The University of Arizona has made some major changes to the Baird Scholarship. In the past, each high school in the state of Arizona could only nominate one student. Now, any student who meets the criteria below can apply for the Baird Scholarship. The amount of the Baird Scholarship is $12,500, renewable for an additional three years. In addition to the funds from the Baird Foundation, the University of Arizona will provide a full-tuition scholraship including mandatory student fees and the Honors College fee, currently valued at approximately $12,300/year. This award would replaced any Wildcat Excellence scholarship offered to the recipient. Over four years, the combination of the two awards is valued at almost $100,000.
The Baird Scholarship application will now be fully online. This will be housed within the University of Arizona's Scholarship Universe portal. This change means that ANY APPLICANT FOR THE BAIR SCHOLARSHIP, MUST BE ADMITTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA BEFORE THEY ARE ABLE TO APPLY!!!! No exceptions can be made to this requirement. Eligible nominees must meet all of the following minimum requirements: 3.75 cumulative unweighted GPA, US citizenship or permanent residency, attendance of an Arizona high school for at least two years preceding enrollment at UofA, admitted to the University of Arizona for the Fall of 2017 before application close date. The deadline to submit a complete application will be November 30, 2016. GET YOUR U OF A UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION DONE NOW!!