Now Accepting Applications

The following administrative guidelines and conditions apply:

  • Student(s) may be awarded a scholarship to attend the University of Alabama for up to $3,000

  • To be eligible, entering freshman must submit their general admission application via The University of Alabama’s website by December 15:

  • Students will be notified after Feb 1 of admittance, then able to apply for The Jordan Edwards Scholarship via:

  • Upon admittance applicants must answer/submit the following essay prompt (650 words or less) to

In this world we all need to be driven with the purpose of making our mark. We hear it all the time from our advisors, educators, and loved ones, an array of words that can often pass through your thoughts without much consideration, due to youth or even ignorance. Jordan Edwards was taken from this world before he could decide what his mark would, or even could be. The circumstances of his death could have easily made his mark one of tragedy.  We will not allow that to be how Jordan is remembered.  He was an excellent student, an athlete, a brother, and a son..  His mark will be one of opportunity, for a student athlete to become what time and events did not allow to Jordan. It is the duty of the scholarship recipient to carry on a legacy of hope in Jordan’s name, hope for a better, diverse tomorrow.  With that being said, we will ask you to explain how you intend to fulfill our hope. What will be your mark in this world? Please include the reason you were drawn to apply for this particular scholarship. 

Additional or supplementary conditions:

  • The duration of the scholarship is for one academic year only. 

  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status. 

  • All applicants must meet the general requirements to be considered a student in good standing at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

  • The number of scholarships awarded and the value of each scholarship are at the discretion of the selection committee on a year-to-year basis and dependent upon the amount of earnings available to be awarded. However, no recipient shall receive an amount greater than the cost of out-of-state tuition. 

  • No student shall be denied the scholarship on the basis of age, race, creed, sex, religion or national origin. 

  • To the extent permitted by law, priority of consideration shall be given to students whose enrollment would enhance the diversity of the University’s student population, thereby improving the quality of the University’s educational experience and product. 

  • Priority of consideration shall be given to entering freshman students graduating from Mesquite Independent School District, located in Mesquite, Texas who have attained a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average. 


Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent of current IRS regulations. If you have any questions regarding your gift, please contact the Office of Advancement Services by calling 205.348.5370