Veterans Scholarships

Scholarships Available to Veterans


Scholarships Available to Military Children



UAB is proud to partner with the Veterans Administration to provide VA Yellow Ribbon benefits to qualified students.

Yellow Ribbon Program

UAB is proud to partner with the Veterans Administration to provide VA Yellow Ribbon benefits to qualified students.

Who is considered a "qualified student"?
  • Individuals with 100% entitlement to Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits
  • Undergraduate students (e.g., BA, BS)
  • Child dependent of active duty service member or veteran who has transferred entitlement and who will not otherwise qualify for Alabama residency
  • Honorably discharged veterans

Who is not eligible?
  • Active duty personnel and their spouses
  • Graduate/professional level students (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, DVM)
  • Child dependents of individuals with less than 100% Post 9/11 GI Bill entitlement or GI Bill Benefits other than Post 9/11
  • Alabama residents

What is covered?
  • Of the remaining 50% of the difference between resident tuition and non-resident tuition, UAB and VA will each pay $1,000 total for the 2013-2014 academic school year. That will be $500 per semester from UAB and $500 from VA.
  • The VA also pays all mandatory fees, a monthly housing allowance & a book stipend
  • Students/families must fund all non-mandatory fees, such as room & board and parking.
  • Students who wish to be considered for need-based financial aid (grants, work-study, student/parent loans) to help with their share of the cost of attendance should complete the FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible. Federal financial aid guidelines allow need-based aid to be awarded even when VA benefits are in place.

What must I submit to be eligible for VA Yellow Ribbon benefits?
  • For child dependents who do not otherwise qualify for Alabama residency: Either proof of transfer of entitlement and a copy of VA Application 22-1990E OR student's "Certificate of Eligibility." The deadline to apply for VA Yellow Ribbon benefits is September 3, 2013.
  • Veterans eligible to receive the POST 9/11 GI Bill
  • Please submit your certificate of eligibility (COE) to Veterans Services, Hill University Center, Suite 531

Apply for POST 9/11 Yellow Ribbon Program