THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA GRADUATE CATALOG
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3.8 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE*
*Note: Amounts of the listed awards vary from year to year; amounts shown may change.

 

Students applying for financial assistance through the Graduate School must have already completed an undergraduate degree and be admitted to the Graduate School of The University of Alabama. The Financial Support web site has detailed graduate financial support information.

 


Application


Only academically superior students are eligible for teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or the other graduate awards.  An eligible student also must hold regular or conditional admission to a degree program. Conditionally admitted students whose graduate GPAs fall below 3.0 at any time during their conditional status will not be allowed to hold graduate teaching assistantships until such time as the GPA has increased to 3.0 or better. Nondegree students or students on academic warning may not hold assistantships. Prospective graduate students should contact their proposed departments and request information and application forms for assistantships, scholarships, and other awards. Prospective applicants should start the application process in the fall of a preceding academic year and have their applications completed no later than February 15 in order to be considered for financial assistance. Some departments may have earlier deadlines. Applicants should contact their departments for additional information.

 

Students enrolled in degree programs in the Graduate School are also eligible to apply for federally supported financial aid. Further information can be obtained from the Office of Student Financial Aid, 106 Student Services Center, Box 870162, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0162; telephone (205) 348-6756.

 


Fellowships and Assistantships**

**Fellowships and scholarships may affect a student's allowable federal financial aid. Students who receive federal financial aid should consult with the UA Office of Student Financial Aid at (205) 348-2989 before accepting any of the fellowships listed below.

 

Departmental Assistantships

Most academic departments have teaching or research assistantships with stipends (salaries) equal to or greater than the posted UA minimum stipend per academic year for 6 semester hours of teaching per semester, or 20 hours per week of research or its equivalent. The UA minimum stipend amount increases periodically, and a summary table showing Graduate Assistantship Rates gives the current stipend amount and the amounts for several previous years.  Assistantships with lesser assignments carry proportionate stipends.
 

Students should contact departments directly to obtain information and application forms for assistantships.
 

Teaching and research assistants who are assigned duties of 0.5 FTE or more may possibly receive tuition scholarships. The semester tuition grant for any eligible graduate assistant is limited to the full University charges for 15 graduate hours or to the student's actual tuition costs, whichever is less. Graduate assistants assigned duties of less than 0.5 FTE receive payment at the ratio of assigned FTE to 0.5 FTE. When an assistant is paid from funds other than permanently budgeted funds, the provider of the funds used to create the assistantship may also provide a tuition grant, if the department has made such a provision.
 

The Graduate School will provide single coverage health insurance for each qualified assistantship, based on the FTE of the appointment same as tuition benefits.


Recipients of assistantships may be entitled to relief from paying full nonresident tuition during the Interim and/or summer sessions, again dependent upon the FTE of their appointments. Contact the Graduate School at 205-348-5921 or visit the website. 


Any nonresident foreign student who is offered a graduate assistantship is limited to a maximum workload of 20 hours per week for all combined appointments. This translates to a maximum of 0.5 FTE (Full Time Equivalency). All non-native speakers of English who accept classroom teaching or other instructional duties must successfully complete the International Teaching Assistant Program (ITAP). Students are recommended for ITAP by their departments.
 
Graduate assistants whose appointments are terminated before the end of the academic semester or term are eligible only for reduced tuition grants. Those assistants who resign or are dismissed from their duties before the end of the academic semester or term are personally responsible for the payment of any tuition and fees not covered by the reduced tuition grant.
 

Withdrawal from classes for medical or any other reason may disqualify your assistantship for the whole semester, so please check with the Graduate School BEFORE making any withdrawal.


Check out The Department's Guide to the Administration of Graduate Assistantships for  detailed information concerning departmental graduate assistantships.

 


 
McNair Graduate Fellowships:  The University of Alabama Graduate School awards a  limited number of McNair Graduate Fellowships. These fellowships are specifically for entering graduate students who have either completed a McNair Scholars program as an undergraduate or who are McNair eligible; i.e., low income AND first-generation college student or a member of a group traditionally underrepresented in graduate education (Hispanic, African American, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander). To be considered for the fellowship, a student must be admitted to a graduate degree-seeking program. Preference is given to students who have completed a McNair program and have been accepted into a Ph.D. program at The University of Alabama. 

The service-free stipend for these fellowships is $15,000 for the academic year plus a scholarship to pay full tuition for up to 15 hours for fall and spring semesters in each academic year, according to the basic UA schedule for in-state/out-of-state tuition and fees.  The Graduate School will provide single health insurance coverage for each recipient. Departments may elect to add a graduate assistantship up to .50 FTE to the first two years of the McNair Graduate Fellowship.  A student must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to remain eligible for the fellowship.

Following two years of stipend and tuition support from the Graduate School, the student’s home department will be required to continue to support the McNair Graduate Fellow for at least an additional two years through departmental research and teaching assistantships or on grant-funded research assistantships or fellowships. For master’s students the Graduate School will provide one year of support followed by one year of support by the student’s home department.   

Nominations may be made by department or by student (with departmental support and funding commitment). For detailed application procedure, see Financial Handbook (Section 3.4)

Graduate Council Fellowships:  The University of Alabama awards approximately 80-85 non-renewable Graduate Council Fellowships each year. The fellowships carry a stipend of $15,000 for the academic year and a scholarship to pay full tuition for up to 15 hours for fall and spring semesters in each academic year, according to the basic UA schedule for in-state/out-of-state tuition and fees.  The Graduate School will provide single health insurance coverage for each recipient. A student must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to remain eligible for the fellowship. At least one-half of these fellowships are awarded to beginning graduate students at the University.  Nominations are made by academic departments.  Interested students should contact their departments for more information about the nomination process and deadlines.  


 

Graduate Council Research/Creative Activity Fellowships:  Graduate Council Research/Creative Activity Fellowships with stipends of $15,000 per academic year are available to support graduate students in their own thesis/dissertation work or those working on faculty projects. The Graduate School will provide single health insurance coverage for each recipient.


Recipients for the coming academic year are selected once a year, in January. Nominations are made by academic departments. Interested students should inquire at their department offices.

 

Students who are awarded Graduate Council Research/Creative Activity Fellowships also receive scholarships equal to their full in-state and out-of-state tuition charges for up to 15 hours for fall and spring semesters of the award year. Normally, 80 to 85 Graduate Council Fellowships (including regular Graduate Council Fellowships and Research/Creative Activity Fellowships) are awarded each year.

 

A student must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to remain eligible for the fellowship.

Graduate Student Travel and Research Support Fund:  These awards are available to all graduate students on a competitive basis and are based on departmental nominations. For more information, students should contact their department offices.

 


Joint Faculty Development Program Fellowships: The University of Alabama Graduate School has joint programs with Alabama A & M University, Alabama State University, Oakwood College, and Stillman College for practicing faculty members at these institutions who do not have terminal degrees in their fields of instruction. Faculty members must be nominated for the fellowship by their home institution. Faculty at the partner institutions who wish to complete a terminal degree in their field of instruction must be admitted to a UA degree program as a prerequisite to receiving support from the Joint Faculty Development program. Faculty who participate in this program receive support from both their home institution (to be negotiated with each institution’s vice president for academic affairs) and The University of Alabama Graduate School. The financial support from The University of Alabama consists of a $15,000 annual fellowship stipend and an in-state tuition scholarship (fall and spring semesters; summer semesters, if needed courses are offered in the fellow’s degree program).

