Merit Tuition Scholarships UAH's merit tuition scholarships recognize incoming first-time freshmen (including international students) who have demonstrated superior academic achievement in high school. All merit tuition scholarships are four-year awards for fall and spring semesters, renewable each semester based on full-time student status and satisfactory academic progress. No separate scholarship application is required. Students who submit an application for admission, official transcripts, and standardized test scores are automatically eligible for consideration. First-time freshman students admitted for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 terms will be considered for Merit Tuition Scholarships based upon residency. 2020-2021 Alabama Merit Tuition Scholarships 2020-2021 Non-Alabama Merit Tuition Scholarships 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. Important Scholarship Dates August 1AUG 1 Competitive scholarships application available December 15DEC 15 Deadline for priority consideration of competitive scholarships (student must be admitted) January-AprilJAN - APR Competitive scholarship application review April 1APR 1 Financial Aid award letters emailed Once a competitive scholarship application has been submitted, changes can only be made by contacting the Office of Financial Aid. Discover & Apply View all competitive scholarships Apply for scholarships National Merit Awards Platinum Award of Academic Distinction Students who are selected as National Merit Finalists, National Achievement Finalists, or National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars qualify for the Platinum Award of Academic Distinction. This 4-year award is valued at full tuition (up to 18 credit hours per semester), and also includes a course fee stipend (up to $1000), an on-campus housing allowance, and a meal plan allowance. Renewal is based on satisfactory academic progress and full-time student status. Gold Award of Academic Distinction Students who are selected as National Merit Semi-Finalists or National Achievement Semi-Finalists qualify for the UAH Gold Award of Academic Distinction. This 4-year award is valued at full tuition (up to 18 credit hours per semester) and also includes a course fee stipend (up to $1000). Renewal is based on satisfactory academic progress and full-time student status. *To receive a National Merit Award, students will need to submit an official copy of the award letter from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation to the Office of Financial Aid. These awards replace any UAH Merit Tuition Scholarship of equal or lesser value.