Barrett Scholarships

Barrett Scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year have been awarded. Recipients were notified of their awards via their ASU email on April 1, 2020. Please look for scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic year to open on November 1, 2020. All prospective students for fall 2021 are encouraged to apply by February 1st, regardless of acceptance status, to be eligible to receive for awards for the upcoming academic year.

Many scholarships are need-based so be sure to have a current FAFSA on file. The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. In instances where a scholarship or grant factors in both student merit and need, the FAFSA may be required. Students are strongly encouraged, even if they are unsure that need-based financial assistance will be available, to submit a FAFSA. The FAFSA for 2021-22 will become available on October 1, 2020.

Current Barrett students should check the "Current Student" tab for available opportunities for the 2020-2021 academic year.

For questions, please contact Barrett Scholarships at 480-727-5442 or  BarrettScholarships@asu.edu or see our Barrett Scholarship FAQs page.

Our students are supported by the following scholarships, grants, and awards made possible by the gracious gifts of donors to Barrett, The Honors College, and Arizona State University.

Scholarship-Specific Application Required:

Barrett Technology Scholarship ($1000)
Extended Deadline: Closed
Funded by the generous donation of friends of Barrett, the technology scholarship will benefit incoming student recipients by providing a $1,000 award to purchase ANY personal computer. This scholarship is open to incoming freshmen and incoming transfer students. Apply online.

Goddard Family Scholarship ($4750)
Extended Deadline: Closed

Terry and Monica Goddard established this scholarship to support Barrett students studying Urban Development, Public Service, and Sustainability. Terry’s career in public service and Monica’s passion for public education inspired them to support students that are committed to shaping the future of Arizona. This four-year scholarship is awarded to a first-year Barrett student that is an Arizona resident and is studying Urban Development, Public Service, or Sustainability. Maintenance of a specific degree of study, (Urban Development, Public Service, or Sustainability), is required for the scholarship to be renewed, in addition to a minimum GPA of 3.25 and full-time Barrett enrollment. Renewal criteria will be evaluated before the start of each academic year. Apply online.

Grady & Kathryn Gammage Memorial Scholarship ($4,000)

Deadline: Closed
This scholarship was created in honor of the legacy of the former president of Arizona State University and his wife. The award values the breadth of intellectual vision and commitment to contributing to the lives of individuals and the well-being of the community. Four outstanding high school seniors are designated Gammage Scholars each year. Recipients are selected on the basis of their academic record, university activities, and community service.To apply, a student must be a National Merit Semi-Finalist, National Merit Finalist, or National Hispanic Scholar. View the information and application materials online.

The Austin James Service Scholarship ($2,500)
Extended Deadline: Closed
This scholarship supports a Barrett student that has demonstrated community service in the past and will continue to pursue service opportunities during their time at ASU. This scholarship is only for an incoming freshman, who is an Arizona resident and first-generation college student. The scholarship is renewable for three additional years if the scholarship GPA, credit hours and enrollment status criteria are successfully met, and which will be evaluated at the end of each academic year. Apply online.

The Lattie F. and Elnora W. Coor Scholarship (approx. $5,000)
Extended Deadline: Closed
President Lattie Coor, fifteenth president of Arizona State University, and his wife, Elva, established this scholarship. It recognizes excellence in a first-generation, first-time freshman. Scholarship may be renewable for an additional three years. Apply online.

The Garcia Family Foundation Scholarship (up to $5,000)
Extended Deadline: Closed
The Garcia Family Foundation Scholarship was established on the philosophy of inclusion and caring about its local community. The Garcia Family Foundation believes that addressing the needs of the vulnerable in our midst is the most worthwhile way to make a positive difference in our world. This scholarship is for incoming, Arizona resident students, that will be enrolled in Barrett, the Honors College. Apply online

The Samantha Stachel Play Big Scholarship (up to $6,000)
Extended Deadline: Closed
While Samantha Stachel cannot physically attend ASU as a student, her spirit and passion for life, academic excellence, and helping others will be present at Barrett through the Samantha Stachel Play Big Scholarship established in her honor.  This scholarship inspires and recognizes students who have achieved much in the face of their life challenges.  Applicants must have displayed academic success, leadership, and character and not let adversity define them. Two recipients will be selected as Play Big Scholars and will receive funds to be used toward tuition, room, and board, or books.  It is the donor preference that one scholarship should be awarded to an alumnus of Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Read more information about the scholarship or apply online.

