Honors Scholarships

The following scholarships are available for current Honors College students in good standing who will be enrolled in coursework in the upcoming academic year. Good standing indicates a GPA of 3.3 or higher and timely progress in fulfilling Honors course requirements. The scholarships may not be used in a term after a student’s graduation.

2015-2016 Honors College Study Abroad Scholarship Application – Apply Here

All questions regarding Honors College scholarships should be directed to honors@ua.edu, and all questions regarding prestigious external scholarships should be directed to gsloan@bama.ua.edu.

Tuition Assistance

Scholarships will be awarding ranging from $500 -$2000 for tuition support, but funds will be credit against any balance on a student’s account. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, need, and a combination of merit and need, so we encourage all eligible Honors students to apply. Scholarship recipients will be required to write a letter to the donor of their scholarship. The tuition scholarship application traditionally opens in January and is awarded for the following academic year.

Vergil Parks McKinley Sr. Student Excellence Award – This scholarship is available to Honors College students who have not received any other scholarships and demonstrate financial need, though not necessarily by federal guidelines.

Barrett & Tollie Shelton Endowed Scholarship – This scholarship is available to students who are members of the Honors College and demonstrate financial need, though not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines.

Olin B. King Endowed Achievement Scholarship – This scholarship is intended to help Honors College students who have proven academic merit in their collegiate careers.

John H. Josey Endowed Scholarship – This is an achievement scholarship awarded to students who have performed well academically in college, regardless of test scores.

Carl and Ann Jones Endowed Achievement Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to Honors College students who have proven academic merit in their collegiate careers.

Gwaltney Family Foundation Endowed Honors College Scholarship – Consideration given only to students studying in the areas of Health and Medical Sciences with preference to those with a particular interest in cystic fibrosis and/or juvenile diabetes.

R. Ronald Mize Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to a student studying finance or accounting.

Mary and E. Ray Ritch Endowed Scholarship – Consideration given only to students that graduated from Madison County schools. This scholarship is intended to help Honors College students who have proven academic merit.

Bernice Strickland Kittrell Endowed Scholarship – Consideration given only to students that graduated from Mobile County schools. This scholarship may be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need not necessarily defined by federal guidelines.

EBSCO Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to Honors College students who have shown a combination of academic merit and financial need in their collegiate careers.

Cecil Fain Hackney, Jr. Endowed Scholarship – This scholarship is intended to help Honors College students pursuing academic coursework, travel, or research not covered by current scholarship support.

Study Abroad and Travel

Scholarships with awards ranging from $500 -$1500 for students who will be studying abroad. Scholarship recipients will verify their eventual participation in an overseas program and submit a one-page description of the experience to the Honors College. The application for study abroad and travel scholarships traditionally opens in November to support study abroad experiences in the following summer, fall, and spring terms.

Allen L. Yielding Endowed Travel Support Fund

Cox International Study Fund – Preference given to students going to Italy or France.

McWane Honors Program Endowed Travel Support Scholarship

Research

Applications are available upon request.

McWane Undergraduate Research Fellowship – Awards up to $1500 for students engaged in a research or creative project with a mentoring faculty member. These awards provide support for students who plan to be involved in a research or creative effort that is individual or collaborative. Scholarship recipients will verify their eventual participation in the proposed research endeavor and submit a one-page description of the research project to the Honors College.