In recognition of his outstanding vision, leadership, and unwavering commitment to diversity and excellence, the Board of Directors of the University of Arizona Foundation has established a permanent endowment in honor of the 18th President of the University of Arizona, Peter "Pete" Likins. Award recipients will be first or second year graduate students (international or domestic) who have, due to circumstances of whatever nature, overcome substantial adversity to be accepted for admission by a degree granting graduate program (masters or doctoral) at the University of Arizona (UA). In addition to illustrating the adverse circumstances that were overcome, candidates will be evaluated based on their ability to express themselves with passion and vitality. Selection shall be determined by the Dean of the UA Graduate College, based on recommendations of the review committee. Applicants MUST be nominated by their UA academic unit (one per UA graduate major program only). Applicants may NOT apply directly.
$10,000 plus full tuition, excluding miscellaneous fees and student health insurance
May 1, 2017, 5 p.m., for 2017-18 academic year award