• UWA launches new design for collegiate license plate

    Posted: August 18, 2016

    Author: Public Relations

    The University of West Alabama has launched a new design for its collegiate license plate. The design features the University's new branding, including a sleek and fierce red and white tiger profile. Proceeds from sales of the plate benefit a scholarship program at UWA.

    The cost of the collegiate plate is an additional $50, of which $48.75 goes into the UWA National Alumni Association's "Tagged for Success" scholarship to help students succeed at UWA. 

    According to UWA Alumni Relations Director Danielle Buckalew, the program funds an average of 30-40 scholarships annually. To be considered for a Tagged for Success scholarship, a student must be a junior or senior with a 3.0 or higher GPA. 

    "Tagged for Success is a great program with two-fold benefits for UWA," Buckalew explained. "We are able to provide support to students who show promise for success by having reached junior or senior standing with at least a 3.0 GPA with the funds generated through sales. In addition, our supporters, no matter the affiliation, are able to show their support for UWA as they travel with a collegiate license plate."

     Pre-numbered plates are available, or drivers can choose to personalize their inscription with up to six numbers or letters. There is no additional charge for personalization.

    Buckalew said that the alumni office enjoys seeing photos from supporters who have personalized their plates with their class year, a college nickname, greek or social affiliations, athletic accomplishments, and more. Some favorites have been the prized classic vehicles that bear the alma mater's collegiate plate.

     A personalization can be reserved for up to five business days using the Alabama Department of Revenue's Motor Vehicle Title Registration & Insurance Portal, MVTRIP. To begin a reservation, users can access MVTRIP by visiting revenue.alabama.gov, selecting Motor Vehicle under the Divisions tab, then choosing MVTRIP from the E-Services tab. UWA's plate is listed in the Collegiate category.

     UWA's collegiate license plate is available to Alabama passenger vehicle and motorcycle owners. UWA supporters can get the plate when registering a vehicle or renewing registration at the local tag office in any Alabama county that issues license plates. No additional documentation is required aside from materials required for a standard plate.

     PHOTO: UWA has launched a new design for its collegiate license plate available to Alabama drivers. Proceeds from sales of the plate benefit the "Tagged for Success" scholarship program.


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