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 2023 Competition

Congratulations to Emma Terry for an outstanding job during the Miss Alabama Competition hosted on June 27-July 1! Emma was awarded $9,600 in scholarships and prizes, including Evening Gown Preliminary award and community service finalist. Emma was crowned as First Runner Up to Miss Alabama.


The 2024 Miss UAB Scholarship Competition
Saturday, November 11, 2023 | 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

Miss UAB Competition Interest Sessions:

All interested students must participate in one of the interest meetings.

  • Wednesday, August 31| 5pm | HSC 204/206
  • Thursday, September 1 | 4:30pm | HSC 204/206
  • Friday, September 2 | 12pm | Zoom: Registration Link

Click to View Miss UAB Program


Candidates will be required to submit a notarized contract, supplemental paperwork, and pay the Miss America $39.99 annual fee.

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

  • Must be born between 1996-2006
  • A full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing at UAB with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Must be a female

Competition Phases

  • Private Interview
  • Onstage Conversation
  • Talent/ HERStory ™
  • Evening Gown
  • Health & Fitness


2022 Miss UAB competition group photo



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