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2011-2012 Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions below apply to awards initially offered to students for the 2011-2012 academic year. Students who received offers for academic years other than the 2011-2012 academic year must visit the Terms and Conditions pertaining to your original award offer year from the Scholarship selection menu.

All-Arizona Academic Team

Award amount: Arizona Tuition. 2011-2012 tuition will be determined in spring 2011. Fees are not included.

Availability: 10 consecutive undergraduate semesters or 60 undergraduate units, for fall and spring semesters only; based on semester renewal requirements

Deadline: Admitted to University of Arizona - UA Admission Application

Selection:
The All-Arizona Academic Team Award is highly competitive undergraduate scholarship offered to a select number of community college transfer students planning to attend one of the three state Universities. The Arizona Board of Regents selects students from nominations made by Arizona community colleges.
The award must be claimed within one year of the offer.
Students using the award at one of the other State Universities may transfer the award to the UA, but the student must be meeting the renewal criteria of the scholarship. See “Transferring the Scholarship” below.

Eligibility:

  1. Must verify Lawful Presence as described under Arizona’s  Proposition 300

Renewal Criteria:

  1. Maintain at least a 3.25 cumulative UA grade point average each semester.
  2. Complete at least 6 UA units per semester.
  3. Consortiums, correspondence, audit, and units from other institutions do not count towards the 6 units per semester.

Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of 60 units or 10 semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.

Multiple Tuition Awards:

  1. Students offered multiple Tuition Awards can not receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition.
  2. This award can not be combined with the Transfer Academic scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa scholarship, Regents High Honors Endoresment Award (AIMS) a MacBook or an iPad.
  3. This scholarship will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.

Study Abroad and Student Exchange

  1. Students participating in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program may use this scholarship.
  2. Students may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA and are not required to file a leave of absence with UA. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved scholarship deferment request from OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

How this Award is Applied:

  1. This award is automatically applied to a student’s UA bursar account approximately ten days before classes being once the student is enrolled in 6 units at The University of Arizona and the student's lawful presence has been verified (see Eligibility above).
  2. A tuition credit will not appear as authorized on a student's financial aid summary on UAccess. The credit will appear as "Tuition Award" in the student's bursar account activity on UAccess.

 Reinstatements:

  1. Students with extenuating circumstances beyond their control preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements may submit a  Scholarship Appeal Form for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

Transferring the Scholarship:
Students transferring from the UA must contact the other state schools about the transfer process. Students transferring from one of the state schools to UA must submit the following two items for review prior to the start of the semester in which the student intends to enroll at UA.

  1. Official transcript from the school the student is transferring from.
  2. Copy of All-Arizona Academic Team offer letter.

Withdrawal Policy:

If a student withdraws, on or after the first day of classes begin, the student forfeits that semester of scholarship eligibility. This scholarship may be reviewed for reinstatement in future semesters by appeal on a case by case basis; however, semesters in which your scholarship(s) were lost are still counted against your total eligibility. Scholarships cannot be extended past the 8 semesters of eligibility.

Please direct all questions to OSFA at 520.621.1858 or at askaid@email.arizona.edu.

Arizona Excellence Tuition Award 2011-2012

Award amounts: $4,000 to $14,000 + an iPad! Amounts for continuing students remain the same as initial offer.

Availability: Four consecutive years (8 semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only; based on academic year renewal requirements

Application: A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2011 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline: Admitted by May 1, 2011

Selection:
The Arizona Excellence Award is a highly competitive Undergraduate tuition scholarship offered annually to a select number of
*non-Arizona resident high school graduates attending college for the first time immediately after high school graduation.

  1. Award offers and values are based on high school merits and residency.
  2. Students selected for this scholarship will receive an offer with their admission acceptance letter.
  3. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions.
  4. The award must be used beginning the fall 2011 semester.
  5. Awards are not offered to students admitted for spring or summer.

Eligibility:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Be classified as a non-Arizona resident for tuition purposes
  3. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300
    Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarships total eight semesters.
  4. Complete 30 UA units per academic year

Renewal Criteria:

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona (UA) grade point average by conclusion of spring semester
  2. Units: 30 completed UA units each academic year. Academic year begins in fall and ends at the close of Summer II. Qualified units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, units from prior academic years including New Start units, passing units from pass/fail courses and passing Grade Replacement opportunity (GRO) units. Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grade, incomplete grades, consortium, correspondence, Outreach College courses, audit courses, and units from other institutions.
  3. Students not meeting renewal criteria see Reinstatement section below

Multiple Tuition Awards:

  1. This award covers a portion of non-resident tuition only. Tuition does not include fees, surcharges, room and board, books or other expenses.
  2. This award may not be combined with a MacBook.
  3. The National Merit Finalist, National Achievement and National Hispanic Award Programs supersede the Arizona Excellence Award.
  4. This scholarship may be reduced each year the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) is utilized or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.
  5. This award cannot be combined with some ROTC Tuition Awards and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
  6. This award cannot be combined with the Transfer Academic Achievement Award or the Phi Theta Kappa Award.
  7. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program are not eligible for this award.

*Residency Change:
This merit award was offered based on residency during the student's freshman year. If during the eight semesters of eligibility the student's residency changes and the student still qualifies for renewal, the student will be reevaluated based on the merit review of the respective freshman cohort for a potential resident merit award. Students should contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid once residency changes for a reevaluation.

How the award is applied:

  1. The award will disburse to a student’s UA bursar account approximately ten days before classes begin once the student’s lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled full-time (12+ units per term) at UA. However this award requires 30 completed UA units per academic year for renewal. Students are also strongly encouraged to complete 30 UA units each academic year to remain on track to graduate within four years, the maximum period this award covers.
  2. The total award amount is for the academic year, given half each semester. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.
  3. This scholarship is applied to UA undergraduate tuition charged through the UA Bursar's OFfice. Tuition does not include program or mandatory fees, surcharges, differential tuition, room and board, books, or other expenses. If your program does not charge tuition through the Bursar Account, you are ineligible to use this award toward your tuition charges.

Reinstatements:

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four consecutive years (eight semesters total).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
  2. Students with extenuating circumstances beyond their control preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the summer of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

Deferments:
Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of eight consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students may use this scholarship while on program.
  2. Study Abroad and International Student Exchange students may not use the award while abroad. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges are not required to submit a deferment request or a leave of absence. Students on these programs will be notified by email of their deferment status prior to the start of the semester(s) they plan to be away. Students on Non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must submit a deferment request to OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

Withdrawal Policy:
If a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes begin, the student forfeits that semester of scholarship eligibility. This scholarship may be reinstated in future semesters; however, that semester in which your scholarship(s) were lost are still counted against your total eligibility. Scholarships cannot be extended past the 8 semesters of eligibility.

Please direct all questions to OSFA at 520.621.1858 or at askaid@email.arizona.edu

Arizona Excellence of a Provost iPad Scholarship 2011-2012

Award pick-up details now available!

Application: A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2011 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline: Admitted by May 1, 2011

Selection:

The Arizona Excellence of a Provost iPad Scholarship is a highly competitive award offered to a select number of non-Arizona high school graduates attending college for the first time in Fall 2011.

  1.  An offer is based on high school merits. Offers are non-negotiable.

  2.  The iPad must be redeemed in the beginning of Fall 2011. It may not be deferred for future use.

Eligibility:

  1.  Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident

  2.  Be a non-resident of Arizona

  3.  Enroll in a minimum of 12 UA units for the Fall 2011 semester

  4.  Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300

Multiple Awards:

  1. The Arizona Excellence of a Provost iPad Scholarship does not include a tuition award.  If a tuition award is offered, the iPad may only be combined with the specific award amounts: Arizona Excellence Tuition Award of $4,000 to $14,000.

Provost's Leadership Academy:

  1.  For questions regarding the Provost's Leadership Academy, visit: Provost's Leadership Academy

Please direct all eligibility questions to OSFA at 520.621.1858 or at askaid@email.arizona.edu

Arizona National Merit Semifinalist Award 2011-2012

Award amount: $8,000 per academic year + iPad!

Availability: Four consecutive years (8 semesters total) for Undergraduate  fall and spring semesters only; based on academic year renewal criteria listed below

Selection:
This award is offered to Arizona Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition sponsored by the National Merit Corporation. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test PSAT/NMSQT and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements.

  1. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions.
  2. The award must be used the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester and the student must enroll at the UA in the semester immediately after high school graduation.
  3. Awards are not offered to students admitted for spring or summer.

Eligibility:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Be classified as an Arizona resident for tuition purposes
  3. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300
  4. Complete 30 UA units per academic year

Renewal Criteria:

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona (UA) grade point average by conclusion of spring semester
  2. Units: 30 completed UA units each academic year. Academic year begins in fall and ends at the close of Summer II. Qualified units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, passing units from pass/fail courses and Grade Replacement opportunity (GRO) units. Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grade, incompletes, prior academic years, New Start, consortium, correspondence, audit, and units from other institutions.
  3. Students not meeting renewal criteria see Reinstatement section below

Multiple Tuition Awards:

  1. Students offered multiple tuition awards can not receive more than 100% of the tuition charges unless one of the awards is greater than tuition. Tuition does not include fees.
  2. This award supersedes and replaces the Regent’s High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS) and the Wildcat Excellence Award.
  3. This Award cannot be combined with the National Hispanic Scholarship and National Achievement Awards. They supersede this award.
  4. This award will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff), some ROTC Tuition Awards, or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.

How this Award is Applied:

  1. The award will disburse to a student’s UA bursar account approximately ten days before the start of classes once the student’s lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled full-time (12+ units per term) at UA. However this award requires 30 completed UA units per academic year for renewal. Students are also strongly encouraged to complete 30 UA units each academic year to remain on track to graduate within four years, the maximum period this award covers.
  2. The total award amount is for the academic year, given half each semester. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.
  3. This scholarship is applied to UA tuition first and remaining funds (if available) may be applied to other charges on the bursar account.

Reinstatements:

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the spring semester, may raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and/or make up missing UA units in summer to have the scholarship reviewed for reinstatement. Students must contact The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) prior to the start of the fall semester for this review.
  2. Students with extenuating circumstances beyond their control preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the summer of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

Deferments:
Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of eight consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students may use this scholarship while on program.
  2. Study Abroad and International Student Exchange students may not use the award while abroad. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges are not required to submit a deferment request or a leave of absence. Students on these programs will be notified by email of their deferment status prior to the start of the semester(s) they plan to be away. Students on Non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must submit a deferment request to OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.   

Withdrawal Policy:
If a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes begin, the student forfeits that semester of scholarship eligibility. This scholarship may be reinstated in future semesters; however, that semester in which your scholarship(s) were lost are still counted against your total eligibility. Scholarships cannot be extended past the 8 semesters of eligibility.

Please direct all questions to OSFA at 520.621.1858 or at askaid@email.arizona.edu.

iPad Scholarship Award Fall 2011

 

Application: A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2011 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline: Admitted by May 1, 2011

Selection:
The iPad Award is a highly competitive award offered to a select number of high school graduates attending college for the first time in Fall 2011.

  1. An iPad offer is based on high school merits. Offers are non-negotiable.
  2. An iPad Award must be redeemed in the beginning of Fall 2011. It may not be deferred for future use.

Eligibility:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Enroll in a minimum of 12 UA units for the Fall 2011 semester.
  3. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300

Multiple Awards:

  1. The iPad Award for 2011-2012 may only be combined with the following specific tuition award amounts if an offer was made: Wildcat Excellence Tuition Award for $8,000 or $9,000; Arizona Excellence $4,000 to $14,000; and National Scholars.
  2. The iPad award may not be combined with the Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS) unless the student is admitted to the UA Honors College. 
  3. The iPad Award may not be combined with a MacBook.
  4. A student cannot receive more than one iPad.

Please direct all eligibility questions to OSFA at 520.621.1858 or at askaid@email.arizona.edu

MacBook Scholarship Award Fall 2011

Availability: One time award

Application: A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2011 served as the application for this award.

Deadline: Admitted by May 1, 2011

Selection:
The MacBook Award is a highly competitive award offered to a select number of Arizona high school graduates attending college for the first time in Fall 2011.

  1. A MacBook offer is based on high school merits. Offers are non-negotiable.
  2. A MacBook Award must be redeemed in the beginning of Fall 2011. It may not be deferred for future use.

Eligibility:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Enroll in a minimum of 12 UA units for the Fall 2011 semester.
  3. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.

Multiple Awards:

  1. The MacBook Award for 2011-2012 may only be combined with the following specific tuition award amounts if an offer was made: Wildcat Excellence Tuition Award for $2,000 or $2,500.Other Wildcat offer amounts do not include a MacBook
  2. The Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS), National Merit Semifinalist or Finalist, National Achievement, National Hispanic Award supersede and replace the MacBook Award.

Please direct all eligibility questions to OSFA at 520.621.1858 or at askaid@email.arizona.edu

National Merit Finalist Award 2011-2012

Award Amount:

  1. Arizona Scholars: $15,000 per academic year + one-time iPad + one-time $1,500 Study Abroad Award
  2. Non-Arizona Scholars: $30,000 per academic year + one-time iPad + one-time $1,500 Study Abroad Award

Availability: Four consecutive years (8 semesters total) for Undergraduate fall and spring semesters only; based on academic year renewal requirements. The $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award is a one-time fall or spring award for a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad Program.

Selection:
This award is offered to the Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition sponsored by the National Merit Corporation (NMSC). Finalists must declare the UA as their first school of choice with NMSC per the deadline set by the NMSC.

Eligibility: 

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Be classified as an Arizona resident for tuition purposes (for the $15,000 award)
  3. Be classified as a non-Arizona resident for tuition purposes (for the $30,000 award)
  4. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300
    Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total 8 semesters.
  5. The award must be used beginning Fall 2011, and the student must attend the UA the semester immediately after high school graduation.
  6. Complete 30 UA units per academic year
  7. The one-time $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad* award may only be used in a fall or spring Undergraduate UA-Sponsored Study Abroad Program.

Renewal Criteria:

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona (UA) grade point average by conclusion of the academic year.
  2. Units: 30 completed UA units each academic year. Academic year begins in fall and ends at the close of Summer II. Qualified units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, passing units from pass/fail courses and Grade Replacement opportunity (GRO) units. Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grade, incompletes, prior academic years, New Start, consortium, correspondence, audit, and units from other institutions.
  3. Students not meeting renewal criteria see Reinstatement section below.
  4. *Students using the one-time $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award must be meeting the renewal criteria stated above. Also see the Deferments section below.

Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs:

  1. Students offered multiple tuition awards can not receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition. Tuition does not include fees, surcharges, room and board, books or other expenses.
  2. This award supersedes and cannot be combined with the National Merit Semifinalist Award, Regent’s High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS), The Wildcat Excellence Award, Arizona Excellence Award and the MacBook Award.
  3. Students may be offered a combination of the National Merit Finalist, National Achievement, or National Hispanic scholarship awards, but the student must select only one of these awards.
  4. The $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award cannot be combined with the semester use of the $15,000 Resident Award or $30,000 Non-Resident Award while studying abroad. See Study Abroad and Student Exchange section below.
  5. The UA National Merit Scholarship award package includes the college-sponsored, corporate-sponsored, or National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)-sponsored awards.
  6. This scholarship may be reduced each year the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) is utilized.
  7. This award cannot be combined with some ROTC Tuition Awards and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.

*Residency Change:
This merit award was offered based on residency during the student's freshman year. If during the eight semesters of eligibility the student's residency changes and the student still qualifies for renewal, the student will be reevaluated based on the merit review of the respective freshman cohort for a potential resident merit award. Students should contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid once residency changes for a reevaluation.

How the award is applied:

  1. The award will disburse to a student’s UA bursar account approximately ten days before classes begin, once the student’s lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled full-time (12+ units per term) at UA. However, this award requires 30 completed UA units per academic year for renewal. Students are also strongly encouraged to complete 30 UA units each academic year to remain on track to graduate within four years, the maximum period this award covers.
  2. The total award amount is for the academic year, given half each semester. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.
  3. This scholarship is applied to UA tuition first and remaining funds (if available) may be applied to other charges on the bursar account.

Reinstatements:

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the spring semester, may raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and/or make up missing UA units in summer to have the scholarship reviewed for reinstatement. Students must contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) for the review.  
  2. Students with extenuating circumstances beyond their control preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the summer of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

Deferments:
Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of eight consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from OSFA and from NMSC. In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students may use the $15,000 or $30,000 scholarship while on the program, but not the $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award.
  2. Study Abroad and International Student Exchange students may not use the $15,000 or $30,000 award while abroad. Students are eligible to receive the one-time $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award when participating in a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad Program. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges are not required to submit a deferment request or request a leave of absence from UA (*except they must request one from National Merit). Students on these programs will be notified by email of their scholarship deferment status prior to the start of the semester they plan to be away.
  3. Students on Non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must submit a deferment request to OSFA and request a leave from NMSC. Students are also advised to request a leave of absence from UA if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

Withdrawal Policy:
If a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes begin, the student forfeits that semester of scholarship eligibility. This scholarship may be reinstated in future semesters; however, that semester in which your scholarship(s) were lost are still counted against your total eligibility. Scholarships cannot be extended past the 8 semesters of eligibility.

Please direct all questions to OSFA at 520.621.1858 or at askaid@email.arizona.edu.

National Achievement Scholarship Program (NASP) 2011-2012

Award amount:

  1. Arizona Scholars: $15,000 per academic year + one-time iPad + one-time $1,500 Study Abroad Award
  2. Non-Arizona Scholars: $30,000 per academic year + one-time iPad + one-time $1,500 Study Abroad Award

Availability: Four consecutive years (8 semesters total) for Undergraduate fall and spring semesters only; based on academic year renewal requirements.The $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award is a one-time fall or spring award for a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad Program. See Study Abroad & Student Exchange section below.

Application: In addition to the “Selection” section below, a UA Admission Application for Fall 2011 must be completed.

Deadline: Admitted by May 1, 2011

Selection:
Selected by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, high school students taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test http://www.nationalmerit.org/nasp.php (PSAT/NMSQT), and enter the National Merit Program request consideration for the National Achievement Program.

  1. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions.
  2. The award must be used the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester.
  3. Awards are not offered to students admitted for spring or summer.

Eligibility: 

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Be classified as an Arizona resident for tuition purposes (for the $15,000 award)
  3. Be classified as an non-Arizona resident for tuition purposes (for the $30,000 award)
  4. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
    Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total 8 semesters.
  5. The award must be used beginning Fall 2011 semester, and the student must attend the UA the semester immediately after high school graduation.
  6. Complete 30 UA units per academic year
  7. The one-time $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad* award may only be used in a fall or spring Undergraduate UA-Sponsored Study Abroad Program

Renewal Criteria:

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona (UA) grade point average by conclusion of spring semester
  2. Units: 30 completed UA units each academic year. Academic year begins in fall and ends at the close of Summer II. Qualified units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, passing units from pass/fail courses and Grade Replacement opportunity (GRO) units. Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grade, incompletes, prior academic years, New Start, consortium, correspondence, audit, and units from other institutions.
  3. Students not meeting renewal criteria see Reinstatement section.
  4. *Students using the one-time $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award must be meeting the renewal criteria stated above. Also see the Deferments section below.

Multiple Tuition Awards:

  1. Students offered multiple Tuition Awards can not receive more than 100% of the tuition charges unless one of the awards is greater than tuition. Tuition does not include fees.
  2. This award supersedes and cannot be combined with the Arizona National Merit Semifinalist Award, Regent’s High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS), The Wildcat Excellence Award,  Arizona Excellence Award and a MacBook.
  3. Students may be offered a combination of the National Achievement, National Merit Finalist, or National Hispanic scholarship awards, but must select only one of these awards.
  4. The $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award cannot be combined with the semester use of the $15,000 Resident Award or $30,000 Non-Resident Award while studying abroad. See Study Abroad and Student Exchange section below.
  5. The UA National Merit Scholarship award package includes the college-sponsored, corporate-sponsored, or National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)-sponsored awards.
  6. This scholarship will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff), some ROTC Tuition Awards, or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.

*Residency Change:
This merit award was offered based on residency during the student's freshman year. If during the eight semesters of eligibility the student's residency changes and the student still qualifies for renewal, the student will be reevaluated based on the merit review of the respective freshman cohort for a potential resident merit award. Students should contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid once residency changes for a reevaluation.

 

How this Award is Applied:

  1. The award will disburse to a student’s UA bursar account approximately ten days before classes begin once the student’s lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled full-time (12+ units per term) at UA. However this award requires 30 completed UA units per academic year for renewal. Students are also strongly encouraged to complete 30 UA units each academic year to remain on track to graduate within four years, the maximum period this award covers.
  2. The total award amount is for the academic year, given half each semester. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.
  3. This scholarship is applied to UA tuition first and remaining funds (if available) may be applied to other charges on the bursar account.

Reinstatements:

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four consecutive years (eight semesters total).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
  2. Students with extenuating circumstances beyond their control preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the summer of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

Deferments:
Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of eight consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students may use the $15,000 or $30,000 scholarship while on the program, but not the $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award.
  2. Study Abroad and International Student Exchange students may not use the $15,000 or $30,000 award while abroad. Students are eligible to receive the one-time $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award when participating in a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad Program. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges are not required to submit a deferment request or a leave of absence. Students on these programs will be notified by email of their deferment status prior to the start of the semester(s) they plan to be away. Students on Non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must submit a deferment request to OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

Withdrawal Policy:
If a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes begin, the student forfeits that semester of scholarship eligibility. This scholarship may be reinstated in future semesters; however, that semester in which your scholarship(s) were lost are still counted against your total eligibility. Scholarships cannot be extended past the 8 semesters of eligibility.

Please direct all questions to OSFA at 520.621.1858 or at askaid@email.arizona.edu.

National Hispanic Scholars Program 2011-2012

Award amount:

  1. Arizona Scholars: $15,000 per academic year + one-time iPad + one-time $1,500 Study Abroad Award
  2. Non-Arizona Scholars: $30,000 per academic year + one-time iPad + one-time $1,500 Study Abroad Award

Availability: Four consecutive years (8 semesters total) for Undergraduate fall and spring semesters only; based on academic year renewal requirements. The $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award is a one-time fall or spring award for a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad Program. See Study Abroad & Student Exchange section below.

Application: In addition to the “Selection” section below, a UA Admission Application for Fall 2011 must be completed.

Deadline: Admitted by May 1, 2011

Selection:
Selected by the College Board's National Hispanic Scholar Recognition Program (NHRP), high school juniors who took the (http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about/scholarships.html) PSAT/NMSQT and designated themselves as Hispanic, the highest scoring students are identified nationwide.

  1. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions.
  2. The award must be used the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester.
  3. Awards are not offered to students admitted for spring or summer.

Eligibility: 

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Be classified as an Arizona resident for tuition purposes (for the $15,000 award)
  3. Be classified as an non-Arizona resident for tuition purposes (for the $30,000 award)
  4. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
    Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total 8 semesters.
  5. The award must be used beginning Fall 2011 semester, and the student must attend the UA the semester immediately after high school graduation.
  6. Complete 30 UA units per academic year
  7. The one-time $1,500 National Scholar Student Abroad* award may only be used in a fall or spring Undergraduate UA-Sponsored Study Abroad Program.

Renewal Criteria:

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona (UA) grade point average by conclusion of spring semester
  2. Units: 30 completed UA units each academic year. Academic year begins in fall and ends at the close of Summer II. Qualified units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, passing units from pass/fail courses and Grade Replacement opportunity (GRO) units. Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grade, incompletes, prior academic years, New Start, consortium, correspondence, audit, and units from other institutions.
  3. Students not meeting renewal criteria see Reinstatement section below
  4. *Students using the one-time $1,500 National Scholar STudy ABroad Award must be meeting the renewal criteria stated above. Also see the Deferments section.

Multiple Tuition Awards:

  1. Students offered multiple Tuition Awards can not receive more than 100% of the tuition charges unless one of the awards is greater than tuition. Tuition does not include fees.
  2. This award supersedes and cannot be combined with the Arizona National Merit Semifinalist Award, Regent’s High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS), The Wildcat Excellence Award,  Arizona Excellence Award or a MacBook.
  3. Students may be offered a combination of the National Hispanic Award, National Merit Finalist, or National Achievement scholarship awards, but must select only one of these awards.
  4. The $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award cannot be combined with the semester use of the $15,000 Resident Award or $30,000 Non-Resident Award while studying abroad. See Study Abroad and Student Exchange section below.
  5. The UA National Merit Scholarship award package includes the college-sponsored, corporate-sponsored, or National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)-sponsored awards.
  6. This scholarship will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff), some ROTC Tuition Awards, or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.

*Residency Change:
This merit award was offered based on residency during the student's freshman year. If during the eight semesters of eligibility the student's residency changes and the student still qualifies for renewal, the student will be reevaluated based on the merit review of the respective freshman cohort for a potential resident merit award. Students should contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid once residency changes for a reevaluation.

How the award is applied:

  1. The award will disburse to a student’s UA bursar account approximately ten days before classes begin, once the student’s lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled full-time (12+ units per term) at UA. However this award requires 30 completed UA units per academic year for renewal. Students are also strongly encouraged to complete 30 UA units each academic year to remain on track to graduate within four years, the maximum period this award covers.
  2. The total award amount is for the academic year, given half each semester. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.
  3. This scholarship is applied to UA tuition first and remaining funds (if available) may be applied to other charges on the bursar account.

Reinstatements:

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four consecutive years (eight semesters total).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
  2. Students with extenuating circumstances beyond their control preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the summer of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

Deferments:
Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of eight consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange:

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students may use this scholarship while on the program, but not the $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award.
  2. Study Abroad and International Student Exchange students may not use the $15,000 or $30,000 award while abroad. Students are eligible to receive the one-time $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award when participating in a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad Program. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges are not required to submit a deferment request or a leave of absence. Students on these programs will be notified by email of their deferment status prior to the start of the semester(s) they plan to be away. Students on Non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must submit a deferment request to OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

Withdrawal Policy:
If a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes begin, the student forfeits that semester of scholarship eligibility. This scholarship may be reinstated in future semesters; however, that semester in which your scholarship(s) were lost are still counted against your total eligibility. Scholarships cannot be extended past the 8 semesters of eligibility.

Please direct all questions to OSFA at 520.621.1858 or at askaid@email.arizona.edu.

Phi Theta Kappa Award 2011-2012

Award amounts:

  1. Arizona resident $2,000 to $5,000 per academic year + iPad
  2. Non-resident $2,000 to $10,000 per academic year

Availability: Two Consecutive Years (4 semesters) fall and spring semesters only, based on annual renewal requirement

Application: A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2011 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline: Admitted by March 1, 2011

Selection:
The Phi Theta Kappa Award is a highly competitive Undergraduate tuition scholarship offered to the very top Community College Transfer students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree who have been a verified Phi Theta Kappa member in good standing for at least one year by the time of submission of the UA admission application. Offers will be based on funds available and the strength of the applicant pool. Other minimum requirements for consideration include the following, but they do not guarantee an offer:

  1. Have a minimum 3.50 recalculated cumulative college grade point average
  2. Completed  minimum of 36 units at time of UA admission application
  3. Member in good standing with Phi Theta Kappa for at least one year by time of submission of UA admission application.

Eligibility:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Be classified as an Arizona resident for tuition purposes ($5,000)
  3. Be classified as an non-Arizona Resident for tuition purposes ($10,000)
  4. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300. The scholarship will not be released until this is completed. Academic years without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarships total eligibility.
  5. Complete 30 UA units per academic year  

Renewal Criteria:

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona (UA) grade point average by conclusion of spring semester
  2. Units: 30 completed UA units each academic year. Academic year begins in fall and ends at the close of Summer II. Qualified units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, passing units from pass/fail courses and Grade Replacement opportunity (GRO) units. Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grade, incompletes, prior academic years, New Start, consortium, correspondence, audit, and units from other institutions.
  3. Students not meeting renewal criteria see Reinstatement section below

Multiple Tuition Awards:

  1. This award can not be combined with the All-Arizona Academic Team Scholarship, the Transfer Academic Achievement Award, Regent’s High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS) or a MacBook.
  2. This scholarship may be reduced each year the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.
  3. This award cannot be combined with some ROTC Tuition Awards and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
  4. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program are not eligible for this award.

How the award is applied:

  1. The award will disburse to a student’s UA bursar account approximately ten days before classes begin once the student’s lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled full-time (12+ units per term) at UA. However this award requires 30 completed UA units per academic year for renewal. Students are also strongly encouraged to complete 30 UA units each academic year to remain on track to graduate within four years, the maximum period this award covers.
  2. The total award amount is for the academic year, given half each semester. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.
  3. This scholarship is applied to UA tuition.Tuition does not include fees, surcharges, room and board, books or other expenses.

Reinstatements:

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for two consecutive years (four semesters total).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
  2. Students with extenuating circumstances beyond their control preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the summer of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

Deferments:
Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of four consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from (OSFA). In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students may use this scholarship while on program.
  2. Study Abroad and International Student Exchange students may not use the award while abroad. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges are not required to submit a deferment request or a leave of absence. Students on these programs will be notified by email of their deferment status prior to the start of the semester(s) they plan to be away. Students on Non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must submit a deferment request to OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

Withdrawal Policy:
If a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes begin, the student forfeits that semester of scholarship eligibility. This scholarship may be reinstated in future semesters; however, that semester in which your scholarship(s) were lost are still counted against your total eligibility. Scholarships cannot be extended past the 8 semesters of eligibility.

Please direct all questions to OSFA at 520.621.1858 or at askaid@email.arizona.edu.

Regents High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS) 2011-2012

Award amount: Arizona Tuition for 2011-2012. Award will not increase with future annual tuition increases. Tuition Amount for 2011-2012 will be determined in the spring of 2011. Amounts for continuing students will remain the same as initial offer.

2011-2012 Award Amount: $9,114

Availability: Four Consecutive Years (8 semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only; based on academic year renewal requirements

Application: See “Selection” below. A UA Admission Application for admission must also be completed.

Deadline: Admitted by May 1, 2011

Selection:
The Regents High Honors Endorsement Award is one of our top undergraduate scholarship awards offered to a select number of students from Arizona high schools who demonstrate outstanding performance determined by ABOR.

  1. For qualifications visit the ABOR website www.ade.state.az.us/asd/tuitionwaiver.
  2. Additional information can also be obtained from your high school counselor.
  3. The award must be used by the spring semester of the student’s freshman year.

Eligibility:

  1. Meet the Arizona Board of Regent’s Requirements
  2. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  3. Be classified as an Arizona resident for tuition purposes
  4. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300
    Academic Years without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarships total eight semesters.
  5. This award must be used in either the fall or spring semester of the academic year immediately following high school graduation.
  6. Complete 30 UA units each academic year
  7. Students intending to transfer to or from the UA with this award, see Transfer terms below.

Renewal Criteria:

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona (UA) grade point average by conclusion of the academic year which begins each Fall and concludes each Summer.
  2. Units: 30 completed UA units each academic year. Academic year begins in fall and ends at the close of Summer II. Qualified units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, passing units from pass/fail courses and Grade Replacement opportunity (GRO) units. Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grade, incompletes, prior academic years, New Start, consortium, correspondence, audit, and units from other institutions.
  3. Students not meeting renewal criteria see Reinstatement section below

How the award is applied:

  1. This award will apply to UA tuition charges on a student’s UA bursar account approximately ten days before the start of classes if the student’s lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled full-time (12+ units per term) at UA. However this award requires 30 completed UA units per academic year for renewal. Students are also strongly encouraged to complete 30 UA units each academic year to remain on track to graduate within four years.
  2. The total award amount is for the academic year, given half each semester. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.
  3. This scholarship is applied to UA tuition. Tuition does not include fees, surcharges, room and board, books, or other expenses.

Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs:

  1. This award cannot be combined with the Wildcat Excellence Award, Transfer Academic Achievement Award, Phi Theta Kappa Award, a MacBook.
  2. This award can only be combined with an iPad for Fall 2011 Honors students.
  3. Students offered a Wildcat Excellence and Regents High Honors Award will receive the higher of the two automatically. The review will be completed in early to mid-August.
  4. The National Merit Finalist, National Achievement and National Hispanic Award Programs supersede the Regents Award.
  5. This scholarship may be reduced each year the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.
  6. This award cannot be combined with some ROTC Tuition Awards and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
  7. This award cannot be combined with the Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program are not eligible for this award.

Reinstatements:

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four consecutive years (eight semesters total).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
  2. Students with extenuating circumstances beyond their control preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the summer of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

Deferments:
Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of eight consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students may use this scholarship while on program.
  2. Study Abroad and International Student Exchange students may not use the award while abroad. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges are not required to submit a deferment request or a leave of absence. Students on these programs will be notified by email of their deferment status prior to the start of the semester(s) they plan to be away. Students on Non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must submit a deferment request to OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

Transferring the Award:

  1. As long as semesters of eligibility remain at the time of transfer, this award may be transferred to the UA from the other two State Universities by submitting, together, to the UA Scholarship and Financial Aid Office, proof the student is eligible for the award, and by submitting an official transcript showing the student is meeting the renewal criteria at the school from which the student is transferring from.
  2. Renewal criteria for this award is according to the year it was first offered to the student and can be found at: ASU, NAU
  3. Students with this award at UA intending to transfer to one of the other State Universities must contact those schools for their transfer policy.

Withdrawal Policy:
If a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes begin, the student forfeits that semester of scholarship eligibility. This scholarship may be reinstated in future semesters if units are made up at UA within the academic year or a scholarship appeal is approved; however, semesters in which this award is lost is still counted against total semesters of eligibility. Scholarships cannot be extended past the 8 semesters of eligibility.

Please direct all questions to OSFA at 520.621.1858 or at askaid@email.arizona.edu.

Transfer Academic Scholarship 2011-2012

Award amount:

  1. Arizona Residents $2,000 to $5,000 per academic year
  2. Non-Residents $2,000 to $10,000 per academic year.

Availability: Two Consecutive years (4 semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only; based on academic year renewal requirements

Application and Deadline: A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2011 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline: Admitted by March 1, 2011

Selection:
The Transfer Academic Scholarship is a highly competitive Undergraduate tuition scholarship offered to the very top Community College Transfer students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree. Preference will be given to students transferring from Arizona Community Colleges. Offers will be based on funds available and the strength of the applicant pool. Students meeting the minimum requirements below will be considered, but the requirements do not guarantee a scholarship offer.

  1. Have a minimum 3.50 recalculated cumulative college grade point average.
  2. Completed minimum 36 units at time of UA admission application.

Eligibility:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300 within the first academic year. The scholarship will not be released until this is completed. Years without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarships total eligibility.
  3. Complete 30 UA units per academic year

Renewal Criteria:

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona (UA) grade point average by conclusion of spring semester
  2. Units: 30 completed UA unitseach academic year. Academic year begins in fall and ends at the close of Summer II. Qualified units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, passing units from pass/fail courses and Grade Replacement opportunity (GRO) units. Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grade, incompletes, prior academic years, New Start, consortium, correspondence, audit, and units from other institutions.
  3. Students not meeting renewal criteria see Reinstatement section below

Multiple Tuition Awards:

  1. This award can not be combined with the All-Arizona Academic Team Scholarship, the Phi Theta Kappa Award, The Regents High Honors Endoresment Award (AIMS) or a MacBook.
  2. This scholarship may be reduced each year the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.
  3. This award cannot be combined with some ROTC Tuition Awards and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
  4. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program are not eligible for this award.

How the award is applied:

  1. The award will disburse to a student’s UA bursar account approximately ten days before classes begin once the student’s lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled full-time (12+ units per term) at UA. However this award requires 30 completed UA units per academic year for renewal. Students are also strongly encouraged to complete 30 UA units each academic year to remain on track to graduate within four years, the maximum period this award covers.
  2. The total award amount is for the academic year, given half each semester. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.
  3. This scholarship is applied to UA tuition. Tuition does not include fees, surcharges, room and board, books or other expenses.

Reinstatements:

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for two consecutive years (four semesters total).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
  2. Students with extenuating circumstances beyond their control preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the summer of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

Deferments:
Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of four consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from (OSFA). In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students may use this scholarship while on program.
  2. Study Abroad and International Student Exchange students may not use the award while abroad. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges are not required to submit a deferment request or a leave of absence. Students on these programs will be notified by email of their deferment status prior to the start of the semester(s) they plan to be away. Students on Non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must submit a deferment request to OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

Withdrawal Policy:
If a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes begin, the student forfeits that semester of scholarship eligibility. This scholarship may be reinstated in future semesters; however, that semester in which your scholarship(s) were lost are still counted against your total eligibility. Scholarships cannot be extended past the 8 semesters of eligibility.

Please direct all questions to OSFA at 520.621.1858 or at askaid@email.arizona.edu.

Transfer iPad Scholarship Award Fall 2011

Availability: One time award

Application and Deadline: A completed UA Transfer Admission Application for Fall 2011 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline: Admitted by April 1, 2011

Selection:

The Transfer iPad Award is a highly competitive award offered to a select number of Arizona resident transfer students from the STU 210 class who will be enrolling at the UA for Fall 2011.

  1. An iPad offer is non-negotiable and not offered with other University cash or tuition offers (see Multiple Awards below).
  2. The iPad award may be redeemed at your scheduled pick up time in the UA BookStore. Beginning August 22nd you may call Paul Miller (520) 206-7279 to schedule your pick up time. You will have until September 2nd to contact Paul. Pickups will not begin until the week of September 19th. In order to redeem the iPad, you must present your valid CatCard and be registered in at least 12 UA units.

Eligibility:

  1. Be enrolled in STU 210 Transfer Strategies in the Spring 2011 semester and have satisfactory attendance.
  2. Must submit a 300 word personal statement that describes why you deserve to be an iPad Scholar.
  3. Enroll in a minimum of 12 UA units for the Fall 2011 semester.

Deferments:

An iPad offer cannot be deferred for a future term.

Multiple Awards:

  1. The Transfer Academic Scholarship and Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship will supersede and replace the Transfer iPad Scholarship Award.

Returns & Upgrades:

The iPad may not be returned once it is picked up.

Please direct all questions to OSFA at (520) 621-1858 or at askaid@email.arizona.edu

Wildcat Excellence Tuition Award 2011-2012

Award amounts: $2,000 to $9,000 - some offers will include a MacBook or iPad! Amounts for continuing students remain the same as initial offer.

Availability: Four consecutive years (8 semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only; based on academic year renewal requirements

Application: A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2011 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline: Admitted by May 1, 2011

Selection:
The Wildcat Excellence Award is a highly competitive Undergraduate tuition scholarship offered annually to a select number of Arizona resident high school graduates attending college for the first time immediately after high school graduation.

  1. Award offers and values are based on high school merits.
  2. Students selected for this scholarship will receive an offer with their admission acceptance letter.
  3. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions.
  4. The award must be used beginning fall 2011 semester.
  5. Awards are not offered to students admitted for spring or summer.

Eligibility:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Be classified as an Arizona resident for tuition purposes
  3. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300
    Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarships total eight semesters.
  4. Complete 30 UA units per academic year

Renewal Criteria:

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona (UA) grade point average by conclusion of spring semester
  2. Units: 30 completed UA units each academic year. Academic year begins in fall and ends at the close of Summer II. Qualified units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, passing units from pass/fail courses and Grade Replacement opportunity (GRO) units. Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grade, incompletes, prior academic years, New Start, consortium, correspondence, audit, and units from other institutions.
  3. Students not meeting renewal criteria see Reinstatement section below

Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs:

  1. This award cannot be combined with the Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS). Students offered both awards will receive the higher offer.
  2. This award may only be combined with a MacBook if the Wildcat Tuition Award offer for 2011-2012 is $2,000 or $2,500. A MacBook may not be combined with other Wildcat offer amounts.
  3. This award may only be combined with an iPad if the Wildcat Tuition Award amount is $8,000 or $9,000. An iPad may not be combined with other Wildcat offer amounts.
  4. The National Merit Finalist, National Achievement and National Hispanic Award Programs supersede the Wildcat Excellence Award.
  5. This scholarship may be reduced each year the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) is utilized.
  6. This award cannot be combined with some ROTC Tuition Awards and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
  7. This award cannot be combined with the Transfer Academic Achievement Award or the Phi Theta Kappa Award.
  8. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program are not eligible for this award.

