Typically, current and prospective students at the University of Arizona all have one thing in common. They frequently wonder how to best fund their education at the University of Arizona. With the cost of college rising each year, it can be challenging for UA students to figure out how to pay for their college degree. One of the best ways for UA students to start their scholarship search is to complete the FAFSA application form. This form will quickly tell you whether you have qualified for any financial aid at the federal or state level. After completing the FAFSA application, the next best place to look for scholarships is at the University of Arizona. Check out some of the scholarships below for current and prospective students:
Merit Scholarships for Freshmen: University of Arizona offers a number of different scholarships that are based on academic merit. These awards are available for first time freshmen who are planning to enter UA. Some of these scholarships (such as the Wildcat Excellence Tuition Award and the Regents High Honors Endorsement Award) are only open to residents of Arizona. Other scholarships, such as the Arizona Excellence Tuition Award are only open to non-AZ residents. These scholarships are based on the incoming student’s grade point average and standardized test scores. These awards range from a couple thousand up to the full cost of tuition. The Transfer Tuition Scholarship and Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships are also available to assist transfer students cover the cost of their education at UA. Full details about all incoming merit scholarships can be found here.
UA Bridge Tuition Scholarship: This scholarship is open to students who are current undergraduate students at UA who are enrolled in the UA Bridge Program. Only students who hold at least a 3.0 grade point average will be considered for this award. Students must have at least 36 credits that can be transferred from a community college, but their previous coursework cannot exceed 72 credits. Students are required to be residents of both AZ and the United States in order to apply or this scholarship. In addition, the applicant must be pursuing the first bachelor’s degree. Students can renew this scholarship for a total of two years. Full details about this scholarship are available at this link.
Foster Care to Success Tuition Award: This scholarship was created to assist AZ residents who have been in foster care, afford an education. The program covers the full cost of tuition, student fees, and other expenses for the student. Students must be residents of the United States and have been in foster care when they were 16 years old. Only students who have less than $10,000 in assets are eligible for this award. Additionally, students must be less than 21 years of age and have their foster care status verified through the DCFY in AZ. All applicants must complete a FAFSA application before March 1st of the year they wish to receive funding. Additional information can be found here.