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Entering Freshmen: Academic

Entering Freshman Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships are awarded based on the student’s superscored ACT or SAT and high school GPA. Entering freshmen must submit an application for admission to the University along with an official high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores by the February 1 priority deadline for consideration. After the priority date, scholarships are awarded on a funds available basis. Most scholarships are renewable for three additional years with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA at UM along with maintaining full time status (12 hours/semester).

The information listed below is in effect beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year. For scholarship information concerning current scholarship recipients, please refer to your scholarship award letter or contact the Office of Admissions.

Freshman Scholarships Requirements Award Amount
Freshman Achievement Scholarship 20 ACT or 1030 SAT; 3.0 GPA $1,000 per year
Montevallo Academic Leadership Scholarship 21-23 ACT or 1060-1150 SAT; 3.0 GPA $2,500 per year
Academic Recognition Scholarship 24-26 ACT or 1160-1250 SAT; 3.0 GPA $4,500 per year
Freshman Leadership Scholarship 27-29 ACT or 1260-1350 SAT; 3.0 GPA $6,000 per year
Presidential Honors Scholarship 30-36 ACT or 1360-1600 SAT; 3.0 GPA $9,000 per year
Montevallo Ambassador Program Scholarship (M.A.P.S.) 30 ACT or 1360 SAT; 3.5 GPA;  Additional details below Room, board, tuition and fees
Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship 22 ACT or 1100 SAT; 3.0 GPA; Outstanding minority students $2,000 per year
Out-of-State Scholarship 20 ACT or 1030 SAT; 3.0 GPA In-state tuition rates

Montevallo Ambassador Program Scholarship (M.A.P.S.)

Montevallo Ambassador Program Scholarship (M.A.P.S.) awards comprise the University’s most prestigious scholarship program. Twelve M.A.P.S. awards are given annually covering the cost of room, board, tuition and fees.

Requirements for consideration include a minimum composite ACT score of 30 (or SAT score of 1360) and minimum 3.5 high school GPA. Applicants should submit a resume, two letters of recommendation and application. Scholarships will be awarded based upon interviews granted to a select group of applicants. This scholarship is renewable with a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA at UM along with maintaining full time status (12 hours/semester).

Deadline for the M.A.P.S. Scholarship: January 15

Out-of-State Scholarship

Non-resident students awarded a UM-funded scholarship based on a particular talent or ability may also receive the Out-of-State Scholarship. The award is valued at approximately $13,000 per year and puts the non-resident student at the in-state tuition rate. The Out of State Scholarship is renewable as long as the student meets the renewal criteria of the merit scholarship awarded.

Pursuant to Alabama Code 16-64-2(b)(3) and Policy 03:100, resident tuition rates may apply to those full-time, undergraduate non-resident students receiving a partial or full scholarship award in recognition of a particular talent or ability, provided such student possessed the talent or ability at the time of initial enrollment and maintains continuous scholarship eligibility at UM.

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
  • MAPS
  • Miss Alabama Scholarship
  • Minority Educators Scholarship Program
  • Montevallo Academic Leadership Scholarship
  • President’s Scholarship in Drama

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.