 

The Joint Faculty Development Program provides financial support for up to two years of full-time graduate study in residence on the UA campus to allow the faculty members participating in this program to complete the majority of their required coursework.

 

National Alumni Association License Tag Fellowships:  The University of Alabama awards approximately 30 non-renewable License Tag Fellowships each year.  The fellowships carry a stipend of  $15,000 for the academic year and a scholarship to pay full tuition for up to 15 hours for fall and spring semesters in each academic year, according to the basic UA schedule for in-state tuition and fees. The Graduate School will provide single health insurance coverage for each recipient. You must be a resident of Alabama to be eligible for this fellowship. A student must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to remain eligible for this fellowship. Nominations are made by academic departments.  Interested students should contact their departments for more information about the nomination process and deadlines.  

Departmental Scholarships and Grants:  Most departments and divisions offer special financial aid for graduate students.  Consult the Graduate Catalog or individual departments for a list of these scholarships and grants.  

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral Scholars Program:  This fellowship supports newly admitted minority graduate students who are seeking the Ph.D. and planning a career in college teaching. The program provides a $15,000 - $20,000 annual stipend and full tuition scholarship for up to 5 years of doctoral study.  For more information, contact Dr. Paul Mohr, Director of Special Programs, Alabama Commission on Higher Education at (334) 242-2209 or Paul.mohr@ache.alabama.gov. (Mailing address: P O BOX 302000, Montgomery Alabama 36130-2000.   The UA contact for the SREB Doctoral Scholars Program is Blake Bedsole (bbedsole@ua.edu or 205-348-7863).).

Student Financial Aid Graduate Assistantships:  Graduate Assistant (GA) positions funded by Student Financial Aid (SFA) are paid through Federal Work-Study funding.  Students desiring a GA position must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Eligibility for the position is contingent upon the student demonstrating need through the application process. For more information, contact Blake Bedsole (bbedsole@ua.edu or 205-348-7863).

 


 

Scholarships and Grants
 

A number of departments and divisions offer special financial aid for graduate students.
 

College of Arts and Sciences
 
J. Nicholene Bishop Biology Fellowship Awards. These awards, established by a gift from Ms. Alma Bishop Williams in honor of her aunt, Ms. J. Nicholene Bishop, provide supplementary stipends to graduate teaching assistants in the Department of Biological Sciences in order to recruit and retain outstanding teaching assistants in the biological sciences. Contact: Department of Biological Sciences, 319 Biology Building or Box 870344, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0344.
 
Joseph S. and Carolyn Bolt Endowed Support Fund. This fund was established in 2000 to promote research in art history by graduate students enrolled in the master's program in art history in the Department of Art. Contact: Department of Art, 103 Garland Hall or Box 870270, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0270.
 
Buford Boone Memorial Fellowships. These fellowships were established in 1984 by the Tuscaloosa News in honor of its longtime publisher, Buford Boone. They are used to support graduate teaching fellowships in English. Contact: Department of English, 103 Morgan Hall or Box 870244, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244. Application deadline: January 25.
 
Ralph L. Chermock Prize. This prize was established in 1978 by friends and colleagues of the late Dr. Ralph L. Chermock. The annual prize is given to a graduate student in natural history or evolutionary biology. Contact: Department of Biological Sciences, 319 Biology Building or Box 870344, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0344.
 
David and Elizabeth DeJarnette Endowed Scholarship in Anthropology. This scholarship, established in 1993, is presented annually to a student of promise who is conducting research on the archaeology of prehistoric Moundville. Contact: Department of Anthropology, 19 ten Hoor Hall or Box 870210, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0210. Application deadline: January 25.
 
Jen-Ho Fang Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2003 to provide a $3,000 award to an outstanding graduate or undergraduate student in the geological sciences. Contact: Department of Geological Sciences, 2003 Bevill Building or Box 870338, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0338.
 
Lex Arden Fikes Jr. Award. This award is presented in memory of Lex Arden Fikes Jr., a graduate student in the Department of Political Science. It acknowledges the highest level of professional development and departmental service achieved by a student in the graduate program. All graduate students in the Department of Political Science are eligible to be nominated for this award by a faculty member in the department.
 
Geological Sciences Advisory Board (GSAB) Scholarship Fund. This fund was established in 2002 to provide $2,000 renewable awards to geology students meeting minimum academic criteria. Contact: Department of Geological Sciences, 2003 Bevill Building or Box 870338, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0338.
 
Isabella H. Graham Prize. This prize was established in 1932 by Dr. John Y. Graham in memory of his wife, and encourages and rewards graduate work in biology. Contact: Department of Biological Sciences, 319 Biology Building or Box 870344, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0344.
 
Miriam Locke Scholarships. This fund provides support of professional travel for graduate students in English. Contact: Department of English, 103 Morgan Hall or Box 870244, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244.
 
Robert E. Gross Lockheed Fellowship in Physics. This is a fellowship awarded to graduate students majoring in physics. Contact: Chairperson, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 206 Gallalee Hall or Box 870324, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0324.
 
Inge and Ilouise Hill Fellowships. Established by a donation from Mr. and Mrs. Inge Hill, these fellowships aid in recruitment and retention of graduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences, by supplementing teaching or research assistantships. Contact: Department of Biological Sciences, 319 Biology Building or Box 870344, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0344.
 
W. Gary Hooks Fund. This fund was established in 1982 by friends, former students, and colleagues of geology faculty member Gary Hooks. The fund provides research support for graduate students in geology. Contact: Department of Geological Sciences, 2003 Bevill Building or Box 870338, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0338.
 
Henry E. Jacobs Fund. The fund was established in 1986 by friends and colleagues of Dr. Jacobs to provide travel and publication funds for graduate students in English. Contact: Department of English, 103 Morgan Hall or Box 870244, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244.
 
A. S. Johnson Memorial Fund. This fund, established in 1982, provides travel support for graduate students in the Department of Geology who are making presentations at regional, national, and international meetings. Contact: Department of Geological Sciences, 2003 Bevill Building or Box 870338, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0338.
 
Margaret S. Quayle Scholarship Fund. Established by Dr. Quayle in 1975, the fund provides gift scholarships to deserving graduate students in clinical psychology, preferably women. Contact: Department of Psychology, 348 Gordon Palmer Hall or Box 870348, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0348.
 
Society for the Fine Arts (SFA) Scholarships in Creative Writing. Funded by members of SFA, this award of at least $1,000 goes to deserving graduate students in the creative writing program of the Department of English. Contact: Creative Writing Program, 101 Morgan Hall or Box 870244, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244.
 
Hudson Strode Fellowships for the Study of English Literature. These fellowships were established in 1989 to commemorate Hudson Strode, who taught Shakespeare and creative writing classes at the University from 1916 to 1963. The awards support graduate study in English, preferably Renaissance studies. Contact: Director of the Strode Program, Department of English, 103 Morgan Hall or Box 870244, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244. Application deadline: February 21.
 
