Scholarship FAQs

How do I accept my scholarship offer?

  • Step 1: Go to register.uah.edu
  • Step 2: Enter Secure Area using your ChargerID and Password
  • Step 3: Under the "Financial Aid" tab, select AWARD
  • Step 4: Click on: AWARD FOR AID YEAR
  • Step 5: Select Aid Year
  • Step 6: Go to the tab labeled "Accept Award Offer"
    If you are offered federal aid (loans or grants), you must accept the Terms and Conditions prior to accepting scholarship offers.
  • Step 7: Click the "Accept All Awards" button or accept the selected award

Why is it important to submit my scholarship application by the priority date?

Students who submit their scholarship application by the priority date will be considered in the first round of scholarship recipient selection and will be considered for all scholarships awarded for that academic year. Submitting an application by the priority date is probably the most important action a student can take to maximize their chances of being selected to receive a UAH departmental scholarship.

If the priority date has already passed, should I still submit a scholarship application?

Definitely you should, and the sooner the better. There are a number of scholarships that are awarded after the first round of recipient selection. Students submitting applications after the priority date will be considered for any remaining scholarships.

My GPA is just average – should I bother to submit a scholarship application?

Absolutely! Although most scholarships do take academic merit into consideration, there are many scholarships that also look at other factors such as leadership, citizenship, community services, membership in certain organizations, and a host of other criteria.

Who selects the scholarship recipients?

Generally speaking, the dean of each college, often with the assistance of faculty members, selects recipients for departmental scholarships. For general first-time freshman scholarships, the admissions/recruiting staff are involved with recipient selection. For some scholarships, a representative of the donor is involved in the final selection.

How are scholarship recipients notified?

A scholarship award letter will be mailed to the each recipient's permanent mailing address. Additionally, the awards are posted to the student's account and can be viewed via their UAH student web access.

Can scholarship funds be used for anything other than tuition?

Other than awards that stipulate "full tuition", "full ride", or "textbooks", most UAH scholarships can be used for any college expenses.

How does participating in the co-op program affect my scholarship?

If a student is enrolled in a parallel co-op program, upon request, the scholarship amount may be spread equally over the three semesters of the academic year (fall, spring, summer). For students in the alternating co-op program, scholarship funds will only pay during their designated study terms as long as said student is enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. If the student only has one study term during an academic year, the other semester of eligibility can be used in later academic years.

What are the requirements for renewal?

Most scholarships have the following three requirements for renewal: (1) the student must attempt full-time enrollment (12 hours) both fall and spring semesters; (2) the student must successfully complete a combined total of 24 credit hours for the fall and spring semesters; and (3) the student must maintain a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA. However, there are a few scholarships that have different renewal requirements, so be sure to read the scholarship description enclosed with the scholarship award letter to verify the requirements for your specific scholarship. Also be aware that not all scholarships are renewable. Again, refer to your award letter and scholarship description for complete information.

When do renewal evaluations occur?

Renewal evaluations occur after the spring semester grades have been processed.

To what address should the outside scholarship donors send checks?

The donor should clearly identify the scholarship recipient on the check stub or in an accompanying letter, along with any specific requirements or instructions. This information along with the check should be sent to:

The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Attention: Mary Pat Bohrman
Financial Aid Office, University Center 212