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USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2006-2007

 

FINANCIAL AID
 
PURPOSE
The University of South Alabama subscribes to the principle that the purpose of financial aid is to provide assistance to students who, for lack of funds, would otherwise be unable to attend college. Financial aid is awarded according to each individual’s need in relation to college costs. Awards may include loans and part-time employment, and may be offered to a student singly or in various combinations. The University’s financial aid staff is dedicated to the principle that each student must receive personal attention with complete confidentiality. Every effort is made to provide financial counseling by experienced, considerate personnel.
Inquiries about financial aid should be addressed to the Office of Financial Aid, Administration Building, Room 260, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688-0002, telephone (251) 460-6231 or e-mail: finaid@usouthal.edu.
 
APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Be sure to list the University of South Alabama in Section H. The University’s Federal ID number is 001057. By listing the University of South Alabama, and completing the Free Application correctly, USA should receive your financial aid information automatically. Upon receipt of your data, we will send you additional forms that you will need to submit to the Financial Aid Office.
Additionally, students whose applications are selected for verification will be asked to submit information such as tax returns (the student’s and parents’), verification of untaxed income, and other necessary documents to support the application.
When all required application information is submitted to the Financial Aid Office, the student’s file is reviewed and evaluated to determine eligibility for financial assistance. Students are notified of their financial aid award by mail.
Awards will not be made until all documents are received and the information on the application has been verified.
Financial aid awards are tentative pending receipt of funds by the University from local, state, or federal sources, and can be reduced mid-year if appropriations are cut.
 
APPLICATION DEADLINES
Financial aid is awarded on a continuing basis until funds are exhausted. Students who submit all required application data early and correctly will receive priority financial aid funding. Note: Scholarship deadlines are much earlier. See the appropriate section for details.
 
DISBURSEMENT OF FINANCIAL AID
During Registration: Financial aid awards are held at the University and paid to students during the registration process at the rate of one-half (½) per semester.
Aid eligibility is determined at the end of the official Drop/Add days. Adding classes after that date will not increase a student’s aid eligibility.
All aid except Federal College Work-Study will be applied to institutional charges. If the financial aid does not cover costs, the student may make up the difference with a personal check or credit card. If the award is more than institutional charges, the excess funds will be disbursed to the student by the Office of Student Accounting. Excess proceeds from the Parent Loan to Undergraduate Students will be refunded to the student. Students whose financial aid has not been received by the University should be prepared to meet the required costs of tuition and fees at registration.
During the Semester: Should a student fail to complete their financial aid application in a timely manner, there may be a delay in receiving financial aid funds. Lenders generally notify students of the date(s) they expect to disburse their loan proceeds.
 
ADMISSION
To be considered for financial aid, a student must be accepted for admission. A student must be classified as a degree seeking student in an eligible program and an eligible major to be eligible for financial aid. Students who are admitted or re-admitted as non-degree, unclassified, transient, or audit students are not eligible to receive financial aid. Courses only required for your degree program can be used to determine enrollment status.
 
CITIZENSHIP
For all programs, an applicant must be a citizen of the United States or in the United States for other than temporary purposes.
 
RENEWABILITY
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid or the Renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid must be filed each year. Other forms as determined by the University are required depending upon changing Federal legislation, regulations, and available funds.
Students are eligible to continue receiving financial aid as long as they meet the academic policies of the University. Students must also meet the conditions of satisfactory progress as defined in the current University Bulletin.
 
GRANTS
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is a federally funded financial aid program that usually does not have to be repaid. It is designed to help undergraduate students (students who have not earned a first bachelor’s degree) pay for their college education. Undergraduates must apply for a Federal Pell Grant to be considered for other types of financial assistance.
The Department of Education uses a standard formula, passed into law by Congress, to evaluate the information students report on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
The amount of Federal Pell Grant a student may receive is based on financial eligibility, the cost of attendance at USA, enrollment status (full-time, three-quarter time, half-time, or less-than-half-time), and the level of federal funding.
Students apply for a Federal Pell Grant by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Applicants will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) in the mail. Students should read all parts of the SAR to verify the information is correct. Contact the Financial Aid Office if any information is incorrect.
 
Federal SEOG
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) provides funds to students who have extreme financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Federal SEOG is gift aid and usually does not have to be repaid.
Only undergraduate students are eligible to apply for the Federal SEOG program, and since funds in this program are limited, priority is given to students who have the greatest financial need and receive a Federal Pell Grant.
The amount of the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant depends on the student’s need and the amount of funds allocated to the University and the availability of those funds.
 
