Chemistry ScholarshipsUp to four scholarships of $1,500 each are awarded annually to sophomore and junior Chemistry majors. Recipients have continued support throughout their fourth year of studies provided a satisfactory level of academic performance is met and the availability of funds exists. Inquiries should be directed to the Departmental Office, Room 223. (251) 460-6181.
The Williams-Phillips-Van Hook Endowed ScholarshipThis scholarship for students in Chemistry or College of Nursing is available to students who have completed a minimum of two semesters of study in Chemistry or Nursing with preference given to Chemistry students. Inquiries should be directed to the Chemistry Departmental Office, Room 223. (251) 460-6181.
Michael S. Hanna Endowed Communication ScholarshipThe Michael S. Hanna Endowed Communication Scholarship's purpose is to encourage communication students at the University of South Alabama an opportunity to excel in their track of study by awarding a monetary scholarship. Applicants should meet the following criteria: (1) Hold junior/senior status with a declared major in Communication, (2) Have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, (3) Demonstrate financial need. Materials submitted with the application include the scholarship application, Family Education Rights and Privacy Act form, faculty letter of recommendation (1), professional/personal letter of recommendation (1), and a 750 word or less essay explaining the applicant's leadership, community and campus involvement, and career goals.
John M. Will Foundation ScholarshipsUp to two scholarships are awarded to college students who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism; those persons now employed in the journalism field who wish to further their studies by graduate or extended courses of instruction are also eligible. Applicants must fulfill the John M. Will Foundation requirements. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Jim Aucoin in the Department of Communication.
Laidlaw Performance ScholarshipDonated by John Laidlaw, a number of scholarships in the $500-$1,000 range are awarded annually. Interviews, auditions, GPA and recommendations required. Drama faculty select awardees.
Alabama Lyric Theatre ScholarshipEstablished to support musical theatre students. At lease one scholarship of from $750 - $1,000 is awarded based upon interview and audition. Similar format GPA and recommendations required to those used for the Laidlaw Scholarship. One audition and application will allow student to be considered for either this or for both of the purely performance based scholarships listed here.
Danny Conway Memorial AwardCarmen Conway and her daughter fund the award in honor of their son and brother. It provides $500-$800 to a junior or senior drama major, with emphasis in performance.
Gerrells/Jackson AwardAwarded to drama students in the top 10% of their class, with at least three semesters of study at USA. GPA and drama activities at USA determine awardees.
Costume and Scene Shop Assistantships$1,000 awarded each year to drama students in exchange for work in costume and on scene shops. Students must submit applications showing theater experience, GPA, references and interviews.
Outstanding Freshman Geology AwardRock hammer(s) awarded in the Spring Semester to freshman student(s) with the best academic performance in GY 111 and GY 112. Winners need not be geology majors.
James E. Denmark AwardUp to $500 awarded in the Spring Semester to the geology major with the highest academic standing after completing the sophomore geology sequence.
Desk and Derrick AwardUp to $500 awarded in the Spring Semester to the geology major with the highest academic standing in courses leading to a career in the petroleum industry (GY 344, GY 345).
John Faggard AwardUp to $1,500 awarded in the Spring Semester to the geology major with the highest academic standing who is within one year of graduation.
Mobile Rock and Gem Society AwardUp to $500 awarded in the Fall Semester to the geology major with the highest academic standing in the Department’s summer field school (GY 480).
George Lamb AwardA Bruton-style compass awarded in the Spring Semester to the highest-ranking graduating student.
Elliot Hagler AwardUp to a $500 award in the spring semester to the most deserving geology major attending the Department’s summer field school (GY 480).
Sedimentology Book AwardA copy of the American Geological Institute’s Glossary of Geology is awarded to the best performing student in Sedimentary Petrology (GY 344).
The Geography Atlas AwardAtlases are given to majors who have an overall GPA of 2.5 and geography GPA of 3.0. This is an annual award.
Dr. Victoria L. Rivizzigno Endowed Geography ScholarshipGiven to majors who have an overall GPA of 3.0 and Geography GPA of 3.0.
