Out-of-State Merit Scholarships for 2019-2020

First time freshmen who meet the December 15 scholarship deadline, have a qualifying score on the ACT or SAT and have at least a 3.5 cumulative high school GPA through the junior year will be eligible for the following merit-based scholarships:

Capstone

A student with a 27 ACT or 1260-1290 SAT score and a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA will be selected as a Capstone Scholar and will receive $24,000 over four years ($6,000 per year).

Collegiate

A student with a 28 ACT or 1300-1320 SAT score and a minimum GPA of 3.5 will be named a Collegiate Scholar and will receive $32,000 over four years ($8,000 per year).

Foundation in Excellence

A student with a 29 ACT or 1330-1350 SAT score and at least a 3.5 GPA will be named a Foundation in Excellence Scholar and will receive $60,000 over four years ($15,000 per year).

UA Scholar

A student with a 30-31 ACT or 1360-1410 SAT score and at least a 3.5 GPA, he or she will be named a UA Scholar and will receive $80,000 over four years ($20,000 per year).

Presidential

A student with a 32-36 ACT or 1420-1600 SAT score and at least a 3.5 GPA will be selected as a Presidential Scholar and will receive $104,000 over four years ($26,000 per year). Students graduating with remaining scholarship semester(s) may use these monies toward graduate school and/or law school study at UA.

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 the 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.