University of Alabama In-State Merit Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $32,000
Awards Available: 8
Award Deadline: Nov 1, 2024

The University of Alabama offers some of the most generous scholarship opportunities in the state for qualifying Alabama students. Complete the steps below to maximize your scholarship and aid opportunities.

STEP 1: APPLY FOR ADMISSIONS & SCHOLARSHIPS

As a first-time freshman applicant, you must submit the following to be considered for admission:

  • Application for admission
  • Official high school transcript
  • Optional submission of official ACT or SAT test score*

*The University of Alabama will not require standardized ACT or SAT scores from students applying through the Fall 2025 Semester. For more information, see UA’s Freshman Requirements page.

STEP 2: MAXIMIZE YOUR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

To maximize scholarship opportunities, students who wish to enroll in the summer and fall semester should submit an application and all supporting documents by the priority deadline on January 15, or spring semester should submit an application and all supporting documents by the priority deadline on November 1.

If you are enrolling in the summer or fall semester as a main campus student and meet the January 15 priority deadline, you will be considered for competitive scholarships offered by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Scholarships, the National Alumni Association, academic colleges and all departments across campus. All summer and fall semester admits who meet the January 15 deadline will be emailed instructions to complete Freshman Supplemental Scholarship Application.

If you are enrolling in the spring semester as a main campus student and meet the November 1 priority deadline, you will be considered for competitive scholarships offered by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Scholarships.

If you are awarded a UA Competitive Admissions Scholarship but also meet the criteria for one or more Automatic Merit Scholarships, you will receive the highest of the scholarship offers.

Please visit the Scholarships FAQ page for additional details about UA’s competitive and automatic scholarships.

2024 In-State UA Competitive Admissions Scholarship

All students who have submitted an application and all supporting documents by the listed deadline are evaluated holistically, based upon academic and non-academic information provided on their admission application. Academic components considered include high school GPA and academic honors. Non-academic items include leadership experience, volunteer experience, extracurricular activities, employment and non-academic honors.

This scholarship has a value of $3,000 up to tuition.

Deadlines

  • Spring 2024: Students should submit an application and all supporting documents by November 1
  • Summer/Fall 2024: Students should submit an application and all supporting documents by January 15

Notifications*

  • 1st Round: mid-December for students who are admitted by October 15
  • 2nd Round: early February for students who are admitted by November 30
  • 3rd Round: early March for students who applied and submitted all supporting documents by January 15

*The listed notifications are for Summer and Fall Semester 2024 admits only. Because several factors go into a student’s competitive award, it will not be uncommon for students admitted by an earlier date to receive a later notification. If you do not receive notification for an early round, your scholarship application will roll to the third round for further review. All Spring Semester 2024 notifications will be released in mid-December.

2024 In-State Freshman Automatic Merit Scholarships

Scholarship Test Score* GPA Yearly Value

Presidential 30-36 ACT or 1360-1600 SAT 3.50+ Tuition

Foundation in Excellence 29 ACT or 1330-1350 SAT 3.50+ $9,000

Foundation in Excellence 30-36 ACT or 1360-1600 SAT 3.00-3.49 $9,000

Collegiate 28 ACT or 1300-1320 SAT 3.50+ $8,000

Collegiate 29 ACT or 1330-1350 SAT 3.00-3.49 $8,000

Capstone 27 ACT or 1260-1290 SAT 3.50+ $7,000

Capstone 28 ACT or 1300-1320 SAT 3.00-3.49 $7,000

UA Legends 26 ACT or 1230-1250 SAT 3.50+ $6,000

UA Legends 27 ACT or 1260-1290 SAT 3.00-3.49 $6,000

Crimson Achievement 25 ACT or 1200-1220 SAT 3.50+ $5,000

Crimson Achievement 26 ACT or 1230-1250 SAT 3.00-3.49 $5,000

UA Recognition 24 ACT or 1160-1190 SAT 3.50+ $4,000

UA Recognition 25 ACT or 1200-1220 SAT 3.00-3.49 $4,000

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