The Student Relations Committee established a new scholarship endowment in 1994 to honor the National Alumni Society's Distinguished Alumni Award recipients. Funds for the establishment of this endowment were generated by the NAS's special fundraising events and other gifts. Each year a one-time scholarship of $4,000 is awarded to a student in honor of the recipient and must be enrolled in the school or course of study of the recipient.
At the 2012 Annual Alumni Awards Luncheon, Ms. Phyllis Norton DePiano was named the 2012 UAB National Alumni Society Distinguished Alumna recipient. As a part of this award, Ms. DePiano will have a one-time, $4,000 scholarship awarded in her name. The Ms. Phyllis Norton DePiano Distinguished Alumni Scholarship will be awarded to a student from her area of study at UAB, the Department of Accounting and Finance.
Applicants must have:
1. Completed application from the department liaison
2. At least two letters of recommendation
3. Minimum GPA of 3.5
4. Demonstrated leadership abilities while at UAB
5. The possibility of becoming an active and supportive alumnus/na
6. Community involvement
Applications are available through the office of the designated school contact.
The Office of Alumni Affairs will work with the department or area in the field of study of the current distinguished alumnus/na. The contact in the school will collect the applications and work with the dean and the recipient of the award. Six students will be forwarded to the Office of Alumni Affairs and interviewed by a panel of UAB alumni, faculty, and staff.
The recipients of this $4,000 award will receive a non-renewable, one-time disbursement at the beginning of the fall semester for tuition and fees only. No cash disbursements are allowed.
A one-time disbursement of funds will be transferred prior to the beginning of fall semester.