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As Alabama’s largest privately funded university, Samford is renowned for the educational quality of its 25 graduate and undergraduate degree programs in more than 90 academic fields of study. Samford students are nurtured to develop personal integrity in the classroom and in life, and to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. To make the distinctive Samford experience available to deserving students, Samford annually awards more than $22 million in scholarship assistance.


Named Academic Scholarships


Endowed Scholarship

The minimum donation to establish a scholarship endowment is $25,000. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding entering students on the basis of academic achievement and/or financial need as designated by an endowed scholarship agreement.

Annual Scholarship

The minimum donation to establish an annual scholarship fund is $1,500 a year for a minimum of four years. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding entering students on the basis of academic achievement and/or financial need as designated by an annual scholarship agreement.  

Endowed University Fellow

The minimum commitment to establish an endowment to provide a full scholarship for a University Fellow undergraduate student is $500,000. Scholarships are awarded to the most outstanding entering students on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Endowed Presidential Scholarship

The minimum commitment to establish an endowment to benefit a Presidential Scholar undergraduate student is $250,000. Scholarships are awarded based on outstanding academic achievement, leadership and a personal interview. All incoming freshmen are eligible.

Endowed National Merit Finalist Scholarship

The minimum commitment to establish an endowment to benefit a National Merit Finalist Scholar undergraduate student is $100,000.

Endowed Athletics Scholarship

The minimum donation to establish an athletic scholarship endowment is $50,000. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding athletes to support the 17 NCAA sports as designated by an endowed scholarship agreement.



If you would like more information on starting a scholarship at Samford, contact Kimberly Cripps at (205) 726-4180 or kcripps@samford.edu