Freshman Scholarships

It's important to recognize those incoming freshmen with excellent academic records and outstanding promise.  At Tuskegee University, we do this by offering a limited number of renewable merit scholarships. There is no separate scholarship application. All students are considered for these opportunities on the basis of their admissions applications and supporting documentation (e.g. official high school transcripts, etc.). 

Please note the following: 

  • The Distinguished Presidential and University Merit Scholarship is ONLY for applicants who apply for Standard Admission.
  • The Alabama Incentive Grant is ONLY for qualified Alabama residents. 

Academic Scholarships/Grants for Incoming Freshmen 2023-2024

SAT Total
Distinguished Presidential 3.7 1300-1420+ 28-32+ Full tuition, room/board, fees, and $800 books 3.25/30
University Merit 3.5 1200-1290 25-27 Full tuition + $800 books 3.0/30
University Achievement 3.3 1100-1190 22-24 $10,000 3.0/30
Alabama Incentive Grant 2.8 1030-1090 20-21 $5,000 + housing 3.0/30
Tuskegee University Grant 3.1 1030-1090 20-21 $8,000 3.0/30

Merit Based Scholarship and Grant Policies

  • Scholarships and grant funds awarded, once combined with Federal Student Aid and any external awards cannot exceed the total cost of attendance.
  • If your Federal Student Aid Report (SAR) reveals that you are eligible for Federal Grant Aid, your institutional scholarship and grant awards will be adjusted to direct cost of attendance.
  •  All new students are required to pay a non-refundable $400.00 enrollment fee by the priority date stated on your scholarship letter.  If enrollment fee is not received by the date, the award is subject to cancellation.
  • Scholarship and Grant awards DO NOT cover the University's non-refundable enrollment fee.
  • Recipients of the aforementioned University merit scholarships and grants must meet the cumulative college grade point average and completed credit hours for each academic year to maintain the award and apply for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Thurgood Marshall Foundation Scholarships. 
  • Scholarships are not transferable to other terms or years of entry to Tuskegee University, and it is not transferable to other institutions or individuals.
  • Scholarships and grants are subject to availability of University funds and the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • The University reserves the right to revoke any scholarship and grant awards for students whose final cumulative high school grade point average and standardized test score(s) fall below the scholarship requirement.

Important Dates and Deadlines