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The UA Hispanic Alumni Graduate Scholarship Program

At a glance
Number Awarded: 
up to 8
Amount Awarded: 
To be determined for 2021-22
Application Period: 
annually for the next academic year
Funding Type: 
Cash Award/Stipend
By Application
Eligibility Category: 
Domestic Doctoral Students
Domestic Master’s Students

The UA Hispanic Alumni (UAHA)/UA Graduate College Scholarship Program for graduate students provides ONE-TIME funding for main campus domestic Master's or Doctoral degree seeking graduate students admitted to the departments listed below whose research helps underserved Latino communities.  There are generally up to eight (8) one-time nonrenewable awards available (amount of actual award varies from year to year - for 2021-22, the level of award is yet to be determined). One (1) sponsored by the Chaparales/Rotary Club and seven (7) sponsored by the UA Graduate College and UAHA. 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 2020-21 is closed.

Award availability for 2021-22 is to be announced at a later date


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 (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 Latino community.

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 nomination form. The applications will be reviewed and at least five recipients will be selected annually by a committee of UA faculty and staff.

  1. Provide a cover sheet listing
    • Last name,
    • First name
    • Academic unit (degree program)
    • Email address
    • UA student ID
  2. Submit a two (2) page essay describing your research, the impact of that research on underserved Latino communities, your career aspirations, and how your plan to utilize your degree/research to help underserved Latino communities in the future (please format as single spaced, 12 point font, with 1” margins all around),
  3. A current Curricula Vitae,
  4. Have a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file to demonstrate need, and
  5. Submit one letter of recommendation from a current UA Faculty advisor.  The letter of recommendation should be emailed to Dorian Voorhees, Associate Dean, Graduate College.





Dorian Voorhees, Associate Dean, Graduate College