Freshman Academic Scholarships

UAH recognizes new first-time freshmen who have demonstrated superior academic achievement in high school. Scholarship consideration will be given to all first-time freshmen who are offered admission to UAH. No separate scholarship application is required.

Award amounts are based on each student's high school GPA, ACT or SAT score, and residency status. All Freshman Academic Scholarships are four-year awards for undergraduate work for the fall and spring semesters, renewable each semester based on full-time student status and satisfactory academic progress.

Academic Scholarship Requirements

2024-2025 Academic 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 Competitive Scholarship Dates

August 1August 1 Competitive scholarships application available
December 15December 15

Deadline for priority consideration of competitive scholarships (student must be admitted)

January-April January - April Competitive scholarship application review

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

Students recognized as National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholar Corporation, and who are admitted to UAH prior to May 31st, will be eligible to receive the National Merit UAH Platinum Scholarship. Students must list The University of Alabama in Huntsville as their college choice by May 31st.  The National Merit UAH Platinum Scholarships provides:

  • Full tuition (up to 18 credit hours per semester), for a total of eight semesters of undergraduate coursework 
  • One year of on-campus housing at a regular room rate
  • Course fees up to $500 per academic year
  • A one-time $3,000 UAH led summer study-abroad allowance (this can only be utilized during a summer term)