Each year we offer nearly 200 scholarships to SBS students totaling close to $800,000 through the generosity of donors, investors, and alumni. You can apply for general scholarships offered through the college, as well as those offered by your major department.

How to Apply

You can apply for SBS and other scholarships online through Scholarship Universe. This is a free scholarship matching service exclusively for UA students. You create a profile, and based upon your answers we will match you to UA and non-UA scholarships for which you're eligible.

To apply for SBS scholarships:

  1. Make sure you have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file for the current school year (required for all scholarships, not just those based on financial need.
  2. Sign into Scholarship Universe with your NetID and password
  3. Create your profile
  4. Apply for matching SBS scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities

Magellan Scholarship

Funded by the generous donations of our Magellan Circle members. Selected Magellan Circle Scholars are expected to attend a breakfast event where they meet their scholarship patron.

  • Award Amount: $1000
  • Number of Awards: Multiple awards
  • Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate students in good academic standing and majoring in a program in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. Scholarship is based both on merit and financial need.
  • Application: Apply through Scholarship Universe

In your online application you will need to upload the following documents

  • A brief written statement explaining why you believe you should receive a Magellan Scholarship. You may write about your background and education, your professional and personal goals, your financial situation, and/or how this $1,000 award can help you achieve your academic goals. The latter is very important, since the final decision will be based as much or more on financial need as it is on academic performance.
  • A letter of support from a UA academic advisor, TA or professor. If you are an incoming freshman, a high school advisor can write it. If you're a transfer student, an academic advisor or professor from your previous institution is acceptable.
  • A resume that details your extracurricular activities and any scholarship or awards you have received.
  • Current FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be on file; don't attach the form. For more information, please refer to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

Gloria Feigenbaum Scholarship (full-time and part-time students)

The Gloria Feigenbaum Endowed Scholarship was created by family, friends, and associates at the UA in memory of Gloria Feigenbaum, an active staff member and champion for women’s rights during her career at the University of Arizona. She was a member of the committee that formed the Tucson Women’s Commission and was appointed to serve on the first Arizona Women’s Commission. She was also the founder of the Youth University at UA, and creatively sought to involve young and old in the continuation of education on the college campus. 

Louis F. Landon Memorial Scholarship (Incoming students)

  • Award: Covers tuition, lab fees, books/supplies, and room/board. Renewable up to four years
  • Number of Awards: One scholarship awarded at a time.  
  • Eligibility: Students enrolled full-time in any department in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Arizona. Preference will be given to Arizona residents, incoming freshmen, and students with a minimum 3.5 grade point average. Students must show that they need financial assistance to continue their studies.
  • Application: Apply through Scholarship Universe

David E. & Lucille C. Nutt Scholarship (Undergrads)

  • Award: $3,000 per year, renewable up to four years
  • Number of Awards: Multiple awards
  • Eligibility: Undergraduates enrolled in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences who attended high school in Arizona for four years and graduated in the top 25% of their class. The scholarship may be renewed up to four years if the student maintains a 3.0 grade point average and completes at least 16 units a semester.
  • Application: Apply through Scholarship Universe

Harriet A. & George W. McGrath Scholarship (Incoming freshman)

  • Number of Awards: One scholarship awarded each academic year
  • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen enrolled in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences with a high scholastic standing in high school and demonstrated financial need. Student must maintain a 2.0 grade point average in the fall semester to receive spring semester disbursement.
  • Application: Apply through Scholarship Universe

C. Gloria Paul Memorial Scholarship (Graduate students)

  • Award: $1,000 per year, not renewable
  • Number of Awards: One scholarship awarded each academic year
  • Eligibility: Students planning a career in international relations. U.S. citizenship is not required. The scholarship is available to academically outstanding upper division and graduate students.
  • Application: Apply through Scholarship Universe