Sabans Donate $1 Million To University

Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban and his wife, Terry, have a history of giving, and they have made The University of Alabama one of their prime recipients. The latest gift from the Sabans to UofA is for $1 million. Additionally, they hope to inspire others to give to the cause.

Nick Saban had barely settled in as Alabama head football coach last year when he and his wife, Terry, presented a check for $100,000 to The University for scholarships.

Now the Sabans have made a big jump in that support with a pledge of $1 million to UA for scholarships.

The Saban scholarships are designed specifically for first-generation college students. Six first-generation college students have already benefitted from the $100,000 gift the Sabans made upon their arrival at the Capstone in January 2007

"Nick and Terry have a special place in their hearts for students who are the first in their families to go to college," said UA President Dr. Robert E. Witt. "We appreciate their generosity and the ongoing commitment they have to this University and the students."We are especially pleased that the Sabans have graciously allowed us to use their commitment to encourage and challenge others to establish first-generation scholarships that will make it possible for many deserving students to realize their dream of getting a college education. Think how many students will benefit if we work together to multiply the impact of this contribution."

Nick Saban said, "Terry and I have always felt that the education of our youth is a key to a successful future in our state as well as our nation. As first-generation graduates ourselves, we support first-generation scholarships and hope that many of our fans will take the challenge and help a first-generation student get the opportunity to obtain an education."

To contribute to the Sabans' first-generation scholarship challenge, go to or contact the UA Development Office at 205-348-4767 to make a contribution.

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