UAH recognizes new first-time freshmen (including international students) who have demonstrated superior academic achievement in high school. All Freshman Academic Scholarships are four-year awards for fall and spring semesters, renewable each semester based on full-time student status and satisfactory academic progress. 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, highest ACT or SAT score from one test sitting, and residency status. Students are encouraged to take the ACT and/or SAT multiple times. Please note, updated high school transcripts and test scores received after May 1, 2024 will not be considered for a scholarship upgrade.

UAH does not accept ACT superscores for admissions or scholarship consideration. 

The scholarships below indicate the amount awarded per academic year to students who are NOT Alabama or Tennessee residents.  

2024-2025 Freshman Out-of-State Academic Scholarships

ACT 25-27 28-31 32-35 36
1200-1300 1310-1440 1450-1590 1600
4.0+ $13,670 $18,230 $20,500 TUITION*
3.50 - 3.99 $13,670 $18,230 $20,500 $20,500
3.00 - 3.49 $11,380 $13,670 $15,965 $15,965
UAH Presidential* UAH Academic Excellence UAH Academic Merit UAH Academic Recognition

*Covers one year of university housing at a regular room rate.

 Please note, this chart represent scholarship opportunities for the 2024-2025 academic year. Scholarship offerings are reviewed each academic year and are subject to change.

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