Scholarship match

Thanks to scholarship support, high-potential students such as neuroscience major Tyler Huang are choosing to launch their college careers in Birmingham. “I have high hopes for the quality of education I will receive over the next four years at UAB, and I plan to utilize all the resources UAB has to offer,” Huang says. The competition for students such as Huang is fierce: When it comes to recruiting the brightest students, UAB competes with other universities around the state and across the nation, each one vying for their attention with enticing scholarship packages.

The Blazing the Way Scholarship Match Initiative, launched this year, is a unique partnership that matches donor investments to engage new students, promote their success, and increase retention.

"Blazing the Way offers donors a way to invest in our students, in UAB, and in Birmingham and Alabama, and they can see returns almost immediately."

- Tom Brannan, UAB Vice President for Development and Alumni

Annual Scholarship donors double their investment with a 1:1 match and help students build toward their future. These scholarships are a four-year commitment and are eligible for naming.

For Endowed Scholarships, UAB provides the spendable portion of the payout for five years to allow the scholarship to be awarded immediately while the endowment is being funded. These commitments can be paid over five years.

With both annual and endowed scholarships, funds are made available to students meeting academic criteria. Donors have the ability to set additional criteria such as a need or participation in a particular course of study or department.

To get more information on how you can support this initiative, contact Peggy Striplin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..