The program provides support to:
It is designed to provide students with access to the resources and support that they need to successfully complete a college education. Students participating in the program have access to:
To apply for the Alabama REACH program prospective or current students should complete an Alabama REACH Application. Applications for REACH Scholars are accepted at any time. The preferred deadline for incoming freshman is March 1.
Students will not be eligible for services unless they have been accepted for admission and are currently enrolled at The University of Alabama.
Learn more about the eligibility requirements for the program and apply today.
The Alabama REACH program collaborates with The University of Alabama’s Student Care and Well-Being office to provide food assistance through a Food Pantry. Additionally, Student Care and Well-Being provides meal allotments up to twice a semester for students in times of need through it’s “Got Meals?” program. To access either program, visit the Student Care and Well-Being’s website and click the “Food Assistance Request” button.
Holidays are often a difficult time financially for many REACH students. With the onset of COVID-19, visiting family is not an option for these students and many do not have a support system on which they can rely. To address this need, the goal of the UA REACH Pantry is to ensure students have adequate access to food and hygiene products.
Please consider supporting them by purchasing items on the REACH Amazon Wish List, which includes items most often picked up by other students when visiting family during the holiday season. Once you place an item in the cart and are ready to check out, select “Alabama REACH’s Gift Registry Address” from the “Other Addresses.” As an Amazon privacy measure, the address will not be displayed, but items will be delivered to the Alabama REACH office in Russell Hall (504 University Boulevard, 342 Russell Hall, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401).
You can support the various programs of the Alabama REACH Program in the following ways:
Out of an abundance of caution during the COVID-19 pandemic, Alabama REACH is not accepting any physical goods directly from donors. Please consider using the REACH Amazon Wish List as an alternative.