Updated: Aug 15
We award endowed scholarships to freshmen annually. The Greater Cincinnati Endowed Scholarship was established in 2014. The first scholarships from this endowment were awarded in 2015 to Chase Merkel and Megan Huether. Since then, we have awarded at least one scholarship annually. First priority is given to entering freshmen graduating from a high school located within a fifty mile radius of Greater Cincinnati. Second priority of consideration is given to entering freshmen graduating from any other high School in Ohio.
We raised a total of $3,750 for the Greater Cincinnati Scholarship in 2022-23. That amount was matched in July, 2023, at 64% ($2,400), bringing the corpus balance to $109,374. We raised a total of $3,000 for the Cusick Scholarship in 2022-23. That amount was matched in July, 2023, at 64% ($1,920), bringing the corpus balance to $62,136.
Tax-deductible contributions can be made to the Greater Cincinnati Endowed Scholarship here: https://give.ua.edu/?d=881ea11f-23ac-4379-bf53-57f88561479b. Or just scan the QR code below to give:
Tax-deductible contributions can be made to the Cusick Family Endowed Scholarship here: https://give.ua.edu/?d=a183db65-68ec-49ff-b824-dd75529abdc0. Or just scan the QR code below to give:
In 2023, a third endowed scholarship, the Margaret and Scott Rodrigue Endowed Scholarship, was established. Initial disbursement of this scholarship will begin in 2024. This new scholarship is fully endowed and tax deductible contributions can be made here: https://give.ua.edu/?d=30CC9BE5-FBBC-4B6C-B98C-DA5995E94928.
Contributions to these scholarship will be matched at 60-80% by the National Alumni Association annually during the month of July. This matching will continue as long as the program is available.
From summer 2021 through spring 2022, a total of $2,600 was awarded to Andrew J. Winslow of West Chester, Ohio, who is majoring in biology.
A message from Andrew Winslow:
The Cusick Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2020 by Dr. Brian and Jamie Cusick. Priority consideration is given to entering freshmen graduating from a high school in the Greater Cincinnati area. From summer 2021 through spring 2022, a total of $2,400 was awarded to Reiland M. Eubank of Cincinnati, who is majoring in computer science.
A message from Reiland Eubank:
Tax deductible contributions can be made to this scholarship here: https://give.ua.edu/?d=a183db65-68ec-49ff-b824-dd75529abdc0. Contributions to this scholarship will be matched at 60-80% by the National Alumni Association annually during the month of July.
A message from President Bell:
One way you can help support our scholarships is to play The Big Board. This game of luck is played during Alabama football games where we are having a Watch Party. We host Watch Parties for the opener, all SEC games, and all post-season games. We do not have Watch Parties for home non-league games.
You can play The Big Board anytime it's available, as long as it's before kickoff. Half of the proceeds go to our scholarships if we fill up the Board. Winners are announced after every quarter of play. You do not have to be present to win. You can play from anywhere.
To buy your Squares for the NEXT GAME, which is the Texas game, click here: https://beatthehorns.eventbrite.com.
Corporate Gift Match:
Corporate matching gifts are a great way for Alabama alumni, parents and friends to maximize their contribution to CrimsonAti. Your contribution plus your corporate matching gift will increase the impact of your financial support. Also, your contribution will be recognized on your UA gift record and the Alumni Association’s Annual Donor Recognition Report. By taking advantage of your company’s matching gift potential, you will double or triple the impact of a contribution to our scholarships. If you are employed at local corporations like the ones below, you can double, or even triple, your scholarship contribution! Here are just a FEW of the local employers that will match your gift.
A.O. Smith Water Products (Ky.)
Baird Asset Management
Bank of America
Fifth Third Bank
Fifth Third Bank of Northern Kentucky
G.W. Smith & Sons (Dayton)
Johnson & Johnson
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Kindred Hospital of Dayton
KX Simulation Technologies
Reliance Standard Life
SimuTech Group Central
Total Quality Logistics
Toyota (Georgetown, Ky.)
U.S. Bancorp (U.S. Bank)
Western & Southern
Click here to find out if your company matches your gift: https://giving.ua.edu/matching-gifts/.
How to Apply for a Scholarship:
The fall semester of a student’s senior year in high school is crucial. January 15 is the priority date for high school seniors to submit both the UA Application for Admission at apply.ua.edu and theUA Application for Scholarships via the myBama.ua.edu portal in order to receive consideration for scholarship review campus-wide.
The UA scholarship application process is a consolidated, centralized, electronic procedure used campus-wide by all departments including the CrimsonAti scholarships. Students must complete the scholarship application to be considered for any scholarship managed by the CrimsonAti scholarships. UA is now Test Optional. Students can be admitted without a test score. There will be some excellent students who apply without a test score. A complete application for admission now consists of the online application, application fee, and transcript. Students have the option of having a test score included in the review or being considered without it. They will indicate that choice on the application for admission.
CrimsonAti scholarships are awarded during the month of April each year. For complete information about all Scholarships at The University of Alabama for the upcoming 2022-23 academic year, including merit scholarships, take a look at the file below.