Scholarships for International Students

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The University of South Alabama is proud to offer a number of scholarship opportunities for our international students. As many of these are competitive awards, students are encouraged to apply for admission prior to the priority deadline dates to ensure consideration. 

The Global Freshman Scholars award is a ​competitive, merit-based ​scholarship, awarded to a limited number of well-qualified international students each year. ​This scholarship is renewable for up to four years​,​ or until a ​first​ bachelor's degree is earned, whichever comes first.​

To ensure consideration for this opportunity, students must be fully admitted to the University by the priority deadlines below. After acceptance to the University of South Alabama, incoming first-time freshmen will automatically be reviewed for the Global Freshman Scholars awards, and no additional scholarship application is required. A scholarship award notification will be emailed to qualified students through their JagMail account. 

Priority Deadlines for Fall 2022

  • Priority Deadline #1   January 15, 2022
  • Priority Deadline #2    May 1, 2022

Qualifications:

  • Be an international freshman on an F-visa
  • Be a degree-seeking student
  • Have a minimum ACT of 21 (or SAT 1060)
  • Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0

Award Opportunities:

ACT    Score SAT Score
High School
GPA
Annual Amount
32-36 1420-1600 3.5 $10,000
30-31 1360-1410 3.5 $8,000
27-29 1260-1350 3.5 $6,000
23-26 1130-1250 3.5 $4,000
21-22 1060-1120 3.5 $2,000
ACT Score SAT Score High School GPA Annual Amount
32-36 1420-1600 3.0-3.49 $7,000
29-31 1350-1410 3.0-3.49 $5,000
23-28 1130-1310 3.0-3.49 $3,000
21-22 1060-1120 3.0-3.49 $2,000

For students without ACT or SAT scores, Global Freshman Scholars scholarships can be awarded based on the following language proficiency exam scores:

High School GPA English Proficiency Exam Annual Award
3.5 TOEFL  76 / IELTS 6.5 / Duolingo 100 $4,000
3.0-3.49 TOEFL 68  / IELTS 6.0 / Duolingo 95 $2,500

*Please note: These scholarships are not available to government sponsored students.

The Global Transfer Scholars award is a competitive, merit-based scholarship, awarded to a limited number of well-qualified transferring international students each year. This scholarship is renewable for up to two years, or until a first bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever comes first.

To ensure consideration for this opportunity, students must be fully admitted to the University by the priority deadlines below. After acceptance to the University of South Alabama, incoming degree-seeking transfer students will automatically be reviewed for the Global Transfer Scholars awards, and no additional scholarship application is required. A scholarship award notification will be emailed to qualified students through their JagMail account. 

Priority Deadlines for Fall 2022

  • Priority Deadline #1   January 15, 2022
  • Priority Deadline #2    May 1, 2022

Qualifications:

  • Be a Transfer Student on an F-visa
  • Be a degree-seeking student
  • If transferring from a 4-year institution, must have at least 30 credits earned. If transferring from a 2-year institution, must have at least 48 credits earned
  • Have a minimum transfer GPA of 3.0

 

Transfer GPA Annual Award
3.5 $4,000
3.0-3.49 $2,000

*Please note: These scholarships are not available to government sponsored students.

The Dr. Richard and Angela Carter Global USA Endowed Scholarship was established in 2017 for the purpose of providing a tuition scholarship to an incoming freshman international student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference shall be given to students not already receiving institutional aid. 

To ensure consideration for this opportunity, qualified students are required to complete the scholarship application in JagSPOT prior to the application deadline date. 

The Hinson International Student Endowed Scholarship was established by Robert and Brenda Hinson for the purpose of providing financial assistance to an undergraduate international student who demonstrates high academic achievement and has completed two semesters at USA.  

To ensure consideration for this opportunity, qualified students are required to complete the scholarship application in JagSPOT prior to the application deadline date. 

The International Students Endowed Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing financial assistance to deserving international students. 

To ensure consideration for this opportunity, qualified students are required to complete the scholarship application in JagSPOT prior to the application deadline date. 

The Kubik-Hooker Scholarship is awarded annually to an international student from Eastern European and European regions with a preference for Slovakia. Based on academics, references, and leadership skills. 

To ensure consideration for this opportunity, qualified students are required to complete the scholarship application in JagSPOT prior to the application deadline date. 

The Theodore and Brenda Pitsios Endowed Scholarship was established in October 2017. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a freshman who has a minimum ACT score of 23. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to students who are from Tsagarada, Greece or a student from the southwest Alabama area who is active in a local community organization devoted to preserving Greek culture and shares the ideals of ancient Greece

To ensure consideration for this opportunity, qualified students are required to complete the scholarship application in JagSPOT prior to the application deadline date. 

Be sure to complete the matching questions within the JagSPOT portal each year to review additional departmental scholarships. You may also search through all University opportunities in the A-Z Scholarship Directory or the Departmental Scholarship Directory.   

You should check the scholarship list each year to review any new or updated opportunities. You must fill out the matching questions to be eligible for current year opportunities. 

 

 

Students receiving University scholarships will have the award credited to their tuition and fees due each semester. Any balance from scholarships may be used to pay for associated academic costs such as books at the USA Bookstore, USA Housing and USA Food Service. Annual University scholarships are split between Fall and Spring semesters.

Any awards, scholarships, or employee educational benefits, funded by USA are considered institutional aid. Some examples of institutional aid are admission-based scholarships, departmental awards, employee tuition assistance, housing benefits and athletic scholarships. USA reserves the right to adjust institutional aid if a student receives multiple scholarship awards and/or exceeds the institutional cap.


 The University of South Alabama provides equal educational opportunities to and is open and accessible to all qualified students without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex or qualified handicap/disability, with respect to all of its programs and activities.