Hudson Strode Research Awards. These awards were established in 1989 to support graduate student research projects in English Renaissance literature. Contact: Director of the Strode Program, Department of English, 103 Morgan Hall or Box 870244, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244.
 
Donald Strong Award. The Strong Award is presented annually for the best research paper written by a political science graduate student. Papers are submitted to the Graduate Studies Committee by individual graduate students.
 
Irene Thames Endowed Fine Arts Fellowship Fund. This fund was established in 1986 to recruit and support graduate students studying ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Contact: Department of Art, 103 Garland Hall or Box 870270, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0270.
 
Joab Thomas Endowed Fellowship Fund. Established in 1983 by friends and colleagues of Dr. Joab L. Thomas, president of the University from 1981 to 1988, this fund provides a fellowship for a graduate student pursuing an advanced degree in one of the biological sciences. Contact: Department of Biological Sciences, 319 Biology Building or Box 870344, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0344.
 
Bob Work Award for Scholastic Excellence in Archaeology. This annual graduate student paper competition was established in 1978 by the Archaeological Research Association of Alabama in honor of contributors Robert and Anne Work of North Carolina. Contact: Department of Anthropology, 19 ten Hoor Hall or Box 870210, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0210. Application deadline: January 25.

 


Manderson Graduate School of Business
Alabama Power Company Endowed Educational Fellowship.
Provides graduate scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships for students pursuing a course of study in or conducting research in commerce and business administration. Contact: Director of Graduate Programs (or the department head/director of any academic department or program in the School), Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
AmSouth MBA Graduate Fellowship. Provides fellowship awards to students pursuing MBA degrees. Contact: Director of MBA Programs, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Clifford H. and Mary K. Armstrong Fellowship. This fund was established to attract top-quality students to graduate degree programs in commerce and business administration. Academic quality and merit take precedence over all other considerations in selecting recipients. Contact: Director of Graduate Programs (or the department head/director of any academic department or program in the School), Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Raymon J. Baker MBA Student Endowed Scholarship in Investment Banking. Priority of consideration shall be given to graduate students enrolled in the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration who are seeking a master of business administration degree with an emphasis in investment management. Contact: Director of MBA Program, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
James O. Banks Endowed C&BA Scholarship. Established by James O. and Ann H. Banks to promote the education of graduate and undergraduate accounting students. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Becker CPA Review Course Award. Awarded to a graduating senior or graduate student. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
J. L. Bedsole Memorial Endowed Fellowship. Provides fellowship awards to promote the education of exceptional graduate students in any academic program in the School. Recipients are distinguished as J. L. Bedsole Scholars. Contact: Director of Graduate Programs (or the department head/director of any academic department or program in the School), Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Culverhouse School of Accountancy Benefactor Award. Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing and majoring in accounting. Financial need is a primary factor. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Emily S. and Lee Bidgood Memorial Endowed Fellowship. Established by the Bidgood children to honor the memory of their parents and to promote the education of outstanding graduate students in commerce and business administration. Recipients are recognized as Bidgood Scholars. Contact: Director of Graduate Programs (or the department head/director of any academic department or program in the School), Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Young J. Boozer Endowed Graduate Student Fellowship. Established by Colonial BancGroup Inc. to honor the memory of Mr. Young Boozer and to promote the education of full-time graduate students in commerce and business administration. Contact: Director of Graduate Programs (or the department head/director of any academic department or program in the School), Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Fred Bostick Endowed Fellowship. Established by the Bostick family to promote the education of students pursuing courses of study leading to graduate degrees in commerce and business administration. Recipients are distinguished as Bostick Scholars. Contact: Director of Graduate Programs (or the department head/director of any academic department or program in the School), Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Wilbur J. Bradford Scholarship. Awarded annually to an outstanding accounting student. Financial need is considered. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Frederic Augustin Brett Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Established by Elizabeth Maye J. Brett in memory of her husband to promote the education of deserving students pursuing doctoral degrees in accounting or management. Contact: Director of Graduate Programs, Director of the Culverhouse School of Accountancy, or Head of the Department of Management and Marketing, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Ehney Addison Camp Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Established in 1993 to promote the education of full-time, needy, and qualified students preparing for careers in business. Priority consideration is given to MBA students. Contact: Director of Graduate Programs or Director of MBA Program, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Robert G. Campbell Class of 1936 Endowed Scholarship. Established in 1999 to promote the education of full-time graduate students in the Manderson Graduate School of Business. Contact: Director of Graduate Programs or Director of MBA Program, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Cap Gemini Ernst & Young MBA Health Care Scholarship. Priority of consideration shall be given to second-year students enrolled in the MBA Program in the Manderson Graduate School of Business who have undergraduate backgrounds or licensing in health care management or nursing, and/or to students enrolled in the MBA/M.S.N. Program in the Capstone College of Nursing. Contact: Director of MBA Program, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Comer Foundation Graduate Fellowship. Supports truly deserving graduate students pursuing master's or doctoral degrees in commerce and business administration. Contact: Director of Graduate Programs (or the department head/director of any academic department or program in the School), Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 

Delchamps Endowed Scholarship for Marketing. Established by Delchamps Incorporated to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in marketing, with priority consideration given to students from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Contact: Head of the Department of Management and Marketing, Box 870225, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0225.
Sara Elliott Donahoo Memorial Endowed Accounting Scholarship. Established by J. Wesley Donahoo to honor his first wife and to promote the graduate and undergraduate education of students majoring in accounting. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Donaldson, Holman & West, PC Accounting Scholarship. Awarded annually to an accounting major. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35486-0220.
 
Mark and Dawn Dunning Endowed C&BA Master's in Business Administration Scholarship. Established in 1996 to promote the education of full-time MBA students in the Manderson Graduate School of Business. Recipients are selected based on scholastic merit and leadership. Contact: Director of MBA Program, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Durr-Fillauer Endowed Graduate Fellowship. Established by Durr-Fillauer Medical Inc. to award fellowships to outstanding students pursuing graduate degrees in commerce and business administration. Contact: Director of Graduate Programs (or the department head/director of any academic department or program in the School), Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
El Paso Corporate Foundation Endowed Diversity Accounting Scholarship. El Paso Corporate Foundation Scholars receive in-state tuition and must be full-time accounting majors; junior, senior, or graduate status; a member of a population group that is underrepresented in C&BA; selection made on the basis of merit, scholarship, character, and/or leadership qualities; must have demonstrated solid academic promise and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher or be deemed otherwise academically acceptable by the University. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0330.
 
Ernst and Young Accounting Scholarship. A scholarship for an accounting major of junior standing or a candidate for an accounting master's degree. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Federal Tax Clinic Scholarship. Awarded to an incoming master of tax accounting student. GPA, GMAT score, and overall potential for success are considered. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Federation of Schools of Accountancy Student Award. Awarded to a graduating master's student in accounting. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
First Alabama Bank Endowed C&BA Scholarship for Productivity and Quality Enhancement. Established in 1993 by First Alabama Bancshares to support both scholarly work that directly benefits the economic well-being of the state and students assisting business and industry through the activities of the Alabama Productivity Center. Contact: Director, Alabama Productivity Center, Box 870318, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0318.
 
