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Scholarships for Barrett students

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What scholarships are available?

Many funding opportunities, including merit based as well as need based aid, are available for students in Barrett, The Honors College. Need based aid requires that a current FAFSA form be on file. 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. Normally, the FAFSA becomes available each year on October 1; however, due to updates to the FAFSA, the 2024–2025 FAFSA is expected to be available in December 2023 (and not in October). International students who are unable to file a FAFSA are asked to complete a budget form provided during the application process.


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Scholarship opportunities

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

Available Barrett scholarships

Prospective Barrett students for fall 2024 are encouraged to apply for scholarships by Mar. 1, 2024, 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 Mar. 8, 2024. View current Barrett Scholarship opportunities below. To apply, visit the Barrett scholarship portal. 

All scholarship applications open on Nov. 1, 2023 and close on Mar. 1, 2024.

This scholarship supports two Barrett students that have demonstrated community service in the past and will continue to pursue service opportunities during their time at ASU. This scholarship is only for incoming freshmen, who are Arizona residents and first-generation college students. The primary scholarship for $2,500 will be awarded to one recipient and is renewable for three additional years if the scholarship GPA, credit hours, and enrollment status criteria are successfully met.

A secondary scholarship will be awarded for $2,500 for the first year and a $750 book scholarship for three additional years if the scholarship GPA, credit hours, and enrollment status criteria are successfully met. Renewal eligibility will be evaluated at the end of each academic year. Recipients are required to provide a report on their completed service during each academic year.

Named for a valued friend of Arizona State University, this scholarship recognizes academic excellence in an incoming first-time freshman.

The Barrett Parent Scholarship is an award made up entirely of gifts from caring parents who want to help Barrett students access all the College offers. The scholarship is in place to assist with the cost of attendance, including tuition, program fees, housing, dining, and books.

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.

Named for a distinguished friend of Barrett, The Honors College, this scholarship recognizes academic excellence in an incoming first-time freshman. 

Dr. Christine Mauro is a proud alumna of Barrett, The Honors College.  Dr. Mauro grew up in a small town in Central Pennsylvania. As a child, she dreamed of getting out and learning firsthand what the great big world was all about. In 2022, she endowed a Barrett scholarship to support the education of out-of-state students enrolled in the School of Molecular Sciences (the College) or the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering (Fulton).

Her educational background includes a Master of Medical Science (2014) in the conduct of clinical research from Harvard Medical School, an MD (2008) from the University of Minnesota Medical School – Twin Cities, and a BA in Chemistry, minor in German (1999) from what is now Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, with time spent as an exchange student at the University of Tübingen, Germany. Her Barrett Honors Thesis was titled The New Yorker During the Great Depression.

Application requirements:

  • Current full-time Barrett student or an incoming freshman or transfer student expected to be admitted to Barrett, The Honors College by March 8, 2024 and be enrolled in the School of Molecular Sciences (The College) or the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering (Fulton).
  • Minimum GPA: 3.25
  • Residency: Non-AZ Resident
  • Students must be in good academic standing with the college.
  • Must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filed for the 2024-25 academic year by the scholarship deadline to determine financial need. International students unable to file a FAFSA should complete a budget form included in this application.

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 Geoffrey and Jane Edmunds Scholarship for Excellence will assist qualified and driven students overcome financial barriers that may otherwise preclude the students from attending Barrett, the Honors College. Scholars will gain valuable knowledge, experience, and tools in personal and professional development to prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of life. The Barrett Leadership Team will meet with the Edmunds Scholars 2-3 times per semester to offer guidance, mentorship, and support.

Named for valued friends of Barrett, The Honors College, this scholarship recognizes academic excellence in an incoming first time freshman majoring in journalism or any field of business.

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.

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). 

The purpose of the Houts Family Scholarship is to provide support to out of state students at Barrett, The Honors College who are out-of-state residents and are active in service. The scholarship will help students with financial need pay for the cost of education.

The Jonathan J. Davis LGBTQ Scholarship is for incoming or current honors students who are positively contributing to the LGBTQ community. Scholarships are awarded to students who identify as part of the LGBTQ community and are pursuing their studies in STEM, business, performing arts, or film fields.

The Jordan A. Hibbs scholarship provides support to students enrolled at Barrett, The Honors College who are transfer students from a Maricopa County Community College who have overcome challenges in their journey to higher education. Hibbs scholars will receive an award of $1,000 to help cover their tuition expenses and Barrett fees.

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. 

Craig and Joanne Lewandowski are the first in their family to graduate from college. This scholarship is an opportunity to help others achieve all of the amazing opportunities that Arizona State University and Barrett, the Honors College afforded them. The experiencing of ASU and Barrett changed not only Craig and Joanne but also their three children, it is a gift, and they want to repay to the best of their ability.

This scholarship was created by Robert and Mary Anne Keegan, Matthew’s parents and Erica Keegan, Matthew’s sister. It is their desire that Matthew’s life continue to be an inspiration to others, especially those who are battling cancer.

Students affected by cancer face unique challenges. There are days when students are too ill recovering from surgery or from treatments to support themselves. The debilitating symptoms caused by both the disease and the treatments can make balancing academic and financial requirements almost impossible. The scholarship is meant to help ease the financial burden associated with the disease and support students to continue moving forward. Matthew’s dedication as a student and his determination to succeed even as he faced adversity is meant to inspire those that follow him. Students majoring in Finance, Marketing, or Supply Chain Management who have submitted a FAFSA and are either battling cancer themselves or have an immediate family member facing cancer are eligible for the scholarship. Financial need is not a prerequisite for application.

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.

Named for a valued friend of Arizona State University, this scholarship recognizes academic excellence in an incoming first-time freshman.

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.

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.

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

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.

This scholarship is named for the generous Tse family donor and friend of Barrett, awarding an incoming freshman with financial need.

The Wahl Family recognizes the importance of an inclusive and supportive learning environment and wants to encourage a welcoming honors education for all Barrett students. The Wahl Family is passionate about technology, engineering, education, and the arts, and would like to support Barrett students who show a passion for these fields as well as a passion for encouraging inclusion in their communities

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. Student need not be an art major.

Did you know: Barrett scholarship opportunities

Barrett scholarships are an excellent way to make your college experience more affordable. Our scholarships are awarded based on several criteria, including academic achievement, leadership qualities, financial need, personal talents, interests or a combination of these. We encourage all interested students to apply.

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Frequently asked questions about scholarships


Who is eligible?

All prospective students for the upcoming fall semester are encouraged to submit scholarship applications by the February 1 deadline. For the application to be considered, the student must be admitted to Barrett, The Honors College, by March 8, 2024. 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 8, 2024.

Eligibility requirements vary for individual scholarships; please see the list of specific Barrett scholarships to determine other eligibility requirements.

All scholarships are contingent on Barrett enrollment. Some of the awards are available to both incoming and continuing Barrett students, while others are specific to one group. Review the scholarship descriptions to confirm eligibility requirements.

What is the FAFSA?

The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Merit scholarships at ASU – those based on an academic accomplishment like the popular New American University Scholarship program – do not require the submission of the FAFSA. Need-based financial assistance requires the completion and submission of a FAFSA. 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.

Normally, the FAFSA becomes available each year on October 1; however, due to updates to the FAFSA, the 2024–2025 FAFSA is expected to be available in December 2023 (and not in October). The ASU priority filing date is January 15. Students hoping to be considered for Barrett scholarships must have their FAFSA on file by March 1.

How will I be notified?

Scholarship recipients will be notified of their awards via their ASU email by May 1 (due to the FAFSA delay). Please keep your email address up-to-date with the university through My ASU.

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