In-State Merit Scholarships for 2020-2021

First time freshmen admitted by May 1, have a qualifying score on the ACT or SAT, and have at least a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA through December of the senior year will be eligible for the following merit-based scholarships:

Scholarship Test Score GPA Yearly Value
Presidential 30-36 ACT or 1360-1600 SAT 3.50+ Tuition
Foundation In Excellence 29 ACT or 1330-1350 SAT 3.50+ $8,000
Foundation In Excellence 30-36 ACT or 1360-1600 SAT 3.00-3.49 $8,000
Collegiate 28 ACT or 1300-1320 SAT 3.50+ $7,000
Collegiate 29 ACT or 1330-1350 SAT 3.00-3.49 $7,000
Capstone 27 ACT or 1260-1290 SAT 3.50+ $6,000
Capstone 28 ACT or 1300-1320 SAT 3.00-3.49 $6,000
UA Legends 26 ACT or 1230-1250 SAT 3.50+ $5,000
UA Legends 27 ACT or 1260-1290 SAT 3.00-3.49 $5,000
Crimson Achievement 25 ACT or 1200-1220 SAT 3.50+ $4,000
Crimson Achievement 26 ACT or 1230-1250 SAT 3.00-3.49 $4,000
UA Recognition 21-24 ACT or 1060-1190 SAT 3.50+ $3,000
UA Recognition 25 ACT or 1200-1220 SAT 3.00-3.49 $3,000

Presidential Elite Scholar

A student with a 4.0 GPA and a 36 ACT or 1600 SAT will be selected as a Presidential Elite Scholar and will receive:

  • Value of tuition for up to four years for degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate or law studies
  • One year of on-campus housing at regular room rate
  • $1,000 per year stipend for four years
  • $2,000 one-time allowance for use in summer research or international study (after completing one year of study at UA)
  • $2,000 book scholarship ($500 per year for four years)

*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.).

**Merit scholarships are typically awarded for a regular academic year which includes fall and spring semesters only (ie. 8 semesters over the course of four years). Merit scholarship awards will not exceed a semester’s tuition.