The Division of Student Life coordinates several scholarships and awards that recognize and support student, faculty, and staff achievements and needs. For more information about any of these scholarships or awards, please contact Student Life at 205-348-6275 or

The Addison Toole Memorial Scholarship

The Addison Toole Memorial Scholarship is named in memory of Addison Toole, a courageous thirteen year old who dreamed of attending UA but lost a three-year battle with cancer before he could do so. It is awarded each year to one or more incoming freshmen and/or continuing students who have been diagnosed with a life threatening disease; have a sibling with a life threatening disease; or have experienced the death of a sibling. The amount of the scholarship, as well as the number of recipients, varies each year. Students admitted to UA who fit one or more of these criteria are encouraged to apply. The application consists of three short essay questions and medical verification of the student’s/sibling’s medical condition. Medical information will remain private and will be destroyed after the selection process is complete. The application is due by January 18, 2019. Decisions for the Addison Toole Memorial Scholarship are determined in early March, and outcomes are communicated with applicants in conjunction with the official notification letter distributed by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarships.

Apply for the Toole Scholarship

UA Away Scholarships

UA Away scholarships, including the Sara J. Finley Global Leadership Endowed Scholarship and the Ann and A. F. Delchamps, Jr., Endowed Scholarship,  provide financial support for students who wish to participate in unique learning opportunities away from the UA campus. UA Away supports three distinct opportunities:

  • Study Away: Students travel to another country, city, or university to study in their academic fields. The Study Abroad Program and National Student Exchange offer these opportunities.
  • Serve Away: Students volunteer for service projects, often related to their fields of study or career goals, which expose them to issues related to poverty, hunger, and lack of educational resources, and expose them to new cultures and regions. Opportunities for service are available through the Center for Service and Leadership.
  • Work Away: Students receive first-hand work experience, related to academic and career goals, that increases their marketability to future employers.

There are two scholarship cycles. Students may complete an application in the fall for spring travel or in the spring for summer and fall travel. The Spring 2019 application will open Jan. 14 and close on March 4.

Apply for a UA Away Scholarship

Penny Allen Award

The Penny Allen Award recognizes one student and one non-student (faculty or staff) who have made significant contributions to student life at the Capstone. There is a preference for individuals who have not been recognized previously with awards. The deadline to submit nominations is March 4, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Submit a nomination for the Penny Allen Award

Spotlight Award

Highlight a fellow Student Life staff member for going above and beyond by submitting a spotlight on their efforts, which will be highlighted in the Student Life staff e-newsletter each Monday.

Submit a nomination for the Spotlight Award