Barrett Scholarships

Barrett Scholarship applications for the 2021-22 academic year open on November 1, 2020, and close on February 1, 2021. Scholarship award recipients will be notified on April 1, 2021.

Many scholarships are need-based and require a current FAFSA on file. The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a FAFSA, even if they are unsure that need-based financial assistance will be available. Each year, the FAFSA opens on October 1. International students who are unable to file a FAFSA are requested to provide a budget form provided during the application process.

Prospective Barrett students for fall 2021 are encouraged to apply for scholarships by February 1, regardless of their acceptance status on that date. To be considered and eligible to receive awards, incoming students must be admitted to Barrett, The Honors College, by March 5, 2021. Prospective students should carefully review the Barrett admissions process to ensure they apply to the college early enough to receive an admission decision by March 5, 2021. Barrett admittance will be verified before April 1 when awards are announced. Please check the "Incoming Student" tab for all available opportunities.  

Current Barrett students must apply for 2021-22 academic year scholarships by the February 1 deadline. It is also good to bookmark this page and check the "Current Student" tab for all available scholarships throughout the 2020-2021 academic year. This section is updated frequently with deadlines and opportunities as they become available. 

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 applications for incoming students open on 11/1/2020 and close 2/1/2021

Prospective Barrett students for fall 2021 are encouraged to apply for scholarships by February 1, regardless of their acceptance status on that date. To be considered and eligible to receive awards, incoming students must be admitted to Barrett, The Honors College, by March 5, 2021.

Grady & Kathryn Gammage Memorial Scholarship ($4,000)
Opens: November 1, 2020   Closes: March 20, 2021 Extended


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, and/or College Board National Recognition Finalist (specifically the recognition programs of African-American, Hispanic, Indigenous, Rural and Small Town). View the information and application materials on the ASU Scholarship portal.

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Barrett Excellence Scholarship (approx. $1,000)
Opens: November 1, 2020    Closes: February 1, 2021
Named for a valued friend of Arizona State University, this scholarship recognizes academic excellence in an incoming first-time freshman.

Barrett Parents New American University Scholarship (approx. $1,000)
Opens: November 1, 2020    Closes: February 1, 2021
Funded by the Barrett Parent Association. Recipients are selected for their academic achievements and financial need..

Goddard Family Scholarship ($4,750)
Opens: This scholarship is only awarded once every four years, so a recipient will not be selected for the 2021-2022 academic year.
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. 

Maureen Wooten Watts and R. J. Watts II Endowment (varies)
Opens: November 1, 2020    Closes: February 1, 2021
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.

Richard B. Kelly Fund (approximately $1,000)
Opens: November 17, 2020    Closes: February 1, 2021
Richard B. Kelly believed in honors education. His family honors his memory by supporting Barrett Honors Students. Financial need may be considered.

SRP Honors Scholarship ($5,000)
Opens: November 1, 2020   Closes: February 1, 2021
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. Financial need may be considered.

Steve and Linda Wegener Scholarship (Varies)
Opens: November 1, 2020    Closes: February 1, 2021
Named for the parents of Barrett alumnus, Nic Wegener ('01), this scholarship supports and recognizes academic excellence in honors students.

The Austin James Service Scholarship ($2,500)
Opens: November 1, 2020    Closes: February 1, 2021
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. 

The Barrett Technology Scholarship ($1,000)
Opens: November 1, 2020   Closes: February 1, 2021
Funded by the generous donation of friends of Barrett, the Barrett 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 with financial need.

The Chrisman Scholarship (up to $1,000)
Opens: November 1, 2020    Closes: February 1, 2021
Named for a distinguished friend of Barrett, The Honors College, this scholarship recognizes academic excellence in an incoming first-time freshman. 

The Lattie F. and Elnora W. Coor Scholarship (approx. $5,000)
Opens: This scholarship is only awarded once every four years, so a recipient will not be selected for the 2021-2022 academic year.
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. 

The Garcia Family Foundation Scholarship (up to $5,000)
Opens: November 1, 2020    Closes: February 1, 2021
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.  

The Nita Siegman Scholarship (up to $1,500 annually)
Opens: November 1, 2020    Closes: February 1, 2021
Named for a valued friend of Arizona State University, this scholarship recognizes academic excellence in an incoming first-time freshman.

The Samantha Stachel Play Big Scholarship (up to $6,000)
Opens: November 1, 2020    Closes: February 1, 2021
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)
Opens: November 1, 2020    Closes: February 1, 2021
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. This scholarship may be renewable for an additional three years.

The Tse Family Scholarship (up to $1,000) 
Opens: November 1, 2020    Closes: February 1, 2021
This scholarship is named for the generous Tse family donor and friend of Barrett, awarding an incoming freshman with financial need.

The Zelma Basha Salmeri Honors Art Scholarship (up to $1,000)
Opens: November 1, 2020    Closes: February 1, 2021
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 February 1, 2021. Student need not be an art major.

