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Alumni Scholarships

Mail in your supporting documentation to the following address:

Alumni Affairs, Attn: Tracy Payne-Rockco,
University of Montevallo
Station 6215
Montevallo, AL 35115

Scholarships

  • Alumni Leadership Scholarship

    Purpose

    • To recruit students who have outstanding records of leadership.
    • To reward excellence in leadership among UM students.

    Criteria & Guidelines

    • Applicants must be accepted for admission to the University of Montevallo.
    • Applicants must be actively involved in and/or in leadership roles in both their school and community. Proof of leadership must include activity involvement outside of their religious affiliation. This may be done through a portfolio, written essay form, pictures and/or other documentation.
    • Applicants must write a one page essay explaining why they want to attend UM and how their leadership and academic qualities would be an asset to the university.
    • Applicants must submit at least two but no more than three letters of recommendation. Only one letter may be from a leader of a religious affiliation.

    Criteria for Renewal

    • Evidence of leadership and/or participation on the UM campus in a club or UM sponsored organization and/or participation in the UM community during the previous year.
    • No more than 3 letters from sponsors, community leaders or any other adult or faculty member who would be able to advocate for the student’s leadership involvement in activities related to the UM community and/or the UM campus.
    • Maintenance of a 3.0 cumulative overall GPA average which includes all grades earned at UM and transferred from other institutions.
    • An essay of 250 – 300 words, describing the student’s previous year as a UM student and possible goals and aspirations for the next academic year.  Please include the student’s view on the importance of obtaining a degree from UM.

    Amount

    • The amount of the scholarship is $7,000 per academic year.

    Deadline

    • December 1
  • Alumni Legacy Scholarship

    Purpose

    • To recruit the children and/or grandchildren of active alumni to attend the University of Montevallo.
    • To provide a scholarship in honor of the commitment of graduates who contribute to the development of the University of Montevallo.

    Criteria & Guidelines

    • Students who are children or grandchildren of active alumni are eligible to apply.
    • The parent or grandparent must hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from UM and be considered an active donor to the University of Montevallo Foundation for three of the past five years. Alumni giving for the purposes of determining active status must be completed before the July 1 Scholarship deadline in the current year.
    • Interested students indicate they are children or grandchildren of UM graduate on the application.
    • The number of scholarships awarded will be based upon the availability of funds.

    Amount

    • The amount of the scholarship is $500 for one academic year, which may be used at the University of Montevallo bookstore to purchase books and supplies as needed to assist in the successful transition to college.

    Deadline

    • July 1
  • Class of 1952 Memorial Scholarship

    Purpose
    • To honor the memory of the members of Class of 1952 and enable a student to complete his/her education at the University of Montevallo.

    Criteria & Guidelines

    • Applicant must be an upperclassman with financial need.

    Deadline

    • March 1
  • Junior Board Alumni Scholarship

    Purpose

    • To reward students who are excelling academically.
    • To reward students who have outstanding records of leadership in school or community service.

    Criteria & Guidelines

    1. Applicants must be a sophomore, junior or senior student at the University of Montevallo or a junior or community college transfer student in pursuit of a degree in their field of study.
    2. Applicants must have no less than a cumulative 3.0 GPA from their current university, college or post-secondary school at the time of application.
    3. Applicants must be actively involved in their school or community.
    4. Applicants must write a two-page paper to include the following:
      -List your school or community’s activities, including offices held and awards received.
      -Describe your college goals, including the degree(s) they wish to achieve.
      -Describe your areas of interest in their field of study.
      -Provide the answer to the following question, “What do you believe makes the University of Montevallo a great university?”
    5. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation.
    6. Please mail all supporting documentation to University of Montevallo, Office of Alumni Affairs, Station 6215, Montevallo, AL 35115

    Amount

    For the 2015-2016 school year, the amount of the one-time scholarship is $1,000 for the academic year. The award will be distributed in the fall and spring semesters.

    Deadline

    April 1

     

The University of Montevallo will not permit students to receive any institutional scholarship funds beyond the direct cost of attendance which includes tuition, fees, room, board, and books in a refund. This does not affect any outside sources of aid such as veteran benefits, PACT, external agency scholarships, federal grants, and loans.