Alabama Student Assistance Program
Alabama Student Assistance Program (ASAP) is gift aid awarded to eligible Alabama residents seeking a first undergraduate degree. Students must meet general eligibility requirements including demonstrating financial need. Funds are awarded only to students who are Federal Pell Grant recipients.
The amount of ASAP awards depends on the student’s need and the amount of funds allocated to the University and the availability of those funds.
 
Federal College Work Study
This program provides part-time employment to students who have financial need. A variety of jobs are available on and off the University campus, and the student’s work schedule is coordinated with their class schedule.
Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for the College Work Study program, and because of limited funds, priority is given to full-time students.
All Work Study awards are based on financial need of the student and the availability of funds. Generally, students work approximately fifteen hours per week during the semester. Students’ paychecks are issued every two weeks by the Payroll Office.
 
Student Assistance Program
Part-time employment is available to students through individual departments or colleges. Contact departments directly regarding work possibilities.
 
Cooperative Education
Full-time and part-time employment directly related to students’ major fields of study is available to students having completed at least two semesters of academic work. Contact the Career Services Center for further information.
 
Off-Campus Employment
Announcements of part-time job openings in the Mobile area are posted on the Financial Aid web site at http://www.finaid.usouthal.edu. You must be enrolled at USA to access those job listings.
 
LOANS
Federal Perkins Loan
The Federal Perkins Loan is a long-term, 5% interest student loan for both graduate and undergraduate students. Interest does not begin to accrue and payments are not made until the student ceases to be enrolled at least half-time.
Funds are awarded based on the financial need of the student and the availability of funds. You must attend at least half-time to be eligible for the funds.
Undergraduates may borrow up to $4000 each year of study to a total of $20,000. Students in a program of 4 years or longer who have not achieved third-year status are limited to an aggregate maximum of $8000. Graduates may borrow $6000 each year to a total of $40,000, including the amount borrowed as an undergraduate. Awards are made based on appropriations from Federal sources.
Repayment usually begins nine months after enrollment ends, and the minimum monthly payment is $40. Of course, the more a student borrows, the greater the monthly payment.
 
Sample Repayment Plan for Perkins Loan (5%)
Loan
Amt
Monthly
Payment
# of
Payments
Total
Interest
Paid
Total
Amt
Paid
__________________________________________________________________
1,000
40.00
26
58.00
1,058.00
1,500
40.00
56
136.00
1,636.00
3,000
41.82
120
818.40
3,818.40
4,000
42.43
120
1,091.60
5,091.60
5,000
53.03
120
1,363.60
6,363.60
6,000
63.64
120
1,636.20
7,636.80
10,000
106.07
120
1,636.80
12,728.40
12,000
127.28
120
2,728.40
15,273.60
15,000
159.09
120
3,273.60
19,090.80
18,000
190.91
120
4,090.80
22,909.20
 
Federal Stafford Loans
This loan is a low interest loan made available by a lending institution such as a bank, credit union, or savings and loan association. Both degree-seeking graduates and undergraduates may apply, and you must attend at least half-time.
Students who qualify for this loan on a need basis will have their interest paid for them while they are in school, in deferment and during the six month grace period.
Students who do not qualify on a need basis for interest benefits may still borrow through the Federal Stafford Student Loan Program. These students will not have the interest paid for them. All other provisions of the Stafford Program apply to this loan.
Students may not borrow more than the cost of attendance at USA. The maximum loan limits for the Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan as established by Federal guidelines are:
$2,625 for first-year undergraduates
$3,500 for second-year undergraduates
$5,500 a year for students who have completed the first two years of study to a total of $23,000 as an undergraduate
$8,500 a year for graduate and professional school students to a total of $65,000 including funds borrowed as an undergraduate.
Financial aid applicants considered independent may borrow additional money under the Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan Program. The maximum loan limits as established by Federal guidelines are: $4000 a year for first and second year students, $5000 a year for students who have completed the first two years of study, and $10,000 a year for graduates.
Limits for undergraduates were effective July 1, 1993. Limits for graduates were effective October 1, 1993. For aggregate loan limits, see the Financial Aid web site at http://www.finaid.usouthal.edu.
Remember, the amount a student may borrow is limited to financial eligibility. Also, Stafford loans may be subject to a 3% origination fee and a 1% guarantee fee.
The minimum Federal Stafford Loan payment is $50 per month, and repayment usually begins six (6) months after students drop below half-time status.
 
