UAB School of Health Professions Scholarships, Awards & Loan Funds
Dean’s Merit Scholarship – These scholarships are used to recruit or retain outstanding students enrolled in SHP academic programs. Selection is based upon academic achievement, including but not limited to, grade point average and standardized test scores. Selection of awardees is made by each SHP academic program.
Dean’s Diversity Scholarship – These scholarships are used to recruit or retain students from under-represented groups who will enhance the diversity of SHP academic programs, and consequently the diversity of the health professions workforce. Recipients must meet the University’s definition of under-represented groups. Selection of awardees is made by each SHP baccalaureate and master’s degree program.
SHP Scholarship – These scholarships are funded through a combination of allocated budget monies from the Dean and proceeds from the SHP Endowed Scholarship, which was established in 1988 through gifts from faculty, staff and friends of the School. These scholarships are used to recruit or retain students who will enhance the diversity of SHP programs or who have outstanding academic credentials including but not limited to grade point average and standardized test scores. Selection of awardees is made by the SHP Scholarship Committee; applications are submitted by SHP program directors on behalf of qualified students. The number and amount of awards are left to the discretion of the Scholarship Committee based upon available funds.
Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship – These scholarships are made possible by an annual grant from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Whitehead family was the first to secure an exclusive contract to bottle and sell Coca-Cola throughout most of the United States. Applicants must be young women from the Southeastern states who are pursuing an undergraduate education in one of the SHP baccalaureate programs and who demonstrate a financial need. Selection is made by the SHP Office of Student Services. For more information contact Student Services at (205) 934-5963 or by email at email@example.com.
Ethel M. and Jessie D. Smith Endowed Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship – This endowment provides scholarships for both the School of Health Professions and School of Nursing. SHP applicants must be admitted to or enrolled in a SHP baccalaureate program and be a resident of the state of Alabama at the time of enrollment. Selection is made by the SHP Office of Student Services. Selection is made by the SHP Office of Student Services. For more information contact Student Services at (205) 934-5963 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matthew F. McNulty, Jr., Health Services Emergency Loan – Students enrolled in the professional phase of programs in the School of Health Professions are eligible to apply for this low-interest loan. The fund was originally established by the University Hospital Auxiliary, and its purpose is to provide support for students needing emergency assistance. The amount of the loan will depend upon the student's needs. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Student Services: (205) 934-5963 or email@example.com.
SHP Student Government Association (SGA) Scholarship – Initiated in 1998, the SHP SGA funds four annual scholarship awards (2 undergraduate; 2 graduate) from student activity fee income that is allocated to the SGA. Applicants must be full-time enrolled students in good standing in an undergraduate or graduate SHP program. For more information contact Student Services at (205) 934-5963 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following are recognition awards given annually by the School:
Cecile Clardy Satterfield Award for Humanism in Health Care – Recognizes an outstanding student for humanitarianism, professionalism and commitment to health care.
Charles Brooks Award for Creativity – Recognizes an outstanding student for creative accomplishments that complement academic activities.
Alfred W. Sangster Award for Outstanding International Student – Recognizes an outstanding international student for academic and non-academic accomplishments.
Dean’s Leadership Award – Recognizes outstanding leadership and service to SHP, UAB and the community.
SHP DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND ENDOWED AWARDS
The following scholarships and awards are given by individual departments and programs in addition to those listed above that are funded for each program by the Dean’s Office. Inquiries should be directed to the individual program that awards the fund.
Academic departments in the School of Health Professions may sometimes award additional departmentally-funded scholarships at the discretion of the department chair based upon the availability of funds.