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.

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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 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.