Husain Abdul Alim and Peter Harris Memorial Travel Award

The Husain Abdul Alim and Peter Harris Memorial Travel Award


  • Currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student at UA
  • Applied to a summer study abroad program via the UA Education Abroad website
  • African American and/or other historically underrepresented student in study abroad
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrated leadership and service activities on the UA campus, in the larger Tuscaloosa community, or in the student’s hometown (a résumé documenting such activities would be acceptable)
  • Preference for students applying to study abroad in the Middle East, Asia or Africa

Application requirements:

  • Completed scholarship application: Link
    • Résumé demonstrating leadership and service activities at UA or in the larger Tuscaloosa community
    • 500-word essay on the following prompt: Encountering a new country and culture can lead to a clash of the familiar and the unfamiliar, the innocent and the insulting. As a new traveler to a foreign country, what strategies can you employ that will ensure that you do not insult your host country, its people and its culture?

Award Amounts: $4,000 – $5,000 for the study abroad experience.

Deadline and Timelines: Application will open December 1, 2022, and the deadline is March 20, 2023.

Notification of Award: All students will be notified via email about the outcome of the scholarship award no later than three weeks after the close of the application.