To apply for the 2019-20 academic year, complete the
Alabama REACH Application.

The Alabama REACH Program serves as a resource hub to help students access the needed services in a supportive environment that allows students the freedom to pursue higher education and successfully matriculate and graduate from college.

The program provides support to:

  • Current & Former Foster Youth,
  • Legal Orphans
  • Wards of the State
  • Current and Former Kinship /Guardianship Youth
  • Homeless Youth/Students

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:

  • Individualized emotional, academic, financial, and social support
  • Individual meetings with the program coordinator
  • Cultural and academic enrichment opportunities
  • Participate in community service activities and social events
  • A community of peers who understand your situation
  • REACH mentor program

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.

Eligibility

Learn more about the eligibility requirements for the program and apply today.

Request Food Assistance

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.

Give to Alabama REACH

You can support the various programs of the Alabama REACH Program in the following ways:

  • Anyone may make a financial contribution directly to the Alabama REACH Program by using the online donation form.
  • Students with active meal plans can donate meals to the “Got Meals?” program by visiting the Bama Dining website.
  • Anyone may make a financial contribution restricted to the Student Life Campus Pantry fund by using the online donation form.

Note: Out of an abundance of caution during the COVID-19 pandemic, Alabama REACH is not accepting any donations of physical goods.