Types of Aid: Scholarship Universe

Scholarship Universe


Scholarship Universe (SU) is our scholarship-matching tool for admitted University of Arizona students. SU connects Wildcats to millions of dollars in internal and external scholarships. We search, Wildcats apply.

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24/7 Access

Safe and secure, the application process can be completed anywhere, anytime. Match with scholarships with a matter of minutes.

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Tailored to You

Upload your information like your resume or letter of recommendations only once. The platform applies your information and streamlines the process.

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Stay on Track

The platform guides you through a secure process, sending you alerts and communications to keep you on track towards scholarship success.

Scholarship Universe is a one stop shop for all your scholarship needs. Scholarship Universe reviews each scholarship before being listed, so you can apply worry free. Nearly every department on campus uses this platform to post their scholarship opportunities. If you come across any inconsistencies or concerns about a scholarship you were matched to, you can report it through the feedback option.

University of Arizona students can log in to Scholarship Universe with their NetID+ and password by clicking on the Student Login button on this website. The first time you log in, you will have the option to provide your phone number to receive SMS text message updates regarding upcoming deadlines and other important information from Scholarship Universe.

Yes, you will need to be admitted to the University of Arizona and have established your NetID+ account and password in order to log in to Scholarship Universe. 

There are several types of scholarships available! You can find scholarships based on your major, minor, college, department, academic merits, financial need, hobbies, interests, affiliations, and more. Scholarships can come from two different sources. School Scholarships are internal and are offered by various departments across campus. External Scholarships are available by sources outside of the University of Arizona. These can be offered from local, state, or national organizations. Every scholarship posted in Scholarship Universe comes from a reliable source.

You first need to complete your student profile by answering several questions. These questions are designed to match you with scholarships for which you are eligible. It is recommended that you answer all profile questions before reviewing your scholarship matches.

For tips and tricks on using Scholarship Universe, visit our Scholarship Universe video library.

It is recommended that you log in to Scholarship Universe at least once a week to stay up to date on any new scholarships that are posted and apply before their deadline. Scholarship Season (November – May) is the peak time when most scholarship opportunities are available for the upcoming academic year, so it is recommended to log in more frequently. During Scholarship Season, we host monthly workshops to help students make the most of their scholarship search. Visit our Events page for more information to sign up or watch a recording.  

Yes! There are a few different ways to search for opportunities. 
Search function in Scholarship Universe

  • Use the general Search bar on the top-right corner by your name to search by keywords or scholarship tags. 
  • Click on the Scholarships tab and then select the Sort/Filter option in the upper right corner to search within each category (Matches, Pinned, Partial Matches, etc.). The default sort is School Scholarships First. 
  • Use the Filter option to search by Organization (College) followed by Academic Department or any of the other available options.
Filter option in Scholarship Universe


It depends! The more profile questions you answer, the more scholarships you might be matched to now and in the future. If you have new profile questions to answer, you will see a green bar on your Dashboard. You may also be required to update your responses to some questions occasionally to keep your profile up to date. 

You can also view the questions you have already answered and update them by clicking on the Questions tab.

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Every year, millions of scholarship dollars are awarded to University of Arizona students. While receiving a scholarship is not guaranteed, you can increase your chances by applying to as many scholarships as you can.

Yes! Millions of scholarship dollars are awarded to thousands of University of Arizona students every year. Award amounts can vary and can typically be combined with other merit scholarships and financial aid awards. However, a student may not receive aid that exceeds their cost of attendance. If a student is offered aid that exceeds their cost of attendance they will be considered overawarded.

It's easy to make changes to your profile questions in 3 easy steps. First, click on the Questions tab from the menu on the left. Second, filter for the question or a keyword. Third, click on the pencil icon to edit your response. 

Edit profile questions

Some scholarship applications require a Letter of Recommendation, which can be requested directly from the application in Scholarship Universe. Please be sure to ask your recommender before completing your application. Let them know to expect an email from Scholarship Universe with instructions on how to upload their letter.

Scholarship Universe Letter of Recommendation

Application responses can be edited as long as the scholarship is still open. Unfortunately, any documents you submitted cannot be changed once the application is initially submitted. Once the deadline has passed, you will no longer be able to make edits to your application. We highly recommend reviewing all documents and essays thoroughly at the time of submission.

Since each department is responsible for reviewing applications, it will vary. Generally, the review period begins once the deadline closes and most of them wrap up during the summer or before the semester begins. If you are selected for a scholarship, you will receive an email from Scholarship Universe informing you of any potential next steps such as submitting a Thank You Letter. You may also receive a separate communication from the awarding department with additional information. 

To check the status of a scholarship, navigate to the Scholarships tab from the menu and then select the Application Submitted tab. From there, you can see the status of the scholarship you applied to. If the scholarship does not appear on this page, this means the scholarship review process has been completed for this scholarship. 

Scholarship Universe Status

Any outstanding tasks that you are required to complete such as Thank You Letters or Award Acceptance can be done directly from your Scholarship Universe profile under the Action Required section of your Dashboard. Not sure where to start? Check out the helpful tips in the email to help you write a more meaningful letter to your donor. Follow the prompts to submit your Thank You Letter or Accept Your Award by the deadline posted.

You can check to see if you are subscribed by clicking on your name on the upper right-hand corner and clicking on Profile. You can view your Communication preferences to see if you are subscribed and adjust your preferences accordingly.

For any technical difficulties, we recommend you contact the Scholarship Universe Support Team by submitting Feedback. Please be specific in describing your situation and include as much detail as possible, including error codes if applicable, so that the team can work quickly to resolve the issue. Once your feedback has been submitted, you may be asked to provide screenshots and other helpful information to allow the Scholarship Universe Support Team to provide you with the best support they can. You can also reach out to our office through our Contact page. 

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You can update your preferred name in Scholarship Universe by clicking on the drop-down arrow by your name on the upper right-hand corner and clicking on Profile, then click on the pencil to edit your preferred name. 

Enabling Preferred name in Scholarship Universe

Scholarship Universe is unable to track whether or not you applied to an external scholarship since the application process is not completed within the system. When you click “Apply” on an external scholarship, you will see a warning pop-up informing you that you are leaving Scholarship Universe. Afterward, you will be able to mark which external scholarship(s) you applied to for your own personal tracking purposes. 

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Donor FAQs

We appreciate your generous support of our Arizona students! In order to have your scholarship posted in Scholarship Universe, please submit your scholarship information here to be vetted by the Scholarship Research Team at Ellucian/CampusLogic.