UAB provides general scholarship opportunities to incoming and currently enrolled students through the Blazer Scholarship Management And Resource Tool (BSMART). BSMART will allow students to easily search for scholarships and review requirements to determine eligibility, and ultimately apply.

To be eligible for regional scholarships at UAB, admitted students must first log in to BSMART and submit the General Application. Supplemental questions will then be accessible for all additional scholarships for which you may qualify. Deadlines vary, but typically range from February 1 to April 1.


 

Birmingham Advanced Placement (AP) Scholarships

These awards are reserved for entering freshmen who are graduating from one of the seven high schools in the Birmingham City School System and are enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) courses. To be considered for one of these two awards, log in to BSMART and submit the General Application. Then, answer the supplemental questions for the AP Recognition Award by March 1st.

AP Achievement Award

  • Full tuition and academic fees (up to 15 credit hours per semester for fall and spring terms only) for a total of 4 years (8 semesters)
  • The award amount will be calculated in the following manner: cost of tuition and fees - (Pell Grant + Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant + your UAB academic scholarship)
  • Students must complete two or more AP courses, earn grades of B or higher in all AP coursework, and earn a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP exams
  • Students must be admitted to UAB and complete the FAFSA before March 1 of their senior year
  • Up to 20 students receive award


AP Recognition Award

  • One-time award of $1,000
  • Students must complete two or more AP courses and earn grades of B or higher in all AP coursework
  • Students must be admitted to UAB and complete the FAFSA before March 1 of their senior year
  • Up to 50 students receive award

 


 

Raise UAB Scholarship

  • By joining RaiseMe, entering freshmen who are currently enrolled in one of the seven high schools in the Birmingham City School System can earn up to $8,000 in scholarships to be used over four years at UAB ($2,000 per year). Raise.me is a website that provides students in grades 9-12 with an opportunity to earn “micro-scholarships” (small scholarships tied to specific achievements) for actions that prepare them to succeed in college, such as taking honors, AP, or IB coursework, participating in extracurricular activities, and attending college-preparatory events. Students must:
    • Be admitted to UAB by December 1 of their senior year in high school
    • Be following UAB on Raise.me at www.raise.me/join/uab
    • Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Add all grades (for at least 15 high school course credits) and activities to their Raise.me portfolio by February 1 of the senior year

 


 

Virginia and Anna Praytor Scholarship

  • This renewable award is reserved for currently enrolled UAB undergraduate students who graduated from one of the seven high schools in the Birmingham City School System. Consideration is based on academic achievement. Students must submit the General Application in BSMART by February 1 and have at least a 3.0 cumulative UAB grade point average.

 


 

Birmingham News - Clarence B. Hanson, Jr. Scholarship

  • This renewable award is for entering freshmen who are residents of Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, or Walker counties in Alabama. Consideration is based on financial need, leadership and academic achievement. Students must be admitted to UAB by March 1 of their senior year in high school, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, have a composite ACT score of 25 or higher, and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1.

 


 

Crawford T. and Virginia Johnson Scholarship

  • This renewable award is reserved for currently enrolled UAB sophomores who are residents of the Birmingham Metropolitan Statistical Area (Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, or Walker counties in Alabama). Consideration is based on academic achievement, leadership, and extracurricular activities. Students must submit the General Application in BSMART by February 1, have a cumulative UAB grade point average of 3.5 or higher, have completed a minimum of 48 credit hours of undergraduate coursework by the February 1 deadline, and be enrolled full-time in a regular undergraduate program at UAB.

 


 

Jane Knight Lowe Scholarship

  • These renewable awards are reserved for entering freshmen who are graduates of one of the public or private secondary schools in Madison County, Alabama. To be considered, students must be pursuing a degree in a health-related profession, demonstrate solid academic promise, and exhibit financial need, as determined by their FAFSA results. Students must be admitted to UAB by March 1 of their senior year in high school, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1.

 

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