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Scholarships of Interest to UAH Women and WGS Students


There are two types of scholarships available to women and WGS students at UAH, UAH scholarships coordinated through the Office of Financial Aid (and subject to the UAH online scholarship application), and outside scholarships coordinated by community organizations and available to UAH students (and subject to an independent application process).

You should also complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application even if you do not think you qualify for need-based assistance or don't plan to take out loans. Many of the merit-based scholarships require FAFSA. Also, you might qualify for a work-study job or need a loan for unexpected expenses. You must renew the FAFSA form every year.

For more information on Financial Aid, go to their website or visit the Office of Financial Aid in the Student Services Building, Suite 124.


UAH Scholarships

General Information for All UAH Scholarships

Harris Scholarship (endowed in honor of Kathryn L. Harris)

  • Who can apply? WGS minors (which requires completion of a POS)
  • How much? Approximately $700
  • Deadline? December 15
  • How to Apply? Complete UAH Scholarship Application
  • More information? See detailed information here or contact the WGS Program.

Heritage Junior Woman's Club Scholarship

(endowed by the Heritage Junior Woman's Club and John Hendricks, UAH history alum and founder and CEO of Discovery channel)

  • Who can apply? A woman History major at UAH
  • How much? Varies, but usually covers tuition for one course
  • Deadline? December 15
  • How to Apply? Complete UAH Scholarship Application
  • More information? Contact the chair of the History Department, 256-824-6310.

Non-UAH Scholarships

Women's Economic Development Council (WEDC) Foundation Grants

  • Who can apply? Madison, Morgan, Marshall, or Limestone county resident, currently enrolled at a SACSCOC-accredited institution or a two-year academic or technical training program, and currently employed (must provide pay stub). Students at four-year colleges must have completed 25 credit hours (as shown on transcript) and have a 2.5 GPA. Special consideration is given to applicants whose household income is no more than 2.5 times the federal poverty guidelines, and/or who are responsible for dependent care.
  • How much? $500 to $2,500, can be renewable
  • Deadline? February 1
  • How to Apply? Complete WEDC Scholarship Application.

ASIST (Adult Students in Scholastic Transitions) Scholarship from the Huntsville Chapter of Executive Women International

  • Who can apply? A non-traditional female student at a North Alabama university; financial need is a key criterion
  • How much? $1,500, with twelve $2,500 awards chosen nationally from chapter winners
  • Deadline? April (please check back for specific date)
  • How to Apply? Complete the EWI-Huntsville Scholarship Application. Completed applications go to Executive Women International, Huntsville Chapter, Angela Moulton, Scholarship Chair, P.O. Box 51, Huntsville, AL 35804-0051

Women's Opportunity Award from the Soroptimist International of Huntsville, AL

  • Who can apply? The Women's Opportunity Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their family, and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
  • How much? $1,500 to the local winner. Local winners are forwarded to a regional competition, which offers $5,000 to the winner and $3,000 to the runner-up. The regional winner competes in a national competition that offers $10,000.
  • Deadline? November 15
  • How to Apply? The application is available online here. Be sure to supply two references. The application is fillable and can be emailed to womensoppsouthern@soroptimist.net when complete.
  • More information? Contact info@soroptimisthsv.org.


Please also take a look at the dozens of scholarships for women posted at the Scholarships and Grants website.