The Ted Humphrey Scholarship (approx. $2,500)
Deadline: This scholarship is only awarded once every four years, so a recipient will not be selected for the 2020-2021 academic year
Named in honor of President's Professor and founding dean of Barrett, The Honors College, Dr. Ted Humphrey. This scholarship recognizes academic excellence in a first-generation college student majoring in one of the traditional humanities, social sciences or physical or biological sciences.

The Zelma Basha Salmeri Honors Art Scholarship (up to $1,000)
Extended Deadline: Closed
This award is named for a talented artist who was born in 1919 in Sedona, Arizona and passed away in 1997. Throughout her life, Zelma Basha Salmeri worked hard to help others achieve their dreams, and through this art scholarship, the family wishes to keep alive her spirit of giving. This scholarship recognizes the talents of honors students with financial need who shows high artistic achievement and promise. Students interested in this award must complete and submit an application and portfolio by Feb. 1, 2020. Student need not be an art major. Apply online.

Barrett General Scholarship Application Required:
Extended Deadline: Closed

Barrett, The Honors College, has a number of scholarships funded through individual donors, alumni, and private foundations. These scholarships require completion of the Barrett General Scholarship Application. Submission of the application will allow students to be considered for multiple awards. The application process is competitive; selection is based on criteria such as GPA, leadership and community service, academic major, class level, financial need, and residency classification.

The Barrett General Scholarship Application is available on November 1, 2019, and the submission deadline is February 1, 2020. For a Barrett General Scholarship Application to be considered from a Lower Division student, the student must be admitted to Barrett, The Honors College, by February 28, 2020. For Upper Division applicants only, the student must be admitted by March 6, 2020. Prospective students should carefully review the Barrett admissions process to ensure they apply to the college early enough to receive an admission decision by the appropriate date identified above.

Students with a complete Barrett General Scholarship Application on file by February 1, 2020 and admitted to Barrett by these deadlines, will be considered for the following awards. Apply online.

Barrett Parents New American University Scholarship (approx. $1,000)
Funded by the Barrett Parent Association. Recipients are selected for their academic achievements and financial need.

Maureen Wooten Watts and R J Watts II Endowment (varies)
Many outstanding students are not able to fully participate in available educational opportunities due to their financial status because they must work to cover the cost of their education. Alumna Maureen Wooten-Watts and R. J. Watts wish to encourage students to pursue educational opportunities at Barrett with funding to alleviate financial barriers. This scholarship is for Barrett students with financial need, that must work to cover the cost of education.

SRP Honors Scholarship (3 scholarships at $5,000 each)
Funded by SRP. This scholarship is awarded to Barrett students enrolled in degree programs related to SRP’s business interests – sustainability, science, technology, engineering, or math.

Steve and Linda Wegener Scholarship (Varies)
Named for the parents of Barret alumnus, Nic Wegener ('01), this scholarship supports and recognizes academic excellence in honors students.

The Chrisman Scholarship (up to $1,000)
Named for a distinguished friend of Barrett, The Honors College, this scholarship recognizes academic excellence in an incoming first-time freshman.

The Nita Siegman Scholarship (up to $1,500 annually)
Named for a valued friend of Arizona State University, this scholarship recognizes academic excellence in an incoming first-time freshman.

For other scholarship opportunities visit:

ASU Financial Aid & Scholarships
Sun Devil Family Association Scholarships

Award-Specific Application Required:

Barrett Summer Scholarship -2020 Summer Semester (Varies)
Deadline: Closed
The Barrett Summer Scholarship provides Barrett students the opportunity for a monetary award to be used towards summer tuition for an online Barrett course in the 2020 summer semester. Award amount varies.

The award will be credited to the student’s account prior to the class start date. Sessions A & C start date is 5/18/2020, and session B start date is 7/1/2020.
Apply here.