Paul Garner Graduate Accounting and Research Award. An award for an accounting graduate student. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Robert W. Hodgkins Endowed C&BA Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to deserving C&BA students who intend to concentrate in the area of insurance. Contact: Head of the Department of Economics, Finance, and Legal Studies or Director of Graduate Programs, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
C. E. Hornsby Jr. and Emily Jones Hornsby Endowed Scholarship. Established in 1998 to promote the education of full-time graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Commerce, with preference to graduates of Bibb County, Alabama, high schools. Contact: Director of Graduate Programs or Director of Undergraduate Programs, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 

 

Ingram-Reid Endowed Accounting Scholarship. Established by Professor Robert W. and Christine M. Ingram in honor of their parents to promote the education of graduate and undergraduate accounting students. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Jackson, Thornton and Company Scholarship. Awarded annually to an accounting major. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Maxie Glen Jackson Memorial C&BA Scholarship. The Alabama Chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society provides this scholarship to deserving full-time C&BA students with an interest in the area of insurance. Contact: Head of the Department of Economics, Finance, and Legal Studies or Director of Graduate Programs, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
Bill Jessup Endowed Scholarship. A scholarship for a graduate or undergraduate student in accounting. The award is renewable. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Sally R. and Laurens W. Jones Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to students who have been accepted into the master of accountancy program in the Culverhouse School of Accountancy. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
L. Paul Kassouf & Company Scholarship. Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in accounting desiring to enter public accounting. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Dr. Saburo Kawai Endowed Scholarship. Established in 1998 by Dr. Saburo Kawai of Tokyo, Japan, to promote international business in a global economy by means of promoting the education of deserving full-time graduate students in the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration. Priority consideration is given to students expressing an interest in Japanese business or culture who intend to pursue master's degrees, with preference to MBA students specializing in insurance or finance. Contact: Director of Graduate Programs or Director of MBA Program, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Chester Knight Memorial Scholarship. A scholarship awarded to an accounting major of junior, senior, or graduate standing. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
KPMG Peat Marwick Endowed Accounting Scholarship. Awarded annually to an accounting student. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Allen J. Lambert Annual Accounting Award in C&BA. Awarded to a fifth-year student (master's level) who intends to sit for the CPA exam. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Joe Lane Memorial Endowed Accounting Scholarship. Established in memory of Professor Emeritus Joseph E. Lane Jr. to promote the education of graduate and undergraduate accounting students. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Lewis Manderson Graduate School of Business Scholarship. Established in 1994 to promote graduate education in commerce and business administration and to support qualified minority students who have high potential for success in graduate study in business. Contact: Director of Graduate Programs or Director of MBA Program, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Lewis Manderson MBA Fellowship. A competitive award for exceptionally well-qualified MBA students. Provides an annual scholarship award of $4,470 plus one-half of the student's University tuition. Contact: Director of MBA Program, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Marvin L. Mann Endowed C&BA Graduate Scholarship. Established in 1999 through a gift from Lexmark International to honor the retirement of Lexmark's first chairman and chief executive officer, and University alumnus, Marvin L. Mann, and to promote the education of deserving graduate students in the Manderson Graduate School of Business. Contact: Director of Graduate Programs or Director of MBA Program, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Charles Irving Massey Endowed Graduate MBA Scholarship. Established by Mr. Charles Rayford Massey to promote the education of exceptional students pursuing MBA degrees. Recipients are recognized as Massey Scholars. Contact: Director of MBA Program, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Master of Accountancy Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to students who have been accepted into the master of accountancy program in the Culverhouse School of Accountancy. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Master of Tax Accounting Alumni Endowed Fellowship. Awarded to a student accepted into the master of tax accounting program. Scholarship, leadership, and financial need are considered. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Mauldin & Jenkins Accounting Scholarship. Awarded annually to an accounting major. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Minnie C. Miles Human Resources Management Endowed Graduate Scholarship. Established to promote the education of full-time students pursuing graduate degrees in management. Contact: Head of the Department of Management and Marketing, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Minnie Cadell Miles Endowed Graduate Scholarship. Awarded to a master's degree candidate, with preference to the behavioral area. Contact: Director of Graduate Programs or Head of the Department of Management and Marketing, Box 870225, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0225.
 
National Alumni Association Graduate Scholarship Program. The National Alumni Association provides funds for $1,000 scholarships for students in any business discipline. Priority consideration is given to first-year master's degree students. Contact: Director of Graduate Programs, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Larry E. Newman-Ernst & Young Endowed Accounting Scholarship. Priority awarded to undergraduate or graduate students who have been accepted into the accounting program in the Culverhouse School of Accountancy, and have demonstrated either academic merit or financial need, although not necessarily financial need as defined by federal guidelines. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Roy C. Ossman National Food Brokers Association Foundation Scholarship. A $1,000 scholarship awarded to a student at the undergraduate or graduate level who is interested in a career in the food industry. Scholastic ability, character, and financial need will be considered in selecting the recipient. Contact: Head of the Department of Management and Marketing, Box 870225, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0225.
 
O’Sullivan Creel, LLP Accounting Scholarship. Awarded annually to an accounting major. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
Timothy M. Parker Sr. and Thelma F. Parker Endowed Scholarship. Provides scholarships to graduate students who are either Alabama natives or graduates of Alabama high schools. Financial need is considered in making awards. Contact: Director of MBA Program or Director of Graduate Programs, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Culverhouse School of Accountancy Patron Scholarship. Awarded to full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in the Culverhouse School of Accountancy in good academic standing. Need is a consideration. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg, and Moore Accounting Scholarship. Awarded to a declared accounting major or an accounting equivalency major who has completed the intermediate-level accounting courses, and has a minimum 3.25 GPA in accounting. Student must be actively involved in at least one professional organization such as, but not limited to, Beta Alpha Psi. Financial need will be the deciding factor where there are students of otherwise equal merit. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
John Howell Pearson Endowed Scholarship in Accounting. Established by Jack H. and Sue A. Pearson in memory of their son, John Howell Pearson, to promote the education of students who intend to pursue degrees in accounting; who have demonstrated strong character and commitment, as evidenced by involvement in community activities, school activities, and/or employment; and who have minimum GPAs of 2.5. Priority of consideration shall be given to students from the state of Alabama. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Dr. A. J. Penz Endowed Graduate Accounting Scholarship. Established by Dr. A. J. Penz to promote the education of accounting graduate students. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.

 
PricewaterhouseCoopers-Joe Lane Accounting Scholarship. An award for an accounting major of junior standing or a candidate for a master's degree who is judged to have outstanding potential for success in public accounting. Must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.3, oral and written communication skills, an ability to interact with people, and leadership qualities as demonstrated by positions of responsibility in campus, civic, or service organizations. Contact: Director of the Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.

