Published 11:44 am Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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The University of West Alabama is giving Lurleen B. Wallace Community College (LBWCC) students extra incentives to become UWA Tigers upon completion of their associate degree at LBWCC. UWA’s new partnership with LBW guarantees admission for students who have a 2.0 GPA and 45 transferable credit hours or an associate degree from LBW. Other perks include scholarships and one-on-one advisement for LBWCC students.

“We are offering very personalized advising before LBW students move to the University of West Alabama. They will know what courses to take, when and with whom. We want to make their transfer seamless, by taking a lot of pressure off students when they’re moving to a new location. In fact, we are incentivizing the transition by beefing up our academic scholarship for this kind of a partnership,” said UWA President, Dr. Ken Tucker.

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LBWCC students with a 3.0 GPA are now eligible for a renewable, $3,000 to $4,000 scholarship for up to four semesters. Additionally, these students qualify for a unique $2,000 Housing Scholarship for the first year. Tucker hopes the Housing Scholarship will encourage students to live on campus.

“We’re urging students to continue their education with financial support. Research shows the more education you get the more successful you will be and the more money you will make. It all leads to increased success throughout life,” said Tucker.

“We are excited about this partnership and how it will benefit our students. This agreement will strengthen the ties between LBW and UWA, and make it easier for students to transfer,” said LBWCC Interim President, Dr. Brock Kelley.

For more information about the incentives for LBW Community College students, contact Brenda K. Jones, the University of West Alabama Transfer Admissions Counselor-On Campus by calling her office at 205-652-5431 or cell phone at 205-651-2322 or by email at