Scholarships

Scholarships

VETS is proud to work with the following charities and individuals to provide scholarships to veterans and military-connected students. You will also find information about other national scholarships below. For information about the Tillman Scholars Program, please click here.

Our students are also encouraged to login and create a profile on Scholarship Universe, a scholarship portal exclusively for UArizona students.

William E. Rhue Endowed Scholarship

Recipients of the William E. Rhue Endowed Scholarship are undergraduate students at the University of Arizona who are enrolled full time and are Veterans of the US Armed Forces who received an honorable discharge (a medical discharge under honorable conditions is acceptable providing the applicant has at least a 50% disability rating) and completed at least three years of active duty. If service was with the Reserves or National Guard, at least one year of service must have been completed overseas.

Applicants must be United States citizens. Eligible students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The scholarship may be renewed up to completion of a degree if the recipient continues to maintain University eligibility criteria.

Applicants must submit a 1-page personal biography detailing their military service contributions along with a 500-word essay answering the following prompt: “How has your military service influenced your academic journey?”

Deadline to apply is July 15, 2022. Please submit all applications to vetsofc@arizona.edu

Hays Scholarship

The Hays Scholarship exists to support military-connected students at the University of Arizona in their academic pursuits. Applicants must be military-connected undergraduate or graduate students with financial need who are enrolled in any degree program at the University of Arizona. Military-connected students include veterans or current service members from any branch of the US Armed Forces and their dependents (spouses and/or children). 

Applicants must submit a 1-page personal biography detailing either their military service or their experiences as a dependent/spouse, along with a 500-word essay answering the following prompt: “How do military-connected students contribute to the UArizona Wildcat campus experience?”

Deadline to apply is July 15, 2022. Please submit all applications to vetsofc@arizona.edu

Master Sergeant Arthur Enriquez Scholarship

The MSG Arthur Enriquez Scholarship will award two (2) $1000 scholarships to be used in the Spring 2023 semester. Master Sergeant Arthur Enriquez was a loving husband to his wife Sarah, devoted father to his children Arthur Jr. and Emily, and beloved son and brother. Art grew up in Arizona where he joined the U.S. Army as an infantryman and forward observer. Later, Art served as a Special Forces Communications Sergeant, reaching many pinnacles; including earning his Airborne and Ranger tabs, multiple honor graduate awards, and prestigious decorations for deploying numerous times all over the world. Unfortunately, after his final deployment to Afghanistan, Arthur was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and eventually lost his battle with cancer in 2018. In his honor, Arthur’s family has created this scholarship aimed at supporting student veterans who have fought or are fighting cancer. Immediate family members may also apply, if their veteran/service member was diagnosed with cancer. 

To apply and check deadlines, please visit https://uwol.org/scholarship

Scholarship Universe Specific

**To apply to these scholarships, simply click on the name of the scholarship you are interested in. These are only a few extra resources for you! There are many other scholarships available on Scholarship Universe website. These few are directed specifically for veterans, but we encourage to sign up for as many scholarships that you are eligible for!**

  • Department of Veterans Affairs: Health Professional Scholarship Program
    • The Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP) provides financial assistance to students receiving education or training in a direct or indirect health-care services discipline (Title 38 and Hybrid Title 38 occupations); and assists in providing an adequate supply of such personnel for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
      • DEADLINE: 01/01/2023
         
  • Wells Fargo Veterans: Emergency Grant Program
    • Wells Fargo is strongly invested in supporting our nation’s veterans, including a commitment to assist them in completing postsecondary education programs to help them return to, and succeed in, a competitive job market. The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships to fill unmet financial need of veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been packaged by their school. This financial support will allow veterans to focus on completing their education and reduce reliance on student loans.
      • DEADLINE: 01/01/2023
         
  • Veterans United Foundation Scholarship
    • This scholarship opportunity is awarded through the Veterans United Foundation (VUF). The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization made up of financial contributions from the employees who work for Veterans United Home Loans. Our employees strongly believe in supporting our communities, our military and their families.
      • DEADLINE: 03/01/2023

Again, these are only a few options available. Please visit the Scholarship Universe website and explore THOUSANDS of scholarship opportunities!