Scholarships

The College of Arts and Sciences offers scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. Many require you to already be enrolled in the college; however, there are some awards available for incoming students. Most scholarships and awards range in value between $500 and $1,000, though there are exceptions.

Scholarship are offered during a limited time each academic year (typically December 1 through February 15). Detailed information on the scholarship application process will be available soon.

In addition to college-wide scholarships, many Departments offer their own scholarships. If you are interested in a scholarship or award offered by a specific department, please visit its website for more information.

Scholarships Offered by the College of Arts and Sciences

The George F. Brockman IV Endowed Scholarship

The Brockman Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, Mathematics, or Physics who have demonstrated solid academic promise and have at least an overall 3.0 grade point average (GPA). The Brockman Scholarship is an annual award. Recipients of the scholarship may not apply for the award in subsequent years.

The Dean’s Scholarship

The Dean’s Scholarship is given by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Dean’s Scholarship is a College-wide scholarship and is open to students currently enrolled in or admitted to a degree-granting program in the College of Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated solid academic promise and leadership qualities, and have at least an overall 3.0 GPA. The scholarships are available for undergraduate, graduate, and study away students. The Dean’s Scholarship is an annual award. Recipients of this scholarship may apply for the award in subsequent years as long as they maintain the required 3.0 GPA.

The God at the Speed of Light Endowed Scholarship

The God at the Speed of Light Endowed Scholarship was created by Dr. T. Lee Baumann in recognition of Dr. Baumann’s dedicated interest in quantum physics and the publication of his book, God at the Speed of Light, which focuses on the study of nature and light and Dr. Baumann’s theory of science and spirituality. There are four God at the Speed of Light scholarships available, one for an incoming freshman, one for a sophomore, one for a junior, and one for a senior. Applicants must currently be enrolled in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, Mathematics, or Physics and have demonstrated solid academic promise and have at least an overall 2.5 GPA. The God at the Speed of Light Endowed Scholarship is a renewable award if the required acadmic conditions are met.

The Tennant and Susan McWilliams Endowed Fund

The McWilliams Fund provides scholarship support to the Departments of Government, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, History, Anthropology, or Justice Sciences, as well as the Study Abroad Program and the Pre-Law Program. The scholarship was named for former Dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tennant McWilliams, and his wife, Susan McWilliams, a long time staff member of UAB.

The Jane White Mulkin Endowed Scholarship

The Mulkin Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in the Departments of Art and Art History, Communication Studies, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, or Theatre. Applicants must have demonstrated academic promise and earned at least an overall 2.5 GPA in coursework completed prior to application. Leadership ability and potential as demonstrated through extracurricular activities, job-related performance, or similar experiences may be considered in awarding these scholarships. Preference will be given to applicants who are deserving of financial assistance, particularly non-traditional students who are attending school while working and caring for their families. The Mulkin Endowed Scholarship is an annual award. Recipients of the scholarship may apply for the award in subsequent years.

The National Alumni Society Dean’s Scholarship

The National Alumni Society Dean’s Scholarship is given by the UAB National Alumni Society. It is a College-wide scholarship and is open to students currently enrolled in or admitted to a degree-granting program in the College of Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated solid academic promise and leadership qualities, and have at least an overall 3.0 GPA.

The Lauren McLellan Sanders Endowed Scholarship

The Sanders Endowed Scholarship is a College-wide scholarship and is open to students currently enrolled in a degree-granting program in the Departments of Government, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, History, Anthropology, or Justice Sciences, who have demonstrated solid academic promise and have at least an overall 3.0 GPA.

The Edward H. Atchison Endowment Fund for Scholarships in the Visual and Performing Arts

The Atchison Scholarship is a four-year scholarship which covers full tuition and fees for an undergraduate student enrolled in a full-time program in the Visual and Performing Arts or for undergraduate students enrolled in the College's Art Education or Music Education programs. Students must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA.