Earn to Learn is a need-based scholarship program that teaches financial literacy, and rewards students and families who are committed to saving money to attend the University of Arizona with $4,000 of matching scholarship funding. Utilizing special matching savings accounts (called Individual Development Accounts or IDAs), qualifying students who make deposits for at least 6 months and meet their $500 savings goal prior to attending UA will earn $4,000 in matching funds to pay for tuition, books, and other university related expenses. The matching scholarship is renewable for up to four years depending on on-going funding as long students remain eligible and continue to save $500 each year.
Additionally, the program utilizes one-on-one coaching for students which includes personal finance training, college readiness training, and ongoing support from the very first day of attending UA all the way through graduation. The use of IDA’s in conjunction with one-on-one coaching has been proven as a way to help individuals and families develop productive financial behaviors that increase the likelihood of program participants to finish college with a degree and less debt.
This renewable scholarship opportunity is available for incoming freshman students or community college transfers meeting all the combined Earn to Learn program requirements (http://earntolearn.org/eligibility/) and the specific, and additional, UA requirements listed below:
UA will consider the following students for the program:
Participants must also meet the Earn to Learn program's minimum eligibility and program requirements.
To learn more about these requirements, visit www.EarntoLearn.org