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Office of Student Financial Services

Dinkins Hall – Room 105

Contact Information:  334.526.1718, ext. 109 or 334.375.8831

Administrator, James E. Burrell, Ph.D.





Selma University is currently not eligible to participate in the Federal Financial Aid Program.  This includes Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants, Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH), Federal Work-Study (FWS) Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan), and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Federal Direct Stafford/Ford Loan Program, and the Federal Direct plus Program).  The University is working diligently toward regaining eligibility and will update this announcement accordingly.






The Office of Student Financial Services supports the University’s goal of providing post-secondary education opportunities by assisting qualified Selma University students pursuing their education goals with funds from grants, scholarships, and loans from federal, state, and private sources.

*Primary Objectives*


  • To supplement the efforts of the student, and parents of the student, in meeting educational costs.

  • To assist students in the financial aid process of obtaining financial aid stability to attend the institution. 

























The Boise and Shevalle T. Kimber Scholarship ($5,000) is awarded annually.   

Selection criteria and Recommendations:

  • The applicant must be a freshman or sophomore, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Bible and Pastoral Ministry or Bible, Theology and Christian Education at Selma University.

  • The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

  • The applicant must be an active participant in campus and community Christian service activities.

  • The applicant must write a five-hundred-word essay indicating their goals while at Selma University and after graduation.

  • To apply – email your package to the Vice President of Academic Affairs,



The Rev. Dr. A. W. Watkins Scholarship ($1,000) is awarded annually.

Applicant Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled as a sophomore or junior in the Bible and Pastoral Ministry with a 3.0 or higher grade point average.

  • Must submit an official copy of the school transcript and proof of current enrollment (e.g., registration info).

  • Must submit three letters of recommendations (i.e., Dean/Professors, Community Service, Church Leader, etc.).

  • Must submit a typed 1,500-word essay (must be double space) and must utilize the Modern Language Association (MLA) format explaining why you chose your field of study and what are your future goals.  Punctuation, spelling, and grammar will be checked thoroughly.  You will also be graded on the originality of the essay.

  • Must provide a photo with the applicant packet.  (Photo will be used for the foundation website).

  • All documentation required must be postmarked by February 28, 2022.

  • Only completed application packages will be considered.

  • Download announcement and application here.



Selma (AL) Chapter of the LINKS, Incorporated: The HBCU Book Scholarship is awarded annually.


Eligibility and Scholarship Application Submission Requirements:

  • Must provide proof of enrollment in Selma University for the academic year 2021-2022.  (Note: Proof of enrollment will be required before an award is issued).

  • Must submit an official transcript showing your cumulative GPA (Note: An official transcript will be required before an award is issued).

  • Provide a list of leadership, community service, and extra-curricular activities that you are a part of and prove any leadership positions held.

  • Complete a 200-word essay on the following topic:  How has your community service affected your plans for the future?

  • Sign and date Application and Authorization Release.

  • Download announcement and application here.

The UNCF Scholarship is awarded annually.


Each year, UNCF award more than $100 million in scholarships to students attending more than 1,100 schools across the country, including our prestigious network of 37 HBCUs.

UNCF also manages a variety of scholarship programs, such as the Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars ProgramUNCF/Koch Scholars ProgramK-12 Education Fellowship, and the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship Program.

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Each of these programs—as well as dozens of other internships, fellowships, and faculty development opportunities—comes with its own eligibility criteria, application requirements, and deadlines.

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For more information contact the Financial Service Office at or Vice President Office at


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