Scholarships

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers scholarships made possible through the generosity of donors, investors and alumni. We offer almost 200 scholarships worth nearly $800,000 based on academic merit, financial need or both. Please be sure to have a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file before completing the online application. If you have scholarship questions, please email us

Scholarship Universe is a 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. You'll be able to apply for many UA scholarships directly through Scholarship Universe. 

Magellan Scholarship 

Through the generous donations of Magellan Circle members, each year students are selected to receive $750 Magellan Circle Scholarships. The scholarships are open to undergraduate students in good academic standing at UA and majoring in a program in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences.

Recipients must show financial need, be progressing toward their degree, and be enrolled at the University of Arizona. Recipients will be selected based on their academic performance and financial need. Magellan Circle Scholars are expected to attend a breakfast event where they meet their scholarship patron. To apply, complete the online application and upload the following documents:

  • A brief written statement explaining why you believe you should receive a Magellan Scholarship. You may write about you background and education, your professional and personal goals, your financial situation, and/or how this $750 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 adviser, TA or professor. If you are an incoming freshman, a high school adviser can write it. If you're a transfer student, an academic adviser or professor from your previous institution is acceptable.
  • A resume that details your extracurricular activities and any scholarship or awards you have received.
  • A transcript of your up-to-date classes. If you are a continuing student please use your UA transcript. If you are incoming freshman, please use your high school transcript. If you are incoming transfer student, please use the transcript from your previous institution. If you need to include multiple transcripts, please consolidate them into a single file to upload.
  • 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 (Transfer students)

The Gloria Feigenbaum Endowed Scholarship was created by family, friends and associates at the University of Arizona 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. 

  • Eligibility - This scholarship was created to provide support for women who have previously attended college, but have had to interrupt their education for two or more years. Candidates must apply and be accepted at the University of Arizona as full- or part-time students and demonstrate financial need through the federal student financial aid process.  
  • Value - For the 2016-2017 academic year, a $2,000 scholarship was awarded.  
  • Apply here

Louis F. Landon Memorial Scholarship (Incoming students)

  • 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.
  • Award: Covers tuition, lab fees, books/ supplies, and room/board. Renewable up to four years 
  • Number of Awards: One scholarship awarded at a time.  

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

  • 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.
  • Award: $3,000 per year, renewable up to four years
  • Number of Awards: Multiple awards

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

  • 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.
  • Award: $1,000 per year, not renewable
  • Number of Awards: One scholarship awarded each academic year

C. Gloria Paul Memorial Scholarship (Graduate students)

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

Scholarships By Department