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UM Adding Scholarships for New and Returning Students

The University of Montevallo Foundation board of directors approved an additional $1.25 million in scholarship funding during a May 8 meeting to help offset the financial burden the COVID-19 outbreak has caused for students.

The additional needs-based scholarships will assist new and returning students who are facing financial hardships due to the outbreak.

The recruitment and retention scholarships will be available to cover expenses such as tuition, fees, campus dining and housing. Read more.


Community School of Music Offering Online Lessons

The Community School of Music is currently accepting summer 2020 private music lesson registration for all instruments. All summer lessons will be conducted online, providing a convenient and safe way to offer music lessons to everyone at home.

The CSM will offer eight lessons, once per week, starting in June and wrapping up the end of July. To enroll, simply follow the steps below.

Step 1 – Register for lessons online.
Step 2 – An instructor will call you to coordinate and schedule online lessons.
Step 3 – Make your first payment.
Step 4 – Enjoy your private one-on-one lessons with your instructor.

Please contact the Community School of Music director with any questions at or 205-665-6678. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Student Highlights

The New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference has selected Montevallo freshman Molly Hansen as a member of the Second Team All-NSISC team. Hansen claimed a spot on the all-conference team after her 37-point performance at the NSISC Championship Meet. The freshman out of Thibodaux, Louisiana, holds the school record for multiple events including the 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke, 100 IM, 200 IM and 400 IM.

The COPLAC undergraduate research journal, Metamorphosis, has recently published papers from three of our undergraduate researchers: Caleb Lyle, Thomas Reid and Kelli Sellers. The Undergraduate Research Program would like to congratulate these students on a job well done. We are also thankful to their faculty mentors, Dr. Alexander Metchitov, Dr. James Day and Dr. Cynthia Mwenja, for being so generous with their time and expertise! The papers can be accessed online here.

  • Caleb Lyle (Dr. Alexander Mechitov) “Lobbying: An Overview and Outlook”
  • Thomas Reid (Dr. James S. Day) “Jubilee! Jubilee! We Are Free!: A History of the African American Spiritual”
  • Kelli Sellers (Dr. Cynthia Mwenja) “Speaking with Agency: Disabilities and Spaces in Draper’s Out of My Mind”
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