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Scholarships

Entering Freshmen: Other

Entering Freshman Scholarships

The University of Montevallo has other entering freshman scholarships available that vary in award criteria and amounts. 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.

A special application must be completed to apply for the following scholarships by the March 1st deadline.

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Available Scholarships

  • Ann Kohen Parker Scholarship

Amount varies. Awarded based on community service and leadership. Not renewable. Contact the Office of Admissions, admissions@montevallo.edu, or (205) 665-6030.

  • Buck Creek Scholarship

Amount Varies. Available to freshman student with financial need; academic achievement; community involvement. For any questions, contact the Student Aid Office, finaid@montevallo.edu or (205) 665-6050.

  • Ernest Slaughter Jr. Scholarship

Amount varies. Available to students with a high school GPA of 3.0 or above; above the UM average score for freshmen on ACT; record of good citizenship and involvement in activities during high school; financial need. For any questions, contact the Student Aid Office, finaid@montevallo.edu or (205) 665-6050.

  • Gary Aldridge Memorial Scholarship

Amount varies. Awarded based on merit. Must have a letter of recommendation from the Boys and Girls club of Decatur, Alabama. Not renewable. Contact the Office of Admissions, admissions@montevallo.edu, or (205) 665-6030.

  • James and Norma Nabors Scholarship

Awarded to a junior or senior student majoring in business or history with a 3.0 cumulative institutional GPA. For any questions, contact the Student Aid Office, finaid@montevallo.edu or (205) 665-6050.

  • James I. Harrison Scholarship

Amount varies. Available to freshman applicants who are Shelby County residents. For any questions, contact the Student Aid Office, finaid@montevallo.edu or (205) 665-6050.

  • John and Bettie Meadows Scholarship

$1,500. Must be an entering freshman that graduated from McAdory High School. Preference will be given to band students and athletes. ACT score must be at or above average for UM freshmen. Not renewable. Contact the Office of Admissions, admissions@montevallo.edu, or (205) 665-6030.

  • Justice Pelham and Gladys Morrison Merrill Scholarship

Amount varies. Available to entering first-year students with financial need demonstrating academic achievement and community involvement. For any questions, contact the Student Aid Office, finaid@montevallo.edu or (205) 665-6050.

  • Katrina Bethune Collins Memorial Scholarship

The Katrina Bethune Collins Memorial Scholarship was established January 14, 2016 by Tim Lupinacci in memory of his legal assistant Katrina Collins. The recipient must be from a Birmingham City School. For any questions, contact the Office of Admissions, admissions@montevallo.edu or (205) 665-6030.

  • Kilgore-Elledge Scholarship

$200. Available to entering first-year student from Calhoun County. For any questions, contact the Office of Admissions, admissions@montevallo.edu or (205) 665-6030.

  • Kitty Stansell Dragonette Scholarship

The Kitty Stansell Dragonette Scholarship Fund was established on October 16, 2006 to provide scholarship assistance to deserving female students. The student must have financial need, be a first generation college student, and an average or above ACT score. For any questions, contact the Student Aid Office, finaid@montevallo.edu or (205) 665-6050.

  • Lamont Franklin Scholarship

Amount varies. Available to students from Calera High School. Recipient is selected by Calera High School.

  • Laraine McChesney Scholarship Endowment

The Laraine McChesney Scholarship is awarded to non-traditional students with financial need. Students may be enrolled less than full-time. For any questions, contact the Student Aid Office, finaid@montevallo.edu or (205) 665-6050.

  • Libby Queen Scholarship

Amount Varies. Must be a first generation female attending college. Not renewable. For questions, contact the Office of Admissions, admissions@montevallo.edu, or (205) 665-6030.

  • Lupinacci Recruitment Scholarship for CFA and CAS

The Lupinacci Recruitment Scholarship for the College of Fine Arts and the College of Arts and Sciences was established on April 18, 2012 to provide financial assistance to outstanding and deserving students entering the University of Montevallo or transferring from another institution. For questions, contact the Office of Admissions, admissions@montevallo.edu, or (205) 665-6030.

