University of Arizona Offers 6 Scholarships to Rio Salado College Scholars  


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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
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University of Arizona Offers 6 Scholarships to Rio Salado College Scholars  

UAGC Sponsors Full-ride Tuition for New Rio Salado Graduates, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff 

The University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC) is launching a new scholarship program that will provide an opportunity for six Rio Salado College scholars to receive a full-ride scholarship to pursue a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in early 2022 at UAGC. 

"We are thrilled about this partnership with Rio Salado, which will increase access to higher education for students here in Arizona, across the country, and around the world," said UAGC President Paul Pastorek. "What better way to celebrate the launch of this partnership than helping Rio Salado scholars continue their educational journey with UAGC."

The transfer partnership between UAGC and Rio Salado began in September 2020. These scholarships celebrate the relationship between the two institutions and provide a no-cost path to advanced degrees.

UAGC will award four alumni and two faculty and staff scholarships. 

The application is available to local and national Rio Salado alumni, current students who will complete an associate degree by Jan. 31, 2022, staff, and faculty. Eligible candidates can apply online now until the application deadline, December 10.

The scholarship application page, including all terms and conditions of the scholarship program is:

Scholars will be announced on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022.

Applicants who are not granted a scholarship may be eligible for tuition savings* through the larger partnership between UAGC and Rio Salado and the Maricopa Community Colleges

"We are grateful to the University of Arizona Global Campus for extending this generous scholarship opportunity to our family of scholars," said Rio Salado President Kate Smith. "The investment UAGC is making in our community through this scholarship will likely have a life-changing impact on the scholars and a rippling effect on their families and communities. I look forward to joining the UAGC team in announcing the awardees this January and celebrating them on the next step of their academic journey."

There are no restrictions on the types of degree programs scholarship recipients can pursue. UAGC has 50+ programs, including these seamless transfer pathways with Rio Salado College, which give students an opportunity to earn up to 90-credit hours at community college tuition rates:

Because our colleges value and champion diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, we are inviting applicants to submit an essay explaining how they embody these, as well as Rio Salado’s other values.

Join us for a free information session. We will host a webinar Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m., to celebrate our partnership and this scholarship opportunity. We encourage you to join us.