The 40th annual University of Alabama Black Scholars Day honored African-American students with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.

More than 700 students received awards for their outstanding achievements in the classroom.

Vice President of the Black Faculty and Staff Association Marcus Cotton said the event is a great way to showcase students’ hard work.

“We want to make sure that they know that we appreciate the hard work they put in, and that we want to let them know that the hard work they put in will lead to success,” he said.

The association receives a lot of support from all over campus, including from University President Stuart Bell.

Four students also received scholarships for their hard work.

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