In addition to The University of Alabama’s scholarship offerings, numerous external scholarships are available to incoming and current students. Some of these opportunities are listed below. We also list several websites that compile many of these external scholarships, often allowing them to be searched and filtered by specific categories and characteristic. The University does not partner with or endorse any of these websites or the scholarships they offer, but encourages you to explore external scholarship opportunities through all available avenues.
Graduate fellowships for beginning and first-year graduate students. The areas of study for these programs include physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences, engineering, mathematics, and computer science. Visit https://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-careers/student-and-recent-grads for more information.
The Lifetime Learning Tax Credit allows college students or their families to claim up to 20 percent of qualified out-of-pocket tuition expenditures per year. See https://www.irs.gov/publications/p970/ch03.html for more information.
The National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program is open to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the U.S. at the time of application. The three-year awards are intended for students at or near the beginning of graduate study. The second and third years of the award are contingent upon satisfactory progress and availability of funds. Visit https://www.nsfgrfp.org for more information.
The Jacob Javits Fellowship Program is a grant program for students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Visit https://www2.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html for more information.
Veterans or qualified dependents of veterans may use their educational benefits for training at the graduate and professional level. Please contact your regional Veterans Administration offices or the University of Alabama Office of Veterans Affairs (https://vets.sa.ua.edu). Visit http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/ for more information.
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has awarded fellowships for graduate study since 1945. Visit http://woodrow.org for more information.
The Fulbright Program is well known for its support of graduate study and research abroad. There are several awards for graduate study and advanced research, including postdoctoral fellowships for American scholars and non-U.S. scholars. For further information visit https://us.fulbrightonline.org
The Alabama National Guard: The Alabama Army National Guard education assistance program is funded annually by the state legislature. The program is designed to supplement available federal programs.
Cappex – https://www.cappex.com/
Fastweb – https://www.fastweb.com/
Going Merry – https://www.goingmerry.com/
ScholarshipOwl – https://scholarshipowl.com/
Scholly – https://myscholly.com/
U.S. Department of Labor (CareerOneStop) – https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-scholarships.aspx
Please see the Graduate Catalog financial assistance page for additional opportunities.