Scholarship INformation by hylebaker Flickr Creative CommonsIEM Full Tuition Competitive Scholarship

Included: Full tuition and fees for all required courses of the IEM degree as long as the client maintains a 3.0 GPA. 

Who is eligible:  New IEM clients with a completed application packet before May 1, starting the program in the Fall semester.  Clients are not required to be Alabama residents.

Requirements: Clients must write a short essay and e-mail to by May 1 detailing what kind of financial assistance they will receive while in the program and why they need to be awarded this scholarship.

Essay Format:  Less than 1 page, single spaced. Include your name and contact information on the essay page. Attach the final draft to an email as a pdf. Send to the above email address. No word count or length requirement, but please limit to one page.

Deadline: May 1. All UAB admissions paperwork must be complete and essay received by this date.

Value: The scholarship is valued at over $26,000.


IEM Admissions Scholarships

IEM is offering scholarships for those that complete their admissions paperwork early!

Who is eligible:  All new clients with a complete application by the dates listed below. Clients are not required to be Alabama residents.  This scholarship is a one-time, lump sum scholarship.

Spring Applicants - May 1: $1,000 scholarship
Fall Applicants - September 15: $1,000 scholarship


NOTE: A complete application is defined as having all paperwork submitted to the Graduate School by the posted deadlines as detailed on the IEM Admissions page as well as the YouTube video.  The admissions committee will review all applications and official notification of scholarship awards will be made after admission to IEM.


Support IEM through a scholarship donation here.

All of the scholarship funds are raised through alumni and community support donations. All scholarships are made possible by contributions like yours. Donations are tax deductible and help build our community, our world, and our future.

When you make a donation through the Campaign for UAB link, be sure to email us at so we can make sure your donation is credited to the IEM Scholarship Fund. Thank you for donating to IEM!