UA/SIGP Eligibility & Application

The University of Arizona/Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (UA/SIGP) scholarship application process entails:

  • the completion of the UA/SIGP Scholarship Application, link listed below
  • If selected by the University of Arizona scholarship review committee, applicants will be invited to complete a Sloan Foundation Scholarship Application through the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering's (NACME) portal system.  NACME manages the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership's forms and documentation.    Once the Sloan Foundation Scholarship Application is approved, final awardee notification will be provided by NACME.

To be eligible for the UA/SIGP scholarship, you will:

  • have U.S. Citizenship;
  • be officially enrolled or demonstrate lineage with a federally or state recognized tribe or group of Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, or U.S. Citizen from Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Island; 
  • have regular admission to an approved main-campus graduate program in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) at the University of Arizona (other campuses, e.g. on-line, accelerated or professional programs are not eligible);
  • enroll for a minimum of six (6) graduate units each semester of the award;
  • make satisfactory progress toward the degree for funding in years 2 and beyond;
  • demonstrate financial need.

Preparation to complete the UA/SIGP scholarship application

  • Application must be completed in one sitting; there is no option to log in or out of the application.  
  • Be ready to input your 8-digit UA Student Identification (aka SID or EMPLID) number. 
    Prospective Students: Your SID is assigned to your profile after submitting a graduate application in GradApp
    Enrolled Students: Your SID is listed in your UAccess Student Center profile.
  • Be prepared to upload a copy of one of the following:
    -  Your tribal registration/enrollment card (front and back).
    -  Your Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB).
    -  Native Hawaiian ancestry verification document.
    -  A one to two (1 - 2) page essay explaining your connection to your Tribe/Nation/Group (100 MB limit, allowed types of files: txt, rtf, pdf, doc, docx).

Click here for APPLICATION   
Priority deadline to apply is April 1st but applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Awards are dependent upon availability.
For more information, please contact:

Donna Treloar (Sicangu Lakota), M.A.
Director, Graduate Diversity Initiatives
Phone: 520-621-7808
The University of Arizona
Graduate College
Administration 322
PO Box 210066
Tucson, AZ 85721