Presidential Mentors Academy

The University of North Alabama supports diversity through an annual scholarship program for underrepresented students. PMA recipients will receive financial assistance, leadership development training, peer mentoring, and academic advising.

This mission of PMA is to select and mentor students who demonstrate leadership potential, academic excellence, and dedication to community service. 

*FRESHMAN: $2,000 annual scholarship

*SOPHOMORE: $2,200 annual scholarship and $500 bookstore scholarship

*JUNIOR: $2,400 annual scholarship and $500 bookstore scholarship

*SENIOR: $2,600 annual scholarship and $500 bookstore scholarship

*FIFTH YEAR: $2,000 annual scholarship


Students who are admitted into the program must maintain an overall cumulative 2.75 GPA and complete 27 credit hours per year towards a degree.

Eligible applicants must be admitted to the University and meet the ACT and GPA requirements for consideration for the PMA program.

High School Senior

Minimum ACT Score of 18

• Minimum 3.0 GPA on High School Unweighted GPA

• 1-2 page Activity resume required

• 500 words or less typed essay

For the essay portion applicants will need to discuss what have you done outside of the classroom that demonstrates qualities sought after by universities? Of these, which means the most to you?

Interested applicants are required to submit a 1-2 page high school activity resume and 500-word essay to no later than February 1, 2019.

The PMA Advisory committee will select the most deserving applicants and invite them to the University of North Alabama for on campus interviews.

For more information please contact the Director of PMA, LaShonda Davidson at 256.765.4655.