ACT & GPA-Based Scholarships - Alabama Residents

To be eligible for an academic scholarship at UAB, you must be admitted by December 1 of your senior year in high school. Entering freshmen who are admitted by that date are automatically considered for ACT & GPA-based scholarships. Your December test scores from your senior year will be the last scores considered for scholarship purposes. The examined GPA will be the cumulative GPA at the end of your junior year. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified students. Scholarships from specific schools and departments may require additional applications, and their deadlines may be earlier than December 1.

4-year awards based on ACT (or SAT equivalent) score and GPA:

 In-State Scholarships
for 2014-2015

Annual Amount
Test Score

Required GPA
Presidential Recognition,
Presidential, and
Endowed Scholarships
(supplemental application required)
Tuition and fees 33-36 ACT 3.5 GPA or higher
Golden Excellence $7,500 30-32 ACT
Collegiate Honors $5,500 27-29 ACT
UAB Breakthrough $3,000 24-26 ACT
UAB Academic Achievement $2,000 20-23 ACT
Collegiate Honors $5,500 30-36 ACT 3.0-3.49 GPA
UAB Academic Achievement $2,000 24-29 ACT

  • Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, residents of Alabama, and attending an Alabama high school. In-state scholarship eligibility is subject to the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

Students receiving UAB merit-based scholarships are required to live on campus for their first year of enrollment. (Don’t roll your eyes. Have you seen UAB student housing? Nice. Very.) For more information, review the Freshman Scholarship Residency Policy.

To view equivalent SAT test scores (critical reading + math only), please refer to the ACT-SAT Concordance.