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 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.
UA Online students and Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) students are not eligible to apply.
Please note that this is not a recruitment award. Applicants must have successfully completed one or two years of a UA degree program.
$10,000 plus full tuition, excluding mandatory fees and student health insurance
March 30, 2020, 5 p.m., for 2020-21 academic year award