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Graduate Access Fellowship or Tuition Scholarship Awards

At a glance
Number Awarded: 
varies
Amount Awarded: 
Up to $4000 ($2,000 per semester) for Masters and $8,000 ($4,000 per semester) for Doctoral track - limit 4 awards per department/academic unit
Application Period: 
2022-23 academic year
Funding Type: 
Cash Award/Stipend
Tuition Award
Process: 
By Application
Eligibility Category: 
Incoming Domestic Doctoral Students
Incoming Domestic Master’s Students
About

The UA Graduate College's recruitment Graduate Access Fellowship/Tuition Award is intended to broaden the access of U.S. students to graduate education and to promote the diversity of our graduate student body. Eligibility for these fellowships is restricted to incoming domestic graduate students who will be newly admitted  for the term of award and who have shown academic achievement despite facing challenging social, economic or educational obstacles. Each fellowship/tuition award provides up to $2,000 per semester to students admitted to a Master's program or up to $4,000 per semester to those admitted to the PhD. The latter includes PhD-bound master's students in programs that require completion of the Master's before admission to the PhD, those pursuing an MFA requiring a minimum of 60 units, and those pursuing an MLA. Awards are dependent upon the availability of funding and are limited to 4 per department or academic unit. 

  • Incoming domestic Master's or Doctoral graduate students.

                        (UA Online students, Accelerated Master's Program (AMP),  J.D. or M.D. degree seeking students are not eligible to apply),

  • Awards of $2,000 per semester for Master's and $4,000 per semester for Doctoral, MLA, or MFA requiring a minimum of 60 units. Funds awarded maybe in the form of cash fellowships or tuition scholarships,
  • Up to 4 awards per official UA academic unit (not tracks),
  • There is an expectation that the academic unit will be providing additional funds to recruit these outstanding scholars that should be addressed in the email/letter of recommendation.

 

 

Program open for 2022-23 nominations. Awarded on a rolling basis.

Closes on May 31, 2022 (no more nominations may be submitted after May 31, 2022)

Application: Graduate Access Fellowship or Tuition award

 

 

Eligibility

University of Arizona Master’s or Doctoral graduate students who:

  • Will be newly admitted for the term of award and who will be enrolled in a Master’s, doctoral, Master's in Landscape Architecture, or Master's of Fine Arts degree granting program on the University of Arizona main, UA South or Phoenix campuses (UA Online students, Accelerated Master's Program (AMP),  J.D. or M.D. degree seeking students are not eligible to apply.)
  • have a 3.0 GPA or higher admitting GPA,
  • Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents,
  • Will file the FAFSA for academic year of admission to demonstrate sufficient need to receive the award, and
  • Have shown academic achievement despite facing challenging social, economic or educational obstacles by meeting 2 of the three following criteria:
  1. Documented financial need as an undergraduate, e.g., Pell Grant eligibility, Work Study.
  2. First-generation student, i.e., having parents or guardians who have not earned a baccalaureate degree, or who did not earn one until the applicant was already in college.
  3. Other significant or serious challenges in gaining access to higher education or personal experiences with disadvantage.
  • The application must include an email of recommendation from the academic unit Department Head or Director of Graduate Studies addressing to Donna Treloar, Director, Graduate Diversity Programs:
  1. What funding is being provided by the academic unit to recruit the new admit for the Graduate Access Fellowship term of award, and
  2. A description of what the funding plan will be to support the admit during the terms subsequent to the first year.
  • Funds awarded may be in the form of cash fellowships or tuition scholarships in the amounts of $2,000 per semester for Master's or $4,000 per semester for doctoral students.

 

Applicants may apply directly once they are admitted and have a student ID and a UA NetID

Acadmic units may nominate before the applicant has been officially admitted using the applicant's student ID

 

 

 

 

Instructions
  1. Complete the Graduate Access Fellowship application form (either by the newly admitted student or by the academic unit), and
  2. Have the academic unit Department Head or Director of Graduate Studies submit or upload on application an email of recommendation to Donna Treloar, Director, Graduate Diversity Programs:that addresses the following:
    • What funding is being provided by the academic unit to recruit the new admit for the Graduate Access Fellowship term of award, and
    • A description of what the funding plan will be to support the admit during the terms subsequent to the first year.

 

Contact

For any questions please contact Donna Treloar, Director, Graduate Diversity Programs