Emma TerrySince 1983 the Miss UAB Scholarship Competition has been an official preliminary to the Miss Alabama and Miss America competitions. The program offers young women the opportunity to further their educational goals through scholarships and personal growth. Students involved in the Miss UAB Scholarship Program gain valuable experience and opportunities to enhance leadership and interviewing skills, talent, poise, and confidence. More than $4,600 in scholarships are awarded to the winner and alternates.

Miss UAB goes on to compete in the Miss Alabama Competition in June. 

Miss Alabama 2022 Competition

Congratulations to Elizabeth Miller for an outstanding job during the Miss Alabama Competition hosted on June 29-July 2! Elizabeth was awarded over $3,000 in scholarships and prizes:

  1. Non-finalist award $1,250
  2. In memory of Martha Gladden Hill $1,150
  3. In honor of Miss UAB $100
  4. In-kind scholarship given by UAB $1,000
  5. Amanda Tapley Performing Arts $250
  6. Cash rebate from ad sales $700


The 2023 Miss UAB Scholarship Competition
Saturday, November 12, 2022 | 5:30pm


Miss UAB 2023 Winners
Miss UAB 2022 Emma Terry; Talent Award, Spirit Award, Social Change Award
1st Runner-Up Phaedra Manuel; Miss Congeniality
2nd Runner-Up Sophia Porrill
3rd Runner-Up Emily Morring
4th Runner-Up Jeanie Cabaniss
Civic Engagement Award Priscilla Moyana
Servant's Heart Award Jada Allen

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Candidates will be required to submit a notarized contract, supplemental paperwork, and pay the Miss America $35 annual fee and $75 local preliminary fee.

All contestants who participate in the Miss UAB Scholarship Competition must be:

  • At least 19 years of age as of July 31, 2023; and must not be older than 26 years of age as of December 31, 2023
  • A full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing at UAB with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

Competition Phases

  • Private Interview
  • Onstage Interview/ Social Impact Pitch
  • Talent
  • Red Carpet/Evening Wear


2022 Miss UAB competition group photo



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