IB Diploma Candidate Award

This renewable scholarship is for entering freshmen who are candidates for the International Baccalaureate Diploma. For the purpose of this scholarship, “Diploma Candidates” are students who are fulfilling all coursework requirements for the IB Diploma, completing the Extended Essay, Creativity, Action and Service, and Theory of Knowledge components. To be considered, students must first be admitted to UAB for the summer or fall term immediately following their high school graduation and submit the IB Diploma Candidate Award Application. The deadline for submitting this application is March 1. Selected students will initially be awarded the Diploma Candidate amount ($1,000 per year). If they earn the IB Diploma, their awards will automatically be upgraded to the IB Diploma Holder Scholarship ($2,500 per year) after their final IB scores are received. Please note the IB Award may be received in addition to a merit award, but students may only receive one of the national scholarships listed below:

  • IB Award
  • National Hispanic Scholar, National African American Scholar, National Indigenous Scholars, National Rural/Small Town Scholars Award
  • National Merit Finalist Award

Award
$1,000
Scopes
Admissions
Deadline
03/01/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a candidate for the International Baccalaureate Diploma?
  2. Please upload a brief letter from your IB Coordinator, Guidance Counselor or Registrar, which states the following: you are a candidate for the International Baccalaureate Diploma, and you will complete the Extended Essay, Creativity, Action and Service, and Theory of Knowledge components of the diploma.