UAH National Merit Scholarship
Merit Tuition Scholarship
UAH’s merit tuition scholarships recognize incoming first-time freshmen (including international students) who have demonstrated superior academic achievement in high school. All merit tuition scholarships are four-year awards for fall and spring semesters, renewable each year based on full-time student status and satisfactory academic progress. No separate scholarship application is required. Students who submit an Application for Admission, official transcripts, and standardized test scores are automatically eligible for consideration.
The award amount is based on GPA and the highest composite ACT and/or SAT scores from one test sitting. UAH will take the highest score from any one test sitting until August 1 of your entering year, so make sure to send your scores if you take the ACT or SAT multiple times. If your GPA increases once we receive your final transcript and it puts you in a higher scholarship bracket, we will automatically upgrade your scholarship.
UAH Merit Tuition Scholarship Chart
ALABAMA RESIDENTS AND NON-RESIDENTS
|4.0+||50%||67%||100%||100% +on-campus housing|
|3.50 – 3.99||40%||45%||100%||100%|
|3.00 – 3.49||35%||35%||45%||50%|
|Charger Excellence*||Charger Distinction||Charger Scholar||Charger Achievement|
*Charger Excellence award covers on-campus housing in addition to tuition
The chart above represents UAH Merit Tuition scholarships as a percentage of tuition. Tuition is defined as the cost per credit hour of enrollment and does not include academic fees. Combined scholarship offers cannot exceed Cost of Attendance and usually do not exceed tuition unless otherwise specified such as on-campus housing.
Competitive Scholarships are made available to students through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. Student eligibility is based on a variety of criteria including academic interests and achievements, special talents, and demonstrated leadership. The UAH Scholarship Application is used to determine eligibility for all competitive scholarships. The priority deadline for submission of this application is December 15th. With their competitive nature, new students are urged to apply soon after admission to the University. Applications received after this date will still be considered for any remaining awards after the initial selection process has been completed.
Important Scholarship Dates
|August 1||Competitive scholarships application available|
|December 15||Deadline for priority consideration of competitive scholarships (student must be admitted).|
|January-April||Competitive scholarship application review|
|April 1||Financial Aid award letters mailed|
Once a competitive scholarship application has been submitted, changes can only be made by contacting the Office of Financial Aid.
National Merit Awards
Platinum Award of Academic Distinction
Students who are selected as National Merit Finalists, National Achievement Finalists, or National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars qualify for the Platinum Award of Academic Distinction. This 4-year award is valued at full tuition (up to 18 credit hours per semester), and also includes a course fee stipend (up to $1000), an on-campus housing allowance, and a meal plan allowance. Renewal is based on satisfactory academic progress and full-time student status.
Gold Award of Academic Distinction
Students who are selected as National Merit or National Achievement Semi-Finalists qualify for the UAH Gold Award of Academic Distinction. This 4-year award is valued at full tuition (up to 18 credit hours per semester) and also includes a course fee stipend (up to $1000). Renewal is based on satisfactory academic progress and full-time student status.
*To receive a National Merit Award, students will need to submit an official copy of the award letter from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation to the Office of Financial Aid. These awards replace any UAH Merit Tuition Scholarship of equal or lesser value.
UAH Foundation Presidential Scholarship
The UAH Foundation Presidential Scholarship is based upon academic merit and awarded each year to select incoming first-time freshmen graduating from public high schools located in Huntsville/Madison County, Alabama. Typically, two students are selected from each of the qualifying schools. This 4-year award is valued at full tuition (up to 18 credit hours per semester) for four years plus $500 toward course fees per year. Eligible candidates must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 in addition to a minimum ACT score of 25 or minimum SAT score of 1130. Candidates should submit a UAH Scholarship Application and a UAH Admission Application by the December 15 priority consideration date. Renewal is based on satisfactory academic progress and full-time student status.
These awards replace any UAH Merit Tuition Scholarship of equal or lesser value.
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