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ASU Academic Scholarships


Presidential Academic, Academic Excellence, Academic Incentive, and The Trust for Educational Excellence

These scholarships are awarded to academically qualified students based on information provided in the admission application process, without regard to financial need unless otherwise stated in criteria for the Trust for Educational Excellence.

Academic scholarships have the following provisions and requirements:

  • Academic scholarships are renewable annually up to a maximum of eight (8) semesters.
     
  • Awardees must remain enrolled full-time (enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) hours per semester).
     
  • Awardees must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above.
     
  • Awardees’ progress will be reviewed annually at the end of the spring semester to determine continued eligibility with the exception of the Trust for Educational Excellence.
     
  • Academic Scholarship awards are not final until an acceptance letter signed by the University administrator (Financial Aid) and the student is on file.

For more information, see How to Apply for an ASU Academic Scholarship.



PRESIDENTIAL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

The Presidential Scholarship pays full tuition, books, required fees and room and board for a maximum of eight (8) semesters for freshmen and a maximum of six (6) semesters for college transfer students.

Freshmen:

  • High school applicants must have a grade point average of 3.76 or above on a 4.0 scale in academic subjects and an ACT score of 26 or above (comparable SAT score of 1260 and above in critical reading and math).


College Transfer Students:

  • College Transfer applicants must have a grade point average of 3.76 or above on a 4.0 scale after completion of at least 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of credit.
  • Applicants must transfer from an accredited college.


ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

The Academic Scholarship pays full tuition, required fees, and books for a maximum of eight (8) semesters for freshmen and a maximum of six (6) semesters for college transfer students.

Freshmen:

  • High school applicants must have a minimum grade point average within the range of 3.51 – 3.75 on a 4.0 scale in academic subjects and an ACT score of 22 or above (comparable SAT score of 1110 -1250 in critical reading and math).

College Transfer Students:

  • College transfer applicants must have a grade point average of 3.51 – 3.75 on a 4.0 scale after completion of 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of credit.
  • Applicants must transfer from an accredited college.


ACADEMIC INCENTIVE SCHOLARSHIP

The Incentive Scholarship pays full tuition and $500 book award for a maximum of eight (8) semesters for freshmen and a maximum of six (6) semesters for college transfer students.

Freshmen:

  • High school applicants must have a minimum academic grade point average within the range of 3.0 – 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in academic subjects and an ACT score of 20 (comparable SAT score of 1030 - 1100 in critical reading and math).

College Transfer Students:

  • College transfer applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 – 3.25 on a 4.0 scale after completion of 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of credit.
  • Applicants must transfer from an accredited college.


BLACK AND GOLD SCHOLARSHIP

The Black and Gold Scholarship pays towards tuition, required fees and/or on-campus room and board as follows:

  • $2,000 per year or
  • $4,000 per year

The award is for a maximum of eight (8) semesters.

Awardees must remain enrolled full-time (enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) hours per semester).

Applicants must have a minimum academic grade point average 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale in academic subjects and an ACT score of 18 (comparable SAT score of  950 - 1020 in critical reading and math) or ACT score of 19 (comparable SAT score of 990 - 1020 in critical reading and math).



ASU TRUST FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS

Criteria and Student Status
Trust for Educational Excellence Scholarships are available for currently enrolled students, incoming freshman, and college transfers. Only one scholarship will be awarded per student per semester.

  • Currently enrolled students: Must have a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
     
  • Incoming Freshmen: High school applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.26 on a 4.0 scale academic subjects and an ACT score of 22 (comparable SAT score of 1110-1250 critical reading and math).
     
  • College Transfer Student: College transfer applicants must have a grade point average of 3.26 on a 4.0 scale after completion of 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of credit. Applicant must transfer from an accredited college or university.
     
  • Undergraduate: Undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours.

Required Documents (unless funded through General Assistance Program - GAP)

  • Scholarship inquiries for returning students should be made through the Financial Aid Office (New students will be considered from admission application)
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file
  • Transcripts must be on file (for incoming freshman and transfer students only)
  • Additional criteria may be requested for certain scholarships.
  • Please review and include all requested items in the application packet.
Trust for Educational Excellence Scholarship Application

For Returning Students: The scholarship application must be completed in its entirety and submitted in the application packet for returning students.

For New Students: New students will be considered from the admissions application. Individuals meeting the qualification criteria are not guaranteed a scholarship award from the Trust for Educational Excellence.

Application Deadlines for Returning Students (unless otherwise approved for acceptance by the Financial Aid Department):

          > Fall Semester: by August 15
          > Spring Semester: by November 15
          > Summer Term: by May 15

FAFSA
All applicants must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file.

Transcripts
Incoming freshman and transfer students must have an official transcript from their High School or previous College or University on file. Continuing students applying for a Trust for Educational Excellence Scholarship will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Office.

Additional information
Additional criteria must be met and additional items may be required based on the donors intent. These individual scholarships' criteria are housed on the scholarship website at www.alasu.edu (hyperlink). Please review individual scholarships to determine if more criteria and additional information request is specified. All inquiries can be made through the Financial Aid Office.

Transfer Students
Based on availability and qualification, students transferring to Alabama State University for the Spring Semester with a minimum of twelve (12) transferable credit hours will be considered for scholarships.
 

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Important Reminder

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: All incoming freshmen and transfer students must mail official transcripts and other required documents to:

Admissions & Recruitment Office
Alabama State University
P.O. Box 271
Montgomery, AL 36101-0271

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Admissions & Recruitment Office
Alabama State University
P.O. Box 271
Montgomery, AL 36101

Office location: 
C201 John Garrick Hardy Center

Phone: 334-229-4291

Email: admissions@alasu.edu

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