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Background

The UAB National Alumni Society Education Abroad Endowed Scholarship was established through the UAB National Alumni Society  to be used for the purpose of creating a sponsored student award at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

Requirements

The following guidelines will be used in administering and making awards from the UAB National Alumni Society Education Abroad Endowed Scholarship.

Applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled in or admitted to a degree-granting program (undergraduate or graduate) at UAB.
  • Demonstrate solid academic promise and achievement and have earned at least an overall 3.0 grade point average in coursework completed prior to the time of application.
  • Be seeking education abroad opportunities, and the Fund shall provide support to students on the basis of merit. 
  • Compose a 500-600 word statement on how studying abroad will help them achieve their career goals.
  • Applications for consideration should be submitted to the appropriate University office by the announced deadline, and selection of scholarship recipients will be made by a selection committee in accordance with these guidelines.  The University will be solely responsible for the final selection of the recipients.
  • UAB National Alumni Society Education Abroad Endowed Scholarship applications can be completed here.

Selection

The selection committee will select the recipient based on the above guidelines.  The committee will include representatives from the National Alumni Society, and the donor(s).  Applicants will be notified via e-mail regarding their status after the selection committee has met.

Award

This is an annual award and is not renewable. The NAS will award three one-time $750 scholarships.  These scholarships will be applied toward the recipient’s tuition and fees, and funds in excess of the amount required for tuition and fees may be disbursed to the student for education abroad expenses.