International Student Scholarships

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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. 

Undergraduate Scholarships

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 freshman will automatically be reviewed for the Global Freshman Scholars award, 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

  • Priority Deadline #1 - January 15
  • Priority Deadline #2 - May 1

Qualifications

  • Be an international freshman on an F-visa
  • Be a degree-seeking student
  • Have a minimum SAT 1060 (or ACT equivalent)
  • Have a minimum high school GPA is 3.0 (on the 4.0 scale)

Award Opportunities

SAT Score (or ACT equivalent) High School GPA Annual Amount Awarded
1420-1600 3.5 $10,000
1360-1410 3.5 $8,000
1260-1350 3.5 $6,000
1130-1250 3.5 $4,000
1060-1120 3.5 $2,000

OR

SAT Score (or ACT equivalent) High School GPA Annual Amount Awarded
1420-1600 3.0-3.49 $7,000
1350-1410 3.0-3.49 $5,000
1130-1310 3.0-3.49 $3,000
1060-1120 3.0-3.49 $2,000

OR

High School GPA English Proficiency Exam Annual Amount Awarded
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 selected students through their JagMail account. 

Priority Deadlines for Fall

  • Priority Deadline #1 - January 15
  • Priority Deadline #2 - May 1

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 (on the 4.0 scale)

Award Opportunities

Transfer GPA Annual Award Amount
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 Available Scholarships.

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. 

 


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Graduate Funding

Funding opportunities at the graduate level work differently than for undergraduate students. Rather than receiving a university scholarship, you must apply for a graduate assistantship from the department. These are competitive awards that are only given to a select number of students each year. Graduate admissions and funding decisions take place within the departments themselves, and admission requirements and funding opportunities differ program to program. 


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. 


External Funding Sources

  • Abroad Planet Scholarship Resources - Online community of international students studying in the United States.
  • College Board - Free online financial aid source for scholarships, grants, and loans for all college-bound students, including permanent residents and international students wishing to study in the United States.
  • EducationUSA - Scholarship and financial aid database for international students. 
  • FastWeb - Free online scholarship search service. 
  • Glorium Technologies - Educational grants to high school seniors and college graduates who are passionate about studying software development and technology.
  • International Education Financial Aid - Free online scholarship designed for international students.
  • International Scholarships - Free online scholarship database for international students wishing to study worldwide.
  • Mobility International USA - Free online scholarship resource for non–U.S. citizens with disabilities.

*External Scholarships are awarded by employers, companies, civic organizations, high schools, religious groups, and professional associations independent of the University of South Alabama. The criteria for external opportunities differs from scholarship to scholarship, but can include academic performance, financial need, religious affiliation, minority status, heritage, community affiliations, or other unique criteria.

**Please be advised that the University of South Alabama is impartial to the views and opinions of the scholarships featured. The listing will be continuously updated, and new scholarships will be posted when they become available. Eligibility requirements and application deadlines may change without our knowledge. We advise students to thoroughly research prior to submitting scholarship applications. Any student using the internet to apply for scholarships should be aware of possible risks.