Freshman Scholarships for
Out-of-State Students


Entering Summer 2021 - Deadline May 1
Entering Fall 2021 - Deadline June 1

High school seniors applying test optional to UAB will be reviewed on an individual basis. For more information, visit the test-optional policy.

Merit-based freshman scholarships for out-of-state students are awarded using a student’s admission application. An additional scholarship application is not required.

Out-of-State Scholarships
for 2021-2022
Test Score
Blazer Elite $24,000 30-36 ACT
or 1360-1600 SAT
3.5 GPA or higher
Blazer Gold $15,000 26-29 ACT
or 1230-1350 SAT
3.5 GPA or higher
Blazer Pride $10,000 24-25 ACT
or 1160-1220 SAT
3.5 GPA or higher
26-36 ACT
or 1230-1600 SAT
3.0-3.49 GPA
Blazer Distinction $7,500 20-23 ACT
or 1030-1150 SAT
3.5 GPA or higher
24-25 ACT
or 1160-1220 SAT
3.0-3.49 GPA

Merit-Based Scholarship Eligibility

  • Priority Deadline - Out-of-state students who apply by May 1 of their senior year will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships upon admission. Students who apply after the priority deadline will be considered on a funds-available basis.
  • Test Scores - Your February ACT and March SAT test scores from your senior year will be the last scores considered for scholarship purposes. (Due to the extended deadline, April ACT scores will also be considered.)
  • GPA - The GPA considered is the cumulative GPA at the time of admission.
  • Residency - Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

National Scholarships

UAB is pleased to award National Merit Finalists and National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars:

  • Tuition and fees
  • One-year on-campus housing allotment
  • One-time $2,500 experiential learning stipend and one-year $1,000 Provost First-Year Scholarship

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Additional Scholarships

UAB is pleased to offer IB Scholarships, departmental scholarships, performance scholarships and more.

Students interested in additional UAB Scholarships should submit their scholarship applications in the Blazer Scholarship Management and Resource Tool (BSMART). Submitting the general application in BSMART submits student information to many departments on campus. Some scholarships may require a supplemental application in addition to the general application. Scholarships in BSMART will open on October 1. Check BSMART for specific scholarship deadlines.


Academic Common Market

The Academic Common Market is an interstate agreement among selected southern states for sharing academic programs at both the baccalaureate and graduate levels. Participating states are able to make arrangements for their residents who qualify for admission to enroll in specific programs in other states on an in-state tuition basis. Participating states are Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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