Scholarships

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has several scholarships available for Alabama residents, U.S. citizens and international students.



The UAB School of Health Professions has a variety of scholarships and loan funds for students to apply.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship
– These scholarships are made possible by an annual grant from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Whitehead family was the first to secure an exclusive contract to bottle and sell Coca-Cola throughout most of the United States. Applicants must be young women from the Southeastern states who are pursuing an undergraduate education in one of the SHP baccalaureate programs and who demonstrate a financial need. Selection is made by the SHP Office of Student Success. For more information contact Office of Student Success at (205) 934-4195 or by email at shrp@uab.edu.

Ethel M. and Jessie D. Smith Endowed Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship – This endowment provides scholarships for both the School of Health Professions and School of Nursing. SHP applicants must be admitted to or enrolled in a SHP baccalaureate program and be a resident of the state of Alabama at the time of enrollment. Selection is made by the SHP Office of Student Success. For more information contact Student Success at (205) 934-4195 or by email at shrp@uab.edu.

Matthew F. McNulty, Jr., Health Services Emergency Loan – Students enrolled in the professional phase of programs in the School of Health Professions are eligible to apply for this low-interest loan. The fund was originally established by the University Hospital Auxiliary, and its purpose is to provide support for students needing emergency assistance. The amount of the loan will depend upon the student's needs. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Student Success: (205) 934-4195 or shrp@uab.edu


 

SHP Departmental Scholarships and Endowed Awards
Our five departments offer scholarships and awards in addition to those listed above that are funded by the Dean’s Office. Inquiries should be directed to the individual program that awards the fund.

Academic departments in the School of Health Professions may sometimes award additional departmentally-funded scholarships at the discretion of the department chair based upon the availability of funds. Click on a department below to see what is offered.

Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
Health Services Administration
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy