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College of Continuing Studies Scholarships

College of Continuing Studies (CCS) scholarships are awarded to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in distance learning degree programs.

Application Guidelines

The 2018–2019 CCS scholarship application will be available from March 1–December 1, 2018.

To be considered for all CCS scholarships, you must submit one scholarship application each year and be currently enrolled or admitted to the University prior to submitting an application. The application is submitted online through myBama. To access the application, log in and select Admissions/Scholarships, located on the left side of the screen. In the Scholarships pane, under the All Graduate/Undergraduate Students subheading, select the Continuing Studies Scholarship Application link.

Applications are reviewed in intervals to make scholarship awards for each term or until funds are exhausted. Award notifications will be sent to your Crimson email according to the following schedule:

  • Fall 2018 award notices will be sent late July 2018
  • Spring 2019 award notices will be sent late November 2018
  • Summer 2019 award notices will be sent early March 2019

Scholarships

Review the eligibility criteria for each scholarship to determine whether you meet the qualifications.

Robert M. and Muriel R. Barksdale Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate student over the age of 25 who graduated from a high school in West Alabama and demonstrates satisfactory academic progress.

Dorothy D. and John J. Boyne Endowed Support Funds

This scholarship is awarded to a UA undergraduate student who is at junior or senior standing and pursuing a degree in a public service area. The applicant must demonstrate leadership qualities and academic excellence with a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application and be a resident of Alabama pursuing a degree program facilitated through CCS.

William E. Bright Endowment for the Support of Natural Gas Programs (ANGA)*

Applicant must be a full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate student who is an employee or the dependent of an employee of a member company of the Alabama Natural Gas Association. Applicant must be a resident of Alabama, demonstrate academic excellence and exhibit outstanding leadership qualities. Demonstration of financial need, although not as necessarily defined by federal guidelines, may also be a consideration for this award. Preference will be given to students who are taking courses facilitated through CCS. Supporting documentation may be required.

The Campbell - Ellis Endowed Scholarship

Applicant must be a UA graduate or undergraduate student, over the age of 25, enrolled in a degree program facilitated through CCS, and working full-time or part-time while in school. Preference will be given to students who have completed at least 12 credit hours of graded work and have earned a 3.0 GPA or higher. Demonstration of financial need, although not as necessarily defined by federal guidelines, may also be a consideration for this award.

James C. Caldwell Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate student. Priority of consideration will be given to applicants from Winston and Marion counties. Second priority of consideration will be given to deserving applicants who are enrolled in a degree program facilitated through CCS. Demonstration of financial need, although not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines, may also be a consideration for the award.

General Charles G. Cleveland - Maxwell Air Force Base Endowed Scholarship*

This scholarship is awarded to a UA graduate or undergraduate student who is currently in the U.S. Air Force or other U.S. Armed Forces and pursuing a degree program facilitated through CCS. Applicant must be in good academic standing and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to applicants stationed or employed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. Supporting documentation may be required.

Carolyn and Dennis Dahl Endowed Scholarship

Applicants must be a full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate student who is enrolled in a degree program facilitated through CCS. Applicant must exhibit academic excellence and demonstrate financial need, although not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines.

The Catherine Horton Eisen CPA, BS 1978 and Dr. Stefan Eisen Jr. Col. (Ret.) USAF, DPA 2003 Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a field of study that benefits the autism community. Majors/programs may include, but are not limited to, special education, pre-occupational therapy and pre-physical therapy. Recipient must have demonstrated an interest in applying their skills in service to the autism community upon graduation. Priority of consideration shall be given to UA undergraduate students who are considered first-generation college students and who are applying to college later in life. Second priority of consideration shall be given to students applying to college later in life who are enrolled in fields of study that benefits the autism community.

Gladys M. Fernandez Endowed Scholarship for Single Parents

This scholarship is awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student who is enrolled in a degree program facilitated through CCS. Priority of consideration will be given to students who are single parents and have primary responsibility for the care of a child under the age of 18.

