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Scholarship Information

The following information pertains to the payment, disbursement, and delivery of Scholarship awards. The process for receiving your award will depend on the type of scholarship, as described below.

For UA Scholarships and Waivers

Provided that you have met all of the financial aid requirements, the funds will credit your Bursar account and pay off any account balance owed to the University. For questions about your award, eligibility, or awards not appearing on your student account, please contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Scholarship Donors

Refer to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid Scholarship Donor Information.

For Outside Scholarships

Scholarships may be sent directly to The University of Arizona or given to the student.

These checks are typically made payable in one of the following three ways:

1) Checks payable to The University of Arizona (recommended)

Checks payable to The University of Arizona should include the student name and 8-character ID number on the memo section of the check. Mail or deliver the check to:

Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Attn: Operations
PO Box 210066
Tucson, AZ 85721-0066

2) Checks payable to The University of Arizona and the student

Checks payable to The University of Arizona and to the student should include the student's 8-character ID number on the memo section of the check. Mail or deliver the check to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid address below. To avoid processing delays, students should endorse the check before it is mailed or delivered. If the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid receives a check made out to The University of Arizona and the student, the student will receive an email notification and a "To Do" item (on UAccess) letting them know they need to endorse the check.

Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Attn: Operations
PO Box 210066
Tucson, AZ 85721-0066

You may also bring Scholarship checks to the Bursar's Office in the University Services Building, Room 106, and a courier will deliver them to the Financial Aid Office for you.

Once the check has been received, a scholarship counselor will load the award into the system. Provided that you meet all of the financial aid and donor requirements, the funds will credit your Bursar account and pay off any account balance owed to the University. Your residual funds will be directly deposited into your bank account or mailed to your mailing address, depending on the delivery method you've selected in UAccess.

3) Checks payable to the student only

Scholarship checks received by The University of Arizona that are made payable to the student will be sent to the Bursar's Office. If you do not have a balance on your student account, the check will be mailed to your mailing address. If you do have an account balance, we will send an e-mail to your University e-mail address requesting that you come to the Bursar's Office, University Services Building, Room 106, and endorse your check. Once endorsed, the check will be applied to your account and pay off any account balance owed to the University. We will issue you a check for the residual scholarship funds, as long as you meet all of the financial aid requirements.

You must present your CatCard or a valid photo ID in order to endorse a scholarship check.