National Alumni Association
The Alumni Scholarship Program initiative began in 1967, awarding 25 entering freshmen $500 a year, for four years. Through your generosity, the program has grown to awarding nearly 3,000 students annually. Contributing to the National Alumni Association during Bama Blitz will help provide scholarship assistance to not only incoming freshmen, but currently enrolled, transfer and graduate students as they strive to achieve their dream of graduating from The University of Alabama. With your support, the NAA will continue to assist students such as these;
Carolina Caminoli is a junior from Castel Gandolfo, Italy majoring in marketing and is the recipient of the Robert and Ruby Allbritton and María Mantiňán Endowed Scholarship. Caminoli is involved in the University’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee which supports community service. “It’s definitely helped me to make new friends, learn about the culture I’m living in and meet people in the community,” Caminoli said. “Tuscaloosa has taken care of me, so I’m happy to give back. Doing something to help makes me feel great.”
A recipient of the JVC America Endowed Scholarship, Brian Crear is a sophomore from Livingston, Alabama majoring in Civil Engineering. The University’s esteemed engineering program, combined with a scholarship offer, led Crear to The University of Alabama. Because of his scholarship, Crear has been able to participate in a Florida-based construction company co-op program and be a part of the University’s Concrete Canoe team. About the two programs, Crear said, “It’s challenging,” and “Every day is different.”
Involved in SGA’s sexual assault prevention initiatives, serving as vice-president of the Carl A. Elliott Society and Director of Involvement for Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, Olivia Davis is a recipient of the Marine L. Brown Crimson Scholarship. Coming from Anniston, Alabama, Davis stated “I was able to embrace all the incredible things the University had to offer, and I was very lucky to get a scholarship. I don’t think I would have been this happy anywhere else.”
From Montgomery, Alabama, Jazmyne Isaac is a freshman majoring in creative media receiving the Allison Anne Bronner Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Isaac has participated in Freshman Forum; Camp 1831, as a participant and a member of the upperclassmen A-Team; and Camp Kesem, which is an organization that offers free services for children whose parents have had cancer. “I knew I wanted to get involved on campus right away,” Isaac said. “With Freshman Forum, it was awesome to be able to cultivate a project that spanned the year and benefited the community.” Wanting to continue to give back to the community, Isaac hopes to inspire others through her art.
When Madison Woodbury arrived on the University campus, she immediately fell in love. Never having stepped foot in the state of Alabama, Woodbury, transitioning from a small international school overseas, said “I was nervous about 40,000 undergrad students. I didn’t want to be a statistic, so I decided to throw myself into whatever UA had to offer.” As a recipient of the Harry B.D. Armstrong Endowed Scholarship, Woodbury, majoring in publishing, serves as a mentor in the Writing Center, a resident advisor in Tutwiler and an orientation leader helping freshman students find their way on campus.