In-State Scholarships for 2017-2018

Please review our FAQ section for details on the scholarships listed below.

First time freshmen who meet the December 15 scholarship priority deadline, have a qualifying score on the ACT, old SAT (critical reading and math scores only) or new SAT (evidence-based reading and writing plus math, 1600 scale — see note below) and have at least a 3.5 cumulative high school GPA will be eligible for the following merit-based scholarships:

Capstone Scholar

A student with a 27 ACT, 1210–1240 old SAT score or 1280-1300 new SAT score and minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA will be selected as a Capstone Scholar and will receive $14,000 over four years ($3,500 per year).

Collegiate Scholar

With a 28 ACT, 1250–1280 old SAT score or 1310-1340 new SAT score and a minimum GPA of 3.5 a student will be named a Collegiate Scholar and will receive $16,000 over four years ($4,000 per year).

Foundation in Excellence Scholar

A student with a 29 ACT, 1290-1320 old SAT score or 1350-1380 new SAT score and at least a 3.5 GPA will be named a Foundation in Excellence Scholar and will receive the value of one-half tuition, or $20,940 over four years ($5,235 per year).

Presidential Scholar

A student with a 30-36 ACT, 1330-1600 old SAT score or 1390-1600 new SAT score and at least a 3.5 GPA will be selected as a Presidential Scholar and will receive the value of tuition, or $41,800 over four years ($10,470 per year). Students graduating with remaining tuition scholarship semester(s) may utilize these monies toward graduate school and/or law school study at UA.


*For scholarships awarded only by Undergraduate Admissions - If tuition is being paid by an outside source, the scholarship dollars may be used for other educational expenses (room, board, books, etc.).

**Students graduating with remaining tuition scholarship semester(s) may utilize these monies only toward graduate/law school study at UA. To be eligible, students must enroll in graduate/law school during the first available semester after receiving an undergraduate degree. (More information)