The 2022-2023 General Assistance Scholarship application deadline is March 1, 2022. Students who complete the Honors College scholarship application and meet eligibility criteria will be considered for all awards for which they qualify.

Honors College students who are in good standing with an overall GPA of 3.3 (for students on a 2019-2020 and older catalog year) or a UA GPA of 3.5 (for students on a 2020-2021 and newer catalog year) may apply and be considered.

Scholarships may not be used in a term after a student’s graduation. Students must be currently enrolled in or have successfully completed Honors College coursework in order to be eligible to apply for scholarships. Students who have not enrolled in or successfully completed Honors College coursework will not be selected as a recipient for an Honors College scholarship – Education Abroad or General Tuition Assistance.

Education Abroad


Beginning December 2019, the Education Abroad Office and the Honors College partnered to administer scholarships which support Honors students’ study abroad experiences. Honors College Education Abroad 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 must complete the Education Abroad Grant application (by stated deadlines). Those who do will be automatically considered for those scholarships. By completing one Education Abroad grant application, Honors students are considered for both Honors Travel scholarships and Education Abroad grant funding.

Questions regarding Education Abroad grant assistance and scholarships should be directed to the Education Abroad office.

General Assistance


General Assistance Scholarships may also be available for students. Scholarships are awarded based on need and/or merit. All eligible Honors students are encouraged to apply.

Scholarship recipients will be required to write a letter of appreciation to the donor of their scholarship.  Questions regarding Honors College scholarships should be directed to honors@ua.edu.

Students must be currently enrolled in or have successfully completed Honors College coursework in order to be eligible to apply for scholarships. Students who have not enrolled in or successfully completed Honors College coursework will not be selected as a recipient for an Honors College scholarship – Education Abroad or General Tuition Assistance.

To Apply: Please visit the “Student” tab in MyBama and select the “Tuition Support” link within the Honors College block. Read over our tips for successful application here. 

Below are brief descriptions of scholarships which 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.

Richard G. Adams Jr. Endowed Support Fund
Honors College students pursuing a finance career path with the ability to take part in professional development travel opportunities and to accept prominent internships in high-cost areas such as New York City. Specifically, exceptional students who would not otherwise be able to afford to participate in prestigious programs such as the Investment Banking Academy.

Michael W. Adcock Endowed Scholarship
Honors College students majoring or minoring in political science, whose enrollment would enhance the diversity of the student population in the Honors College, who demonstrate financial need and are participating in summer internship programs in Washington D.C.