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Veteran and Military Affairs

Scholarships and Student Aid for Veterans

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Scholarships and Student Aid Information for Veterans

The Marine Corps League Veteran’s Scholarship

In memory of Dr. Eugene Sledge, the HM Smith MCL Detachment 592 Scholarship fund established this UM scholarship to help US Marine Corps veterans who are students at UM funding two $1,000 annual awards. Scholarship may be renewed up to a total of 4 years.

  • Applicants must be accepted with intent to enroll at the University of Montevallo.
  • Recipients must provide verification of veteran, active, or reserve status.
  • Priority given to a US Marine Corps veteran or dependent of a US Marine Corps veteran.
  • Submit an application to Awardspring no later than March 1 before each academic fall semester.

VA MCL Scholarship Application (PDF)

The Ron Nichols Memorial Art Scholarship  – apply through Awardspring

The Ron Nichols Memorial Art Scholarship is being established to provide funding support to grandchildren of Veterans. Criteria for awarding the scholarship is as follows:

  • Must be the grandchild of a Veteran 
  • Art major
  • Maintain a minimum 2.8 GPA, and be in good standing with the University
  • Students will be required to send a handwritten thank you note to the donor, through the office of University Advancement
  • Applicants must be participating members of the UM Campus Veterans Association.

The David E. Crenshaw, Jr. Minority Scholarship – apply through Awardspring

The David E. Crenshaw, Jr. Minority Scholarship is being established to provide funding support to a minority student majoring in any degree program within the Stephens College of Business. Criteria for awarding the scholarship is as follows: 

  • Must either be a Veteran or the spouse, child, or grandchild of a Veteran 
  • Business major
  • Maintain a minimum 2.8 GPA, and be in good standing with the University
  • Students will be required to send a handwritten thank you note to the donor, through the office of University Advancement
  • Applicants must be participating members of the UM Campus Veterans Association.

The Walt Johnson Family Memorial Scholarship – apply through Awardspring  

The Walt Johnson Family Memorial Scholarship is being established to provide funding support to a current University of Montevallo student who has demonstrated philanthropy through active participation in service-oriented programs or projects for the betterment of the campus or local community.  Criteria for awarding the scholarship is as follows:

  • Must either be a Veteran or the spouse, child, or grandchild of a Veteran 
  • Must write and submit one paragraph about their service-oriented involvement
  • Maintain a minimum 2.8 GPA, and be in good standing with the University
  • Students will be required to send a handwritten thank you note to the donor, through the office of University Advancement
  • Applicants must be participating members of the UM Campus Veterans Association.

UM Scholarships

Scholarship Information


Private scholarships linked to military service and their dependents

The following links contains some information and links to organizational or private scholarships. The GI Bill® is usually listed first, so just scroll down past it.

http://www.finaid.org/military/veterans.phtmlhttp://www.militaryonesource.mil/education-and-employment/higher-education-for-childrenhttp://www.military.com/education/money-for-school/military-spouse-and-family-educational-assistance-programs.htmlhttp://www.military.com/scholarship/search-for-scholarships.dohttps://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/military-scholarships/https://va.columbusstate.edu/va_info_sheets/Known%20Veterans%20Scholarships.pdfhttps://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/military-scholarships/


Federal Student Aid

Federal Application for Student Aid

Contact the Student Aid Office for more information
Palmer Hall, First Floor
205 665-6050
finaid@montevallo.edu

Remember, loans must be paid back, Pell Grants do not. Students do not have to accept all aid offered – but can choose to accept only as much as they need. Check with the Coordinator of Veteran Affairs and/or the Student Aid Office to ensure multiple sources of funding are being applied to the greatest benefit.