 

Professional Advisory Board Graduate Scholarship. Awarded to fifth-year incoming (master of accountancy or master of tax accountancy) accounting students. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 

Roland Pugh Endowed MBA Scholarship in Family Business and Entrepreneurship. Established in 1998 by Mr. Roland Pugh to promote the education of deserving full-time graduate students in the Manderson Graduate School of Business. Priority consideration is given to MBA students who are concentrating in family business and entrepreneurship. Contact: Director of MBA Program, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Mike and Julie Ranney Accounting Scholarship. Awarded annually to an accounting major. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
J. Ronald Renzetti Sr. MBA Endowed Fellowship. Established to promote the education of exceptional students pursuing MBA degrees. Recipients are recognized as Renzetti Scholars. Contact: Director of MBA Program, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
John L. and Margaret E. Rhodes Endowed Scholarship in Accounting. Awarded to students enrolled in C&BA and accepted into the Culverhouse School of Accountancy who have demonstrated either academic excellence or financial need. Contact: Director of the Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Martha Lou Jones Riddle Endowed MBA Scholarship. Established by Kenneth A. Riddle to honor his wife and to promote the education of deserving full-time graduate students pursuing MBA degrees. Contact: Director of MBA Program, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Steven J. Ross Endowed Graduate Accounting Scholarship. Established by the Ross Family Charitable Foundation in honor of Steven J. Ross to promote the education of graduate students in accounting. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Sales and Marketing Executives of Birmingham Inc. Fellowship. A gift scholarship for outstanding seniors or graduate students interested in sales and marketing. Contact: Head of the Department of Management and Marketing, Box 870225, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0225.
 
William Samson Memorial Accounting Scholarship. Awarded annually to an accounting major. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Savela & Associates Scholarship. Awarded annually to a master of accountancy student. Preference is based on academic performance and "well-roundedness” as reflected in the candidate's extracurricular activities. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Sellers, Richardson, Watson, Haley and Logan Accounting Scholarship. Awarded annually to an accounting major with a 3.5 or higher who intends to work in the Birmingham, Alabama area. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Young Ho Shin Endowed Scholarship. Established through a gift from the Daehan Kyoyuk Insurance Company Ltd. to promote international business in a global economy. Priority consideration is given to Korean graduate students who intend to pursue master's or doctoral degrees specializing in the field of insurance or finance. Contact: Head of the Department of Economics, Finance, and Legal Studies or Director of Graduate Programs, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Clarence DeWitt Smith Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a student in applied statistics. Contact: Head of the Department of Information Systems, Statistics and Management Science  Scholarships, Box 870226, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0226.
 
Morris "Munny” Sokol Endowed Memorial C&BA Scholarship. Established by Mr. Aaron Aronov, former trustee of The University of Alabama, in honor of civic leader Munny Sokol to support students enrolled in the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration. Contact: Director of Graduate Programs (or the department head/director of any academic department or program in the College), Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Curtis Springer Scholarship. Established by the Alabama Dairy Products Association of Greensboro in 2001, this award is given annually to full-time graduate students in Marketing pursuing a concentration in distribution and supply chain management. Contact: Head, Department of the Management and Marketing, Box 870225, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0225
 
Charles William Stephan Endowed MBA Scholarship. Established in 1998 to be used for the betterment of MBA students in the Manderson Graduate School of Business. Contact: Director of MBA Program, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
Elton B. Stephens Sales and Sales Management Scholarships. Awarded annually to undergraduate or graduate marketing majors. Contact: Head of the Department of Management and Marketing, Box 870225, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0225.
 
Fred & Dot Thompson Accounting Scholarship. Established by Professor Mary S. Stone in honor of her parents to promote the education of graduate and undergraduate accounting students. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 


Sue and Stanley Virciglio Accounting Scholarship. Established by Beverly S. Virciglio in honor of her parents to promote the education of students in the College of Commerce and Business Administration. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.

 

Way, Ray, Shelton & Company-ASCPA Scholarship. Awarded annually to an accounting student. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Marcus Whitman Endowed Graduate Fellowship. Established by Dr. Marcus Whitman, professor emeritus of finance, to promote the education of deserving graduate students in commerce and business administration. Overall merit of the recipient is the primary consideration. Preference is given to students pursuing graduate degrees in finance. Contact: Director of Graduate Programs or Head, Department of Economics, Finance, and Legal Studies, Box 870223, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0223.
 
James W. Wilson Sr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Tax Accounting. Priority to a Master of Tax Accounting student based on academic achievement and financial need. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.
 
Murray D. Wood-Joe Lane Graduate Fellowship. Established by Murray D. Wood to honor Professor Joe Lane and to promote the education of outstanding students in graduate study in tax accounting. Contact: Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220.

 

 

College of Communication and Information Sciences — School of Library and Information Studies
 
Alabama Public Library Service Scholarships. Scholarships of up to $250 per credit hour for employees of Alabama public libraries who are pursuing graduate library and information studies degrees on a part-time basis. Contact: Scholarship Committee, Alabama Public Library Service, 6030 Monticello Drive, Montgomery, AL 36130 ; 1-800-723-8459 and ask for Jim Smith. Application deadline: May 1.
 
Alabama Library Association Scholarships. Awarded to promising Alabama students who wish to pursue graduate degrees accredited by the American Library Association or by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Contact: Alabama Library Association Scholarship and Loan Fund, (334) 262-5210 or allaonline@mindspring.com. Application deadline: June 1.
 
Martha Jule Blackshear Scholarship. Awarded annually to a student in SLIS who is planning a career in public or school librarianship and providing evidence of this commitment through prior work experience.
 
Marie Drolet Bristol Endowed Scholarship. Awarded annually to one or more SLIS students, based on scholastic potential and financial need.
 
Corr Scholarship. Awarded to students currently enrolled in SLIS and pursuing specializations in school or youth services. Awarded on Honors Day.
 
Barbara Doughty Scholarship. Awarded to a student in SLIS on the basis of scholastic potential.
 
Mary Elizabeth Webster Edwards Scholarship. Awarded annually to students in SLIS on the basis of scholastic potential and need.
 
Bethel Fite Endowed Scholarships for Part-Time Students in SLIS. Awarded on Honors Day to a part-time student pursuing an MLIS degree.
 
Cherie D. Feenker Law Librarianship Scholarship. Awarded annually to a student planning a career in law libraries.
 
Pauline M. Foster Endowed Scholarship. Awarded annually to a student from Alabama specializing in school librarianship.
 
Mary Lou Jones Griffin Scholarship. Awarded to a student in SLIS on the basis of scholastic potential and need.
 
Mildred and Karl Harrison Endowed Scholarship in SLIS. Awarded annually to a student in SLIS based on scholastic potential and financial need.
 
Elizabeth Melton Lee Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to a student in SLIS on the basis of scholastic potential and financial need.
 
Library School Association Endowed Graduate School Scholarship. Awarded annually to a student in SLIS based on scholastic potential and financial need.
 
Mary Sue McGarity Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to a student in SLIS on the basis of scholastic potential and need.
 
MLIS Faculty Scholar Endowed Award. Awarded on Honors Day to an outstanding SLIS student in recognition of academic excellence, outstanding service, and professional
promise.
 
James D. Ramer Endowed Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award in SLIS. $1,000 awarded to a doctoral student in SLIS based on the quality of his or her dissertation. Awarded on Honors Day.
 
James D. Ramer Scholarship. Awarded to students in SLIS to help defray the cost of summer school study.
 