Appropriate Monthly Repayment Schedule
Loan
Amt
Monthly
Payment
# of
Payments
Total
Interest
Paid
Total
Amt.
Paid
__________________________________________________________________
1,000
50.00
22
76.87
1,076.87
1,500
50.00
34
179.19
1,679.19
2,000
50.00
47
333.94
2,333.94
2,500
50.00
62
555.12
3,051.12
3,000
50.00
77
843.97
3,843.97
3,500
50.00
95
1,230.30
4,730.30
4,000
50.00
115
1,735.12
5,735.12
5,000
66.66
120
2,279.66
7,279.66
7,500
91.00
120
3,419.48
10,919.48
10,000
121.33
120
4,559.31
14,559.31
 
Federal Parent Loan Program for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
This program allows parents to borrow up to the cost of attendance, less other financial aid and veteran’s benefits, at a maximum interest rate of 9%. The repayment period begins on the day the loan is fully disbursed, with the first installment due to the lender within 60 days of that date.
A student must attend at least half-time to be eligible for the funds.
 
STUDENT RIGHTS
Students Have The Right to Know:
The names of organizations which accredit and license the University. About the University’s programs, instruction, laboratories, physical facilities, and faculty. The cost of attending the University and its refund policy. The type of financial assistance offered by the University from federal, state, local, and private programs. Who the financial aid personnel are and the location of the Financial Aid Office. What the procedures and deadlines are for applying for financial aid. How the University selects its financial aid recipients. How the University determines financial need. How much financial need has been met. How financial aid is received. About each type of financial assistance offered. Information about all student loans offered. The kind of Work-Study jobs offered, hours, duties, rate, and frequency of pay. When and how financial aid awards are adjusted. About special facilities for the handicapped. The University’s Satisfactory Progress Policy.
 
Consumer Complaint Procedures
Students and prospective students should be aware that, should they have concerns or complaints related to the management or conduct of the Title IV financial assistance programs or to misleading or inappropriate advertising and promotion of the institution’s educational programs, this institution has a complaint procedure. To the extent possible, students must seek a resolution of such matters through the institution’s internal complaint procedure before involving others. Students with complaints should contact the Office of the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services at (251) 460-6494. Should the institution not be able to resolve the problem, you may contact the Department of Education Ombudsman at 1 (202) 401-4498 or toll free at 1 (877) 557-2575.
 
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Students Have The Responsibility To:
Review and consider all information about the University before enrolling. Pay special attention to the application for financial aid, complete it accurately, submit it on time and to the right place. Know all deadlines for applying for aid and meet them. Provide all required documentation, corrections, and/or information requested by the Financial Aid Office. Notify the University of any information that has changed since the financial aid application was submitted. Read, understand, and keep copies of all forms. Repay any student loans borrowed. Perform an entrance and exit interview. Notify the Financial Aid Office of a change in name, address, or enrollment status (half-time, full-time, three-quarter-time). Satisfactorily perform the work agreed upon in a College Work-Study job. Understand the University’s refund policy.
 
STUDENT LOAN COUNSELING
Entrance Interview
Students receiving the Federal Stafford Loan for the first time at USA must have a counseling session before receiving their student loan check. During the counseling session, students will be informed of their rights and responsibilities as borrowers, advised on the consequences of excessive borrowing and of defaulting on a student loan, and given tips on money management. Perform the interview via the Internet at http://www.finaid.usouthal.edu.
 
Exit Interview
Students who received a Federal Stafford Student Loan or Federal Perkins Loan while attending USA must perform an exit interview before leaving the University through graduation, withdrawal, or transfer. Perform the interview via the Internet at http://www.finaid.usouthal.edu.
 
OVER AWARDS
Definition
When students receive federal funds, their financial need is established according to federal guidelines. Students may not receive more financial assistance than their cost of attendance. This occasionally occurs when students receive funds from other sources after the Financial Aid Office issues a financial aid award. This situation is called an over award.
 
Solution
When over awards occur, the Financial Aid Office is required to adjust the financial aid the student has been awarded. Students may be required to repay some of the funds they have already received.
 
Prevention
To prevent over awards, students should take the following steps:
Notify the Financial Aid Office of any assistance from outside sources not listed on the award letter such as scholarships, ROTC, veterans benefits, etc.
List all sources of financial assistance on the University Financial Aid Resource Form.
Check with the Financial Aid Office before applying for financial assistance from other sources.
 
FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENT WITHDRAWALS AND REFUNDS
Return of Federal Financial Aid Refunds
When a student completely withdraws from school, a portion of Federal Financial Aid grant or loan funds, except for Federal Work-Study earnings, must be returned to the applicable federal program(s).
The refund is based on the concept of ‘earned’ and ‘unearned’ federal financial aid. How it relates to the percentage of enrollment completed determines the percentage of earned aid.
For example, if a student attends 25 days of a 100 day term, the percentage of earned aid is 25%; therefore, 75% of the unearned aid, up to the total of institutional charges, will be returned to the federal financial aid programs. Institutional charges consist of tuition, fees, and campus housing (excluding Hillsdale), and mandatory meal plans.
In some circumstances, a student may need to repay a portion of the unearned aid. This repayment would not be more than 1/2 of the grant monies initially received. The student will be notified if they owe a federal repayment.
NOTE: If your Title IV Financial Aid refund is greater than the posted University refund at the time of your withdrawal, you will owe the difference to the University. The Office of Student Accounting will notify you of the amount due.
If a student completely withdraws after completing 60% of the term, then it is assumed that the student has earned 100% of their federal aid award, and no funds will be returned to the federal programs.
For an example of the proposed Return of Title IV Funds Worksheet, please see either the Office of Student Accounting or the Financial Aid Office located in the Administration Building.
 
REASONABLE ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY
Federal regulations require the University to establish a reasonable academic process policy which applicants for financial aid must meet. The policy must have a qualitative component, a quantitative component, and an overall time frame component. A student must maintain reasonable academic progress, regardless of whether the student was a previous recipient of financial aid.
Qualitative Component - The University’s academic standards are the qualitative standards for this policy. These are outlined in this University Bulletin. In addition, Federal Law requires that students who have earned 64 or more credit semester hours (juniors and seniors) to maintain the minimum cumulative grade-point average required by the University for graduation. This minimum is defined by the Bulletin as 2.00. This component is evaluated each semester.
Quantitative Component - A student’s cumulative hours passed must be at least 75% of the cumulative hours attempted, as defined by the Office of Records. For example, a student enrolling in 12 hours per semester for two (2) semesters would be required to pass 18 hours. A student enrolled in 6 hours per semester for 4 semesters would be required to pass 18 hours. This component is evaluated at the time of each application and disbursement.
Overall Time Frame - Students are no longer eligible to receive Title IV Federal financial aid (this includes undergraduate loans) after attempting 16 full-time equivalent semesters. Transfer hours are included in the total hours attempted. This component is evaluated at the time of each application.
Grades - Courses with non-assigned grades, including withdrawals, are considered in determination of the percentage of hours completed toward the degree. Refer to this University Bulletin for the regulations concerning the effect on cumulative hours passed on cumulative hours attempted. Acceptable grades are: "A", "B", "C", "D", "E", "S", "P". Unacceptable grades are: "F", "U", "I", "X", "WD", "AU", "UA", "N". All of these grades are considered in evaluating the quantitative, qualitative, and overall time-frame components.
Transfer Students - Students transferring to the University are assumed to be maintaining satisfactory progress. Hours transferred from prior schools will be considered in establishing the class standing for grade-level requirements, as well as being considered in determining the maximum number of semesters attempted for the overall time frame component. Full-time equivalent semesters are determined by dividing the total transfer hours accepted by 12. Grade-point averages (GPAs) from transfer credits will not factor into your cumulative GPA at USA.
Second Bachelors Degree/Dual Degree - Students seeking a second undergraduate/dual degree will be permitted to enroll in up to eight full-time equivalent semesters beyond the first bachelor’s degree.
Graduate Students - The University’s academic standards for graduate students are the qualitative standards for this policy. The quantitative component is defined as passing 50% of all hours attempted. The overall time frame is defined as 10 full-time equivalent semesters.
Doctoral Students - The University’s academic standards for doctoral students are the qualitative standards for this policy. The quantitative component is defined as passing 50% of all hours attempted. The overall time frame is defined as 20 full-time equivalent semesters including graduate work.
Academic Bankruptcy - Credit hours earned prior to declaring academic bankruptcy will be counted in the overall time-frame component, qualitative and quantitative components.
College of Medicine - The academic regulations in the COM Bulletin describe the satisfactory progress requirements for a student enrolled in the College of Medicine.
Appeals - Students may appeal a decision of non-compliance using the following procedure:
In order to appeal the loss of eligibility for financial aid because of failure to make satisfactory progress under the quantitative, qualitative, or time-frame components, the following appeal procedure has been established. It is imperative that you follow the procedure precisely as outlined below.
1.  Complete 12 consecutive credit hours at USA, that are required for your degree, with no final grades less than a “C” without the use of federal funds. The 12 hours may be taken all at once or over more than one semester. After the 12 hours have been completed, the student would then need to submit a typed or e-mailed letter of appeal. The Office of Financial Aid would review the request to determine if aid will or will not be restored in a probationary status.
2.  Or, submit a typed or e-mailed appeal letter to the Office of Financial Aid if the failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress was due to extenuating circumstances.
3.  Or, make up any hour deficiency and/or attain the required cumulative GPA of 2.0 without the use of federal funds. Once completed, submit written notification to the Office of Financial Aid.
Reinstatement - Students who lose financial aid eligibility because of a failure to maintain satisfactory progress towards a degree may reapply for financial aid after clearing the deficiency or attaining the minimum GPA.
 
