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Entering Freshmen: Academic

These academic scholarships are awarded based upon ACT/SAT scores, grades and other indicated criteria.

Entering freshmen must submit an application for admission to the University along with an official high school transcript and ACT or SAT score by the indicated scholarship deadline. All freshmen admitted to the University as of the scholarship deadline will be included in the applicant pool.

The information listed below is in effect beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year. For scholarship information concerning current scholarship recipients, please refer to your scholarship award letter or contact the Office of Admissions.

Available Scholarships

  • Academic Recognition Scholarship

    Academic Recognition Scholarship – $4,500. Scholarships are available for entering first-year students with a minimum ACT composite score of 24 or equivalent SAT score. Scholarships are renewable with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.

    Deadline: December 1

  • Alumni Honors Scholarship

    Alumni Honors Scholarship – $7,000. Available to entering first-year freshman students who scored exceptionally high (usually 29 or better) on the ACT or equivalent SAT score. Two scholarships are awarded and are renewable with a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA. You must submit a separate application online or contact University Advancement at 205-665-6215.

    Deadline: December 1

  • Freshman Leadership Scholarship

    Freshman Leadership Scholarship – $6,000. Scholarships are available for entering first-year students with a minimum ACT composite score of 27 or equivalent SAT score. These awards are renewable with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.

    Deadline: December 1

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship – Amount varies. Scholarships are awarded annually to competitive minority students with a minimum ACT of 23 and GPA of 3.0. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA to renew the scholarship. A special application must be filled out, and you must contact the Admission Office to apply.

    Deadline: December 1

  • Montevallo Ambassador Program Scholarship (MAPS)

    Montevallo Ambassador Program Scholarship (MAPS) awards comprise the University’s most prestigious scholarship program. Ten MAPS awards are given annually covering the cost of room, board, tuition and fees, as well as a $2,000 per year book stipend.

    Requirements for consideration include a minimum composite ACT score of 30 (or SAT score of 1320 combining Critical Reading and Math) and minimum 3.5 secondary school grade point average. For scholarship consideration, admitted students should submit a resume’ including academic, personal, and community activity achievements. Additionally, students will be required to have two letters of recommendation submitted. Scholarships will be awarded based upon interviews granted to a select group of applicants. Scholarship is renewable with a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA.

    Deadline: December 1.

  • Presidential Honors Scholarships

    Presidential Honors Scholarships – $7,500. Scholarships are offered for entering first-year students with a minimum ACT composite score of 30 or equivalent SAT score. Scholarships are renewable with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.

    Deadline: December 1

  • Sarah G. Palmer Adult Returning Student Scholarship For Adult Returning Students

    Academic Scholarship- $1,800. Scholarship available for adult returning students of any major. Usually awarded to students with freshman or sophomore standing. Must complete an essay of between 500-800 words. See English scholarships for more information. Scholarship is not renewable.

    Deadline: February 6, 2015.

Scholarship Exclusions

  • The following scholarships may not be held in conjunction with one another:

    • Academic Recognition Scholarship
    • Alumni Honors Scholarship
    • Freshman Leadership Scholarship
    • Presidential Honors Scholarship
    • Community College Presidents’ Scholarship
    • MAPS
    • Miss Alabama Scholarship
    • Minority Educators Scholarship Program
    • President’s Scholarship in Drama