FAQs for Scholarships

Q: I am graduating in May (Spring Semester) or August (Summer Sessions). Do I still qualify for the HAS Scholarships to be awarded for the next Academic Year?

A: The university's Scholarship Universe system has been set up to match a HAS student based on their current status. The matching data field has been set to equal "Full Time." However, only continuing students who will be enrolled for the full upcoming Academic Year (Fall and Spring) will be eligible for the HAS scholarships. We apologize for the confusion.

Q: I received one of the HAS scholarships in a previous year. Do I qualify again for the same scholarship?

A: Yes, we encourage you to apply again. You have a great opportunity to receive the scholarship again. We want to ensure we continue the ongoing support of our students.

Q: Can I apply for more than one scholarship?

A: Yes, you can apply to all of the scholarships that you are matched with. Retention of our students and ensuring they are financially supported is our top priority.

Q: If I am hired as an RA or TA, can I still apply for these scholarships?

A: Yes, these scholarships do not interfere for either RA or TA funding. They can supplement your graduate assistant/associate funding.

Q: Is a FAFSA form required for all scholarships?

A: No, only a scholarship that lists "financial need" as one of the criteria for selection requires submission of a FAFSA. If financial need is required, an international student would not be eligible to apply because they are not eligible to submit a FAFSA. The University of Arizona's office of Global Initiatives requires that each international student provide a bank or government certification of full financial resources to cover 100% of their tuition and living expenses. This document, known as the Financial Guarantee, is required of every international student before they can obtain a visa to study in the U.S.  However, not all scholarships are based on financial need. In those cases, an international student might be eligible to apply if they met the other eligibility requirements.