Scholarships are financial awards that do not have to be repaid and are a great way to help finance your college education. Awards are based on criteria such as excellence in academics, community service and demonstrated leadership. Some scholarships are awarded automatically to students who qualify upon their admission to the University. These Freshman Scholarships and Transfer Scholarships are based on factors such as the student's GPA at the time of admission and SAT or ACT scores. Other UAH scholarships are awarded to eligible students who complete a Scholarship Application for the University. Students interested in being considered for scholarships must first apply for admission to the University. Important Scholarship Dates August 1 Competitive scholarships application available December 15 Priority consideration deadline for competitive scholarships January-February Competitive scholarship application review End of February Competitive scholarship notification letters mailed May 1 Acceptance deadline for all scholarship offers How do I accept my scholarship? Once a competitive 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.