Blackburn students are nominated and selected from current undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who have demonstrated leadership potential. Students must be enrolled and in good standing at The University of Alabama. Students are expected to participate actively in the institute’s curriculum to remain in good standing with the organization.

Selection as a Blackburn student does not automatically assure that one will be named a Blackburn Fellow upon graduation. The removal of a Blackburn student may be carried out for the following reasons:

  1. The student’s lack of participation in institute activities. Lack of participation is defined as the failure to complete required components of the first-year curriculum or to¬†participate in any Blackburn Institute activities for a three-month period (excluding May, June, and July).
  2. The students is no longer enrolled or in good standing at The University of Alabama.
  3. At the student’s request.