Scholarships may be available for current Honors College students who are in good standing with an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher, and making timely progress in fulfilling the Honors course requirements. The scholarships may not be used in a term after a student’s graduation.

Education Abroad


Starting December 2019, the Education Abroad office, will partner with the Honors College to administer scholarships that support Honors student’s study abroad experiences. Those Travel Honors Scholarships include:

  • Allen L. Yeilding Endowed Travel Support Fund
  • Cox International Study Fund  (awarded to students going to Italy or France)
  • McWane Honors Program Endowed Travel Support Scholarship.

Honors students who are interested in applying for the Yeilding, Cox or McWane Travel Honors Scholarships must complete the Education Abroad Grant application and will automatically considered for those scholarships. By completing one Education Abroad grant application, Honors students will be considered for both Honors Travel Scholarships and Education Abroad Grant funding.

All questions regarding Education Abroad scholarships should be directed to the Education Abroad office.

General Assistance


General Assistance Scholarships may also be available for students. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need, need and merit, and merit, so all eligible Honors students are encouraged to apply. Scholarship recipients will be required to write a letter to the donor of their scholarship.  All questions regarding Honors College scholarships should be directed to honors@ua.edu.

The 2020-2021 General Assistance Scholarship application deadline is March 2, 2020.

To Apply: Please visit the Academics tab in MyBama and select the “Tuition Support” link within the Honors College block.

Below is a brief description of the scholarships that may be awarded through the Honors College.

Vergil Parks McKinley Sr. Student Excellence Award
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
Honors College students who demonstrate financial need, though not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines.

Olin B. King Endowed Achievement Scholarship
Honors College students who have proven academic merit in their collegiate careers.

John H. Josey Endowed Scholarship
Honors College students who have performed well academically in college, regardless of test scores.

Carl and Ann Jones Endowed Achievement Scholarship
Honors College students who have proven academic merit in their collegiate careers.

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

Ronald Mize Scholarship
Honors College students who are studying finance or accounting.

Mary and E. Ray Ritch Endowed Scholarship
Honors College students who graduated from Madison County schools and have proven academic merit.

Bernice Strickland Kittrell Endowed Scholarship
Honors College students who graduated from Mobile County schools and demonstrate financial need, though not necessarily defined by federal guidelines.

EBSCO Scholarship
Honors College students who have shown a combination of academic merit and financial need in their collegiate careers.

Cecil Fain Hackney, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Honors College students pursuing academic coursework, travel, or research not covered by current scholarship support.

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.