HUNTSVILLE – Bryant Bank has made a $100,000 gift to the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s College of Business, the university announced.
This gift marks the second installment of a $1.5 million commitment, one of the largest gifts ever made to the college, UAH said in a news release. This disbursement will be followed by identical 13 annual payments through 2035.
“We are incredibly grateful to Ken Watson and the Bryant Bank team for their leadership in
building a bright future for our community and their continued commitment to helping
UAH students thrive,” said Dr. Jason Greene, dean of the College of Business. “They are an
outstanding partner with us in our mission to launch the careers of our students.”
This continuing pledge will go to support the Bryant Bank UAH Business Scholarships, a
non-endowed fund designed to benefit College of Business students. Annual distributions
shall be used for one or more scholarships awarded to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the College of Business. Entering freshman students must have a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for college-level coursework. Preference shall be given to students based on each of the following: students with unmet financial need; students who are from Alabama communities served by Bryant Bank; and students who are graduates of the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering.
“We are proud to have the opportunity to support UAH and its College of Business,” said
Bryant Bank President Ken Watson. “As economic development continues to fuel the
growth in our community, the need for a well-educated and qualified workforce will
remain a major focus.
“UAH’s College of Business will provide clear pathways for not only academic accomplishment, but also occupational fulfillment.”
Qualifying students receive awards of $2,500, $5,000 or $7,500, and the larger of these
awards are given to students with a demonstrated greater need and who are also receiving
less financial support from other UAH scholarships or grants.
Each scholarship will be in force for one year. Recipients may be eligible for an additional year up to a maximum of four years, or until degree requirements have been met, whichever is shorter,
“Bryant Bank’s ongoing support of UAH business students has a tremendous impact on the students, their families, and our community,” Greene said. “Their gift supports scholarships that help students access an outstanding business education in areas such as accounting, finance, marketing and cybersecurity.”
This year’s scholarship recipients are: Information Systems – Savannah Booker, Jessica
Dupin, Malik Jefferson, Daniel Kelly, Sedric Langford, William Mote, Christina Straw and
Zachary Swann; Marketing – Melissa Brown, Daisy Hernandez, Minh Ly and Elise Walker;
Finance – Shaqiang, Kit Lang and Isaac Priego; Accounting – Greta Downing and Ryleigh
Murphy; Management – Kayla Keller, Anna Lam and Samantha Laynard.