Helping You Achieve Your Educational Goals
In addition to the University’s scholarship package and financial aid options, the College of Engineering provides opportunities for merit- and need-based undergraduate scholarships to offset tuition, fees and other student expenses. Thanks largely to the support of alumni and donors, the college awarded over $1 million in scholarships this year.
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The UA Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid administers most College of Engineering scholarships through Scholarship Universe, a free searchable database, which – based on a student-created profile – matches academic, personal, and professional qualities and interests with potential funding. Scholarships are awarded through federal and state agencies, private corporations, professional membership organizations, alumni and donors.
Thanks to the 2015-2016 S. Jack McDuff Scholarship, senior Scott Appleby has more time to devote to his mechanical engineering and applied mathematics degrees, professional internships, and work with community organizations focused on recycling and environmental protection: “I really do look up to Jack!”
Edward Mackay, engineering management Class of 2016, received a Kim and Corinne Fox Scholarship and a Conrad Fraps Memorial Scholarship: “Without them, college would be much more difficult. It is truly humbling how much people care. Their generosity reminds me that doing your best is always worth it.”
With a scholarship from the Arizona Science, Engineering and Mathematics Scholars program, Kendall Stokes, systems engineering Class of 2017, interned at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute: “I have gained much more than I could have imagined through my involvement with the UA SEAMS program.”
Stantec awarded brothers Peter and Paul Mather, mining and engineering Class of 2016, a $10,000 renewable McIntosh Engineering Scholarship. Peter is pursuing business and data management: “I plan to work all over the world for a respected company and potentially work my way to the top. Dream big.”
Jeremy Gin, electrical and computer engineering Class of 2015, was on a winning Design Day team: “I am grateful for the Thomas Brown Foundation’s investment in my education and development. I have been able to devote myself to my studies and to how my engineering skills can be used to best serve humanity.”
Scholarships for Incoming First-Year Students
Incoming first-year engineering students may qualify or apply for the following College of Engineering awards:
Students who apply and are admitted to the UA Honors College may also be eligible for Honors Scholarships.
Please note: For the entering class of summer/fall 2022, standardized test scores are not required to qualify for merit-based scholarships. For need-based aid or scholarships, a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file with the UA Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.New #ENGRCats may also apply for a wide range of scholarships – using a single, convenient application platform – through Scholarship Universe, the UA’s scholarship-matching tool for all admitted students.
Scholarships for Continuing Students
Current students may complete the yearly General Engineering Scholarship Application in Scholarship Universe to be considered for 200+ departmental and college-wide scholarships with a single form. Application guidelines and deadlines are usually released in February and the process closes mid-March. Be sure to check in with your academic advisor for questions on scholarship timelines.
Want to get a head start on your application? Visit UA Career Services for help with your résumé and UA Writing Skills Improvement Program for help with your bio.
Remember: For need-based scholarship consideration, continuing students are required to have a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the UA Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
For more information about scholarships for continuing undergraduate students in the College of Engineering, please see Department Scholarship Contacts.
Free Tuition for Arizona Native Americans
With the Arizona Native Scholars Grant, undergraduates from the state's 22 federally recognized Native American tribes do not pay tuition or mandatory fees at the University of Arizona Tucson campus. More details about the grant, how to apply, and other programs that serve Indigenous students are available on the Scholarships and Financial Aid website.
Scholarships for Incoming Transfer Students
Transfer students make up approximately 20% of the incoming class each year. The College of Engineering recognizes that transfer students face unique challenges when choosing to move on to the next part of their educational journey. As such, the college has developed a suite of transfer-specific scholarships. Learn more on our Transfer Admissions page.