Residency Change:
This merit award was offered based on residency during the student's freshman year. If during the eight semesters of eligibility the student's residency changes and the student still qualifies for renewal, the student will be reevaluated based on the merit review of the respective freshman cohort for a potential resident merit award. Students should contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid once residency changes for a reevaluation.


How the award is applied:

  1. The award will disburse to a student’s UA bursar account approximately ten days before classes being once the student’s lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled full-time (12+ units per term) at UA. However this award requires 30 completed UA units per academic year for renewal. Students are also strongly encouraged to complete 30 UA units each academic year to remain on track to graduate within four years, the maximum period this award covers.
  2. The total award amount is for the academic year, given half each semester. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.
  3. This scholarship is applied to UA tuition. Tuition does not include fees, surcharges, room and board, books or other expenses.

Reinstatements:

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four consecutive years (eight semesters total).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
  2. Students with extenuating circumstances beyond their control preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the summer of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

Deferments:
Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of eight consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students may use this scholarship while on program.
  2. Study Abroad and International Student Exchange students may not use the award while abroad. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges are not required to submit a deferment request or a leave of absence. Students on these programs will be notified by email of their deferment status prior to the start of the semester(s) they plan to be away. Students on Non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must submit a deferment request to OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

Withdrawal Policy:
If a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes begin, the student forfeits that semester of scholarship eligibility. This scholarship may be reinstated in future semesters; however, that semester in which your scholarship(s) were lost are still counted against your total eligibility. Scholarships cannot be extended past the 8 semesters of eligibility.

Please direct all questions to OSFA at 520.621.1858 or at askaid@email.arizona.edu.

 

International Tuition Award 2011-2012

Award Amounts: $2,000-$10,000. Amounts for continuing students remain the same as initial offer.

Availability: based on academic year renewal requirements; for fall and spring semesters only for Undergraduate students.

  • Freshman - Four consecutive years (8 semesters total)
  • Transfer Students - Two consecutive years (4 semesters total)

Application: A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2011 or UA Admission Application for Spring 2012 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline: Fall - Admitted by May 1, 2011 & Spring - Admitted by October 1, 2011

Selection:

  1. Students selected for this scholarship will receive an email from International Student Programs.
  2. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions. 
  3. The award must be used the semester for which it was first offered.
  4. Awards are not offered for any summer term.

Eligibility:

  1. A limited number of merit-based scholarships will be awarded to students based upon their application for admission who demonstrate significant international experience during high school and who exhibit outstanding academic records.
  2. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300. Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total eight semesters.
  3. Complete 30 UA units per academic year.

Renewal Criteria:

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona (UA) grade point average
  2. Units: 30 completed UA units each academic year. Academic year begins in fall and ends at the close of Summer II. Qualified units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, passing units from pass/fail courses and Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units. Non-Qualifying units include: failed, incompletes, prior academic years, New Start, consortium, correspondence, audit, and units from other institutions.
  3. Students not meeting renewal criteria see Reinstatement section below

Multiple Tuition Awards:

  1. This award covers a portion of non-resident tuition only. Tuition does not include fees, surcharges, room and board, books or other expenses.
  2. This award may not be combined with a MacBook, iPad, National Merit Finalist, National Achievement, National Hispanic AwardTransfer Academic Achievement AwardPhi Theta Kappa Award, some ROTC Tuition Awards, the Arizona-Sonoran Tuition Award, and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
  3. This scholarship may be reduced each year the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) is utilized or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.
  4. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program are not eligible for this award. 

How the award is applied:

  1. The award will disburse to a student’s UA bursar account approximately ten days before classes begin once the student’s lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled full-time (12+ units per term) at UA. However, this award requires 30 completed UA units per academic year for renewal. Students are also strongly encouraged to complete 30 UA units each academic year to remain on track to graduate within four years, the maximum period this award covers.

  2. The total award amount is for the academic year, given half each semester. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.
  3. This scholarship is only applied to UA tuition charges. Tuition does not include fees, surcharges, room and board, books, or other expenses.

Reinstatements:

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the spring semester may raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.25 and/or make up missing UA units in summer to have the scholarship reviewed for reinstatement. Students must contact Marie Willard in International Student Programs prior to the start of the fall semester for this review.

  2. Students with extenuating circumstances beyond their control preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the summer of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.      

Deferments:
Eligibility for this scholarship is for consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a UA Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.   

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students may use this scholarship while on program.
  2. Study Abroad and International Student Exchange students may not use the award while abroad. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges are not required to submit a deferment request or a leave of absence. Students on these programs will be notified by email of their deferment status prior to the start of the semester(s) they plan to be away. Students on Non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must submit a deferment request to OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

Withdrawal Policy:

If a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes begin, the student forfeits that semester of scholarship eligibility. This scholarship may be reinstated in future semesters; however, that semester in which your scholarship(s) were lost are still counted against your total eligibility. Scholarships cannot be extended past the 8 semesters of eligibility.

Please direct all questions to OSFA at 520.621.1858 or at askaid@email.arizona.edu

 

 

The Terms and Conditions listed on this page may be updated in order to further clarify UA policies and/or the use of each award.

  • Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, P.O. Box 210066, Tucson, AZ 85721
  • Phone: 520.621.1858
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