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University of Mobile’s New LIFT Scholarship Gives Financial Boost to Local Students

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MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile’s new LIFT Scholarship gives a financial boost to local students needing an extra scholarship to make their college dreams a reality.

The new Learning Investments For Tomorrow (LIFT) Scholarship is for new students who have financial need, at least a 3.0 grade point average, and are from one of five local counties: Mobile, Baldwin, Washington, Clarke and Escambia.

University of Mobile President Lonnie Burnett said the university developed the LIFT Scholarship to fill a gap between the cost of tuition and the amount covered by financial aid and scholarships.

“There are many students with financial need in our region who want the Christian higher education that UM provides and who would be a good fit for our school. We realized that the difference between those students coming to UM or abandoning their dreams was often a relatively small gap of a few thousand dollars.

“We brought that need to our donors who responded with the funds to create the LIFT Scholarship,” Burnett said.

Eligible students may receive the LIFT Scholarship in addition to financial aid and merit scholarships awarded by the University of Mobile.

There are a limited number of LIFT Scholarships available. Students must apply to the University of Mobile by May 1, 2022, to be considered for the LIFT Scholarship for Fall 2022. Apply at

To check their eligibility for the LIFT Scholarship and learn about other scholarships and financial aid they may receive, students should contact a University of Mobile admissions counselor at 251.442.2222.

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered university with a vision of “Higher Education for a Higher Purpose,” founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions in an environment where they are known

About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered university offering on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For information about the University of Mobile, areas of study, admissions and more, visit, connect with UM on social media @univofmobile, or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

About the Author

Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean is associate vice president for university communications and has helped tell the University of Mobile story since 1993. She is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist. Her husband and daughter are UM graduates. She loves playing in the yard – planting flowers, picking blueberries, pulling weeds and petting her two mini-schnauzers.