Student Life Scholarships

Scholarships are yours for the taking, and Student Life has a few you should check out. Get rewarded for being a leader on UAB's campus. You deserve it.

Aaron Lamar, Jr.

Aaron Lamar, Jr. Scholarship

The Aaron Lamar, Jr. Scholarship was established in an effort to honor Aaron Lamar, Jr., Ed.D., who served as Associate Vice President / Dean of Students at UAB for 25 years. Dr. Lamar was responsible for the growth and development of many programs and activities at the University. While Dean Lamar certainly valued scholarship, he greatly valued the total development of students through their involvement in co-curricular and community activities. He also valued the diversity of the collegiate environment, believing that this was integral to the education process. The scholarship will be awarded during the Fall semester following selection.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Be currently enrolled in a degree seeking program at UAB
  • Have earned a minimum, overall GPA of 2.5 in course work prior to the time of application and be in good academic standing
  • Be classified as a Sophomore, Junior or Senior undergraduate student
  • Have demonstrated active participation and leadership in extracurricular and community activities

The application deadline for Fall 2013 has passed. Next year's application will be available during the months of September and October.

For more information please contact Jennifer Nix in the Office of Student Activities at (205) 934-8225 or via email at

Camille Armstrong Memorial

Camille Armstrong Memorial Scholarship

The Camille Armstrong Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to award deserving undergraduate African-American students at UAB considering the field of law. The scholarship is named for a UAB political science senior who was tragically killed in an automobile accident on March 11, 1986. The scholarship fund was established in 1987 to honor the memory of Camille and to preserve the spirit of the life she shared with us.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Be an undergraduate African-American/ Black student
  • Be currently enrolled in a degree seeking program at UAB that leads to 1st baccalaureate degree
  • Be in good academic standing with UAB and demonstrate solid academic promise
  • Will have completed at least 60 semester hours by the start of Spring 2014
  • Have demonstrated active participation in UAB organizations and involvement in community activities
  • Have a career goal in the field of law (Police Officer, Judge, Lawyer, etc.)
  • Submit two (2) sealed letters of recommendation with application (one from a UAB faculty or staff member and the other from a person you know well)
  • Submit a one (1) page single spaced essay on “Why have I chosen a career in the field of law?

The application deadline for Spring 2014 has passed. Next year's application will be available during the months of November through January.

For more information please contact the Office of Student Activities at (205) 934-8225 or via email at

Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders Scholarship

The Emerging Leaders Scholarship was established to recognize students who have demonstrated leadership skills and abilities within their first few semesters at UAB and who show great potential for future leadership success through involvement in campus and academic activities.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • must be a full-time, undergraduate UAB student
  • must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at UAB prior to application
  • demonstrate proven leadership skills and abilities as well as potential for future leadership success.
Applications are available during the months of February and March each year. For more information please contact the Office of Student Involvement at (205) 934-8020,

Virginia D. Gauld

Virginia D. Gauld National Alumni Society Endowed Scholarship

virginia-gauld-flyer-2014The Virginia Gauld National Society Endowed Scholarship was established through a gift made by the UAB National Alumni Society and contributions from friends, family, and admirers of Dr. Gauld. During her nearly 30 year tenure at UAB, she enjoyed working with students as a student recruiter and served for 16 years as the Vice President of Student Affairs. Dr. Gauld acted as the catalyst to create projects such as the Campus Recreation Center and the Commons on the Green dining facility. In her role, her main focus was to always to do what was best for the students. This scholarship has been created to allow her legacy to live on through a deserving student who, like Dr. Gauld, has a passion for service in the community and especially at UAB.

For additional information, please contact Lori Cork in the Office of Alumni Affairs at (205) 934-3555 or via e-mail at

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