SCHOLARSHIPS
Students receiving University scholarships will have the award credited to their tuition and fees due each semester. Any balance from scholarships should be used to pay for associated academic costs such as books at the USA Bookstore, USA Housing and USA Food Service.
Students desiring to apply for College or Departmental scholarships should consult the appropriate Department Chairs for application procedures.
 
Presidential Scholarships
 
Presidential - $10,000 per year. *Qualifications: Candidates must have a minimum ACT composite score of 33 (or comparable SAT) and a 3.5 minimum high school GPA, as computed by the USA Office of Admissions, to be considered. Entering freshmen only.**
 
Presidential - $8,000 per year. *Qualifications: Candidates must have a minimum ACT composite score of 32 (or comparable SAT) and a 3.5 minimum high school GPA, as computed by the USA Office of Admissions to be considered. Entering freshmen only.**
 
Presidential - $7,000 per year. *Qualifications: Candidates must have a minimum ACT composite score of 30 - 31 (or comparable SAT) and a 3.5 minimum high school GPA, as computed by the USA Office of Admissions, to be considered. Entering freshmen only.**
 
Presidential - $3,500 per year. *Qualifications: Candidates must have a minimum ACT composite score of 27 - 29 (or comparable SAT) and a 3.5 minimum high school GPA, as computed by the USA Office of Admissions to be considered. Entering freshmen only.**
 
Presidential - $2,500 per year.* Qualifications: Candidates must have an ACT composite score of 24-26 (or comparable SAT) and a 3.0 minimum high school GPA, as computed by the USA Office of Admissions, to be considered. Entering freshmen only.**
 
Honors Program Scholarships - Students admitted to the USA Honors Program may receive a four-year honors scholarship. Contact the Honors Program Director, (251) 461-1637, for application procedures and deadline dates and more information about this prestigious program. Information is also available on the USA Honors web page at www.southalabama.edu/honors.
 
Bay Area Scholarships - $1,500 for Freshman year. Qualifications: ACT Composite score of 21-23 (or comparable SAT), minimum high school grade-point average of 3.0 as computed by the USA Office of Admissions, and residence in Mobile or Baldwin counties in Alabama. Entering freshmen only.**
 

*Renewal criteria for Presidential Scholarships include maintaining a 3.0 minimum cumulative USA GPA as well as meeting all other criteria outlined in student’s scholarship contract. For awards made prior to the 2002-2003 academic year, refer to scholarship contract for GPA and other renewal criteria.

**Scholarships are awarded beginning late January each year to students who have completed the admissions process by the December 1 priority deadline. A special scholarship application is required. Students are encouraged to apply early as funds are limited to accepted students.

 
Junior College Transfer - $1,000 per year. Qualifications: The award is based on the cumulative GPA earned at the junior college as computed by the USA Office of Admissions. Application: No separate application is required. Candidates should be accepted for admission by May 1. Awards are made in mid-summer.
 
Abraham Mitchell Business Scholars Program: $5,000 - $8,000 per year. Qualifications: Candidates must have a minimum ACT Composite score of 28 (or comparable SAT), minimum 3.5 high school grade-point average as computed by USA Admissions, and major in the Mitchell College of Business. Preference is given to Mobile County and State of Alabama residents. The scholarship deadline is February 1 of each year. Scholarships are awarded to students who are graduating from high school and entering USA as freshmen. All students who meet the minimum qualifications and who have completed the admissions process will be considered.**
 
Magnes Scholarship - $2,000 per year. Qualifications: Candidates must have a minimum ACT composite score of 21, a high school GPA of 3.0 as computed by the USA Office of Admissions, be a resident of Mobile County and major in Business. Application: Separate applications are mailed in January of each year by the USA Office of Admissions to accepted freshmen students who meet the minimum qualifications. Applicants must also apply for financial aid and demonstrate financial need.
 
CIBA - $2,500 per year. Qualifications: The most academically talented freshman chemical engineering major from Washington County, Alabama is selected. Application: Applications are mailed by the USA Office of Admissions to all accepted students who meet the minimum qualifications. Applications are usually mailed in the Spring of each year.
 
