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NSF Scholarships

Scholarships for Science Majors, from National Science Foundation
Grant Award No. DUE-0849839 (Arizona Western College) and 
Award No. DUE-0849388 (Northern Arizona University-Yuma Branch Campus)

Arizona Western College was awarded $600,000 for Scholarships in Science for Developing Expertise in Science Education, Research, and Technology (Project DESERT), FY2009-2014.

Northern Arizona University-Yuma Branch Campus was also awarded $600,000 for Scholarships in Science for Opportunities to Advance Students in Science (Project OASIS), FY2009-2013. 

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Applications will be accepted February 1, 2011 until all seats are filled (first review March 1, 2011). Scholarships of up to $8595.67 per year (AWC) and up to $10,000 per year (NAU-Yuma) will be awarded competitively to eligible students, based on need and demonstrated academic talent.

Download the application below:

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Complete and timely application materials, including essay and required attachments

  • Financial need

  • Demonstrated academic talent based on Math and English placement scores and transcript(s)

  • Oral fluency in English

  • U.S. citizen, or permanent U.S. resident, or refugee under section 207

  • Willingness to attend college full-time for two years

  • Declared major in A.S. Biology or A.S. Environmental Science (AWC)
    Declared major in B.S. Biology or B.S. Environmental Science (NAU-Yuma)

Additional points will be awarded for bilingual fluency, academic motivation and interest, exceptional communication skills, experience with science, volunteer or other activities, demonstrated work ethic, membership in a population underrepresented in science (female, Hispanic, African American, Native American, Pacific Islander, and/or disabled) and personal interview (for finalists). An essay and application will be required, along with proof of citizenship/residence and academic talent.

Content of this webpage does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the National Science Foundation. Funding received from National Science Foundation for Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Award No. DUE-0849839.

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