In the 2015-2016 session, the Staff Senate established a scholarship for UAH staff members working toward earning a degree at UAH. The Staff Senate Scholarship program has been designed to support and encourage employee development through formal education, with a priority on the attainment of a baccalaureate degree and beyond at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. It has been established with the purpose of reimbursing staff for a portion of their book and fee expenditures. The Staff Senate Scholarship is funded entirely by individual donations. If you would like to donate to our Scholarship fund, your gift should be designated “Staff Senate Scholarship” in the “other designation” box. Any amount is greatly appreciated! Donate to the UAH Staff Scholarship Now Scholarship Application In order to be eligible, staff member needs to have a 3.0 GPA for any program they are enrolled and have at least 6 program credit hours completed. All staff members who have worked at UAH for one year are eligible to apply for the Staff Senate Scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on years of service, highest level of education obtained, type of degree currently enrolled (Bachelors, Masters, PhD/DNP, Certificate or non-degree) and current GPA and accumulated credit hours. YEARS OF SERVICE 1 to 2 years 3 to 5 years 6 to 8 years 9 to 10 years 11+ years 1 Point 2 Points 3 Points 4 Points 5 Points HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION REACHED Terminal Degree Masters Degree Bachelors Degree Associate Degree No Degree 1 Point 2 Points 3 Points 4 Points 5 Points CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN Non-degree Certificate Terminal Degree Masters Degree Bachelors Degree 1 Point 2 Points 3 Points 4 Points 5 Points In the event there is still a tie, Financial Aid may review an essay box of 200 words asking the applicant to provide any additional information they would like to include about themselves. This could be used to provide a reason why they are seeking their degree, financial need, or perhaps staff awards received. Since this is subjective, it should only be used in the event the students have the same rubric score, GPA and program credit hours. This is not a financial need scholarship so one reason weighs more than any other.