Performance (Athletic, Music, Theater Arts) - The award amount varies. Qualifications: Selection is based on the individual’s ability. Applications: Contact the individual departments - Athletics (251) 460-7121, Music (251) 460-6136, Theater Arts (251) 460-6305.
 
ACM Scholarship - $1,000 annual scholarship for a student within the Computer and Information Sciences program. Contact the School of Computer and Information Sciences for more information, (251) 460-6390.
 
Mary Ahn Nursing Scholarship - Annual scholarship awarded to an outstanding Nursing major. Contact the College of Nursing for more details, (251) 434-3410.
 
Air Force ROTC Scholarships - Cover the costs of tuition, fees, and a reimbursable book allowance, plus a subsistence allowance of $150 per month for the academic year. Four-year and three-year scholarships are available to pre-freshmen having applied before December 1 of their senior year in high school. Three-year and two-year scholarships are available to eligible college students in all academic majors. Current enrollment in the Air Force ROTC program is not a prerequisite. Students selected to enter the advanced program (AS 300 and AS 400), will receive $100 per month subsistence. This allowance is tax free and is in addition to any other assistance that the student may receive.
Applications and further information may be obtained from the Air Force Studies Department, (251) 460-7211.
 
Alumni Freshmen Leadership Scholarships - Four (4) one-year $2,500 scholarships to entering freshmen. Qualifications: Candidates must have a minimum ACT composite score of 24, a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average, and demonstrate achievement in academics and leadership activities within the school and community. Applications are mailed in January by the Office of Alumni Affairs to all accepted freshmen who meet the minimum qualifications or are available by request. Contact Office of Alumni Affairs (251) 460-7084.
 
Alumni Book Scholarship - Two (2) $500 book scholarships to a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior at the University. Qualifications: Candidates must have completed a minimum of 20 hours at the University with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average. Academics, activities, and leadership are considered in awarding the Alumni Book Scholarship, as well as financial need. Applications are available in January. Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs (251) 460-7084.
 
Army ROTC Scholarships - Cover the costs of tuition, fees, and a flat-rate book allowance plus a subsistence allowance of up to $350 per month for the academic year. Four-year scholarships are available to pre-freshmen having applied during the fall of their senior year in high school. Two and three-year scholarships are available to eligible students, and current enrollment in the R.O.T.C. program is not a prerequisite. Students who are selected to enter the advanced program, MS 301-303 and MS 401-403, will receive up to $350 per month subsistence for up to 10 months per year. This allowance is tax free and is in addition to any other assistance that the student may receive. Applications and further information may be obtained from the Military Science Department, (251) 460-6341.
 
Alabama Power Company Engineering Scholarship - Two $3,000 annual scholarships to Engineering students that are Alabama residents based on academic standing and financial need. Contact the College of Engineering for more information, (251) 460-6140.
 
Alpha Epsilon Delta - T. G. Jackson Preprofessional Scholarship - This scholarship was originated by AED alums. Alabama Zeta chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta announces a prestigious scholarship program. The AED/T. G. Jackson Scholarship is an annual, non-renewable scholarship awarded to an outstanding junior or senior, and an AED National member. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student each semester (15 hours) and maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average for fall semester to receive the scholarship in spring semester. Applications may be obtained from the Health Preprofessional Advisor.
 
Art Scholarship - Awarded to a deserving Art major. Contact the Art Department for further details, (251) 460-6335.
 
Amanda Baker Scholarship - Awarded to a deserving student majoring in Nursing. Contact the College of Nursing for details, (251) 434-3410.
 
Dr. Graciella Blanco Scholarship - Awarded annually to an outstanding Spanish student. Contact the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures for details, (251) 460-6291.
 
Dr. Victorino S. Blanco Mathematics Scholarship - An endowed scholarship awarded annually to the outstanding undergraduate senior mathematics major. Contact the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for details, (251) 460-6264.
Jeremy Blanton Memorial Scholarship - A scholarship awarded spring semester to an outstanding student who has completed the Freshman year. Criteria based on academic achievement and financial need. Contact the Office of Enrollment Services. (251) 460-6494.
 
Boise Engineering Scholarship - Given annually to a deserving Engineering student. Based on academic excellence and financial need. Contact the College of Engineering for more information. (251) 460-6140.
 
Ed Bunnell Scholarship - A $500 annual scholarship awarded to deserving AIS students. (More than one scholarship is usually available.) Contact Department of Adult Interdisciplinary Studies for further details, (251) 460-6263.
 
James and Ivel Caldwell Scholarship - An endowed scholarship awarded to a major in International Studies. For information, contact the Director of the International Studies Program, (251) 460-7161.
 
