USA’s scholarship opportunities include four-year, renewable Freshman Scholarships for incoming traditional freshmen, one year General Scholarships for new and Current Students, Transfer Scholarships, and Departmental Scholarships awarded by the various colleges and schools on campus.
Students should visit the Office of Scholarship Services website, at www.southalabama.edu/scholarships, for a complete list of all scholarship opportunities and to access JagSPOT.
Students use JagSPOT – USA’s Scholarship Program Opportunity Tracker - to search for scholarships, complete applications, and accept/track offers.
All incoming students must complete the application process by December 1st to ensure consideration for general and departmental scholarships. Individual scholarship deadlines vary.
Scholarships are awarded using a variety of factors including, but not limited to, academic achievement, departmental and community involvement, employment experience, areas of study, and financial need.
Students receiving University scholarships will have the award credited to their tuition and fees due each semester. Any balance from scholarships may be eligible to pay for associated academic costs such as books at the USA Bookstore, USA Housing and USA Food Service. Review your individual award letter for specific eligibility. Annual University scholarships are split between Fall and Spring semesters.
Any awards or scholarships 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 aid if a student receives multiple scholarship awards or exceeds the institutional maximum.
Scholarships for Freshman Students
Mitchell-Moulton Scholarship Initiative
Under the Mitchell-Moulton Scholarship Initiative, USA offers several scholarship levels based on standardized test scores, high school GPA and area of study. The University’s largest scholarship programs for academic achievement are:
USA Freshman Admission Scholarships for First-Time Freshmen
All first-time freshmen who meet the USA Freshman Admission Scholarship Program requirements, funded by the Mitchell- Moulton Scholarship Initiative, by December 1st will be guaranteed a scholarship award. USA Freshman Admission Scholarship Program levels can be viewed at Freshman Scholarships.
Abraham Mitchell Scholars Program in Business
The Abraham Mitchell Scholars Program allows elite business students to develop to their full potential. Through faculty mentorships and a four-year scholarship that includes a laptop computer, scholars will pursue challenging programs while developing stewardship and civic responsibility.
After acceptance to USA, incoming first-time freshman majoring in the Mitchell College of Business will automatically be reviewed for the Abraham Mitchell Scholarship award.
For more information and qualifications visit the Mitchell Scholars Program website.
Please note: Students who are awarded both a Mitchell Business Scholarship and a USA Freshman Admission Scholarship must choose which scholarship they wish to accept.
USA Honors College
The University of South Alabama Honors College offers a curriculum of interdisciplinary excellence designed to stimulate the analytical and critical thinking of exceptionally qualified and highly motivated students. The USA Honors College challenges each student through discussion, research, creative scholarship, intercultural engagement and the arts in an effort to create the feel of a small college environment in the midst of the opportunities provided by a large urban university.
The USA Honors College provides its students with opportunities for travel, research programming support, and unique opportunities throughout their four years of enrollment. These experiences and activities are designed to foster student success and encourage students to participate in enhanced intellectual experiences.
A limited number of scholarships are awarded competitively and are available to students of the USA Honors College once admission is complete. Additional scholarships may be available as the student progresses through the Honors College.
First-time freshman, who meet the December 1st priority deadline, have a qualifying score on the ACT/SAT and have at least a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA, will automatically receive the USA Freshman Admissions Scholarship that matches their profile.
Please note: Students who are awarded both a Whiddon Honors Scholarship and a USA Freshman Admission Scholarship must choose which scholarship they wish to accept.
Visit the USA Honors College website to learn more information.
Scholarships for Transfer Students
Scholarships for Community College Transfer Students
USA offers a variety of scholarships to admitted Community College transfer students based on criteria such as academics These scholarships are not competitive and do require an application. Please note that for the purpose of these scholarships, students will only be considered if they have earned at least 48 credit hours at an approved community college prior to the posted priority deadline. To ensure consideration for the Phi Thea Kappa Scholarship, students accepted for admission must apply through the JagSPOT (https://www.southalabama.edu/departments/financialaffairs/scholarships/) portal prior to the transfer priority deadline. For questions about specific requirements or how to apply, please contact the Office of Scholarship Services.
Scholarships for 4 Year College and University Transfer Students
USA offers a variety of scholarships to admitted University transfer students based on academic criteria. These scholarships are competitive and do require an application. Please note that for the purpose of these scholarships, students will only be considered if they have earned at least 30 credit hours at an approved community college prior to the posted priority deadline. To ensure consideration, students accepted for admission must apply through the JagSPOT (https://www.southalabama.edu/departments/financialaffairs/scholarships/) portal prior to the transfer priority deadline. For questions about specific requirements or how to apply, please contact the Office of Scholarship Services.
For more information, or assistance, please contact the Office of Scholarship Services: