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New ASU 'President's Promise'  Scholarship Provides Tuition Assistance to Qualified Out-of-State Students for Fall and Spring Semesters!

 - An incredible opportunity for current or new out-of-state ASU students -

- By Kenneth Mullinax/ASU

Alabama State University officials have announced a new scholarship for current and new out-of-state students. Named the “President’s Promise” Scholarships, it is an award of up to $8,300 per year to assist with tuition costs for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.

The President’s Promise Scholarships will be awarded to out-of-state undergraduate students who are seeking their first degree at ASU. Students must meet the qualifications set by the University's Office of Admissions and Recruitment.

“We are excited to be able to offer this scholarship to the out-of-state students who choose Alabama State University,” said President Quinton T. Ross Jr., the visionary behind the President’s Promise Scholarships. “ASU has always been fortunate to attract students from across the nation, and we want to make it easier for them to become members of Hornet Nation. Offering these scholarships is one means of accomplishing that goal.”


The President’s Promise Scholarship is worth approximately $4,164 per semester/per student and will be applied to tuition only. Students who receive the scholarships are still responsible for the costs not covered under this award, which includes such things as books, fees, and room and board, according to Freddie Williams Jr., ASU's director of Admissions and Recruitment.  

"Unlike many conventional scholarships, students will not have to apply for this scholarship because if they meet the requirements, it will be automatically applied to their account upon enrollment, whether they are new or current students," said Williams. 

"From the very beginning of his tenure as ASU's President, Dr. Ross promised to always work hard for the University’s students, and I believe that this endeavor will be recognized as part of his keeping this promise," Williams added.     

Eligibility Requirements

In order to receive the President’s Promise Scholarship, students must meet the following requirements.   

·Must be working on their first bachelor’s degree at ASU;

·Must reside outside the State of Alabama (paying out-of-state tuition);

·Must be enrolled full-time at ASU;

·Must have a minimum 2.75 GPA;

 Must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA (for renewal).

*If students fall below the requirements to maintain the scholarship, there is no appeals process.*

·Must have a current FAFSA (financial aid form) on file;


Renewal Requirements

·Entering freshmen awarded scholarships can renew for up to eight semesters (Fall/Spring), providing they     remain eligible;

·Entering transfer students awarded scholarships can renew for up to six semesters (Fall/Spring), providing they remain eligible;

·Current students who receive scholarships can renew for up to six semesters (Fall/Spring), providing they remain eligible. 

Note: Students already receiving an ASU scholarship(s) that cover tuition are not eligible for this scholarship.

Williams added that the President’s Promise Scholarships may be renewed based on funding availability with the University reserving the right to amend the scholarship policy at any time.