Scholarships for Students

Athletic Scholarships 

University of Arizona Adaptive Athletics actively recruits top athletes from around the U.S. and abroad. To recruit and retain our most promising student athletes, we must be able to offer scholarships that are competitive compared to other universities. 

Students interested in receiving an Athletic Scholarship Award (ASA) must visit campus, and provide an athletic resume, as well as a list of references. Recipients are selected based on the information provided and the coaching staff's assessment of their athletic abilities. In order to receive an ASA, students must be admitted to UA and complete the admissions application process through the Admissions Office. 

In order to remain eligible for the scholarship, recipients must meet the following criteria throughout the duration of their enrollment at the University: 

  • Maintain a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Fully meet the expectation and obligations of their primary sport set by their head coach. 
  • Participate in the program development efforts. 

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Scholarship

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation (CHNF) Scholarship application process for 2023-2024 is open. 

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Scholarship is available to all eligible students with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) who attend or plan to attend the University of Arizona as an undergraduate or graduate student. The scholarship can potentially provide funding for full in-state and partial out-of-state tuition and fees to support students with SCI for the duration of their degree program. In addition, supplemental support funds are also available and can include (but are not limited to) transportation, child care, personal care attendant services, adaptive equipment, books and/or assistive technology. Contact Cheryl Muller ( with any questions.

The total amount awarded varies by student.

Application Deadline:  March 17, 2023 at 5:00 PM MST

Apply for the Neilsen Scholarship


Check out the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for additional scholarship opportunities and information.