UWA establishes Tutwiler Scholars Program

LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama has announced the establishment of the Tutwiler Scholars Program, an opportunity for high-achieving, high-potential students who have demonstrated initiative, creativity, intellectual passion and curiosity, and a commitment to making positive contributions to society. Applications for the program will be accepted now through February 1 for the 2016-17 academic year.

“We will launch the program with a 10-member cohort of students identified through the application process,” explained Dr. Lesa Shaul, director of the UWA Honors Program and professor of English. “The students who participate in the program will reap the rewards of their demonstrated success as they enjoy opportunities that are sure to not only enhance their university experience but also prepare them in areas that they might not otherwise have the chance to explore.”

The benefits of the program include supplemental scholarships, renewable each fall semester with the maintenance of a 3.5 GPA; a travel stipend for study-abroad semesters or international study tours; a technology allowance for state-of-the-art laptops, tablets, and touchscreen smart devices, participation in significant social, cultural, artistic, and scientific enterprises; and targeted mentoring by UWA professors.

Eligible applicants should be either first-year UWA students or incoming freshmen for Fall 2016. An ACT composite score of 28 or higher is preferred.

The deadline for all application materials is February 1, 2016. The application is available online at www.uwa.edu/tutwilerscholars.aspx. For more information, email Dr. Lesa Shaul at lcc@uwa.edu.