• Other UWA Scholarships


    Alumni Scholarships

    • Please visit the UWA Alumni Website for information about Alumni Scholarships and Applications. 

    Academic Related Scholarships

    • Alabama Power: Available to full-time UWA junior and senior students majoring in Environmental Science. The recipient must be a legal resident of Alabama. Contact the Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at (205) 652-3414.
    • Colquitt Language and Literature Memorial: Amount varies. Contact the Chair of Languages and Literature Department in the College of Liberal Arts at (205) 652-5492. 
    • Kelly Land Writing Competition: $1,000 one-time scholarship to entering freshman who has won the Kelly Land writing competition held during April of the student’s senior year. Contact the Department of Languages and Literature at (205) 652-3460. 
    • James Pate History Essay Competition Scholarship: $1,000 one-time scholarship to entering freshman who has won the James Pate History Essay Competition held during the student’s senior year. Contact Dr. Richard Schellhammer at (205) 652-3632. 
    • Darryl Hutcheson Memorial: Amount varies. Available to students majoring in technology in engineering technology. Contact the Dean of the College of Business and Technology at (205) 652-3687. 
    • Julia Tutwiler Scholarship Fund: Available to beginning freshman women majoring in education. Contact the Dean of the College of Education at (205) 652-3421.

    Other UWA Scholarships 

    • George W. and Elizabeth C. Skipper Fireman Scholarship: Available for students in Clark County Alabama who are willing to participate in the student firefighter program. Must maintain a 2.75 GPA. Contact June Gissendanner Skipper Insurance & Realty, P. O. Drawer 1098, Jackson, AL  36545 or (251) 231-0726.
    • Thomas P. Hester Scholarship:  Available for students who are retired or honorably discharged veterans with preference given to those wounded while serving.  Children and grandchildren of veterans are also eligible.  For more information, contact the Office of Student Affairs at (205) 652-3581.
    • UWA Cheerleading: $1,500 per year. For tryout dates and more information, contact Libba McClendon at (205) 652-3878.
    • UWA Band: Amount varies. For more information, please contact Adam Anderson, Interim Director of UWA Marching Band at (205) 652-5412. Audition required.

    Outside UWA Scholarships

    These scholarships require a separate application. Contact information required.
    • Allyrae Wallace Educational Trust: Designated for students from Wilcox County, Alabama. Must contact by writing a letter of request (for application) to: Allyrae Wallace Educational Trust, PO Box 433, Camden, AL 36726.
    • American Legion Auxiliary: For an application, please write to: Executive Secretary, American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Alabama, 120 North Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL 36104.
    • J. L. Bedsole Scholars Program: A scholarship based on character and leadership. Student must be graduating from an accredited school in the following counties: Mobile, Clarke, Baldwin, Monroe, or Washington (graduates of Sweetwater High School also eligible). For more information, call (334) 432-3369 or email patty@jlbedsolefoundation.org.
    • Simpson Scholarship: Must be a resident of Wilcox County, AL and apply between January 1 and March 1 of the year of graduation from high school, Alabama Southern Community College or George Wallace Community College. For more information, visit: www.thesimpsonfoundation.org.
    • United Daughters of the Confederacy: Must be a lineal descendant of an eligible Confederate (one who served honorably in the Confederate Army, Navy, or Civil Service or who gave Material Aid to the Cause). For more information, visit: www.hqudc.org/Scholarships.