Scholarships and Student Services
Grants, Scholarships, and Merit Aid Can Help You Fund Your Education
We encourage all students to create a apply for scholarships through the centralized UA scholarship application system, Scholarship Universe. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis using a range of criteria such as academic achievement and financial need, which means there are scholarship opportunities for just about everyone!
The College of Agriculture & Life Sciences has more than $700,000 in scholarships to award to our students alone. Applications for these scholarships are open January-April and there are many others available through the University during the year.
All students are eligible to apply for federal aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.
Dietetics majors who are members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics can apply for scholarships and other financial aid offered through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.
Nutritional Sciences Student Fee at Work
Nutritional Sciences majors are required to pay a $250 program fee per semester. This fee is charged with tuition. This program fee was approved by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) and is used to fund valuable student services which would not be possible otherwise:
- Academic Advising- We’re here to support you during your time at UA and beyond.
- Faculty- Offering evidence-based, quality education on topics that will prepare you for your future career.
- Student Nutrition Advising Center- Or as we like to call it, SNAC!
- Educational materials, models, and equipment
Financial Need Program Fee Reimbursement: Students who submit a FAFSA and who meet the university’s criteria for having “unmet financial need” through their financial aid package may be refunded all or part of the program fee, after it has been paid with tuition. Refunds are take place no later than one semester after a fee is paid (exact timeframe cannot be guaranteed).
For more information on program fees and the approval process, please visit: http://academicaffairs.arizona.edu/program-fees
Tuition dates and deadlines can be found here: http://bursar.arizona.edu/students/dates
Nutritional Sciences Student Enrichment Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide students with opportunities which enhance learning and prepare for the workforce and/or advanced degree programs. Examples of qualifying activities include but are not limited to: Participation in research, honors projects, independent study, internship or other experiential learning activities that are guided by Department faculty, staff or in some cases, an off-campus supervisor. Additionally, funding may be awarded to support attendance at professional meetings, conferences, internships and training programs. Qualifying expenses may include those to support travel and accommodations, registration fees and project materials. Applications will be considered based on the strength of the entire application and the overall impact on student learning. Each component of the application will be weighted equally.
Awards Process: Money from the Student Enrichment Fund is awarded on a rolling basis throughout the year. Applications are reviewed as they are received.
All money will be distributed by the Department of Nutritional Sciences to the students’ bursar’s account. A minimum of three undergraduate program faculty members will review applications for awards.
Complete applications should be submitted 3 months before the activity start date when possible, although all complete applications will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Applicants will be notified of the award decision within 1 month of submission.
Application process: In order to successfully apply for the Student Enrichment fund, you should review all information below and collect the following documents to be uploaded with your application:
- Budget Form
- Supporting documentation- letter of support from faculty member, conference info, poster abstract, or any other items that support your proposal.
- Only Nutritional Sciences majors who have been declared in the major for at least one full semester prior to the submission of the application are eligible to apply.
- Students are not eligible to receive an award from this fund if they have a past due balance on their bursar’s account.
- Students must submit a complete application.
- Applicants can only receive one award per academic year; however, more than one application can be submitted if earlier application(s) were not awarded.
Awardees will be notified of award within one month of submitting completed application.
Awardees must follow the following final reporting obligations:
- Activity Summary: Awardees must also submit a 1-2 page summary detailing their experience including the following headings:
- Event Details-Title, date, location
- Statement of Purpose-1 paragraph. It is acceptable to include the statement of purpose that was submitted with the application
- Summary of activity-What did you do, who did you meet, what did you learn, etc.)-1-3 paragraphs
- Photos 1 or more photos must be included
- Presentation: Students who receive a UA funding award are required to present a 15-20-minute presentation in SNAC to faculty and peers in the Department of Nutritional Sciences describing their learning experience (e.g., conference attendance, project development, etc). This presentation must be conducted within 4 weeks following completion of the funding award activity (or within 4 weeks of the semester starting if activities occurred during summer or winter break). This must be arranged with Ashlee Linares-Gaffer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- A media release form providing permission to use photos shared by you for use in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Department of Nutritional Sciences is required.