Connie G. Glaze Memorial Endowed Scholarship*

Applicant must be a support staff member (clerical) of CCS, working a minimum of 25 hours per week. Recipient must be a part-time or full-time graduate or undergraduate student. Supporting documentation may be required.

Thomas S. Graves Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate student, with priority of consideration given to students who intend to enroll in a degree program facilitated through CCS. Second priority of consideration will be given to applicants in any other academic division. Applicant must be an Alabama resident over the age of 25 who demonstrates academic excellence and has earned a minimum 3.0 GPA, majoring in a science-based curriculum. This scholarship is merit-based; financial need is not required. Priority will be given to residents from Etowah and Cherokee counties.

Lee Allen and Mary Nell Hallman Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a UA graduate or undergraduate student who is enrolled in a degree program facilitated through CCS. Preference will be given to applicants who are military veterans.

Joel D. Hammond - Big River Inc. Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to UA students enrolled in New College LifeTrack who are either employees or dependents of employees of Big River Industries located in Marietta, Georgia. Second priority of consideration will be given to students enrolled in other degree programs facilitated through CCS who are either employees or dependents of employees of Big River Industries.

Mark Harry Harrison Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a UA undergraduate student over the age of 23 who is enrolled in a degree program facilitated through CCS. Preference will be given to applicants who attended a high school in the state of Georgia.

Jack and Audrey Hatmaker Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a UA graduate or undergraduate student who is a resident of the state of Alabama and is pursuing a business degree program facilitated through CCS.

Kay H. Hodges Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a UA graduate or undergraduate student who is enrolled or accepted for admission to a nursing degree program facilitated through CCS. Priority of consideration will be given to students from Cobb County, Georgia, and Etowah and Tallapoosa counties in the state of Alabama. Applicant must demonstrate financial need, although not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines.

James A. Hood Endowed Scholarship

This diversity scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time, graduate or undergraduate student who is over the age of 25. Priority of consideration shall be given to Alabama residents who graduated from the state’s public school system, intend to pursue a degree program facilitated through CCS, as a teacher or school administrator.

Elizabeth B. and Ronald C. Howard Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time undergraduate student who is over the age of 25 and enrolled in New College LifeTrack. Preference will be given to students who have completed at least 12 credit hours of graded work under the auspices of New College LifeTrack and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Demonstration of financial need, although not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines, may also be a consideration for the award.

The Samuel Howard Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is awarded to a graduate or undergraduate nursing student who is enrolled in courses facilitated through CCS. Second priority of consideration will be given to a student enrolled in other degree programs facilitated through CCS.

Alisa Barr Johnson Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student who is enrolled or accepted for admission to a nursing program facilitated through CCS. Applicant must demonstrate academic excellence.

Jerold Kennedy Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate student who is over the age of 25 and enrolled in a degree program facilitated through CCS. Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in disciplines served by CCS.

King-Blackburn Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to UA graduate and undergraduate students who graduated from high schools in Baldwin, Mobile, Escambia or adjacent counties in the state of Alabama and have incurred hardships as a result of hurricanes or other natural disasters. Applicants must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA and pursuing a degree program facilitated through CCS.

William and Sybil Landau Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students over the age of 25 who are currently enrolled in or accepted for admission to New College LifeTrack and in good academic standing. Priority of consideration will be given to adult students from Jefferson County, Alabama. Second priority of consideration will be given to students in other counties within the state of Alabama. Third priority of consideration will be given to students residing outside the state of Alabama.

Robert Ross MacDonald Memorial Endowed Scholarship*

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time undergraduate student with a 2.5 or higher GPA average. Priority of consideration will be given to residents of Alabama, from families involved directly in the trucking industry. Second priority of consideration will be given to applicants from families in businesses that indirectly support the trucking industry. Preference will be given to applicants who are enrolled in degree programs facilitated through CCS with priority given to deserving applicants who demonstrate financial need, although not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines. This scholarship is renewable annually contingent upon satisfactory progress. Supporting documentation may be required.

