First-time Freshman students admitted for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 terms will be considered for Merit Tuition Scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year.

2019-2020 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 year 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.

The award amount is based on GPA and the highest composite ACT and/or SAT scores from one test sitting. UAH will take the highest score from any one test sitting until July 1 of your entering year, so make sure to send your scores if you take the ACT or SAT multiple times. If your GPA increases once we receive your final transcript and it puts you in a higher scholarship bracket, we will automatically upgrade your scholarship. Please note that your final transcript and test scores must be received by the Office of Admissions no later than July 1 of the year you graduate high school for scholarship consideration. 

2019-2020 Merit Tuition Scholarship Chart


ACT 25-27 28-29 30-33 34-35 36
1200-1300 1310-1380 1390-1510 1520-1590 1600
4.0+ 50% 67% 100% 100% 100% *
3.50 - 3.99 40% 45% 100% 100% 100%
3.00 - 3.49 35% 35% 45% 50% 50%
Charger Excellence* Charger Distinction Charger Scholar Charger Achievement

*Charger Excellence award covers two years of university housing in addition to tuition

This chart represents Freshman Merit Tuition Scholarship opportunities for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please note that scholarship offerings are reviewed each academic year and are subject to change.

This chart represents UAH Merit Tuition scholarships as a percentage of tuition. Tuition is defined as the cost per credit hour of enrollment and does not include academic fees. Combined scholarship offers cannot exceed Cost of Attendance and usually do not exceed tuition unless otherwise specified such as on-campus housing.

Resident status includes residents of Alabama and the following Tennessee counties: Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore and Marion.


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