Outside Scholarships

As a service to our students, outside scholarship opportunities are listed below to provide additional financial assistance.

UAH does not fund or assist in the selection process for outside scholarships. Checks for outside scholarship awards should be mailed to the following address:

The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Attention: Katie Holley 
Office of Financial Aid
301 Sparkman Dr. 
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, during the upcoming fall semester 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.

AFCEA Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association Scholarship

Open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in the STEM-related fields of Biometry/Biometrics, Computer Engineering, Computer Forensics Science, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Systems, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Geospatial Science, Information Science, Information Technology, Information Resource Management, Intelligence, Mathematics, Network Engineering, Network Security, Operations, Research, Physics, Robotics Engineering, Robotics Technology, Statistics, Strategic Intelligence,  and Telecommunications Engineering.

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.

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.

Avomeen's Science Student Award  

Avomeen Analytical Services will award a $1,000 scholarship and a $500 scholarship to college students pursuing a career in science. 

Brookwood Medical Auxiliary Inc.

The members of the Brookwood Medical Auxiliary, Inc. will be awarding several scholarships to student’s in medically related fields for the 2017-2018 school year. Students must be presently enrolled in college and have completed at least 2 semesters (freshman Year) with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applications are available in our office. 

Extend the Dream Scholarship

The 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.

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.

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

Any student pursuing an education in a building industry related field at a two-year community college, four-year college or university, or state accredited vo-tech school may apply for this scholarship. Building industry related fields include architecture, drafting, building science, civil engineering, or other housing industry vocations such as heating and air conditioning, electrical, masonry, carpentry, etc. Students must be residents of Madison County or contiguous counties.

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 Margaret McNamara Memorial Scholarship 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.

Mary Alice Lindberg Memorial Scholarship

Each year the Huntsville Woman's Club awards $1,000 to a woman who is studying or will be studying, at an accredited college or university in the Huntsville-Madison County area. The purpose for the scholarship is to enable the recipient to continue her education so that she may return to the workforce (or continue her current work), provide a better lifestyle for herself and her family, and contribute to her community. The deadline for mailing the application is March 30, 2017. Applications are available in our office.

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.

National Space Club Scholarships

The National Space Club offers three scholarships each year:  the National Space Club Keynote Scholarship ($10,000), the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Scholarship ($10,000) and the Olin E. Teague Scholarship ($4,000).

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 Institute of Internal Auditors Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually in November for the Spring semester to a Junior or Senior pursuing a degree in Accounting or Auditing. It can be applied to a student’s tuition, room and board. The student must be enrolled at The University of Alabama in Huntsville or another qualifying local university.


  • Student must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above (student must provide an unofficial copy of their transcript when the essay is submitted)
  • Student can only win the scholarship one time
  • Each student must submit an essay meeting all requirements by the deadline established by the Scholarship Committee in order to qualify for the scholarship
  • Essay must be submitted in Word (essay must be at least 300 words and no more than 500 words double spaced, 12-point font)
  • Essays should be submitted by September 30th of each year in a Word document to northalabamaiia@gmail.com
  • Essay Topic: What is your view of the importance of internal auditing to organizations?
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.

NurseJournal.Org's Global Health Scholarship  

NurseJournal.Org sponsors a merit-based $3,000 scholarship.  Eligible students must be currently enrolled in a global health related program in nursing, medicine, or public health

PlasticPlace Green Scholarship Award  

The Plastic Place Green Scholarship is awarded to select applicants with strong academic credentials based on GPA and SAT scores along with a winning essay on the designated topic.

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. 

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.

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.

Solar Action Alliance Scholarship

Solar Action Alliance is a group of environmentalists who want to spread the word about the most clean, reliable, and abundant source of renewable energy: the sun.  This organization is offering a $1000 scholarship. Applicants must submit an essay answering this question: What excites you most about the future of solar?

Southern Automotive Women's Forum

The SAWF Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women who are enrolled or enrolling in a STEM field at an accredited two-year technical program, four-year undergraduate program, or graduate program that can be used for a career in the automotive industry.

Structural Engineers Association of Alabama Scholarship

This scholarship program was founded in 2014 to benefit the future structural engineers in our state, and have since distributed more than $10,000 in scholarships to several Alabama students. Scholarships are available to students who are both residents of Alabama and fall into one of the following categories:

  • Final year undergraduate students of an accredited program
  • College students entering an accredited Graduate or Doctoral Program
  • Post-graduate students continuing in an accredited Graduate or Doctoral Program
  • Persons employed in the field of structural engineering and licensed as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) entering an accredited Graduate or Doctoral Program

Applications are to be postmarked no later than April 6, 2017.

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.

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.

Whirlwind Steele Student Scholarship

Whirlwind Steele awards a $1,000 scholarship per semester to a construction, engineering, or architecture student who submits an essay and video indicating who or what inspired them to enter the construction or engineering field.

Women in Aerospace (WIA) Foundation 

The Women in Aerospace (WIA) Foundation offers three $2,000 merit-based scholarships to college seniors.   Eligible applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.00, must be female, and must be rising college seniors.