Eber Mann Memorial Endowed Scholarship*

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student, with priority of consideration given to students from Winston or surrounding counties in Alabama, whose high school academic records, college entrance exam results and character indicate a reasonable probability of success. Second priority of consideration will be given to deserving applicants who plan to enroll in degree programs facilitated through CCS. Demonstration of financial need, although not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines, may also be a consideration for the award. Supporting documentation may be required.

Grace L. and Colonel Floyd H. Mann Memorial Endowed Scholarship*

This scholarship is awarded to full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled at UA. Priority of consideration will be given to students who are children of law enforcement officials or intend to pursue a career in law enforcement. Demonstration of financial need, although not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines, may also be a consideration for the award. Supporting documentation may be required.

New College LifeTrack Society Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the New College LifeTrack program who are in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need, although not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines.

John Cook Nichols Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a UA graduate or undergraduate student who is currently enrolled in a degree program facilitated through CCS. Applicant must exhibit academic excellence and demonstrate financial need, although not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines.

Clarice L. Parker Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate student who is an Alabama resident, over the age of 25 and earned a minimum 2.5 GPA for the previous semester. Priority of consideration will be given to students from Tuscaloosa County with preference to students intending to enroll in degree programs facilitated through CCS. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and complete a FAFSA.

Mary Lois and H. Harrison Parrish Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who is pursuing a degree in nursing and is enrolled in at least one course administered via distance education through CCS. Priority of consideration will be given to students taking video courses. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Alabama.

Douglas W. Patterson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate student who is over the age of 25 and enrolled in a degree program facilitated through CCS. Preference will be given to students in disciplines served by CCS.

William Henry Rhea, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate student who is a resident of the state of Alabama and over the age of 25. Applicant must exhibit academic excellence, have earned a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students who are majoring in engineering or business and taking courses facilitated through CCS.

John H. Sellers, Sr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship*

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time undergraduate student who is in good academic standing and a resident of Alabama. Priority of consideration will be given to high school graduates who were affiliated with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham, Alabama, and were little brothers or little sisters. Second priority of consideration will be given to students who participated in Big Brothers Big Sisters in surrounding cities. Third priority of consideration will be given to a student enrolled in a degree program facilitated through CCS. Applicant must demonstrate financial need, although not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines. Supporting documentation may be required.

John C. Snider Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate student who is over the age of 25 and enrolled in a degree program facilitated through CCS. Applicant must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress.

Tate Thomas and Mary B. Strickland Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate student who is a resident of Alabama and pursuing a degree program facilitated by CCS. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required for consideration and applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Hershel Trimm Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate student who is a resident of Alabama and over the age of 25. Student must have earned a minimum 2.5 GPA for the previous semester of classes and be enrolled in one course administered through CCS during the semester in which the award is received. Priority of consideration will be given to a student pursuing a degree in a home-building field.

Warrior Roofing - Thomas G. Shurett Memorial Endowed Scholarship*

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate student. Priority of consideration will be given to employees and dependents of employees of Warrior Roofing Company, Inc., who are pursuing their education at UA. Second priority of consideration may be given to a deserving student from West Alabama enrolled in a degree program facilitated through CCS. Supporting documentation may be required.

Robert L. Williamson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate student over the age of 25 who is majoring in engineering or business and enrolled in a degree program facilitated through CCS. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and academic excellence with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Jerry F. Wilson Sr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate student over the age of 25 who is enrolled in a degree program facilitated through CCS. Preference is given to a student pursuing disciplines served by distance education programs in CCS.

Judith H. Wilson Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time undergraduate student who is pursuing a degree in nursing and facilitating their education through CCS programs that utilize video recordings or other distance learning methods. Priority of consideration will be given to students from Marion and Winston counties.

*Special Category scholarships require supporting documentation. If you select a Special Category scholarship, you may need to provide documentation of applicable company or organization affiliation. Acceptable forms of documentation may include an employee ID or written certification on company letterhead. Email supporting documents to Bama By Distance Student Services.