Crimson Scholarships are the premier competitive scholarships administered by the National Alumni Association. To be considered for Crimson Scholarships, an applicant must be a first-time freshman, have a minimum 3.8 cumulative GPA (4.0 scale), a minimum 32 ACT or 1450 SAT [evidence based reading and writing plus math] for in-state and 33 ACT or 1490 SAT [evidence based reading and writing plus math] for out-of-state applicants, and demonstrate extensive leadership. While not a requirement, we prefer an applicant is ranked in the top 2% of their high school graduating class. Only those first-time freshmen meeting the scholarship deadline of December 15 will be considered, and applicant must self-identify on the UA Application for Scholarships.
Crimson Scholarships typically pay:
A) Value of in-state or out-of-state tuition for 4 years
B) Plus an additional $3,500 per year for 4 years
C) $300 book grant each year for 4 years
D) $2,000 study abroad or summer research (to be used after one full academic year at UA)
Students from Madison County, Alabama, and the contiguous counties of Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, and Morgan, are given priority consideration for a Gowen or Steven Mitchell Crimson Scholarship and must submit a typed one-page narrative statement describing personal financial need.