  • Mabel P. Sewell Scholarship

Amount varies. Available to freshmen from Selma or Dallas County. For any questions, contact the Student Aid Office, finaid@montevallo.edu or (205) 665-6050.

  • Margery and Kathryn Purdy Scholarship

Margery and Kathryn Purdy Scholarship – $2,400. Awarded to outstanding secondary school students on the basis of inclusion as a semi-finalist or finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Renewable with a minimum 3.25 GPA. Contact the Office of Admissions, admissions@montevallo.edu, or (205) 665-6030.

  • Marguerite Hall Scholarship

Amount varies. Awarded based on community service and leadership. Not renewable. Contact the Office of Admissions, admissions@montevallo.edu, or (205) 665-6030.

  • Maude Stallings Gross Alumni Scholarship

The Maude Stallings Gross Alumni Scholarship was established by Elizabeth Gross Flowers, the daughter of Maude Gross in July 1999.  It is awarded to Alabama residents with financial need and exemplary high school and community citizenship. For any questions, contact the Student Aid Office, finaid@montevallo.edu or (205) 665-6050.

  • Mildred Ophelia Estes Scholarship

The Mildred Ophelia Estes Scholarship was established to help non-traditional students with a 2.5 GPA and in the College of Fine Arts. For any questions, contact the Office of Admissions, admissions@montevallo.edu, or (205) 665-6030.

  • National Merit/Vulcan Scholarship

$2,000. Awarded to a National Merit Finalist. Renewable with a 3.5 GPA. For any questions, contact the Office of Admissions, admissions@montevallo.edu, or (205) 665-6030.

  • Patrick Gordon Smith Memorial Scholarship

Amount varies. Available to a senior graduating from Priceville High School (Ala.) with financial need. For any questions, contact the Student Aid Office, finaid@montevallo.edu or (205) 665-6050.

  • Protective Life Foundation Scholarship

The Protective Life Foundation Scholarship was established to provide financial aid to first generation students attending the University of Montevallo. For any questions, contact the Office of Admissions, admissions@montevallo.edu, or (205) 665-6030.

  • Rodney Davis and Mike Strong Chelsea Scholarship

The Chelsea Scholarship was established on February 25, 2005 by Rodney Davis and Mike Strong for entering full-time undergraduates from Chelsea,    Alabama. The scholarship requires a student to have financial need, a 3.0 high school GPA, above average (23) ACT score, a record of community service and past employment experience. For any questions, contact the Student Aid Office, finaid@montevallo.edu or (205) 665-6050.

  • 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.

  • Tara Owen Scholarship

The Tara Owen Scholarship Fund was established in December 2001 to honor the life of Tara Owen. The recipient must be an incoming freshman from Shelby County High School with at least a 3.0 GPA. This award is selected by the high school and family. For any questions, contact the Director of Admissions at admissions@montevallo.edu or University of Montevallo, Station 6030, Montevallo, AL 35115.

  • Vulcan Materials Company Scholarship

Awarded to one applicant (incoming freshman) each year, who is the dependent of a Vulcan Materials employee. Awards are based on outstanding achievement and community service. Amount is $3,000 and is renewable for three years as long as the student is enrolled full-time and in good standing with the University. For any questions, contact the Director of Admissions at admissions@montevallo.edu or University of Montevallo, Station 6030, Montevallo, AL 35115.

  • Wales Wallace Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Amount Varies. Available to an entering first-year student from Shelby County with financial need. Students must have a good academic record and involvement in extra-curricular activities. For any questions, contact the Student Aid Office, finaid@montevallo.edu or (205) 665-6050.

  • William Bradford Stephens Memorial Scholarship

Amount varies. Available to entering freshmen with preference given to students from Chelsea High School with financial need. . Students must represent leadership and integrity through community service. For any questions, contact the Student Aid Office, finaid@montevallo.edu or (205) 665-6050.