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Graduate Honors Scholarship

Deadline: July 1
Guidelines for First Time Applicants to the Graduate Honors Scholarship Program:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts sent from all institutions attended
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE),
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or GMAT (for MBA students) scores sent
  • Submit a letter of professional intent, including a statement of career goals
  • Submit three letters of recommendation covering academic ability, personal qualities, and professional qualifications

Please do not resend transcripts or test scores if the Office of Graduate Studies has already received those items for admissions purposes.

Letters of recommendation and a letter of professional intent should accompany the application, and should be submitted in a completed packet to Graduate Admissions and Records for consideration.

The Graduate Honors Scholarship is awarded each Fall. Students may choose to use the award for fall and/or spring semesters.

Note: In order to be eligible for consideration, each student must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, and a minimum of 1100/old format or 302/new format on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE, a minimum of 407 on the MAT, or a 550 on the GMAT (for MBA students).

Please note that the selection of scholarship recipients and amount of the award is made in each department and is based upon scholarship money available to that department. A student who meets all scholarship requirements is not guaranteed an award and receiving the scholarship one semester does not guarantee an award for future semesters.

Only students who have been admitted to a graduate program may be considered for the scholarship.

All students applying for the GHS for the first time must meet the above requirements and complete this application. Only completed application packets will be processed.

Renewal requests are no longer required for students currently enrolled in graduate courses as completed scholarship packets are processed and sent to department chairs for review each semester. However, students who change programs or plan to apply to another program after graduation should reapply for the scholarship.

Please mail completed packets to:
University of Montevallo
Hill House, Station 6351
Montevallo, AL 35115

Graduate Honors Scholarship Application

Helen Perkins Scholarship

Deadline: June 15
The Helen Perkins Scholarship is awarded to Alternative Master’s Degree Program interns. Created in memory of Registrar emeritus Helen Perkins, the scholarship is based on financial need and academic credential and recognizes the achievements of UM students who have elected to pursue careers in education. Scholarship recipient(s) will be selected by the Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, along with at least three education faculty members. The award amount is determined by the Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction based on endowment earnings available for distribution. Since the scholarship is for use during the internship, there will be no possibility of renewal. Application should be made in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction no later than June 15 for consideration for fall and spring internships of the following academic year.

McNair Program

Applications Accepted Year-Round
The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is designed to provide effective preparation for doctoral study for low-income, first generation, and underrepresented undergraduate students. Selection as a McNair Scholar is the result of a competitive process to participate in a program that prepares them for success in graduate school. The scholarship is awarded annually to graduate students who successfully participated in the McNair Scholars Program and are in good academic standing. Scholarship awards may be renewed annually for a maximum of 2 years.

McNair Program Application

Minority Educators Scholarship

Deadline: March 1
The shortage of minority teachers in Alabama and across the nation has been linked to multiple educational, social, and economic issues.The University of Montevallo College of Education recognizes this shortage and established The Minority Educators Scholarship Program to increase the number of minority students completing teacher education programs. Graduate students who received this scholarship as undergraduates are not eligible to re-apply. Eligibility requirements include a minimum MAT score of 388 or a minimum of 290 on the GRE and a minimum grade point average of 2.5 earned in undergraduate work or 2.75 earned in college work. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 or better grade point average on graduate work, must maintain “full-time” status, and must complete the Alternative Master’s Degree Program within two years of admission. Recipients must grant an exit interview upon leaving the program. Applicants may apply in the College of Education Dean’s Office.

Minority Educators Scholarship Application

Purdy Scholarship

Deadline: July 15

  • Completed application
  • A letter of application for the scholarship (separate from application letter)
  • A current resume
  • Recommendation letters from two teachers within the applicant’s school, verifying exceptional performance as teachers and potential for success as Teacher Leaders

Letters of recommendation, letter of application, and current resume should accompany the application, and should be submitted in a completed packet to Graduate Admissions & Records for consideration.

Note: Applicants must meet a master’s degree 3.25 overall GPA.

The Purdy Scholarship is awarded to selected individuals who have been admitted unconditionally to the Teacher Leader program and for their first year of enrollment only.

Decisions will be made by the Teacher Leader faculty and will be final.

Please mail completed packets to:
University of Montevallo
Hill House, Station 6351
Montevallo, AL 35115

Purdy Scholarship Application