National Scholarships


UAB is a destination for academically talented students, and we love to reward your hard work. We recognize National Merit Finalists, National Achievement Finalists, and National Hispanic Scholars with the following scholarship, which is renewable for four years. The details:

  • Full tuition, required fees, and housing (up to 15 credit hours per semester) for a total of eight semesters (fall and spring)
  • A one-time $2,500 stipend to be used for experiential learning (Study Away, internships, co-ops, etc.)

Students receiving UAB merit-based scholarships are required to live on campus for their first year of enrollment. (Which is a very good place to live. Check out our swank, conveniently located residence halls.) For more information, review the Freshman Scholarship Residency Policy.

Once you’ve been admitted to UAB, simply do the following to claim your scholarship:

National Merit Finalists: Name UAB your first choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation; the paperwork for this should be included with your finalist letter. They’ll then send us your name, and we will award your scholarship. Yes, it's really that easy.

National Achievement Finalists and National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars: Fax or mail us a copy of your Finalist letter and/or your Finalist certificate, and we’ll award your scholarship:
Coordinator of Undergraduate Scholarships
1701 BLDG
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-4412
Fax: (205) 975-7114