University of Alabama at Birmingham ACT & GPA-Based Scholarships for Alabama Residents
To be eligible for an academic scholarship at UAB, you must submit your admission application and all required documentation by December 1 of your senior year in high school. Entering freshmen who have their admission documents postmarked by that date are automatically considered for ACT & GPA-based scholarships. Your December test scores from your senior year will be the last scores considered for scholarship purposes. The examined GPA will be the cumulative GPA at the end of your junior year. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified students. Scholarships from specific schools and departments may require additional applications, and their deadlines may be earlier than December 1.
4-year awards based on ACT (or SAT equivalent) score and GPA:
| In-State Scholarships
|Presidential Recognition*||Tuition and fees||30-36 ACT||3.5 GPA or higher|
|Collegiate Honors||$5,500||27-29 ACT||3.5 GPA or higher|
|30-36 ACT||3.0-3.49 GPA|
|UAB Breakthrough||$3,000||24-26 ACT||3.5 GPA or higher|
|UAB Academic Achievement||$2,000||20-23 ACT||3.5 GPA or higher|
|24-29 ACT||3.0-3.49 GPA|
Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, residents of Alabama, and attending an Alabama high school. In-state scholarship eligibility is subject to the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.
Applicants may submit scores from either the old version of the SAT (critical reading + math only) or the redesigned SAT. To view equivalent scores, please refer to the College Board Concordance Tools.
*Presidential Recognition Scholarship recipients who have a composite ACT score of 33-36 may apply for the highly competitive Presidential and Endowed Scholarships. A supplemental scholarship application will be available to eligible students via the BSMART system beginning on October 1. If awarded, the Presidential or Endowed Scholarship will replace the Presidential Recognition Award. Approximately ten applicants will be selected to interview for the Regions Academic, Charles William Ireland Presidential Honors, and McCallum Presidential Scholarships in late February or early March. These three prestigious awards are endowed by companies and individuals with an extraordinary commitment to higher education at UAB.
- Regions Academic Scholarship: This renewable award annually provides $12,500 toward tuition costs and a UAB summer research stipend of $1,000. It also provides an on-campus housing allotment. (One student will be selected as the Regions Academic Scholar.)
- Charles William Ireland Presidential Honors Scholarship: This renewable award annually provides $12,000 toward tuition costs and a UAB summer research stipend of $1,000. It also provides an on-campus housing allotment. (One student will be selected as the Charles William Ireland Scholar.)
- McCallum Presidential Scholarship: This renewable award annually provides $12,000 toward tuition costs and a UAB summer research stipend of $1,000. It also provides an on-campus housing allotment. (One student will be selected as the McCallum Presidential Scholar.)
- UAB Presidential Scholarship: This renewable award provides tuition and instruction-related fees (up to 15 credit hours per semester for a total of 8 academic semesters). In addition, this scholarship provides an on-campus housing allotment for the freshman year. (A limited number of students will be selected as Presidential Scholars.)