2021 Application (Students Entering Fall 2021)Picture of group of McCollough Scholars talking

 

Welcome to the McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars online application.

 

Requirements

To qualify, interested students must meet the requirements for The University of Alabama’s Presidential Scholarship.  For In-State students, this is a 30-36 ACT or 1360-1600 SAT and GPA 3.50+.  For Out-of-State students, this is a 32-36 ACT or 1420-1600 ACT and GPA 3.50+.  Eligible students should apply to the McCollough Pre-Medical Scholars Institute through a separate online application at mccolloughscholars.ua.as.edu.

To complete the McCollough Scholars application, be prepared to enter your GPA, ACT/SAT scores, a 2-3 minute video presentation, an essay, and two letters of recommendation.

Applicants will need to provide two references (one academic and one non-academic community leader).  References must fill out the reference form here, where they will be required to submit a recommendation letter.

∗Due to COVID 19, our requirements for Spring 2021 have changed.  We will consider students without a test score and students unable to test this year in an attempt to increase their score the opportunity be considered for scholarship aid comparable to our automatic merit awards.
We will continue admitting Presidential Scholarship recipients as well as students that fall into Tier 1 with a 3.70+ Core GPA, and also those students awarded in Tier 1 with a 3.50-3.69 Core GPA.

Please see the following scale:

UA IN-STATE COMPETITIVE ACADEMIC SCALE

UA COMPETITIVE ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

3.70+ CORE GPA

3.50-3.69 CORE GPA

3.00-3.49 CORE GPA

TIER ONE OF BEST SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS TUITION $8,000 $6,000
TIER TWO OF BEST SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS $7,000 $6,000 $4,000
TIER THREE OF BEST SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS $5,000 $4,000 $3,000

 

UA OUT-OF-STATE COMPETITIVE ACADEMIC SCALE

UA COMPETITIVE ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

3.70+ CORE GPA

3.50-3.69 CORE GPA

3.00-3.49 CORE GPA

TIER ONE OF BEST SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS $28,000 $24,000 $15,000
TIER TWO OF BEST SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS $15,000 $10,000 $8,000
TIER THREE OF BEST SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS $8,000 $6,000 $6,000

 

Deadlines

For priority consideration for admission into the 2021-2022 program, please apply by December 15, 2020 (students who apply by this date are eligible for January Zoom interviews; students who apply later will be considered for second round offers).  Second round decisions will be made on a rolling basis until April 15, 2021.

January 11, 2021  – McCollough Zoom Interviews begin

February 1, 2021 – McCollough 1st round offers made

March 15, 2021 –  McCollough 2nd round deadline (The McCollough Program will accept 2nd round applicants up to this date; 2nd round offers are made on a rolling basis as slots open up; these offers will be made up to April 15, 2021.

May 1, 2021 – McCollough Program final rejections announced

Apply for admission into the 2021-2022 McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars here.

Contact

Questions about the McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars can be directed to Angela Johnson at amjohnson50@ua.edu.

Office phone: 205-348-2362

Mail to:  McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars

Box 870229

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0229