Legacy Scholars is a specialized program for first generation students at The University of Alabama. The program is designed to build a community of students who are starting a new legacy as the first in their families to go to college. Additionally, students will be matched with peer mentors and a faculty/staff member who was also a first generation college student to help support their transition to UA. Students who are actively engaged in the program will be eligible to apply for five scholarships of $500 each to be awarded in the spring semester. The total time commitment for the program will be about four hours per month.

Program Benefits

  • Monthly program meetings to support your success and development at UA
  • One-on-one peer and faculty/staff mentorship
  • A community of students on campus to connect with
  • Monthly social events throughout the academic year
  • Eligibility for (five) $500 scholarships awarded in the spring

Requirements for 2022-2023

To be considered for the scholarship in Spring 2023, students must complete the following:

  1. Attend the Scholar Welcome Event on Tuesday  at 5:00 PM August 23 (only in fall semester)
  2. Attend at least six of the eight monthly meetings (Tuesdays at 5:00PM  starting August 23)
  3. Meet with your faculty/staff mentor and peer mentor every month
  4. Meet with the Program Manager at least once a semester
  5. Write a short essay in March 2023 about your first year at UA


Legacy Scholars Interest Form