2024 Application Guide for University of Alabama Academic Elite Scholarship


Scholarship Awarding University: 
University of Alabama

Type of degree: 

Scholarship Deadline: 

Applications for this scholarship will end on the 15th of December, 2023

Scholarship Summary: 
Eligible freshmen students (domestic) who are admitted and submit a scholarship application with all required supporting documents by the deadline will be eligible for the University of Alabama competitive Academic Elite scholarship.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
To qualify for the Academic Elite Scholarship, students must;
i. earn a high school GPA of 3.8;
ii. earn an ACT score of 32 or a SAT score of 1420;
iii. be accepted as a member of the University Fellows Experience (UFE)

Value of Scholarship: 
There are a total of 8 academic elite scholars named each year and these scholarships are awarded for 4 years.

Seven Academic Elite Scholarship recipients will receive:
i. Tuition cost
ii. One year of on-campus housing at regular room rate
iii. $8,500 stipend per year undergraduate supplemental scholarship for four years
iv. $2,000 book scholarship ($500 per year for four years)

The top Academic Elite Scholarship recipient will receive:
i. Tuition cost
ii. One year of on-campus housing at regular room rate
iii. $8,500 stipend for the first year
iv. $18,500 stipend for years 2-4
v. One-time undergraduate allowance of $5,000 for use in summer research or international study (after completing one year of study at UA)
vi. $2,000 book scholarship ($500 per year for four years)

Scholarship Application Guide:
To apply for this scholarship, you must; 
i. Be admitted into the University of Alabama and meet the eligibility requirements stated above.
ii. Once accepted to the University of Alabama, a student can access both the Honors College and the UFE online applications . Students in UFE must be members of the Honors College; they may apply to the Honors College before applying to UFE or at the same time. UFE applications must be submitted online by the deadline of Dec. 15, 2023; 
iii. A required letter of recommendation must be submitted for applicants through the online system by Jan. 12, 2024 (limit to one letter per applicant). 
  • Recommenders will be notified by email when an applicant selects them as a recommender.
iv. Students will be notified of their application status through their Crimson Mail accounts by early February. 
v. Semi-finalists will receive Zoom or phone interviews, and finalists will be invited to on-campus interviews in late February

The UFE selection committee will consider the candidate’s record of impact in their community, leadership achievements, extracurricular activities, and the candidate’s essays much more heavily than grades and test scores. The UFE seeks students who ultimately will make a difference throughout their lives, 
therefore, creativity, productivity, community engagement, leadership, and personal growth are points to highlight on your resume and in your essays.

Scholarship Website: 
Find more information on this scholarship opportunity at the University of Alabama Academic Elite Scholarship Page.