Crimson Scholars is an invitation only program designed for incoming students to connect with peers and upperclassmen peer mentors with similar academic/career interests and jumpstart their success at UA. Each interest area, or Learning Community (LC), will be a group of 10 students that meet bi-weekly during the fall and spring semesters. Crimson Scholars are also invited to monthly events and exclusive experiences to meet other Crimson Scholars in addition to faculty, staff, and alumni to support your success. Students who are actively engaged in the program will be eligible for a $2000 scholarship to be awarded at the end of the fall and spring ($4000 total in the first-year). The total time commitment for the program will be about four hours per month.

Program Benefits

  • Bi-weekly Learning Community meetings to support your academic success and career planning
  • One-on-one peer mentorship and a dedicated professional staff member
  • Community of students on campus to connect with
  • Monthly social events throughout the academic year
  • $2000 scholarship in the fall semester and $2000 scholarship in the spring semester*

*Scholarships are awarded after semester participation requirements are met.

Requirements for 2022-2023

To be considered for the scholarship each semester, students must complete the following:

  1. Attend the Scholar Welcome Event on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 from 2p.m. to 5 p.m.
  2. Attend at least six of the eight bi-weekly Learning Community meetings
  3. Meet with your peer mentor every month
  4. Meet with the Crimson Scholars Program Manager at least once a semester

Meet the Mentors

The Crimson Scholars Mentors are a leadership team of undergraduate students who assist Crimson Scholars students by facilitating small groups, meeting one on one with students, and helping connect them to campus resources.

For more information, email Carrie West at cawest1@ua.edu or call 205-348-2717.

Returning Mentors

Megan Davis - Crimson Scholar Mentor

Megan Davis

Major: Creative Media
Hometown: Nauvoo, AL

Aliya Jaramilo

Majors: Political Science & History
Hometown: Spring, TX

Patrick Moore

Major: Microbiology
Hometown: Plano, TX

Hayley Moorehead

Major: Finance
Hometown: Jasper, AL

Ashley Purcella

Major: Architectural Engineering
Hometown: Alburquerque, NM

Bridget White

Major: Aerospace Engineering (’22); MBA
Hometown: Auburn, MA

Mentors

Efrain Venancio

Major: Finance
Hometown: Douglas, AL

Makayla Brewer

Major: Political Science
Hometown: Auburn, AL 

Ashley Copeland

Major: Secondary Education ELA
Hometown: Delta, AL 

Belle Fant

Majors: Biology & Pre-Med
Hometown: Mobile, AL 

Michae Gaston

Major: General Business
Hometown: Mobile, AL 

Annsley Gibson

Major: Chemistry
Hometown: Huntsville, AL 

Tymon Johnson

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Anniston, AL 

Kenady Manigo

Major: Communicative Disorders
Hometown: Montgomery, AL 

Darri Thompson

Major: Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Headland, AL

Megan Moreland

Major: Kinesiology
Hometown: Edmond, OK

Jordan Evans

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Liz Pack

Majors: Nursing & Dance
Hometown: Albertville, AL 

Kiarra Wheat

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Oxford, AL 

Aspen Wilhelm

Major: Hospitality Management
Hometown: Punta Gorda, FL 

Alana Williams

Major: Interior Design
Hometown: Valley, AL