New Transfer Scholarships in Alabama Will Funnel Community College Graduates to Historically Black Universities

As part of a settlement of a 1981 lawsuit that challenged the Alabama state system of higher education with continuing racial segregation and inequality, thousands of students at any of Alabama’s two-year community colleges will be able to transfer to historically black Alabama A&M University or historically black Alabama State University and have all tuition and fees paid by the state for the next two years as they complete their bachelor’s degrees.

Five hundred “transfer scholarships” will be awarded in 2010. For the years 2011 to 2017, 1,000 transfer scholarships will be available, 500 to both Alabama A&M and Alabama State. Then, in 2018, the final year of the program, 500 scholarships will be given out to seniors completing their final year at one of the historically black four-year institutions.