UAB is a destination for academically talented students, and we love to reward your hard work. We recognize National Merit Finalists, National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars, National African American Recognition Program Scholars, National Indigenous Recognition Program Scholars, National Rural/Small Town Recognition Program Scholars, International Baccalaureate Candidates and Diploma Holders with various scholarships that are stackable on university admissions merit scholarships. Please note students are only eligible to receive ONE of the below and will be given the one at the highest amount:

  • National Merit Finalists: $4,000 per academic year
  • Various Recognition Program Scholars: $2,500 per academic year
  • IB Diploma Holders: $2,500 per academic year
  • IB Candidate: $1,000 per academic year

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. (NMSC sends rosters to UAB on a rolling basis, beginning in early March.)

Various Recognition Program Scholars: Submit your application for your recognition program award in BSMART and upload your notification letter and certificate with your application.

IB Candidates: Submit an application in BSMART for IB Candidates and submit a letter from your IB Coordinator confirming your candidacy for the IB Diploma as part of this application.

IB Diploma Holders: Once IB results are released in July, IBO will send us a roster of students who were awarded the diploma and we will automatically update you- no action is required by the student to be moved from IB Candidate to IB Diploma Holder.

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