Jewell Sandoval Endowed Student Support Fund in SLIS. Established by the Library School Association for students in SLIS to support student research and special projects.
 
Fannie Schmitt Scholarship. Awarded annually to students in SLIS on the basis of scholastic potential and financial need.
 
SLIS Minority Quasi-Endowed Scholarship. Awarded annually to students in SLIS who are members of a minority group.
 
Bernice Stacy Endowed Scholarship. Awarded annually to a student in SLIS on the basis of scholastic potential and financial need.
 

Annabel and Nell K. Stephens Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to a student in SLIS on the basis of career potential and financial need. Preference is given to a student pursuing a career in public librarianship in Alabama.
 
Elton B. Stephens Scholarship. Awarded annually on the basis of academic achievement and merit to a doctoral student in SLIS.
 
George R. Stewart Endowed Scholarship. Awarded annually to a student in SLIS
based on scholastic potential and financial need.
 
Ruth Waldrop Part-Time Student Endowed Scholarship in SLIS. Established by the Library School Association. Awarded to graduate students pursuing degrees in SLIS on a part-time basis.
 
Annie Ford Wheeler Endowed Scholarship. Awarded annually to a student in SLIS based on scholastic potential and financial need.
 
H. W. Wilson Endowed Scholarship. Awarded annually to a student in SLIS based on scholastic potential and financial need.
 
Kenda Wise Endowed Scholarship in SLIS. Awarded annually based on scholastic potential and financial need.
 
Powers-Meriam Wyman Endowed Scholarship. Awarded annually to a student in SLIS based on scholastic potential.

 

 

College of Continuing Studies


Information on the following awards can be obtained by contacting the College of Continuing Studies, Adult Student Programs, Box 870388, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0388.

 

Robert M. and Muriel R. Barksdale Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate students, with priority given to employees and their dependents of Barksdale-Warrior Paper Company who plan to enroll in academic programs facilitated through the College of Continuing Studies; secondary consideration will be given to applicants from the West Alabama area, at least 25 years old, who demonstrate satisfactory academic progress and who are enrolled in programs facilitated through the College of Continuing Studies. Amount is variable.

 

William E. Bright Endowment for the Support of Natural Gas Programs & Scholarships.
Applicant must be an employee or the dependent of an employee of a member company of Alabama Natural Gas Association; part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate student, either currently enrolled or accepted for admission to The University of Alabama; be an Alabama resident; demonstrate academic excellence; exhibit outstanding leadership qualities and establish financial need (not as necessarily as defined by Federal guidelines); preference will be given to students who are taking courses facilitated through the College of Continuing Studies. Amount is variable.

 

James C. Caldwell Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate students. Priority will be given to applicants from Winston and Marion counties; secondary consideration will be given to deserving applicants who are enrolled in academic programs facilitated through the College of Continuing Studies. Demonstration of financial need (not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines) may also be a consideration for the award. Amount is variable.

 

General Charles G. Cleveland –Maxwell Air Force Base Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to a University of Alabama undergraduate or graduate student who is currently admitted or accepted for admission; who is currently in the Air Force or other U.S. Armed Forces, and pursuing a degree facilitated by the College of Continuing Studies, who is in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher). Preference will be given to persons stationed or employed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL. Amount is variable.

 

College of Continuing Studies Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in academic degree programs facilitated through the College of Continuing Studies, who demonstrate financial need, although not necessarily defined by federal guidelines, and who exhibit academic excellence. Amount is variable.

Thomas S. Graves Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to a part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate student with demonstrated academic excellence who is an Alabama resident and currently enrolled or accepted for admission. A minimum 3.0 GPA, a major in a science-based curriculum, and enrollment in at least one College of Continuing Studies course during the semester in which the award is received are required. Priority will be given to the residents of Etowah and Cherokee counties. Secondary consideration will be given to applicants from any other academic division. The scholarship is merit-based; financial need is not a requirement. Amount is variable.

 

Jack and Audrey Hetmaker Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to a University of Alabama undergraduate or graduate student who is a resident of the state of Alabama, who is currently enrolled or accepted for admission and is pursuing a degree in business though programs facilitated by The College of Continuing Studies. Amount is variable.

 

Kay H. Hodges Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to a University of Alabama student, undergraduate or graduate, who is enrolled or accepted for admission to the Nursing program facilitated through the College of Continuing Studies. First priority will be given to students from Cobb County, GA or Etowah and Tallapoosa counties in the state of Alabama. Student must demonstrate financial need, but not necessarily as defined by federal financial aid guidelines. Amount is variable.

James A. Hood Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to a full-time University of Alabama graduate or undergraduate student who is currently enrolled or has been accepted for admission. The applicant must be at least 25 years old, a resident of Alabama, and a graduate of the state's public school system. The applicant must be pursuing a degree as a teacher or school administrator and be planning to enroll in academic programs facilitated through the College of Continuing Studies. Amount is variable.
 
Jerold Kennedy Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to part- or full-time undergraduate or graduate students who are at least 25 years old and who are enrolled in academic programs facilitated through the College of Continuing Studies, with preference given to students pursuing degrees in disciplines served by the College of Continuing Studies. Amount is variable.

 

King-Blackburn Friends of the Alabama Gulf Coast Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to a University of Alabama undergraduate or graduate student who is currently admitted or accepted for admission; who graduated from high schools in Baldwin, Mobile, Escambia Counties or adjacent counties; who have incurred hardships as a result of hurricanes or other natural disasters; who is in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher) and pursuing a degree through programs facilitated by the College of Continuing. Amount is variable.

Colonel Floyd H. Mann Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student, part- or full-time, who is enrolled at The University of Alabama or accepted for admission. Priority will be given to students who are children of law enforcement officials and/or who intend to pursue careers in law enforcement and who demonstrate financial need (not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines). Amount is variable.

 

John Cook Nichols Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to a University of Alabama undergraduate or graduate student who is currently admitted or accepted for admission and enrolled in a degree program facilitated through the College of Continuing Studies, exhibit academic excellence, and demonstrate financial need (not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines). Amount is variable.

Clarice L. Parker Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to a part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate student, currently enrolled or accepted for admission. An applicant must be at least 25 years old and a resident of Alabama, have a GPA of 2.5 or above for the previous semester, be enrolled in at least one College of Continuing Studies course during the semester in which the award is received, and demonstrate financial need. Primary preference will be given to students from Tuscaloosa County. Applicants must also file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Amount is variable.
 
Douglas W. Patterson Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to a part-time or full-time University of Alabama graduate or undergraduate student who is currently enrolled or has been accepted for admission. An applicant must be at least 25 years old and enrolled in academic programs facilitated through the College of Continuing Studies. Amount is variable.
 
William Henry Rhea Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to a part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate student who is an Alabama resident at least 25 years old and who has demonstrated academic excellence (minimum GPA of 3.0) and established financial need. Preference will be given to students majoring in engineering or business who are taking courses facilitated through the College of Continuing Studies. Amount is variable.
 
Warrior Roofing-Thomas G. Shurett Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled or accepted for admission and an Alabama resident. Priority will be given to students intending to enroll in academic programs facilitated through the College of Continuing Studies during the term in which the award is received. Preference will be given to employees (or dependents of employees) of Warrior Roofing Company Inc. and students from West Alabama. Amount is variable.
 
