There are typically eight to ten of these scholarships offered each year. The pool of eligible applicants ranges from 900 to 1,000 students.
Academic Elite Scholarship recipients typically receive:
To be considered for the Academic Elite Scholarships, a student must be accepted as a member of the University Fellows Experience. The student must maintain membership in the UFE to continue holding an Academic Elite Scholarship. Complete information on the UFE can be found on the University Fellows website.
A student with an ACT score of 32 or an SAT score of 1400 [critical reading and math scores only] and a high school GPA of 3.8 who is accepted into UA by the scholarship deadline of December 1 will be sent an application form for the University Fellows.
A student eligible for the University Honors Program (ACT of 28 or SAT of 1250) may be nominated for consideration by a high school representative or a UA faculty member. The online nomination form (including the student's full contact information and letter of recommendation) must be completed by the high school representative or UA faculty member. The deadline for nominations is December 1.
In the UFE selection process, the candidate's academic, extracurricular, service, and leadership achievements will weigh more heavily than grades and test scores.