Canoe Crew of 1988 Scholarship - Given annually to a deserving Civil Engineering junior or senior. Contact Civil Engineering for further details. (251) 460-6174.
 
John C. Chester Music Scholarship - An endowed scholarship awarded annually to an outstanding piano student. Contact the Department of Music, (251)460-6136.
 
Chevron Texaco Engineering Scholarship - Two $1,000 annual scholarships for Chemical Engineering juniors or seniors. Two $500 annual scholarships for Mechanical Engineering juniors or seniors. Based upon academic excellence. Contact either Chemical Engineering at (251) 460-6160 or Mechanical Engineering at (251) 460-6168.
 
Children of Alumni Scholarship - One (1) year $2,500 scholarship awarded to a child of an alumnus of the University. Qualifications: full-time sophomore, junior or senior at USA. Must have completed 20 hours at USA with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5. Parent or guardian must be a dues-paying/ active status USA Alumni Association member at time of scholarship application submission. Academics, activities and leadership are considered in awarding the scholarship. Applications are available in January. Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs (251) 460-7084.
 
Children of Employee Scholarship - A $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to children of University employees. Scholarships will be awarded for the academic year and are available to unmarried dependents of employees who are eligible for the University's Education Benefit Plan as outlined in Section 8.2 of the Staff Employee Handbook. Application deadline is April 1. For more information, contact the Office of Enrollment Services, (251) 460-6494.
 
Danny T. Conway Memorial Award - A $500 scholarship awarded annually to an upper class student based on academic acting excellence. Contact the Department of Dramatic Arts for further details, (251) 460-6305
 
Alfred F. Delchamps Scholarship - Awarded to an outstanding junior or senior student in Education. All aid applicants are considered.
 
Desk and Derrick Club Scholarship in Geology/Geography - A $500 annual scholarship awarded to a deserving junior or senior Geology/Geography student. Contact the Earth Sciences Department for further details, (251) 460-6381.
 
Douglas Engineering Scholarship - Awarded annually to a deserving incoming Engineering freshman. Based on academic excellence and financial need. Contact the College of Engineering for more information. (251) 460-6140.
 
Jack Edwards Scholarship - Awarded to an outstanding junior or senior student in political science. All aid applicants are considered.
 
John W. Faggard Memorial Scholarship in Geology - $500 annual scholarship awarded to a student majoring in Geology. Contact the Department of Earth Sciences for more information, (251) 460-6381.
 
Marjorie Faircloth Speech Pathology Scholarship - A $500 annual scholarship awarded to a deserving student majoring in Speech Pathology. Contact the Department of Speech Pathology for further information, (251) 380-2600.
Sam P. Fleming Scholarship in Clinical Sciences - Awarded annually to senior student majoring in Clinical Laboratory Sciences who is a native of Alabama or Mississippi with demonstrated financial need and expressed plans to work in and contribute to the field of the clinical laboratory sciences. Contact the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences for details, (251) 434-3461.
 
Sue Ellen Gerrells/R. Eugene Jackson Award - An endowed award annually presented to an upper class drama major who excels in overall academics and has an outstanding record of achievement in theatre. Contact the Department of Dramatic Arts for more information, (251) 460-6305.
 
Dr. Erwin Goessling Foreign Language Scholarship - An endowed scholarship awarded annually to an outstanding student majoring in German. Contact the Foreign Language Department for further details, (251) 460-6291.
 
William Crawford Gorgas Chapter of the American War Mother's Scholarship - An annual grant awarded to a deserving son or daughter of a war veteran. All aid applicants are considered.
 
Joseph Hadley Memorial Scholarship in Education - Awarded annually to an outstanding and deserving student in the College of Education. Contact the College of Education for further information, (251) 380-2738.
 
R. L. & Annie M. Hill Nursing Scholarship - Awarded to a deserving student majoring in Nursing. Contact the College of Nursing for details, (251) 434-3410.
 
Malcolm R. Howell Scholarship - A scholarship established by the Student Government Association in honor of the retired Dean of Students given to an entering freshman who exhibits outstanding leadership experience and potential. Contact the Student Government Association for details (251) 460-7191.
 
Martin Luther King Scholarship - Awarded annually to a deserving minority student. Contact Minority Student Affairs (251) 460-6895.
 
Regina Little Scholarship - Awarded to a deserving student majoring in Nursing. Contact the College of Nursing for details, (251) 434-3410.
 
Ray Lolley Memorial Scholarship - University scholarship established by the Board of Trustees as a memorial to Senator Ray Lolley, former trustee. All aid applicants considered.
 
