Incoming Freshmen

If you are an incoming freshman seeking scholarships or grants, here are some of the funding opportunities available.

These are just a few of the many scholarship and grant opportunities you may be eligible for. To view even more, we recommend utilizing Scholarship Universe, the university’s scholarship-matching database. By creating a Scholarship Universe profile, you will be matched to relevant scholarship opportunities. 

To leverage Scholarship Universe, you must be admitted to the University of Arizona. Take the first step by completing your admissions application, and be sure to check “Yes” when prompted about your interest in the Honors College.

For questions about any of the scholarships below, please contact David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean at dallen@email.arizona.edu.

 

Open to incoming first-year Arizona residents, the Stamps Scholarship program recognizes and rewards exceptional scholars who exemplify leadership, scholarship, and service. The University of Arizona is one of the newest Stamps partner institutions, welcoming our first group of five Stamps Scholars for Fall 2020. In addition to significant financial support, Stamps Scholars enjoy social and cohort-building events and activities throughout the year. These exceptional students join a national community of Scholars and Scholar Alumni across the globe.

The Stamps Scholarship is one of the largest merit-based awards available to Arizona students; consisting of a generous scholarship package that covers:

  • Tuition & fees
  • Room & board
  • Books & supplies
  • A laptop or tablet (first year only)
  • and additional expenses

The scholarship also includes an additional $16,000 in enrichment funds over four years that can be used towards expenses such as:

  • Study abroad programs
  • Research or other internships
  • Academic or co-curricular conferences
  • Leadership training

Application Process:

To be considered for an invitation to apply for the Stamps Scholarship, students must submit their Honors College Application no later than 11:59pm on November 1st, 2020. Students invited to apply must complete their Stamps Scholarship application by December 1st, 2020. After review by the selection committee, a group of finalists will be invited to interview in mid-January. Final decisions and notifications will be complete by March 15, 2021.

For any questions regarding the Stamps Scholarship, please contact David Scott Allen.

The Baird Foundation offers four-year scholarships to exceptional students graduating from Arizona high schools every year. This small and elite group of students will join the community of Baird Scholars at the University of Arizona and the Honors College. This prestigious award is specific to the Honors College and the University of Arizona.

In addition to the Baird Foundation financial award of $12,500 per year, the University of Arizona will provide a full-tuition scholarship including mandatory student fees and the Honors College fee, currently valued at approximately $12,900/yr.  These two award components would replace any resident Wildcat Tuition award offered to the recipient.  Over four years, the combination of the two awards is valued at more than $100,000. Baird Scholars also enjoy community-building events throughout the year.

SAT or ACT scores are NOT required to apply for the Baird Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Be admitted to the University of Arizona for Fall 2021
  • Be Arizona residents who have attended an Arizona high school for at least two years preceding admission to the University or Arizona
  • Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Have a cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.75 or higher
  • NOTE: You do not need to be admitted to the Honors College to begin your application.

Award Amount: Full Tuition + $12,500/yr

Open Date: September 11, 2020

Close Date: January 11, 2021

For the application and application requirements, see Scholarship Universe. To access Scholarship Universe, you must be admitted to the University of Arizona.

APPLY

Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean at dallen@email.arizona.edu

The scholarship was created by founding Honors College board member, Grace Giuè, in memory of her parents Frank and Celia. It is awarded to three freshmen each year, creating a cohort of twelve Giuè scholars at the University at any given time. To receive the scholarship, students must demonstrate financial need and have been volunteers in their community, with the intention to continue getting back throughout their lives. 

Eligibility: For entering freshmen, financial need, FAFSA on file, renewable for 4 years (must maintain 3.5 GPA or higher, and membership in UA Honors College), history of volunteerism/social responsibility.

Award Amount: $2,500 annually for four years, with $2,000 study abroad stipend

Open Date: January 15, 2020

Close Date: April 1, 2020

For the application and application requirements, see Scholarship Universe. To access Scholarship Universe, you must be admitted to the University of Arizona.

APPLY

Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean at dallen@email.arizona.edu

 

A scholarship created by Lionel Rombach in honor of Michael R. Gottfredson for entering freshman accepted into the UA Honors College. Dr. Gottfredson was Vice President for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Management and Policy, Law, Sociology, and Psychology from 1985-2000.

Eligibility: For entering freshmen, financial need, FAFSA on file, renewable for 4 years (must maintain 3.5 GPA or higher, and membership in UA Honors College).

Award Amount: $1,500 annually for four years

Open Date: January 31, 2020

Close Date: April 1, 2020

For the application and application requirements, see Scholarship Universe. To access Scholarship Universe, you must be admitted to the University of Arizona.

APPLY

Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean at dallen@email.arizona.edu

A scholarship for high-achieving non-Arizona resident students accepted to the Honors College.

Eligibility: For entering freshmen, merit-based scholarship, out-of-state, renewable for 4 years (must maintain 3.5 GPA or higher, and membership in UA Honors College), for students in the Colleges of Nursing, Science, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Engineering, and the Eller College of Management

Award Amount: $7,500 annually plus a one-time stipend of $7,500 to for study abroad.

Open Date: January 31, 2020

Close Date: March 15, 2020

For the application and application requirements, see Scholarship Universe. To access Scholarship Universe, you must be admitted to the University of Arizona.

APPLY

Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean at dallen@email.arizona.edu

A scholarship for National Merit Finalists and national Hispanic Scholars residing in Southern Arizona to encourage them to attend the University of Arizona Honors College.

Eligibility: For entering freshmen, merit-based scholarship, Southern Arizona (Cochise, Graham. Greenlee, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, and Yuma Counties), National Merit Finalist or National Hispanic Scholar.

Award Amount: $3,000 annually plus a one-time stipend of $1,500 to for study abroad, research, internship support.

Open Date: January 31, 2020

Close Date: March 15, 2020

For the application and application requirements, see Scholarship Universe. To access Scholarship Universe, you must be admitted to the University of Arizona.

APPLY

Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean at dallen@email.arizona.edu

This scholarship provides one-time awards of up to $2500 to offset costs of living in the Honors Village. Financial need will be taken into consideration.

Eligibility:

  • Be an incoming or current Honors student
  • Live in the Honors Village for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Complete the scholarship application by March 16, 2020
  • Must have FAFSA on file

Open Date: February 3, 2020
Close Date: March 16, 2020
Notification Date: April 10, 2020

For the application and application requirements, see Scholarship Universe. To access Scholarship Universe, you must be admitted to the University of Arizona.

APPLY

Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean at dallen@email.arizona.edu