The actual area of this Diversity Merit Scholarship is this called the National Recognition Package Fall 2021. First off, the University of Alabama’s motto is “where legends are made.” If that isn’t a reason to apply or find a scholarship to attend, then here are a few more ideas as to what the University of Alabama is all about. Currently, the University of Alabama’s tally for excellence where they have 5 million hours of volunteer led by UA members, 59 Goldwater scholars, and 37 faculty national science foundation career award winners.
The list of famous individuals who have attended UA are, Johnny Mack Brown who was the star of the historic 1926 Rose Bowl win. Winston Groom who wrote the book “Forrest Gump” that became an academy award winning movie. Maud McLure Kelly who became the first woman to practice law and was part of the woman’s suffrage movement. Nelle Harper Lee author of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” With a ton of comedians, actors, authors, quarterbacks, lawyers, and governors that have UA as the university they attended.
Eligibility & Requirements
- Take the PSAT/NMSQT by October of junior year
- Achieve the minimum requested PSAT/NMSQT scores (qualifying level may vary by state each year).
- Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year.
- Identify as African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Indigenous, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town.
- College Board will invite eligible students to apply for the program online.
- If you are granted national recognition by the College Board National Recognition Programs, your high school counselor or principal will receive a mailed award letter and you will receive a certificate and emailed notification in September of your senior year.
How to Apply
By following the additional steps above, you should apply for admission to UA and apply for scholarships and financial aid by following the steps below. Please keep in mind that the following list does not include every step of the enrollment process or the financial aid process. More information is available on the pages linked in the boxes below.
- Apply to UA
- The application goes live in July prior to your senior year in high school. Be sure to read further based on what the scholarship entails and what you must do as student to attend.
- Understand what competitive scholarships
- Be admitted before January 15 to apply and receive priority consideration for all of UA’s competitive scholarships including diversity based competitive awards.
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) beginning in October of your senior year. Please note, submitting your FAFSA by December 1 ensure priority consideration for all types of financial aid.
Reward from the scholarship
- The cost of tuition for 4 years (8 semesters)
- $1,000/year stipend for 4 years (8 semesters)
- First year of undergraduate on-campus housing at regular room rate (based on assignment by Housing and Residential Communities)
Submit your certificate to the scholarship email before May 1
Learn more about the scholarship here: https://scholarships.ua.edu/freshman/diversity-merit-scholarship/