As a service to our students, outside scholarship opportunities are listed below to provide additional financial assistance.

UAH does not fund or assist in the selection process for outside scholarships. Checks for outside scholarship awards should be mailed to the following address:

The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Office of Financial Aid, SSB 124
301 Sparkman Dr. 
Huntsville, AL 35899

For more information about these outside scholarships, please contact the pertinent organization directly.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants award a scholarship each year based on essays submitted by applicants. The web site contains the essay topic for the current year as well as application instructions and deadline information.

ACEC/Alabama Richard A. Groenendyke Scholarship

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Alabama awards two Richard A. Groenendyke scholarships each year to qualifying engineering students. Students must be entering their junior, senior, fifth, or master's degree year, during the upcoming fall semester to qualify. In addition, student applicants must be a United States citizen pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in engineering or in an accredited land-surveying program to qualify.

AFCEA Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association Scholarship

Open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in the STEM-related fields of Biometry/Biometrics, Computer Engineering, Computer Forensics Science, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Systems, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Geospatial Science, Information Science, Information Technology, Information Resource Management, Intelligence, Mathematics, Network Engineering, Network Security, Operations, Research, Physics, Robotics Engineering, Robotics Technology, Statistics, Strategic Intelligence,  and Telecommunications Engineering.

American Helicopter Society Scholarship Program

The Redstone Chapter, American Helicopter Society, annually offers several merit-based scholarships for students pursuing degrees in math, science, and engineering disciplines and who express potential interest in aviation engineering careers.

Army ROTC Scholarship

The U.S. Army offers scholarships to high school graduates attending a four year college program. Applicants must meet academic and physical standards, and agree to serve in the Army on active duty or in a reserve component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard). Follow the link provided or contact Mike Manning, Senior Military Science Instructor at or 256.824.6561.

BOMA Scholarship

BOMA of North Alabama awards a scholarship each year based on essays submitted by applicants that have a major in business, economics, or studies related to real estate management.

Daikin America Minority Scholarship

Daikin America, Inc., a leader in the Chemical and Fluoropolymer industry, will grant the scholarships in January 2022, to deserving minority college students from Morgan County. The selection process will consist of applications being screened by a panel of Daikin America, Inc. employees, with finalists being interviewed by a group panel consisting of Daikin America, Inc. employees, educational system employees, and local community leaders.Deadline for making application is November 30, 2021.

To be eligible to receive the scholarship, the applicant must be:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Living in Morgan County, Alabama
  • Of minority classification
  • In true and genuine need of funds in order to continue education
  • Enrolled (or will enroll at the beginning of the next semester term) as a full-time undergraduatecollege student
  • Must maintain a grade point average to be a student in good standing, not on probation

Flowers of the Future Foundation Scholarship

Flowers of the Future Foundation is proud to offer The Flowers of the Future academic scholarship for Huntsville City High School seniors and undergraduate students at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. This scholarship is part of the Flowers of the Future Foundation’s commitment to fostering the underserved and underprivileged youth from the Huntsville area.

Gilman International Scholarship Program 

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Developed under the framework of the Gilman International Scholarship Program, this scholarship is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid.

HASBAT Scholarship

The Huntsville Association of Small Business in Advance Technology (HASBAT) is a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of technologies in small businesses. HASBAT will award three scholarships to selected students from various colleges/universities within the Tennessee Valley area. Each scholarship will be valued at $1,500.

Health Professions Scholarship Program

The U.S. Army offers one of the most generous and comprehensive scholarships available in health care today – the F. Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HEPSP). If you want to become a physician, dentist, veterinarian, optometrist, clinical or counseling psychologist, and qualify, you could earn a full-tuition scholarship (including books, equipment, and most course fees), plus a monthly stipend of more than $1,992. For eligibility requirements and more information, go to, or email your local Army Health Care Recruiter at

Huntsville Madison County Builders Association

Any student pursuing an education in a building industry related field at a two-year community college, four-year college or university, or state accredited vo-tech school may apply for this scholarship. Building industry related fields include architecture, drafting, building science, civil engineering, or other housing industry vocations such as heating and air conditioning, electrical, masonry, carpentry, etc. Students must be residents of Madison County or contiguous counties.

