Applying for Scholarships in BSMART


Blazer Scholarship Management and Resource Tool

BSMART is a database where students can search for, apply to, and accept scholarships. Returning BSMART users can go directly to the scholarship database.

Applying for Merit-Based Scholarships

Beginning Sept. 1, incoming freshmen who are admitted to UAB for summer or fall 2022 must complete the general application in BSMART to be considered for merit-based scholarships*. The priority deadline for merit based scholarships for incoming freshmen for Fall 2022 is March 1, 2022.

Before Applying

  1. Students must be admitted to UAB. Not admitted? Apply today.
  2. Students must activate their BlazerID. How? Go to uab.edu/blazerid and use the student number listed in your acceptance letter or email.

How to Apply

Step 1. Log in to BSMART using your BlazerID and password.

Step 2. Complete and submit the general application beginning Sept. 1.

Once the general application is submitted, no other action is required to be considered for merit-based scholarships.

Step 3. Optional step for students interested in additional scholarship opportunities:

Select “Recommended” under “Opportunities” to view scholarship matches.

  • If “None” is listed under the “Actions” column, no further action is required for these opportunities.
  • If a number is listed in the “Questions” column, additional action is required to receive consideration.

Please note that qualifying for additional scholarships does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship.

*Students who submit a general application prior to Sept. 1 will be required to resubmit their application on or after Sept. 1 to be considered for merit-based scholarships.

Applying for Departmental Scholarships

Students who apply for departmental scholarships will be matched to opportunities based on the qualifications submitted in their scholarship application, such as class year and major. Students can also search for and apply to specific scholarships within BSMART.

Before Applying

  1. Students must be admitted to or enrolled at UAB. Not admitted? Apply today.
  2. Students must have an active BlazerID. No BlazerID? Go to uab.edu/blazerid and use your student number to activate your BlazerID.

How to Apply

Step 1. Log in to BSMART using your BlazerID and password.

Step 2. Complete the “General Application” to match with scholarships for which you may qualify.

Although responses to some questions are not required for submission, you are highly encouraged to provide as much information as possible.

Step 3. Select “Recommended” under “Opportunities” to view those scholarships.

  • If “None” is listed under the “Actions” column, no further action is required for these opportunities.
  • If a number is listed in the “Questions” column, additional action is required to receive consideration. Please note that qualifying does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship.

How to Accept Your UAB Scholarship

Scholarship recipients will receive notification through postal mail or their UAB email account notifying them of their scholarship award.

Step 1. Log in to BSMART using your BlazerID and password.

Step 2. Click “Accept” to view your offer.

Step 3. Click “Accept” again to officially accept your UAB scholarship.

If you do not accept your scholarship award, funds will not be disbursed to the student’s account. It is critical to accept awards in BSMART, otherwise it could be canceled.

Questions? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Scholarships at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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