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University of South Alabama

Mobile, AL
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The University of South Alabama (USA) is a public, doctoral-level university in Mobile, Alabama, USA. It was created by the Alabama Legislature in May, 1963, and replaced existing extension programs operated in Mobile by the University of Alabama.

USA is the only major public institution of higher learning on the upper Gulf Coast. With Alabama's two older universities more than 200 miles distant, the University is strategically located in the greater Mobile area, which has a population of more than a million within a 100-mile radius.

Currently, USA is divided into ten colleges and schools and includes one of Alabama's two state-supported medical schools. The university has an enrollment of about 15,000 students. To date, the University has awarded over 70,000 degrees.

USA has an annual payroll of $404 million (US), with over 5,500 employees, and is the second largest employer in Mobile, Alabama. It has remained one of Alabama's fastest growing universities for the past several years. South Alabama also has an annual economic impact of US$2 billion. South Alabama owned hospitals treat over 250,000 patients annually.

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307 N University Blvd
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
(251) 460-6101

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University of South Alabama Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
USA Whiddon Honors Program Scholarship Up to $11,000 December 01, 2018
Alabama Power Scholarship $4,000 December 01, 2018
John W. Laidlaw Scholarship Up to $3,500 December 01, 2018
Children of Alumni Scholarship - USA $2,500 December 01, 2018
Alumni Leadership Scholarship - USA $2,500 December 01, 2018
Sue and Sid Magnes Scholarship $2,000 December 01, 2018
Sue Houston Hanlein Scholarship Up to $1,750 December 01, 2018
Reece and Rose Miller Endowed Scholarship $1,500 December 01, 2018
MACE/Raburn Engineering Scholarship $1,500 December 01, 2018
Chemistry Scholarship - USA $1,500 December 01, 2018