Scholarships for International Students

The University of South Alabama has one of the most comprehensive scholarship programs in Alabama, and is proud to offer a number of scholarship opportunities for international students. As many of these are competitive awards, to ensure consideration students are encouraged to apply for admission prior to the April 1st priority deadline date. 

 Global Students

 

▼   Global USA Scholars

The Global USA 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 April 1st. Qualified students are automatically considered upon admission​,​ and no ​additional scholarship application is required.

Qualifications:

  • Be an international freshman on an F-visa;
  • Be a degree-seeking student;
  • Have a minimum ACT of 28 (or SAT converted);
  • Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5.

Award Opportunities:

ACT 
Composite 
Score
SAT Equivalent|
(Evidence Based Reading/Writing + Math)
If taken March 2016 or after
Minimum
High School 
GPA
Annual Amount 4 Year
Total Amount
33 or higher 1490 or higher 3.5 $11,000 $44,000
32 1450-1480 3.5 $9,000 $36,000
30-31 1390-1440 3.5 $8,000 $32,000
28-29 1310-1380 3.5 $5,000 $20,000

 

Please note: This scholarship is not available to government sponsored students. Recipients will be required to live on campus for the first two years. 

▼   Dr. Richard and Angela Carter Global USA Endowed Scholarship

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. 

▼   Hinson International Student Endowed Scholarship

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. 

▼   International Students Endowed Scholarship

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. 

▼   Kubik-Hooker Scholarship

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. 

▼   Additional University Scholarships

Be sure to complete your General Scholarship Application 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 a new General Scholarship Application each academic year 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.


Financing Options

USA partners with the USA Federal Credit Union to offer USA students an easier way to pay tuition and fees, housing, and meal plans in equal monthly installments during the semester. Awards are subject to specific criteria and credit approval. Please visit their website for more information. 
University of South Alabama Federal Credit Union Tuition Plan 


 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.