UAH graduate students interested in receiving scholarships should submit a scholarship application by December 15th of each year for priority consideration. If you currently have a scholarship, check your scholarship description to determine if submitting a scholarship application each year is required.


Students who accept an entrance exam waiver for the GRE, GMAT, MAT during the Covid-19 Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 application window will NOT be eligible to receive this scholarship. An entrance exam test score must be submitted to be considered.

Graduate Student Fellowship Scholarship Matrix

Graduate students with exceptional GRE/GMAT/MAT scores are automatically considered for a Graduate Student Fellowship Scholarship. No scholarship application is required. See below for more details.

GRE 300-310 311-325 326-340
3.71 - 4.0 15% 20% 30%
3.33 - 3.70 15% 20% 20%
3.01 - 3.32 10% 15% 15%

Requirements for Fellowship Participation

  1. The matrix represents fellowship as a percentage of tuition. Tuition is defined as the cost per credit hour of enrollment and does not include academic fees.
  2. They must be first time/fulltime on campus students to begin participation
    1. For a Master’s degree they receive the fellowship for 2 years (4 semesters)
    2. For a PhD degree they receive the fellowship for 4 years (8 semesters)
    3. If a student receives GTA, GRA, or GA funding then the fellowship will no longer be valid
  3. To be eligible for the fellowship the student must take an entrance exam (GRE/GMAT/MAT).
  4. The undergraduate GPA is determined by the transcript(s) sent to UAH. All transcripts are used to calculate the undergraduate GPA. A single value will be computed and used for fellowship placement purposes.
  5. The GRE/GMAT/MAT score submitted to UAH at the time of application will be the one used for fellowship placement purposes. If a student has taken the exam more than once then the highest score for a complete exam will be used. We do not use or combine partial exam scores.
  6. The fellowship applies to students in a degree-seeking program.
  7. Students must be fulltime and enrolled each fall and spring semester.
  8. In order to continue their fellowship students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be in good academic standing.
  9. Combined scholarship cannot exceed cost of tuition.
  10. Online students are not eligible.

UAH Competitive Scholarships

Competitive Scholarships are made available to students through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. Student eligibility is based on a variety of criteria including academic interests and achievements, special talents, and demonstrated leadership. The UAH Scholarship Application is used to determine eligibility for all competitive scholarships. The priority deadline for submission of this application is December 15th. With their competitive nature, new students are urged to apply soon after admission to the University. Applications received after this date will still be considered for any remaining awards after the initial selection process has been completed.

Our Competitive Scholarships are housed within the undergraduate website and provides a comprehensive list with a detailed description regarding eligibility. Undergraduate and graduate scholarship information is available on this page.

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


Once a competitive scholarship application has been submitted, changes can only be made by contacting the Office of Financial Aid.

For additional scholarship opportunities for graduate students, please contact the Office of Financial Aid 256.824.6650 or

Requested changes may be emailed to

Please note that a requested change will necessitate changing your application password