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 Deadline for priority consideration of competitive scholarships (student must be admitted) January-April Competitive scholarship application review April 1 Financial Aid award letters mailed May 1 Acceptance deadline for all scholarship offersHow do I accept my scholarship? Once a competitive scholarship application has been submitted, changes can only be made by contacting the Financial Aid Office.