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Special Programs

ASU offers students special opportunities, including the New American University Scholarship and the Obama Scholars Program.

New American University Scholars
ASU’s New American University Scholarship program is offered to academically outstanding students who demonstrate great potential to become highly achieving ASU students. In addition to a monetary award to help them pay for college, New American University scholars enjoy special opportunities to become involved in some of the university’s most exciting initiatives, both scholarly and social. 

ASU College Attainment Grant Program
The ASU College Attainment Grant Program is our commitment to Arizona’s low-income families – making college affordable and accessible. Consideration deadline is July 1.

Obama Scholars Program 
The Obama Scholars Program is open to highly motivated Arizona residents who demonstrate leadership qualities, but who, because of a lack of family resources, face obstacles in obtaining higher education. Funded by gift aid from various sources and Federal Work-Study funds, ASU covers the costs of attending the university for up to eight full-time semesters for Obama Scholars. Consideration deadline is March 1.

Arizona Foster Care Tuition Waiver
The Arizona foster care tuition waiver helps Arizona foster children earn a college degree by offering them free tuition.