How do I accept my scholarship offer?

  • Step 1: Go to my.uah.edu
  • Step 2: Log in using your ChargerID and Password
  • Step 3: Under the "Financial Aid" tab, select AWARD
  • Step 4: Click on: AWARD FOR AID YEAR
  • Step 5: Select Aid Year
  • Step 6: Go to the tab labeled "Accept Award Offer"
  • Step 7: Click the "Accept All Awards" button or accept the selected award

Why is it important to submit my scholarship application by the priority date?

Students who submit their scholarship application by the priority date will be considered in the first round of scholarship recipient selection and will be considered for all scholarships awarded for that academic year. Submitting an application by the priority date is probably the most important action a student can take to maximize their chances of being selected to receive a UAH competitive scholarship.

If the priority date has already passed, should I still submit a scholarship application?

Yes, and the sooner, the better! There are a number of scholarships that are awarded after the first round of recipient selection. Students submitting applications after the priority date will be considered for any remaining scholarships.

My GPA is just average – should I bother to submit a scholarship application?

Absolutely! Although most scholarships do take academic merit into consideration, there are many scholarships that also look at other factors such as leadership, citizenship, community services, membership in certain organizations, and a host of other criteria.

Who selects the scholarship recipients?

Scholarship committees are formed for recipient selection and based on the rules for each award, may include  the dean of a particular college, faculty members, representatives from various offices on campus, or even members of campus-based or outside organizations. 

How are scholarship recipients notified?

Notification will be emailed to the recipient's UAH email address. The award offer will also be posted to the student's my.UAH account. There may be a time limit to accept a competitive scholarship offer. Students are encouraged to check their UAH email regularly so as not to miss any scholarship opportunities.

Can scholarship funds be used for anything other than tuition?

UAH merit scholarships are for tuition only. Other awards typically do not stipulate a specific use and can be used for any college expenses.

How does participating in the co-op program affect my scholarship?

Students who are participating in a UAH approved co-op may be eligible for alternative scholarship scheduling. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information about how a co-op will affect the payment and renewal of your scholarship.

What are the requirements for renewal?

Most scholarships have the following three requirements for renewal: (1) the student must attempt full-time enrollment (12 hours) both fall and spring semesters; (2) the student must successfully complete a combined total of 24 credit hours for the fall and spring semesters; and (3) the student must maintain a minimum 3.00 cumulative UAH GPA. However, there are a few scholarships that have different renewal requirements. Be sure to read the scholarship description on your my.UAH account to verify the requirements for your specific scholarship. Also be aware that not all scholarships are renewable. Again, refer to your award letter and scholarship description for complete information.

When do renewal evaluations occur?

Renewal evaluations occur after every semester.

I received an outside scholarship. Where should the donor send my award?

The donor should clearly identify the scholarship recipient on the check stub or in an accompanying letter, along with any specific requirements or instructions. This information along with the check should be sent to:

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