The University of Alabama awards almost 100 Graduate Council Fellowships each year. Each includes a full tuition scholarship (for up to 15 hours each fall and spring semester), single coverage health insurance, and a minimum $15,000 stipend for the academic year. Although most Graduate Council Fellowships are for one year, the David A. Francko Fellowship offers up to $33,000/year for a maximum of 5 years. A student must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to remain eligible. Nominations are made by academic departments. Interested students should contact their departments for more information about the nomination process and deadlines.

McNair Graduate Fellowships are specifically for entering graduate students who have either completed a McNair Undergraduate Scholars program or who are McNair eligible; i.e., low income AND a first-generation college student or a member of a group traditionally underrepresented in graduate education (i.e. Hispanic, African American, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander). 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 fellowship includes a full tuition scholarship (for up to 15 hours each fall and spring semester), single coverage health insurance, and a $15,000 stipend for the academic year. For students in doctoral programs the fellowship lasts two years and is followed by a minimum of two years of support through a departmental assistantship or equivalent. For students in master’s programs the fellowship lasts one year and is followed by a minimum of one year of support through a departmental assistantship or equivalent. A student must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to remain eligible. Nominations are made by academic departments. Interested students should contact their departments for more information about the nomination process and deadlines.

The University of Alabama awards approximately 30 National Alumni Association Fellowships each year. The fellowship includes a full tuition scholarship (for up to 15 hours each fall and spring semester), single coverage health insurance, and a $15,000 stipend for the academic year. Recipients 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. Nominations are made by academic departments. Interested students should contact their departments for more information about the nomination process and deadlines.

The Graduate School provides supplemental funding for graduate student research projects and travel to present research results at conferences. Departments may submit as many nominations as they deem appropriate, provided that each nomination be matched at least 1:1 with non-Graduate School funds.

Requests should be submitted online to the Graduate School.

Travel Awards are reserved for graduate students who have been accepted to present personally their own research (or creative activity) at a national or international meeting of their discipline’s major academic/professional organization. For Research Awards, priority will be given to thesis, pre-dissertation, and dissertation research.

Requests for awards should be initiated by the student’s faculty adviser and endorsed and submitted electronically by the department chair to the Graduate School. The request must include a budget, information about cost sharing, and, if travel is involved, a confirmation that the student will be personally presenting his or her own work.

Application deadlines are August 31 for Fall proposals, January 31 for Spring proposals, and April 30 for Summer proposals. Although every attempt should be made by departments to include all research and travel proposals, we recognize that last-minute research opportunities present themselves and that student plans may not be complete by these deadlines. The Graduate School will gladly consider additional requests, pending the availability of funding.

After the three major deadlines, requests will be reviewed at the end of each month.

Please contact Kathleen Nodine in the Graduate School at knodine@ua.edu if you need further information.

Please see the Graduate Catalog financial assistance page for additional opportunities.

Threefold Purpose

  1. To recruit children and grandchildren of graduates of The University of Alabama.
  2. To send a clear signal to our graduates that “we want your children.”
  3. To provide a tangible Alumni Association membership benefit for UA graduates.

Guidelines and requirements for this program

  • One time only (non-renewable) scholarship for first-year graduate students who are Alabama residents and who are children or grandchildren of a University of Alabama graduate. The scholarship is for the student’s first term of graduate enrollment.
  • Parent or grandparent must be a degree holder (undergraduate, graduate, or law degree) from The University of Alabama.
  • The qualifying parent or grandparent must be an active member of the National Alumni Association for three of the past five years. (Parent or grandparent cannot write check for all three years in one year.)
  • The award will be equal to $500 towards the cost of in-state tuition of graduate level course work. (Subject to a maximum of actual in-state tuition not covered by other awards, whichever is lower).
  • The student must be admitted to a graduate degree program at UA and may be enrolled part-time or full-time. Please note: students admitted to the Graduate School through special program such as the University Scholars Program or any Honor Program will be considered undergraduates for the purpose of this scholarship until the bachelor’s degree is awarded.
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The deadlines for application are:

  • July 15 – for students entering Fall Semester
  • November 30 – for students entering Spring Semester
  • May 1 – for students entering Summer Semester

Submit AHGS Application: Online Scholarship Form | Download PDF Form

Additional Information

  • If you have any questions or need more information regarding this scholarship, please contact Kathleen Nodine at knodine@ua.edu.

 

For additional financial support, please visit Graduate Catalog’s Financial Assistance section.

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