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    Scholarships and Awards

    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 External Relations at (205) 348-6275 or studentlife@ua.edu.

    Who’s Who Application

    Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges®, founded by The University of Alabama alumnus H. Pettus Randall, Jr., is published annually and recognizes outstanding college students from across the United States. The application process for 2015/2016 has been completed.

    The Addison Toole Scholarship

    The Toole 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 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 available from September until the end of February.

    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 undergraduate 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.

    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 been recognized previously with awards. The nomination form will be available in early February.

    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 Wednesday.

    Submit a nomination for the Spotlight Award

    Premier Awards

    The Premier Awards comprise the five highest honors given at the Capstone.  Outstanding juniors are eligible to apply for the William P. Bloom and the John Fraser Ramsey Awards. Graduating seniors may apply for the Algernon Sydney Sullivan, Catherine J. Randall, and  Morris Lehman Mayer Awards. Members of the teaching faculty may be nominated for the Mayer Award, while members of the faculty and staff are eligible for the Sullivan Award.  For students, each award comes with a monetary award. The application period for 2015/2016 has closed. The Premier Awards application for 2016/2017 will be available in October 2016.