Departmental Scholarships Deadline Approaches

    Date Posted: 
    Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    OSC’s 2021-2022 academic year departmental scholarships are now available for application. The application deadline for all OSC scholarships is March 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. If you will be an active student in a OSC undergraduate or graduate program next academic year (21-22), you are encouraged to apply for scholarships in which you are eligible. This is the single major scholarship opportunity for OSC students. These scholarships are provided by OSC donors and are only for OSC students. Additionally, completion of a single scholarship application will automatically apply you to all OSC scholarships in which you are eligible!

    The application process will take place online via Scholarship Universe, UArizona’s official scholarship management system. Be sure that your Scholarship Universe student profile is complete and up to date. This can be done by updating your answers to previously answered Matching Question, and by answering new profile questions if prompted. This is important to match you accurately to scholarships.  Use these guidelines to help you navigate the system.

    IMPORTANT:

    • Be sure that your Scholarship Universe matching question responses are updated to reflect your status for the upcoming 21-22 academic year (i.e. grade level, research, etc.).
    • If you are a graduating senior who is plans to start an OSC graduate program next year (21-22), be sure that your Scholarship Universe profile reflects that you will be a graduate student.  If not, you will not be matched to graduate student scholarship opportunities for which you might be eligible.
    • Some scholarships require demonstrated financial need, which is determined by completion of a 21-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for U.S. citizens. If you have not already filed an 21-22 FAFSA, I suggest that you do so if you want to be considered for scholarships that require financial need (https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa).

    The plan is for students to be notified of scholarship selections by late May/early June. Contact Mark Rodriguez with questions! Good luck!