Bidstrup Foundation and Barrett Research Undergraduate Fellows Program (up to $2,000)
Deadline: Closed
Through the Bidstrup Foundation and Barrett Research Undergraduate Fellows Program, students and faculty may partner to apply for research funding. Any Barrett student with financial need, who wishes to engage in research with a faculty member of ASU, may apply for funding. The program is designed to help students who both want to carry out scholarly work under the tutelage of a faculty member and are required to earn money to address their financial need. To determine financial need, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file. International students who cannot file a FAFSA, should complete a budget form and include with the application submission. Apply online.

Jose Franco & Francisca Ocampo Quesada Research Award (between $500 – $1,500)
Deadline: Closed
The Jose Franco & Francisca Ocampo Quesada Research Award was created to increase understanding of Hispanic culture and the influences of the Hispanic community while promoting the interdisciplinary work of Hispanic researchers. This award will be provided to students working on Hispanic topics as part of their honors thesis project. Apply online.

The Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) Honors Fund (up to $4000)
Extended Deadline: Closed
The Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) Honors Fund supports Barrett, The Honors College students pursuing degrees, research, or a thesis in real estate, city/urban planning, or any other field that prepares society for the future in the context of how people will utilize real estate. Apply Online.

The Barrett Alumni Opportunity Scholarship ($2,000)
Extended Deadline: Closed
The Barrett Alumni Scholarship Fund was established as a way for Barrett alumni to pay forward their experience to those who follow them. The Barrett Alumni Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding current freshman, sophomore, or junior Barrett Student with financial need. This scholarship is administered by Barrett, the Honors College, in partnership with alumni.  Apply Online

The Zelma Basha Salmeri Honors Art Scholarship (up to $1,000)
Extended Deadline: Closed
This award is named for a talented artist who was born in 1919 in Sedona, Arizona and passed away in 1997. Throughout her life, Zelma Basha Salmeri worked hard to help others achieve their dreams, and through this art scholarship, the family wishes to keep alive her spirit of giving. This scholarship recognizes the talents of honors students with financial need who show high artistic achievement and promise. Students interested in this award must complete and submit an application and portfolio by Feb. 1, 2020. Student need not be an art major. Apply online.

Barrett General Scholarship Application Required: 

Extended Deadline: Closed
Barrett, The Honors College, has a number of scholarships funded through individual donors, alumni, and private foundations. These scholarships require completion of the Barrett General Scholarship Application. Submission of the application will allow students to be considered for multiple awards. The application process is competitive; selection is based on criteria such as GPA, leadership and community service, academic major, class level, financial need, and residency classification.

The following scholarships require the completion of the Barrett General Scholarship Application. The deadline for the Barrett General Scholarship Application is Feb. 1, 2020. Apply online.

The Joseph J. and Cecilia O’Neil Dawson Scholarship (approx. $1,000)
Named in honor of the parents of John Dawson, a prominent Arizona attorney, this scholarship recognizes academic excellence in a current honors student majoring in education, any field of business, or pursuing pre-law studies at the university.

The Edwin K. and Margaret Jacobs Delph Honors Scholarship (Varies)
Named in honor of Edwin K. Delph’s parents, this scholarship recognizes academic excellence in a current honors student studying at the ASU West Campus.

The W.J. Miller Scholarship (approx. $1,000)
Named for a respected Arizona businessman, this scholarship recognizes academic excellence in a current honors student.

Barrett Parents New American University Scholarship (approx. $1,000)
Funded by the Barrett Parents Association. Recipients are selected for their academic achievements and financial need.

Mak Pak Chiu and Mak Soo Lai Hing Memorial Scholarship (NAUS) (approx. $1,000) 
Named in honor of Mr. Mak Pak Chiu and Mrs. Mak Soo Lai Hing, this scholarship recognizes students working towards the advancement of women.

Nontraditional and Transfer Student Award (approx. $1,000 ) 
Funded by Alan and Beatrice Gordon, former Barrett students, and friends of the college.

Steve and Linda Wegener Scholarship (Varies)
Named for the parents of Barret alumnus, Nic Wegener ('01), this scholarship supports and recognizes academic excellence in honors students.

For other scholarship opportunities visit:


ASU Financial Aid & Scholarships
Sun Devil Family Association Scholarships

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