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Barrett Community Scholarship (Varies)
Opens: September 15, 2020  Closes:  Ongoing
Barrett, the Honors College provides need-based community scholarships for students facing financial hardship.  Students unable to pay the Barrett fee may apply for a Barrett Community Scholarship as well as students whose need extends beyond the cost of the fee, to offset the cost of housing and meals. The application is a two-step process that requires a meeting with an ASU Financial Aid Representative.  Students should have a FAFSA on file to determine financial need. The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. In instances where a FAFSA is unable to be filed, a budget form will be provided to submit with the application for consideration. 

Barrett Summer Scholarship (Varies)
Opens: March 1, 2021  Closes: May 1, 2021
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 2021 summer semester. Please review the ASU Course Catalog for a list of Barrett courses available under HON for summer 2021. 

The award will be credited to the student’s account prior to the class start date. Sessions A & C start date is 5/17/2021, and session B start date is 6/30/2021.

Bidstrup Foundation and Barrett Research Undergraduate Fellows Program (up to $2,000)
Opens: September 1, 2021 
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. 

Jacobs Scholarship Presented by the Crynes Family ($2380)
Opens: November 16, 2020  Closes: December 16, 2020
The Jacobs Scholarship is for underrepresented students who are interested in attending law school. Law school is a highly expensive experience, and often leaves students in debt. The Jacobs Scholarship is in place to relieve some financial stress that undergrads face, so that they have one less worry.
Additionally, there is a need for an increase in lawyers (and graduate students) from underrepresented backgrounds. Only 5% of lawyers in the United States are of African American descent. The Jacobs Scholarship seeks to assist with increasing that number by providing a scholarship to two students from those underrepresented backgrounds.

Jose Franco & Francisca Ocampo Quesada Research Award (between $500 – $1,500)
Opens: September 15, 2020   Closes: October 30, 2020
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.  

The Lynn Silber and Martin Biegelman International Travel Scholarship (up to $3,000)
Opens: September 14, 2020    Closes: January 15, 2021
Lynn Silber and Martin Biegelman believe in the power of travel and the immense learning that happens when visiting other cultures and countries. As long time supporters of the college, they want to encourage Barrett students to see the world with this scholarship.

Students applying for a Barrett Travel Scholarship for any of the Barrett Summer Study or Barrett GIE trips will be considered for this award. 

The Mensch Prize for Barrett Students ($1,000)
Opens: September 15, 2020   Closes: October 31, 2020
It is the shared value of The Bill and Dianne Mensch Foundation, Inc. and ASU to empower students to reach their full potential and create value for the world around them.

Embedded intelligence (EI) is a foundation for understanding the world around us. EI empowers people to use knowledge and to connect their learnings to new ideas and innovations. 

Students’ theses produce new knowledge, business ideas, and creative designs that ultimately enhance our world through hundreds of different disciplines. The Barrett thesis is a product of the student’s and the university’s embedded intelligence.  

Barrett students should apply no later than their senior fall semester and will be evaluated by their application not their final thesis. Applications are encouraged to be submitted in the same semester as thesis credit 492.  

 

The following scholarships are specific to the
2021-2022 academic year. 
Applications open on 11/1/2020 and close on 02/01/2021
Current students should apply and have a FAFSA filed for the 2021-22 academic year by the February 1st deadline. 

 

Barrett Parents New American University Scholarship (approx. $1,000)
Opens: November 1, 2020   Closes: February 1, 2021
Funded by the Barrett Parent 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)
Opens: November 1, 2020    Closes: February 1, 2021
Named in honor of Mr. Mak Pak Chiu and Mrs. Mak Soo Lai Hing, this scholarship recognizes students working towards the advancement of women.

Joseph J. Dawson and Cecilia O’Neil Dawson Scholarship (approx. $1,000)
Opens: November 1, 2020    Closes: February 1, 2021
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. 

Steve and Linda Wegener Scholarship (Varies)
Opens: November 1, 2020    Closes: February 1, 2021
Named for the parents of Barrett alumnus, Nic Wegener ('01), this scholarship supports and recognizes academic excellence in honors students. 

The Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) Honors Fund (up to $4000)
Opens: Deadline: November 1, 2020   Closes: February 1, 2021
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. 

The Barrett Alumni Opportunity Scholarship ($2,000)
Opens: November 1, 2020    Closes: February 1, 2021
The Barrett Alumni Opportunity Scholarship 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. Barrett, the Honors College, in partnership with alumni, administers this scholarship.   

The Fitzgerald Scholarship ($875)
Opens: September 15, 2020   Closes: February 1, 2021
Established by the Fitzgerald siblings, the Fitzgerald Scholarship was created to support Barrett, The Honors College students who are entering their senior year, are pursuing business or pre-med majors, and plan to apply to a post-graduate scholarship with the Lorraine W. Frank Office of National Scholarship Advisement. This award will be provided to students with a 3.5 GPA or higher and demonstrate financial need in order to alleviate some of the financial burdens for the recipient's academic expenses in their senior year.

The Zelma Basha Salmeri Honors Art Scholarship (up to $1,000)
Opens: November 1, 2020   Closes: February 1, 2021
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, 2021. Student need not be an art major. 

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