportunities for women are available from P.E.O. (go to www.peointernational.org to read more about this organization).

1. P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund
a. 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.

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

2. P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education
a. 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.

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

3. P.E.O. Scholar Awards
a. 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.

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

SBO.net Scholarship Program:  SBO.net is interested in hearing how you think about the future of professional sports with the ever growing amounts of investment from television rights and the advancements of technology.  A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to the applicant with the winning essay.

Sell Used Books College Essay Contest: The SellUsedBooks.com Sell Used Books College Essay Contest is designed to help students cope with the rising cost of education. Essays will be judged on originality, organization, strength of ideas, and presentation (including grammar and spelling). Entries must be submitted on or before April 30, 2011 to qualify. One Grand Prize Cash Winner and two (2) Runner-Up Winners will be announced on or before June 1, 2010. 

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, lonterm care administration, social work, medicine, nursing, or sociology.  Students must submit a 500 word minimum essay on the selected topic.

Senior Planning Social Work & Eldercare Award:  The Senior Planning Social Work & Eldercare Award is for those who have demonstrated a committment to the community in regards to healthcase and social assistance, and intend to apply those experiences to a future career in the social work field.

SES Advisors: SES Advisors invites you to apply for a $1,000 scholarship by answering the following question in 500 words or less: What is the future of employee ownership in America, and how can we broaden its reach?

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 Automative 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.

Sutliff & Stout Attorneys at Law Annual Scholarship Contest:  Submit an idea and a prototype for technology that would prevent texting while driving.

Talbot's Scholarship Foundation: In keeping with its long-standing tradition of helping women succeed, the Talbots Charitable Foundation is proud to present the 2012 Talbots Scholarship Foundation and the Nancy Talbot Scholarship Award for perseverance and ingenuity, which is presented in memory of the founder of Talbots. This program empowers women to enrich themselves through learning and achieve a college education later in life.

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Award: The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program for the Fall 2014 semester 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: 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.

Verbal Ink Transcription Services Scholarship: Verbal Ink Transcription Services, one of the country’s most trusted language services providers, is pleased to announce the launch of its new scholarship program. Each spring, Verbal Ink will award a $1500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior or current college freshman.

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.

Wimdu Scholarship: Wimdu GmbH offers a $2,000 scholarship to students in their final year of study in a degree connected to the fields of Marketing, Business Administration or Communications.