John C. Snider Scholarship. Awarded to part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate students who are at least 25 years old, who are enrolled in academic programs facilitated through the College of Continuing Studies, and who demonstrate satisfactory academic progress. Amount is variable.
 
Ruth P. Snider Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate students who are at least 25 years old and are enrolled in academic programs facilitated through the College of Continuing Studies, with preference given to students with a major or minor in music, music education, or a related field. Recipient must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress. Amount is variable.
 
Hershel Trimm Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to a part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled or accepted for admission. An applicant must be at least 25 years old and a resident of Alabama, have a GPA of 2.5 or above for the previous semester, and be enrolled in at least one College of Continuing Studies course during the semester in which the award is received. Priority will be given to those who desire careers in the home-building industry. Amount is variable.
 
Robert L. Williamson Endowed Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a University of Alabama undergraduate or graduate student over the age of 25 who is majoring in engineering or business and is facilitating his or her education through the College of Continuing Studies and its Division of Academic Outreach. Priority will be given to undergraduate students who are taking at least one course through QUEST (Quality University Extended Site Telecourses) or other distance learning methods. Must demonstrate academic excellence (GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) and show financial need. Amount is variable.
 
Jerry F. Wilson Sr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled part- or full-time who is at least 25 years old; enrolled at The University of Alabama or accepted for admission; and enrolled in an academic program facilitated through the College of Continuing Studies. Preference is given to students pursuing degrees in disciplines served through the Academic Outreach division of the College of Continuing Studies. Amount is variable.


College of Education
 
Scholarships available through this office for full-time graduate education students range from $350 to $2,000. For its purposes, the College's graduate scholarship committee defines a full-time graduate student as a student enrolled in at least 9 credit hours per semester for an academic year. A graduate teaching or research assistant is considered to be a full-time student if he or she is enrolled in 6 or more credit hours per semester for an academic year. The following information must be submitted to the office of the scholarship steward no later than the deadline date printed on the application form:  

  • cover letter

  • application form

  • statement of purpose

  • official transcript(s)

  • two letters of recommendation

  • vita or résumé

  • statement of financial need (if applicable)

A detailed description of each component of the application is included on the College's webpage for scholarships.
 
Scholarship recipients are selected annually during the spring semester that precedes the academic year to which the award will be applied. All applicants will be notified by letter of the disposition of their applications within two weeks prior to the College of Education Honors Day convocation in April. Recipients will be announced during the convocation.
 
Generally, scholarships are awarded for one academic year; however, some may be renewable, offering the recipient an opportunity to receive funding for one or more subsequent years. A recipient must request consideration for continuation in a letter submitted with an updated application. Renewal requests are subject to review and evaluation by the scholarship committee. A request does not guarantee renewal. A nonrenewable scholarship will not be awarded to an individual more than once.
 
Each scholarship is awarded in two equal installments. One installment is made during the fall semester; the other is made during the spring. Receipt of the second installment is contingent upon the recipient's continued maintenance of the eligibility requirements established by the respective scholarship.

 

Questions about the application or the application process should be directed to the scholarship steward. More information about graduate-level College of Education scholarships and an accompanying application form are available online at www.education.ua.edu. The mailing address for the scholarship steward is Box 870231, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0231; the telephone number is (205) 348-6073.


Sandra R. Apolinsky Memorial in Counselor Education:  Doctoral student in Counselor Education; priority given to returning female students after meeting family obligations

 

Susan Duckworth Bedsole Scholarship:  Priority given to J. L. Bedsole Scholars as selected by the J.L. Bedsole Foundation; students from southwest Alabama; students accepted into the College of Education

 

Dr. Harold L. Bishop Endowed Scholarship:  Priority of consideration shall be given to graduate students enrolled in the College of Education who have been unconditionally accepted and are studying school administration. Financial need shall also be considered, although not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines. (not available until 2010-11)

 

Russell S. and Mary Louise Cantwell Endowed History Scholarship:  Graduate or undergraduate student majoring in Social Sciences (History); GPA of 3.0+; financial need; renewable

 

Jean H. Cecil Memorial Endowed Scholarship: Graduate student majoring in Counselor Education; competitive GPA
 

Laura and James Condra Endowed Scholarship First priority of consideration is given to full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College of Education. Second priority of consideration is given to students who demonstrate financial need; renewable.


Ralph W. Cowart Memorial Scholarship: Competitive GPA; legal resident of Pike County, Alabama; renewable

Merlin G. Duncan Memorial Endowed Scholarship: Doctoral student; competitive GPA; personal qualities assuming leadership roles in education (Educational Leadership); potential for making significant contributions to education; renewable
 


Betty B. and Edward L. Englebert Endowed Scholarship: Priority given to education students (undergraduate or graduate) pursing bachelor's degrees in secondary education in the areas of science, math, English language arts, social science, or foreign language; master’s degrees in counseling; or doctorates in administration.

 

Sarah H. Healy Endowed Graduate Scholarship: Graduate student in Higher Education Administration or Educational Leadership; female; short essay detailing academic and professional record together with career goals
 

Irene Merriwether Jones Memorial Endowed Scholarship: Alabama public school teacher pursuing a Master’s Degree in education; demonstrated financial need (Statement of Financial Need); competitive GPA

Leeman C. Joslin Scholarship in Behavioral Studies: Counselor Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Research, or School Psychology; African American or female or both: competitive GPA; demonstrated financial need (Statement of Financial Need)

Owen and Virginia Liles Endowed Scholarship: Graduate; priority of consideration shall be given to students undertaking a program of study in the College of Education who have two to five years teaching experience with middle school-aged students, and who plan to pursue a career in middle school education. Additional preference shall be given to applicants who are residents of Baldwin, Conecuh, Escambia, or Monroe Counties, Alabama. Applicants must submit an essay discussing a proposed new innovation or enhancement in middle school education; also include letters of recommendations from a school administrator who supervised applicant and from parents of former students.

 

James E. McLean Endowed Graduate Scholarship Criteria: Priority of consideration shall be given to full-time graduate students in the COE.

 

Paul G. Orr Memorial Fellowship in Educational Administration with priority to Educational Leadership: Applicants should be U.S. or foreign nationals who plan to teach or work in American-Sponsored Overseas Schools (ASOS) or foreign national education systems. The recipient shall agree to make every effort to work in either type of system for no less than three (3) years from the date of an awarded degree or completion of course work. Competitive GPA; renewable for a maximum of two academic years only; one of the three letters of recommendation to be submitted must be written by the director of the school that has most recently employed the applicant: demonstrated financial need (Statement of Financial Need)
 

Anna and Harold Paige Scholarship Fund Criteria: Priority of consideration given to graduate students enrolled in the College of Education who demonstrate financial need, although not necessarily need as defined by federal guidelines.


Daniel Evan Parker Endowed Scholarship: First priority of consideration shall be given to full-time graduate students who are pursuing doctoral degrees in educational leadership studies through the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies in the College of Education. Second priority of consideration shall be given to other full-time graduate students pursuing degrees through the College of Education.