Dr. Glenn R. Sebastian Endowed Geography Scholarship
Eugene M. Wilson GeographyUp to $250 is awarded each Spring Semester to an outstanding geography graduate.
Exxon/Mobil Academic Award in MeteorologyA monetary award to the top junior in meteorology.
Exxon/Mobil Outstanding Senior Meteorology AwardA gift award to the top senior in meteorology who has a high academic average and has made a significant contribution to meteorology at USA.
Russian Language ScholarshipUp to $400 awarded each spring to an outstanding junior or senior studying Russian. Nominated by Russian faculty.
Felicia Cooley Award$200 awarded each spring to an outstanding student in intermediate Spanish to use toward his or her study abroad experience.
French Language ScholarshipUp to $900 awarded each spring to an outstanding junior or senior studying French. Nominated by French faculty.
Graciella Blanco Award for SpanishUp to $900 awarded each spring to an outstanding junior or senior studying Spanish. Nominated by Spanish faculty.
Goessling Scholarship for GermanUp to $900 awarded each spring to an outstanding junior or senior studying German. Nominated by German faculty.
Patricia L. Dyess Scholarship$500 to $2,500 awarded to one or more outstanding juniors or seniors studying any language and also demonstrating financial need.
Margaret Pol Stock Foreign Language ScholarshipUp to $600 awarded each spring to an outstanding junior or senior demonstrating excellence in two languages. Nominated by Foreign Language faculty.
Passau Exchange ScholarshipUp to $1,000 awarded each spring to an outstanding upper-level German student for study at the University of Passau in Germany.
Scholarships for Study in Greece$1,000 from AHEPA for semester or summer study in Greece.
International Studies Program
Caldwell EndowmentThe Caldwell Endowment is $3,000 awarded annually in the Spring Semester to fund overseas travel for any Arts and Sciences major. Contact Dr. Steve Morris, Director of International Studies Program for details and application.
Bullard ScholarshipThis award ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 for students in Marine Science conducting research on economically valuable marine species. Awards are made for students in the final phases of their degree/research program.
Barber FellowshipA supplemental award of $3,000 added to Departmental Fellowship for incoming Graduate Student.
ACES FellowshipThis award is normally for $1,000 to $3,000 added to Departmental Fellowship for incoming Graduate Student.
Nelson AwardsOne outstanding Ph.D. student award of $1,000 and one outstanding Masters student award of $500, awarded annually by the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.
Victorino S. Blanco Memorial Scholarship$500 awarded in the late Spring Semester to a graduating senior MA/ST major with the highest GPA.
Chris Nash MA/ST Scholarship$500 awarded in the Spring Semester to a math or statistics major with the highest score in the annual Math competition.
Sushila Mishra Memorial MA/ST Scholarship$350 awarded in the late Spring Semester to a math or statistics major. Nominated by MA/ST faculty committee.
Departmental ScholarshipsScholarships of $1,500 each are awarded in the late Spring Semester to sophomore and junior MA/ST majors. Contact the Math Department to apply.
ARMY ScholarshipsARMY ROTC offers 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5 and 4 year scholarships for all majors. Our Department has an unlimited number of scholarships for qualified nursing majors. Scholarship applicants must be U.S. citizens, pass a physical examination and have at least a 19 ACT and 2.5 cumulative GPA. All of the scholarships pay full tuition and fees, a $350-$550 per month stipend and a $900 per year book allowance. Sixty percent of our scholarship recipients also receive a free dorm room. For more information contact Major Guy Bass at (251) 460-6341.
Air Force ScholarshipsAIR FORCE ROTC offers 4, 3.5, 3, 2.5 and 2 year competitive scholarships in all majors, plus 3, 2.5, 2, and 1.5 year non-competitive scholarships for nursing majors. Scholarship amount of $15,000, $9,000, $3,000 and a few unlimited are available. Additionally, dorm scholarships, $750/year book allowance and $250-$400 monthly stipend is paid to contracted cadets. Starting salary is over $40,000 per year. For more information contact the Air Force Admissions Officer on campus at (251) 460-7211.
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