Out-of-State Merit Scholarships for 2020-2021

First time freshmen admitted by May 1, have a qualifying score on the ACT or SAT in February, 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 32-36 ACT or 1420-1600 SAT 3.50+ $26,000
UA Scholar 30-31 ACT or 1360-1410 SAT 3.50+ $20,000
Foundation In Excellence 29 ACT or 1330-1350 SAT 3.50+ $15,000
Foundation In Excellence 30-36 ACT or 1360-1600 SAT 3.00-3.49 $15,000
Collegiate 28 ACT or 1300-1320 SAT 3.50+ $10,000
Capstone 27 ACT or 1260-1290 SAT 3.50+ $8,000
Capstone 28-29 ACT or 1300-1350 SAT 3.00-3.49 $8,000

Presidential Elite

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.

***If a student is receiving funding through theĀ Academic Common Market, the ACM grant will pay the out-of-state surcharge and the merit scholarship will be applied up to the full cost of tuition. In total, the funding received from both the merit-based scholarship and ACM grant will not exceed the full tuition cost for the student.