Freshman Scholarships

It's important to recognize those incoming freshmen with excellent academic records and outstanding promise.╠ř At ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻUniversity, we do this by offering a limited number of renewable merit scholarships.╠řThere is no separate scholarship application.╠řAll ┐█┐█┤ź├Ż are considered for these opportunities on the basis of their admissions applications and supporting documentation (e.g. official high school transcripts, etc.).╠ř

Please note the following: 

  • The Distinguished Presidential and University Merit Scholarship is ONLY┬áfor applicants who apply for Standard Admission.
  • The Alabama Incentive Grant is ONLY for qualified Alabama residents.╠ř

Academic Scholarships/Grants for Incoming Freshmen 2023-2024

SAT Total
Distinguished Presidential 3.7 1300-1420+ 28-32+ Full tuition, room/board, fees, and $800 books 3.25/30
University Merit 3.5 1200-1290 25-27 Full tuition + $800 books 3.0/30
University Achievement 3.3 1100-1190 22-24 $10,000 3.0/30
Alabama Incentive Grant 2.8 1030-1090 20-21 $5,000 + housing 3.0/30
┐█┐█┤ź├ŻUniversity Grant 3.1 1030-1090 20-21 $8,000 3.0/30

Merit Based Scholarship and Grant Policies

  • Scholarships and grant funds awarded, once combined with and any external awards cannot exceed the .
  • If your reveals that you are eligible for , your institutional scholarship and grant awards will be adjusted to direct cost of attendance.
  • ┬áAll new ┐█┐█┤ź├Ż are required to pay a non-refundable $400.00 enrollment fee┬áby the priority date stated on your scholarship letter.╠ř If enrollment fee is not received by the date, the award is subject to cancellation.
  • Scholarship and Grant awards DO NOT cover the University's non-refundable enrollment┬áfee.
  • Recipients of the aforementioned University merit scholarships and grants must meet the cumulative college grade point average and completed credit hours for each academic year to maintain the award and apply for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Thurgood Marshall Foundation Scholarships.╠ř
  • Scholarships are not transferable to other terms or years of entry to ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻUniversity, and it is not transferable to other institutions or individuals.
  • Scholarships and grants are subject to availability of University funds and the completion of the .╠ř
  • The University reserves the right to revoke any scholarship and grant awards for ┐█┐█┤ź├Ż whose final cumulative high school grade point average and standardized test score(s) fall below the scholarship requirement.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • October 1: is available online