USA Link

Link Collage showing students in Engineering.
Not only do LINK Scholars excel in the classroom, but they also get involved on campus - national engineering competitions, honor societies, athletic events, etc.  They get the full college experience at USA!

Program goals

  • To provide academic and financial support to talented students transferring from community colleges to pursue degrees in engineering
  • To streamline pathways to degree completion and entry to the engineering workforce 

LINK Scholarship

Students in the LINK program will receive scholarships of $6,000 annually ($3,000 per semester).  Scholarships can be awarded for transfer in spring or fall semesters. 


In addition to admission as a new transfer student to the University of South Alabama, eligible applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, national, or lawfully admitted refugee.
  • Plan to be enrolled full-time in an engineering degree program at the time scholarship is received.
  • Have a transfer GPA of 3.0 or higher in a pre-engineering curriculum
  • Demonstrate financial need, as defined by eligibility for federal need-based financial aid.  Applicants are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)