Presidential Mentors Academy

The University of North Alabama supports diversity through an annual scholarship program for underrepresented students. PMA recipients will receive financial assistance, leadership development training, peer mentoring, and academic advising.

This mission of PMA is to select and mentor students who demonstrate leadership potential, academic excellence, and dedication to community service. The PMA scholarship is renewable for five years.

Freshman $2,000 annual scholarship
Sophomore $2,200 annual scholarship and $500 bookstore scholarship
Junior $2,400 annual scholarship and $500 bookstore scholarship
Senior $2,600 annual scholarship and $500 bookstore scholarship
Fifth Year $2,000 annual scholarship

Students who are admitted into the academy must maintain full-time enrollment for Fall and Spring Semesters (at least 12 credit hours per semester). Students must also complete 27 credit hours per academic year* towards a degree, and must maintain an overall 2.75 cumulative GPA at the end of each semester. The academy also requires the student to be maintain active participation in program related campus activities.

Interested candidates must demonstrate academic excellence, current leadership potential, and dedication to community service. To be considered, applicants must be admitted to the University and meet the following requirements:

  • High School Senior
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on High School Unweighted GPA
  • Activity resume that demonstrates academic and community leadership and involvement

Admissions and GPA requirements must be met by February 1, 2022. Interested applicants must submit activity resume to by the same date.

Highly qualified applicants will be invited to the University of North Alabama during the spring of the year for an on-campus interview with the Scholarship Interview Committee.

For more information please contact LaShonda Davidson, Director of PMA at 256.765.4655. You may also view more about the Presidential Mentors Academy at

*Academic year is from the beginning of the Fall semester through the end of the following Summer semester.