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Athletic Scholarships

UA Adaptive Athletics actively recruits top athletes from around the US and abroad.  To recruit and retain our most promising junior and student athletes, we must be able to offer scholarships that are competitive compared to other universities. 

Students interested in receiving an Athletic Scholarship Awards (ASA) must visit campus, and provide an athletic resume, as well as a list of references. Recipients are selected based on the information provided and the coaching staff's assessment of their athletic abilities. In order to receive an ASA, students must be admitted to UA and complete the admissions application process through the Admissions Office.

In order to remain eligible for the scholarship, recipients must meet the following criteria throughout the duration of their enrollment at the University:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Fully meet the expectations and obligations of their primary sport set by their head coach.
  • Participate in the program development efforts.


Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Scholarship

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation (CHNF) Scholarship application process for 2016-2017 is now open!

The CHNF will provide funding for full in-state as well as out of state tuition and fees to support students with SCI for the duration of their undergraduate or graduate degree program (subject to ongoing minimum GPA requirements).  A supplemental support fund for scholarship recipients to overcome barriers to academic success is provided upon approval and can include (but is not limited to) transportation, child care, caregiver services, adaptive equipment, books and or assistive technology.  

2016-2017 Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Scholarship Application

Please email completed application form to: Dave Herr-Cardillo by midnight, March 04, 2016.  Please contact Dave Herr-Cardillo at (520) 626-4667 with questions.