Magellan Scholarship Application Information

Through the generous donations of members of the Magellan Circle in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), we can provide a number of students with $500 Magellan Circle Scholarship. The scholarship is open to all undergraduate students in good standing at the University of Arizona who are majoring in one of the programs offered within SBS, who have a documented level of financial need, are making satisfactory progress toward their degree, and will be enrolled in classes at the University of Arizona during the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters. Recipients will be selected based on a combination of their academic performance and financial need.

2013 Magellan Circle Scholars will be expected to attend a meeting (date TBD) in the Douglass Building, a breakfast event (December 12, 2013) to meet your scholarship Patron; and the  Magellan Circle Gala Dinner in Spring 2014.

Please note that the following groups are not eligible: International students, and part-time students.

In order to apply, please submit the following (Please read carefully):

  1. Complete the online application and upload the following documents:
  • A brief written statement (not more than 2 pages typed and double-spaced) explaining why you believe you should receive a Magellan Scholarship. You may write about background and education, your professional and personal goals, your financial situation, and/or how this $500 award can help you achieve your academic goals. The latter is very important, since the final decision will be based as much or more on financial need as it is on academic performance.
  • One letter of support (which can be written by an academic advisor, TA's or professor in the College of SBS or outside the College of SBS, or, if you are an incoming freshman, a high school advisor. If you are a transfer student, a letter from an academic advisor or professor from your previous institution is acceptable). This letter must be uploaded to scholarship universe or if there are any issues with that, you can have it emailed directly to
  • Current FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be on file; no need to attach the form. Please refer to the Office of Student Financial Aid website:



APPLICATION DEADLINE WILL BE DUE AT MIDNIGHT ON Monday, October 7, 2013. No late materials will be accepted, and we will not review incomplete applications. For information about the application process, email Jennifer Bailey in the SBS Development Office or call 520-626-6977.

All application must be completed online at Scholarship Universe's website If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Douglass Building Room 200W
PO BOX 210028
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

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