In the 2015-2016 session, the Staff Senate established a scholarship for UAH staff members working toward earning a degree at UAH.

The Staff Senate Scholarship program has been designed to support and encourage employee development through formal education, with a priority on the attainment of a baccalaureate degree and beyond at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. It has been established with the purpose of reimbursing staff for a portion of their book and fee expenditures.

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The Staff Senate Scholarship is funded entirely by individual donations. Any amount is greatly appreciated!

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Scholarship Eligibility

In order to be eligible, staff member needs to have a 3.0 GPA for any program they are enrolled and have at least 6 program credit hours completed.

All staff members who have worked at UAH for one year are eligible to receive the Staff Senate Scholarship and are automatically entered as a candidate when a Tuition Assistance Form is submitted. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on years of service, highest level of education obtained, type of degree currently enrolled (Bachelors, Masters, PhD/DNP, Certificate or non-degree) and current GPA and accumulated credit hours.

Years of Service

1 to 2 years3 to 5 years6 to 8 years9 to 10 years11+ years
1 Point 2 Points 3 Points 4 Points 5 Points

Highest Level of Education Reached

Terminal DegreeMasters DegreeBachelors DegreeAssociate DegreeNo Degree
1 Point 2 Points 3 Points 4 Points 5 Points

Currently Enrolled in...

Non-degreeCertificateTerminal DegreeMasters DegreeBachelors Degree
1 Point 2 Points 3 Points 4 Points 5 Points

In the event there is still a tie, Financial Aid may review an essay box of 200 words asking the applicant to provide any additional information they would like to include about themselves. This could be used to provide a reason why they are seeking their degree, financial need, or perhaps staff awards received. Since this is subjective, it should only be used in the event the students have the same rubric score, GPA and program credit hours. This is not a financial need scholarship so one reason weighs more than any other.