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UA Hispanic Alumni Graduate Scholarship Program

At a glance
Number Awarded: 
to be determined
Amount Awarded: 
to be determined
Application Period: 
Fall 2022
Funding Type: 
Cash Award/Stipend
By Application
Eligibility Category: 
Domestic Doctoral Students
Domestic Master’s Students

The UA Hispanic Alumni (UAHA), the UA Graduate College, and the Chaprales/Rotary Club of Tucson collaborate to provide ONE-TIME Fall 2022 funding for main campus Az resident Master's or Doctoral degree seeking graduate students admitted to one of the academic units listed below whose research helps underserved Latinx communities. There are 8 nonrenewable awards (amount for fall 2022 to be determined). (Previous UAHA Graduate Scholarship Program awardees, UA Online, and Distance degree seeking students are not eligible). 

  • Anthropology
  • Disability and Psychoeducational Studies
  • Educational Policy Studies and Practice
  • Educational Psychology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mexican American Studies
  • Sociology
  • Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies


Application Deadline for Fall 2022 award: TO BE ANNOUNCED



The applicant must

  1. Be a domestic degree seeking graduate student in good academic standing admitted to a Doctoral or Master’s main campus program in one of the following departments: Anthropology, Disability and Psychoeducational Studies, Educational Policy Studies and Practice, Educational Psychology, Geography, History, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Mexican American Studies, Sociology, and Teaching Learning and Sociocultural Studies (Previous UAHA Graduate Scholarship Program awardees, UA Online, and Distance degree seeking students are not eligible). 
  2. Demonstrate sufficient need,
  3. Be an Arizona resident*,
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and an understanding of and a willingness to serve the Latinx community in your application.

Graduate students hired on graduate assistantships or receiving QTR are eligible for this one-time award.

*Applicants must be listed as Arizona residents in the UA system of record at the time of application to qualify for the award. To verify your residency, please log into UAccess Student>Personal Information>Demographic Data>Residency Information. If this is incorrect, please contact the Residency Office. There are no exceptions to the residency requirement.


Please prepare the following and submit with the application form

  1. A two to three (2 - 3) page essay describing the following (12 point font, single to double spaced),:
    • your current research,
    • the impact of that research on underserved Latinx communities,
    • your career aspirations, and
    • how your plan to utilize your degree/research to help underserved Latinx communities in the future.
  2. An abstract (1-2 paragraph summary) of your research and the impact of that research on U.S. underserved Latino communities (this will be shared with the UAHA Board if awarded) (12 point font, single to double spaced), 
  3. A current Curricula Vitae,
  4. Have a current (2020-21) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file to demonstrate need, and
  5. One letter of recommendation from a current UA Faculty advisor that addresses the applicant's scholarship.  The letter of recommendation should be emailed to Dorian Voorhees, Associate Dean, Graduate College.





Dorian Voorhees, Associate Dean, Graduate College