MACE/Raburn Engineering Scholarship - Two $1,500 annual scholarships to Engineering students. Based on academic excellence and financial need. Contact the College of Engineering for more information. (251) 460-6140.
 
Charles R. McGlothren, Jr. Scholarship - A $1,000 annual scholarship awarded to a deserving student majoring in Philosophy. Contact the Philosophy Department for further details, (251) 460-6248.
 
Patricia W. McRaney Memorial Scholarship - Awarded annually by the Federated Junior Woman’s Club to an outstanding junior majoring in Special Education. All aid applicants are considered.
 
Reese and Rose Miller Engineering Scholarship - Given annually to a deserving Engineering student. Based on academic excellence and financial need. Contact the College of Engineering for more information. (251) 460-6140.
 
Sushila Mishra Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics/Statistics - A $500 annual scholarship awarded to an outstanding junior or senior majoring in Statistics. Contact the Department of Mathematics/Statistics for further details, (251) 460-6264.
 
Mobile Association of Purchasing Management Scholarship - Awarded annually to a deserving junior or senior Business major. Established in honor of the Association’s lifetime members. Contact the Department of Marketing and Transportation, Mitchell College of Business, for details, (251) 460-6412.
 
John Stark Mobile Oilmen’s Association Scholarship - Two $600 annual scholarship for students majoring in Chemical Engineering. Contact that department for further details, (251) 460-6160.
 
Mobile Traffic and Transportation Club Scholarships - Scholarships of $1,000 are awarded annually to a deserving junior or senior majoring in Transportation. Contact the Department of Marketing and Transportation, Mitchell College of Business, for details, (251) 460-6412.
 
Mobile Women in Construction Scholarship - Awarded annually to a deserving junior or senior Engineering major. All aid applicants are considered, (251) 460-6140.
 
Chris Nash Memorial Scholarship - $500 annual scholarship awarded to an outstanding and deserving student majoring in Mathematics/ Statistics. Contact the Department of Mathematics/ Statistics for more information, (251) 460-6264.
 
Shirley Dean Panus Physical Therapy Scholarship - Awarded to an outstanding physical therapy student. Contact the Department of Physical Therapy for further information, (251) 434-3575.
 
Earl O. Parish and Elizabeth Osenton Parish Memorial Scholarship - Awarded annually to a deserving incoming Engineering freshman. Based on academic excellence and financial need. Contact the College of Engineering for more information. (251) 460-6140.
 
Howard M. Phillips Scholarship - Endowed scholarship award made to an academically talented and deserving student. All aid applicants are considered.
 
Physics Faculty Honors Fellowship - Tuition and fees (up to $1,500 per semester for up to four semesters). Qualifications: Awarded to outstanding Physics majors at the University of South Alabama with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA who have completed the calculus-based introductory physics sequence (PH 201 and PH 202) based on academic merit. Selection will be based upon the math/science GPA (as computed by the Physics department), recommendation of physics instructors, and recommendation of the Physics faculty. For more information contact the Physics department, (251) 460-6224.
 
Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Mobile Scholarship - $1,000 awarded annually to a junior or senior majoring in Marketing/ Transportation. Contact the Department of Marketing and Transportation, Mitchell College of Business, for details, (251) 460-6412.
 
Katherine Lawrence Richardson Scholarship - Awarded annually to an outstanding senior majoring in English or in Secondary Education with a concentration in English. Contact the Department of English for details, (251) 460-6146.
 
Comer Scarborough Scholarship - Awarded periodically by the Mobile Chapter of the Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity to a major in Education planning to teach in Mobile.
 
Robert Snell Scholarship - Two $1,500 scholarships will be available to students who have reached Junior standing and are majoring in the Department of Visual Arts. This is a need based scholarship requiring a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship is awarded in the spring and is not renewable. Portfolio and transcripts are required. Contact the Department of Visual Arts for further details, (251) 460-6335.
 
Sigma Theta Tau Scholarship - Awarded to recognize outstanding scholarship by qualified nurses and nursing students. This award of $250 is available to undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Application is made in the College of Nursing, (251) 434-3410.
 
Hooker/Kubik Slovak Scholarship - Awarded annually to a student (age 22 or older with a J-IVISA) from the Kosice, Slovakia area. Based on academics, references, and leadership. For further information, contact the Office of International Services, (251) 460-6050.
 
Ron and Gail Stallworth Scholarship - A $500 annual scholarship is given to a deserving student in Chemical Engineering. Contact Chemical Engineering for further details. (251) 460-6160.
 
G. M. Tomasso Scholarship - Awarded to a deserving student majoring in Nursing. Contact the College of Nursing for details, (251) 434-3410.
 


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