IELTS USA Andrea Scott International Graduate Scholarship

This award is given in honor of the late Andrea Scott, a dedicated international education colleague, and Senior Product Champion at IELTS USA. It is designed to support an incoming international graduate student enrolling in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Linly Heflin Scholarship

The Linly Heflin Unit is dedicated to furthering the education of young women in Alabama who attend four-year Alabama colleges. Four-year scholarships are available for students who demonstrate financial need and academic proficiency.

Margaret McNamara Memorial Scholarships

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Scholarship was established in 1981 to honor the late Margaret McNamara and her commitment to the well-being of women and children in developing countries. The purpose of the grant is to support the education of women from developing countries who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in their home countries.

Matrix Scholarship

The Matrix scholarship is awarded to undergraduate transfer students who have between 24 and 60 credit hours. Special considerations may be made for “transfer-freshman”. The student must be a United States citizen. The recipient must also be enrolled in an MAE program and maintain a full-time student status. This scholarship is geared towards students who demonstrate financial needs.

Minority Students - College Affordability

A guidebook with information on a variety of scholarships, grants and other financial aid available to African-American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, LGBT and female students.

National Military Intelligence Foundation

The National Military Intelligence Foundation (NMIF) is pleased to announce its annual competition for scholarships to support students pursuing courses of study and formal degrees in intelligence studies and related disciplines. The awards for this year’s scholarship will be dependent on the donations received throughout the year.  

National Space Club Scholarships

The National Space Club offers three scholarships each year:  the National Space Club Keynote Scholarship ($10,000), the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Scholarship ($10,000) and the Olin E. Teague Scholarship ($4,000).

NOGLSTP Out to Innovate Scholarships

NOGLSTP established the Out To Innovate™ Scholarships for LGBT STEM Students. These scholarships are intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering,or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or an active ally of the LGBT community.

North Alabama Institute of Internal Auditors Scholarship

This $1,000.00 scholarship is awarded annually in November for the Spring semester to a Junior or Senior pursuing a degree in Accounting or Auditing. It can be applied to a student’s tuition, room and board. Student will also receive a luncheon (contingent upon the pandemic) provided by the NA IIA Chapter. The student must be enrolled at The University of Alabama in Huntsville or another qualifying local university.


    •  Student must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above (student must provide unofficial copy of transcript when essay is submitted).

    • Student can only win the scholarship one time.

    • Must meet one of the following Criteria below:

    • Be nominated by an Accounting or Auditing professor or

    • Each student must submit an essay meeting all requirements by the deadline established by the Scholarship Committee in order to qualify for the Scholarship.

    • The following concern Essay instructions:

       Essay Topic: What is your view of the importance of internal auditing to organizations?

      • Essay must be submitted in Word (essay must be at least 300 words and no more than 500 words double spaced, 12 point font)
      • Essays should be submitted by October 29, 2021 to

    Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program

    The Novus Biologicals Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a degree in a science related field twice a year. A $1500 (or international currency equivalent) scholarship will be awarded to one student for the fall and spring semesters.

    PlasticPlace Green Scholarship Award

    The Plastic Place Green Scholarship is awarded to select applicants with strong academic credentials based on GPA and SAT scores along with a winning essay on the designated topic.

    Redstone Federal Credit Union

    Each year, RFCU offers a $2,000 scholarship to students who are primary account holders in good standing at Redstone Federal Credit Union. Applicants must be pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree. 

    Scholarships Available from Philosophical Educational Organization (P.E.O.)

    Three scholarship opportunities for women are available from P.E.O.

    1. P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund
    This scholarship is targeted toward women pursuing a graduate degree full-time, who are not US citizens or permanent residents, and who plan to return to their home country after graduation. Applicants must have one full year of coursework remaining before graduation. Scholarships are valued at a maximum of $12,500.

