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 Diversity Recruitment Award

The College of Fine Arts Dean’s Undergraduate Diversity Recruitment Award seeks to broaden our enrollment of students from traditionally underrepresented communities. This award provides incoming non-resident student artists a one-time only award of $5,000 to aid with first- year expenses. Complete the application checklist. All documentation is due Monday, April 5, 2021 to Professor Christie Kerr (

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Dean’s Undergraduate Diversity Retention Award

The College of Fine Arts Dean’s Undergraduate Diversity Retention Awards (3) seek to support and retain students from across traditionally underrepresented communities. These awards provide current student artists a one-time only $1,500 award to aid with college expenses. A complete application with documentation is due Monday, May 3, 2021. Please email your full set of materials to Professor Christie Kerr (

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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: April 2, 2021.

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If you have any questions, please mail Lindsay Clark, Recruitment Coordinator.

CFA Student Services

Lindsay Clark Coordinator, Recruitment
Slonaker House, Room 201
Ms. Norma Ayon Assistant Director - Academic Advising
Marshall Bldg, Room 220
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Karin Nolan Assistant Professor, Fine Arts | Assistant Professor, Music
Music Bldg, Room 159
Harvill Bldg, Room 126B
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