UA Car Tags Raise Almost $2.5 Million for Scholarships
The University of Alabama’s collegiate license tag program raised almost $2.5 million during the 2006 calendar year. Funds raised through the statewide program are used for scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students. More than 500 UA undergraduate students received scholarships through the license tag program this year, and 27 graduate students received fellowships.
UA’s National Alumni Association raised a total of $2,445,474.70 through the car tag program in 2006, the most of any university in the state. Auburn came in second with $2,093,377.16. Statewide, collegiate tags raised a total of almost $6 million for 26 colleges and universities in 2006.
“The license tag program is an excellent way to show your allegiance to the University and to contribute to scholarships. We are thrilled that this program continues to grow each year, and we thank our alumni, friends and fans for their support,” said Pat Whetstone, director of alumni affairs at UA.
UA collegiate license tags are available at local county license offices. Both numbered tags and personalized tags are available. The cost is $50 above the normal tag cost. Collegiate license tags may be purchased at any time, regardless of an individual’s tag renewal month.
For more information on UA’s “Ride with the Tide” program, go to http://alumni.ua.edu, or call the UA Alumni Affairs office at (205) 348-5963.