    2. P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education
    This grant is targeted toward women pursuing their undergraduate degree who are US citizens. Applicants must be non-traditional students in the sense that their post-secondary education has been interrupted for at least 2 years and they have now returned to the classroom. Applicants must be within 2 years of completing their degree. Grants are valued at a maximum of $3,000.

    3. P.E.O. Scholar Awards
    This award is targeted toward women pursuing their Ph.D. full-time, who are US citizens and are within 2 years of completing their degree (in addition to their dissertation). Awards are valued at a maximum of $10,000.

    For more information please visit Women helping women reach for the stars | P.E.O. International and click on "P.E.O. Projects" or contact Barbara Tonn at Future of Assisted Living Scholarship awards two $2,000 scholarships to applicants who submit the most compelling essay on this topic: "How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town?"

    Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

    A Place for Mom, a leader in the senior living industry, provides $1,000 scholarships for five students enrolled in the fields of gerontology, long-term care administration, social work, medicine, nursing, or sociology. Students must submit a 500 word minimum essay on the selected topic.

    Solar Action Alliance Scholarship

    Solar Action Alliance is a group of environmentalists who want to spread the word about the most clean, reliable, and abundant source of renewable energy: the sun.  This organization is offering a $1000 scholarship. Applicants must submit an essay answering this question: What excites you most about the future of solar?

    Soroptimist International of Huntsville Live Your Dream Award

    The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women program has been helping women around the world since 1972. This program provides grants to women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training.

    You are eligible to apply if you are a woman with primary financial responsibility for yourself and your dependents, are attending an undergraduate degree program, and have financial need. This scholarship has local, regional, and national awards.

    For more information and application documents please contact Nancy Wehl at

    Southern Automotive Women's Forum

    The SAWF Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women who are enrolled or enrolling in a STEM field at an accredited two-year technical program, four-year undergraduate program, or graduate program that can be used for a career in the automotive industry.

    Structural Engineers Association of Alabama Scholarship

    This scholarship program was founded in 2014 to benefit the future structural engineers in our state, and have since distributed more than $10,000 in scholarships to several Alabama students. Scholarships are available to students who are both residents of Alabama and fall into one of the following categories:

    • Final year undergraduate students of an accredited program
    • College students entering an accredited Graduate or Doctoral Program
    • Post-graduate students continuing in an accredited Graduate or Doctoral Program
    • Persons employed in the field of structural engineering and licensed as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) entering an accredited Graduate or Doctoral Program

    Applications are to be postmarked no later than April 6, 2017.

    The Huntsville Post, S.A.M.E

    The Huntsville Post, S.A.M.E. Scholarship includes a $1,000 scholarship and a $2,000 scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students with a declared major of engineering, mathematics or natural science. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, evidence of serious scholastic attitude, leadership qualities, and well rounded personal development. 

    Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Award

    The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program includes two (2) $10,000 scholarships and four (4) $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field.

    WEDC Foundation

    The WEDC Foundation helps women make their dreams of economic independence come true. While over $100,000 in scholarships has been given to women, the program is unique –more than money is given. Financial assistance, mentors and professional development programs are provided to women in Madison, Marshall, Morgan, and Limestone counties of Alabama who are driven to overcome daunting hurdles and obtain a college degree or a technical training certificate.

    Whirlwind Steele Student Scholarship

    Whirlwind Steele awards a $1,000 scholarship per semester to a construction, engineering, or architecture student who submits an essay and video indicating who or what inspired them to enter the construction or engineering field.

    Women in Aerospace (WIA) Foundation 

    The Women in Aerospace (WIA) Foundation offers three $2,000 merit-based scholarships to college seniors. Eligible applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.00, must be female, and must be rising college seniors.

    Women In Defense

    The focus of the scholarship is on the following preferred fields of study: security studies, military history, government relations, engineering, computer science, cybersecurity, physics, mathematics, business (as it relates to national security or defense), law (as it relates to national security or defense), international relations, political science, and economics. Others will be considered if the applicant can successfully demonstrate relevance to a career in the areas of national security or defense.