Tampa Bay Crimson Tide is on a mission: Raise $100,000 by August 1, 2018, to provide an annual scholarship award for deserving University of Alabama freshmen from the Tampa Bay-area. We are almost there!!! The chapter has raised over $93,000 as of Aug 1, 2017.
Our scholarship is open to any Tampa Bay area high school senior in Pinellas, Hillsborough, or Pasco County. The student must register with the University and apply for a scholarship by December 1st of their senior year in high school to be eligible. Awards are based on many factors such as academic merit, extracurricular activities, and leadership. The student must apply for financial aid through the University to be eligible for the local award. Information on that process can be found here. In the spring, our chapter scholarship selection committee reviews all local students who applied and make their decision. Once a selection is made, the University is notified and the University contacts the winner to inform them how the award will be applied to school costs. Typically, half of the award is granted in the fall semester and the remaining half in the spring semester of the student's freshman year. Since 2008, our chapter has been able to award $14,000 in scholarships.
Our endowment is funded by our members and supporters of the University of Alabama. To make a contribution that will assist local student(s) going to the university, click here to download the contribution form.
Additionally, you can check here to see if your employer is one that matches contributions to university scholarship funds.