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Scholarships

Entering Freshmen: Academic

Available Scholarships

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 2016-2017 academic year. For scholarship information concerning current scholarship recipients, please refer to your scholarship award letter or contact the Office of Admissions.

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.

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: January 15

Presidential Honors Scholarships

Presidential Honors Scholarships – $9,000. 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.

Priority is given to students who apply by February 1st. After the priority date, scholarships are awarded on a funds available basis.

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.

Priority is given to students who apply by February 1st. After the priority date, scholarships are awarded on a funds available basis.

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.

Priority is given to students who apply by February 1st. After the priority date, scholarships are awarded on a funds available basis.

Montevallo Academic Leadership Scholarship

Montevallo Academic Leadership Scholarship – $2,500. Scholarships are available for entering first-year students with a minimum ACT composite score of 23 or equivalent SAT score and a 3.0 or higher grade point average. Scholarships are renewable with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Priority is given to students who apply by February 1st. After the priority date, scholarships are awarded on a funds available basis.

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.

Priority is given to students who apply by February 1st. After the priority date, scholarships are awarded on a funds available basis.

Out of State Scholarship

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. The UM Out of State Scholarship is valued at approximately $12,000 per year and puts the non-resident student at the in-state tuition rate.

Priority is given to students who apply by February 1st. After the priority date, scholarships are awarded on a funds available basis.

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