Give Arizona’s brightest low-income students the chance to pursue higher education at the University of Arizona.

  • 70% of AZA recipients are first generation college students

  • 2,500 AZA students have graduated since its inception in 2008

  • 82% of AZA students are students of color

  • 87% freshman retention rate

Improving Outcomes

Through connections to leadership, cultural and community involvement and first year transition programs, our Arizona Assurance students have higher retention rates than their peers.

A Diverse & High Potential Student Body

In November of 2018, University of Arizona rolled out a strategic plan that is distinctly student centered -“The Wildcat Journey: Driving student success for a rapidly changing world” is a lead pillar and AZA is critical to meeting our key goals in this area. 

More than a Scholarship

Faculty and peer mentoring programs along with other enrichment programs like internships, leadership support and community involvement opportunities means AZA students are building a strong foundation for success. 

CHARLINDA HAUDLEY, M.ED, Arizona Assurance Scholar

"Coming from the Navajo Nation, the program
helped me be academically successful, boosted
my self-confidence, and connected me with
other people of color on campus, which
made me feel like I belonged at the UA.."