Arizona State University offers up to 400 scholarships for ASU students to apply for to help pay for school
By Nicole Gimpl
Visit Arizona State University’s website and find a number of scholarships that are applicable to students of any creed, race, financial standing, education level or gender.
ASU Freshman Admissions Counselor Erin Eldridge says, “We have plenty of scholarships available for our students; at our peak time we offer nearly 400 different ASU-affiliated scholarships that students may apply for.”
Many of these scholarships have no minimum GPA or SAT/ ACT score. This provides an advantage to many students who, want to go to college, but have a hard time financially, getting there.
ASU’s Scholarship Search is an innovative tool which allows students to input their specific financial and grade situation to find scholarships best suited for them.
On June 16, 2014 ASU announced via Google+: “We are proud to announce a new collaboration with Starbucks Coffee that will allow Starbucks partners to finish a bachelor’s degree via ASU Online. The program will provide access to higher education, which otherwise may be unavailable due to cost barriers.”
The scholarships ASU provides links for online not only come from inside the university, but outside as well from private investors or groups looking to sponsor students.
“Students can find some helpful websites where [private investor scholarships] are listed.” Erin Eldridge said the ASU website was the go-to resource for those options, under ‘Search for Outside Scholarships’.
According to an article in Forbes Magazine in 2012: since 1985, the college inflation rate has increased by 500 percent, while at the same time, the annual household income has risen only 147 percent since 1982.
“College is really expensive. Any chance I get, I look up different types of scholarships. The ASU scholarship search is helpful, because it brings my attention to scholarships I wouldn’t have found otherwise,” Red Mountain High School senior Lindsey Ibarra said.
For more information about scholarships or admission requirements for incoming freshman or current students, contact your local admissions advisor, found on the ASU website.