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. While award recipients are only required to take a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, merit tuition scholarships cover up to 18 credit hours per semester. UAH encourages recipients to take 16 or more credit hours per semester in order to graduate in four years, resulting in significant cost savings for the completion of your degree. Renewal Criteria Merit tuition scholarships are renewable for up to eight total semesters of award. Renewal each semester is contingent upon meeting the following requirements: Remain classified as an undergraduate student; Enroll full-time each consecutive fall and spring term; Earn a minimum 2.00 UAH GPA each semester; Maintain a minimum cumulative UAH GPA of 3.00; Earn a minimum of 6 credit hours each fall and spring semester and; Earn a minimum of 24 combined credit hours from fall and spring of the same academic year Renewal eligibility will be evaluated at the end of each semester.