National Recognition Scholars

National Recognition Scholarship Package

First-time freshmen who are recognized by the National African American, Hispanic, Indigenous or Rural & Small-Town Recognition Programs are strongly encouraged to submit all application materials by the January 15 priority deadline to ensure consideration. If eligible students submit an application and all supporting documents after January 15 but by May 1, they will receive consideration for admission on a space available basis. 

If admitted, students who are eligible for the National Recognition Scholarship package will receive: 

  • Value of tuition for up to four years or eight semesters for degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate or law studies
  • $1,000 per year supplemental scholarship for four years
  • First year of on-campus housing at regular room rate* (based on assignment by Housing and Residential Communities)

National Recognition Scholarship Eligibility

To be considered for the National Recognition Scholarship at UA, first-time freshmen must be recognized by the College Board National Recognition Program. The College Board National Recognition Program is a third-party organization that create pathways to college for underrepresented students by awarding them academic honors and connecting them with universities across the country. Admitted freshman that opt out of College Boards College Search must email their National Recognition Scholar certificate to by May 1. Please review the College Board National Recognition Programs webpage for the eligibility requirements of this program.

*Regular room rate is defined as the largest room option in a particular dorm. Example: Riverside, Lakeside and Ridgecrest have four-person suites. The cost associated with the four-person suite would be the value of the housing scholarship in this circumstance. If you live in an alternative dorm where double room occupancy is the largest available option, then the cost associated with the double room would be the value of the housing scholarship.

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