Types of Aid: Scholarship Donors

Types of Aid: Scholarship Donors

Whether you're interested in establishing a new scholarship or making a gift, we're grateful for your support. Learn more about designating your scholarship below.

Sending a Check

Donors sending a scholarship check to the University of Arizona for a specific student or number of students may use the Scholarship Designation form below. Donors may send their own letter with checks, however to award checks to students as efficiently and effectively as possible, we are looking for the information listed on the Designation form. This form should only be completed by the donor. 

Make checks payable to the University of Arizona.

  • Checks needing student(s) endorsement will require additional time for processing. 
  • If the scholarship check is issued to the student AND the University of Arizona, the student will first need to endorse the check before our office can deposit the scholarship funds and post them on the student's account. 

Please send both the check AND Scholarship Designation form together to:

Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Attn: Operations
1401 E. University Blvd
PO Box 210066
Tucson, AZ 85721-0066

Scholarship donor checks are typically processed within 1-2 weeks after we have received it in the mail (or wire transfer). Normal processing times increase at the start of each semester (August and January) due to the large number of scholarship checks received. Please allow for additional time for funds to post to student accounts during this timeframe. Refer to our FAQ page for more information.  

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Scholarship designation form Scholarship Designation Form (.pdf)  
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To Establish a New Scholarship or Make a Gift

If you would like to establish a new scholarship or make a gift to an existing scholarship fund, please contact The University of Arizona Foundation at scholarships@uafoundation.org or 520-626-1338 

To Add Scholarship Information to Our Webpage

If you have a scholarship that you would like added to Scholarship Universe, please submit your scholarship information here to be vetted by the Scholarship Research Team at Ellucian/CampusLogic.