International scholarship guidelines

First-year students

We offer two scholarships for incoming international freshman (first year) students in the summer and fall semesters. We offer a $3000 Global Scholarship awarded to students who are accepted, have proof of their English language proficiency, and who are charged the non-resident tuition rate. We also offer a scholarship based on academic merit. The converted GPA, and any ACT or SAT test scores provided, will determine the amount of scholarship awarded. These scholarships are renewable for total of eight consecutive semesters during which students must attend full-time (12 or more credit hours). Please note if students are fully funded with a scholarship from their country they are not eligible for UA scholarships.

Global Scholarship requirements:

Minimum enrollment: Full-time undergraduate (12 credits/semester) starting in the fall semester
English proficiency: Proof of English language proficiency, if English is not the native language
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Academic Merit Scholarship requirements:

GPA requirement: Minimum 3.00 converted high school GPA
Providing ACT/SAT test scores: Scholarship range $2,000-$7,500 (minimum 20 ACT Composite)
Without ACT/SAT test scores: Scholarship range $1,000-$3,500

Renewal criteria:

Scholarship for Excellence: $4,500-$7,500 College GPA minimum: 3.25
Presidential Scholarship: $3,000-$4,000 College GPA minimum: 3.00
Student Success Scholarship: $2,000-$2,500 College GPA minimum: 2.75
Global Scholarship $3,000 College GPA minimum: 2.75

All international students who have applied to start in the summer or fall semester, as first year (freshman) status, and have provided proof of their English Language Proficiency, are automatically considered for these scholarships.

Students who have attended another institution and have attempted, and completed, less than 24 credit hours (2 full-time semesters) will be changed to first year status and considered for these scholarships as well.

International transfer students

The Partners in Excellence –Transfer Scholarship ranges from $2,000 to $2,500 divided evenly over two semesters. Mid-year transfer students would receive only the spring half of the award, if funds are available. International students transferring from another institution with more than 24 credit hours of undergraduate credit earned after graduating high school must apply and submit final transcripts by the deadlines listed below to be considered for the scholarship. It is renewable for a maximum of six consecutive semesters, during which students must attend full-time (12 or more credit hours).

Partners in Excellence Transfer Scholarship requirements:

Application deadline: Fall semester July 1
Spring semester December 1
Submit final transcripts: Fall semester August 1
Spring semester January 5
Transfer GPA requirement: $2,500 College GPA minimum: 3.50
$2,000 College GPA minimum: 3.25

Renewal criteria:

GPA requirement: College GPA minimum: 3.0 (maximum six full-time semesters)

All international students who have applied as transfer status, and meet the requirements, are automatically considered for these scholarships.

Students who have attended another institution and have attempted, and completed, less than 24 credit hours (2 full-time semesters) will be changed to first year status and considered for freshman scholarships.