 

Thelma Julia Mildred Smith Endowed Scholarship in Counselor Education: Graduate; indication of plans for a career as an elementary or secondary guidance counselor; competitive GPA; personal qualities for assuming leadership roles in education; demonstrated financial need (Statement of Financial Need); renewable

Esther J. Swenson Endowed Scholarship: Doctoral student majoring in Early Childhood/Elementary Education; competitive GPA; personal qualities for assuming leadership roles in education; potential for making significant contributions to education. Application Dates: October 1st – only on even years of the fall semester, alternating with the Thompson Scholarship.
 
Paul W. Terry Memorial Endowed Scholarship: Graduate student in Educational Psychology; competitive GPA; renewable
 
Yewell R. Thompson Endowed Scholarship: Early Childhood/Elementary Education major; priority given to male students actively pursuing a doctoral degree, specialist, masters, bachelors (in that order); personal qualities for assuming leadership roles in education; potential for making significant contribution to education. Application Dates: October 1st – only in odd years of the fall semester, alternating with the Swenson Scholarship.
 
TCI Companies Choice Award in Education Endowed Scholarship: Graduate or undergraduate student; competitive GPA; legal Alabama resident; applicants must submit a short essay on having inspired others to fulfill their potential in order to demonstrate that the applicant has the passion and energy to influence people’s lives as is expected of teachers.

The College of Education Retired Faculty Endowed Scholarship: Priority of consideration shall be given to full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College of Education who demonstrate financial need, although not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines, and whose academic records indicate a high probability of success. Additional preference shall be given to those students who are descendents of faculty members of the College of Education.


College of Human Environmental Sciences
 
Agnes Ellen Harris Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement and merit, as determined by the scholarship committee. Eligibility is restricted to full-time graduate students majoring in an area in human environmental sciences. Contact: Dean, College of Human Environmental Sciences, Box 870158, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0158.
 
Mabel Hewitt Lynch Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement and merit, as determined by the scholarship committee. Eligibility is restricted to full-time graduate students majoring in clothing and textiles or in interior design. Contact: Head, Department of Clothing, Textiles, and Interior Design, Box 870158, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0158.
 
Thompson-Bramblett Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement and merit, as determined by the scholarship committee. Eligibility is restricted to full-time graduate students majoring in clothing and textiles or in interior design. Contact: Head, Department of Clothing, Textiles, and Interior Design, Box 870158, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0158.


School of Social Work
 
For more information about scholarships for graduate students in the School of Social Work, contact the Associate Dean, School of Social Work, Box 870314, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0314. Note that concentration-specific scholarships will change to reflect the new curriculum in Fall 2006.
Warren G. Augins Endowed Scholarship. The award supports a full-time, first-year student in the master of social work program who has shown promise in the profession.
 
James and Teresa Duggan and James and Elizabeth Ball Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship assists full-time graduate students in the School of Social Work at The University of Alabama who intend to pursue a master's degree in social work in clinical practice and who are over the age of thirty.
 
Lola Louise Bealle Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship assists full-time students in the School of Social Work.
 
Russell and Barbara Beaulieu Endowed Support Fund. This fund was established to support the Program and Agency Administration academic program as well as to support the needs of selected students enrolled in the School of Social Work, who have financial need, although not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines.
 
Doris Bender Memorial Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship assists deserving MSW students in the School of Social Work.
 
Lucille Clark Bennett Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship assists outstanding MSW students who have career interests in geriatrics in their second year of study.
 
Julia B. Caddell Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship assists full-time students in the School of Social Work who demonstrate need, although not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines. Second priority goes to adult students enrolled in the School of Social Work who are beginning or continuing their academic educations after entering the work field or to any students enrolled in the School of Social Work who express an interest in health care and/or child care.
 
Ehney A. and Mildred Fletcher Tillman Camp Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship assists outstanding students in the MSW program.
 
Daniel Foundation Endowed Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding graduates of each of the accredited BSW programs in Alabama who are admitted to the University's advanced-standing MSW program.
 
Eulene Hawkins-Alabama Chapter NASW Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship is for a deserving full-time MSW student in the advanced-standing program. Priority goes to the recipient of the Eulene Hawkins scholarship at Troy University. Second priority goes to an NASW member who exhibits academic excellence.
 
Lori Kaye Hebert Endowed Scholarship. This award assists an MSW student with a career interest in mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Spring semester only.
 
Madeleine M. Hill Endowed Graduate Scholarship. The award assists a full-time student in the master of social work program who is preparing for a career in social work program and agency administration.
 
Hill Crest Foundation Inc. Graduate Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to master of social work students with a strong interest in a mental-health career.
 
Marilyn Brewer Lauber Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship assists graduate students in the School of Social Work. Peggy Spain McDonald Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship assists a promising student in the MSW program whose home is in the greater Birmingham area.
 
Arlene Mitchell Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship assists outstanding full-time students in the MSW program.
 
Ada Kate Morgan Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship assists full-time students in the MSW program.
 
National Alumni Association Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding incoming student in the MSW program.
 
John W. Nixon Fiesta Bowl Endowed Graduate Scholarship. The scholarship assists African-American students who are pursuing the MSW degree.
 
Ben Avis Orcutt Endowed Doctoral Student Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a doctoral student who has displayed outstanding dedication and commitment to the social work profession.
 
Nell Hopkins Clarkson and Sue Clarkson Phifer Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship assists graduate students pursuing the MSW in the School of Social Work.
 
 

Charles S. Prigmore Endowed Graduate Scholarship. This scholarship assists outstanding MSW students. Priority is given to African-American students with interests in program and agency management.
 
Cartis T. and Rose N. Roff Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship is for an outstanding MSW student.
 
School of Social Work Stipends. In addition to grants and stipends related to field education agencies, the School of Social Work awards stipends each year to full-time graduate students in the master's degree program.
 
Leslie J. Shellhase Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding doctoral student who has been advanced to candidacy for the degree.
 
Social Work Society-Dean Lucinda Roff Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the second semester of the concentration year of the master of social work program who shows evidence of superior scholarship, based on graduate grades and an original paper, and evidence of professional citizenship, action, or achievement that furthers the goals of the School and the profession of social work. The scholarship is granted for one spring semester only.
 
Loraine Bedsole Tunstall Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship assists outstanding students in the MSW program. Priority is given to students from the Mobile area with interests in careers in child welfare services.
 
Cassie Wallace-Helen Brown Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was established to assist full-time students in the School of Social Work who intend to pursue a career in the area of working with elderly or aging people.

 


Miscellaneous Financial Aid
 
Loans are administered through the Office of Student Financial Aid, Box 870162, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0162. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file in the Office of Student Financial Aid before loan approval.
 
The University's housing office offers counseling positions for qualified graduate students. Inquiries should be addressed to the Office of Residential Life, Box 870399, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0399; 1-888-498-2262.
 
The University's Office of Student Affairs also provides assistantship opportunities in various campus locations to graduate students. Inquiries should be addressed to Graduate Student Services, Office of the Dean of Students, The University of Alabama, Box 870292, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0292; (205) 348-6796. Please refer to the Financial Assistance Handbook for details.
 


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