The University of Arizona and the College of Fine Arts offer a wide variety of scholarships and financial aid, administered at the university, college, and school level.

Financial Aid

The University of Arizona Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) offers several types of financial aid, including grants, loans, and work-study options. Check out their site to learn more about eligibility: Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.


The University of Arizona utilizes Scholarship Universe to list various types of scholarships available. Check out their portal to learn more about the criteria for applying and awarding. Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid’s Scholarship Information page.

School Scholarships

Each School within the College of Fine Arts offers a variety of area-specific scholarships. For more information, please click on the appropriate School link below:


Dean’s Undergraduate Recruitment Award

The College of Fine Arts (CFA) Dean’s Undergraduate Recruitment Award seeks to broaden the number of students in CFA from historically underrepresented communities. This award provides a $5,000 scholarship to aid with college expenses in the first year at UArizona. Prospective students admitted as majors in CFA programs are eligible to apply.

Deadline: April 15, 2022. Learn more at Scholarship Universe.

Dean’s Undergraduate Diversity Retention Award

The College of Fine Arts (CFA) Dean’s Undergraduate Retention Award seeks to support continuing CFA students from historically underrepresented communities. This award provides a $1,500 scholarship to aid with college expenses while attending UArizona. Students currently enrolled as majors in CFA programs are eligible to apply.

Deadline: April 15, 2022. Learn more at Scholarship Universe.

Medici Scholars Program

Medici Scholars are talented young artists and scholars who have shown remarkable ability in their area of study and who, with additional financial support, can better achieve their goals. For more information, visit our page for Medici Scholars.

Arizona Community Foundation Arts Scholars Program: Springer Scholarship

The Arizona Community Foundation Arts Scholars Program provides talented student artists in Arizona with scholarship funding, registration fee waivers, academic and artistic mentoring, and opportunities for enhanced study either nationally or internationally. The Springer Scholarship is $5,000 per academic year for up to four years during the student’s undergraduate career. The goal is to help keep Arizona’s best and brightest artistic talent within the state’s university system. Springer Scholarships are awarded for all arts disciplines, including dance, theatre, music, and visual and media arts.

Next deadline to apply: early Spring (see Scholarship Universe for exact date).

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If you have any questions, please mail Kimberly Moore, Student Award Coordinator (Financial Aid Professional II).

CFA Student Services

Lindsay Clark Coordinator, Student and Alumni Engagement
Slonaker House, Room 201
Max M. Jackson Coordinator, Recruiting - Admissions and Enrollment
Slonaker House, Room 203
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Melanie J Marsh Program Assistant
Music Bldg, Room 111
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Kimberly Moore Financial Aid Professional II
Slonaker House, Room 201
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Ms. Norma Ayon Assistant Director - Academic Advising
Music Bldg, Room 111
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Karin Nolan Assistant Professor of Practice | Assistant Professor, Music
Music Bldg, Room 159
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Arizona Arts

We asked The University of Arizona School of Dance alumna Erina Ueda (BFA ‘21, Dance) ...

What have you been up to?

I’m currently a professional dancer with the Giordano Dance Chicago, America’s original jazz dance company in Chicago, Illinois. It has been a magical experience so far being a part of their legacy, representing as their first Asian dancer, performing at Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Harris Theater and the Auditorium Theatre, and touring around the state & country. This spring, I was invited to be interviewed by the Consultant General of Japan in Chicago.

Not only I work as a professional dancer, but I work as a social media consultant and a videographer for the GDC. I also teach dance classes: ballet, jazz, tap and acrobat, at many different studios in the city, as well as being invited to teach at summer intensives and master classes from other states.

It has been a whole new world, a dream come true, and I cannot wait to continue learning and growing, become stronger, and perform with the incredible Giordano Dance Chicago, who I call my family, as we enter our 60th season!

It is such an honor to be recognized by you. Thank you so much for reaching out; I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for the experience I had at UofA ❤️💙

Images by @toddrphoto.

> Including a New Yorker ad, featuring Erina and a poster with both Erina and Skyler Newcom (BFA '19).

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1 day ago
Arizona Arts

Another gorgeous mural in Tucson by School of Art alumna Jessica Gonzales (BFA '12, 2D Art).[📸: This Is Tucson 🎨: Jessica Gonzales Art] This stunning piece presently adorns the side of Amazing Discoveries Tucson near Broadway and Tucson Boulevard! City of Tucson - Government Pima County, AZ Why I Love Where I Live Vamos a Tucson #visittucson #tucson #arts #artistsoninstagram #publicarts #color #love #photography #travel #murals #freeyourself #520 #mexico #borderlands ... See MoreSee Less

Another gorgeous mural in Tucson by School of Art alumna Jessica Gonzales (BFA 12, 2D Art).
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Arizona Arts

Here's Assistant Professor of Practice Darnell T. Roulhac in his "The Room Where it Happens: Guide to Auditioning Successfully" workshop at the International Thespian Festival 2022!

"The Room Where it Happens" is a masterclass-style workshop to better prepare young singers as they are auditioning for schools and shows. Participants get tips on how to pick impactful songs as well as how to get the attention of the panel one's performing for. They will also discuss 32-bar cuts and what else one should have prepared.

Hosted at Indiana University, the festival is a celebration of school theatre and gathers thespians from around the globe for performances, workshops, and college auditions!
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