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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for the Dr. Manuel Barrera Jr. Memorial Scholarship. This award is for a graduate student in The College who is a first-generation college student, and/or registered with Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services, and/or demonstrates an interest in service to the community or campus and plans to continue giving back to the community after graduation. One scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student annually in the natural sciences division of The College.

Applications are due no later than March 13, 2024, for Fall 2024 disbursement. Students graduating in Spring 2024 or Summer 2024 are not eligible.


The recipient must be a student enrolled in a doctoral or master’s program administered by the Natural Sciences in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The student must be in good academic standing with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 and an Arizona Resident.

Students graduating in Spring 2024 or Summer 2024 are not eligible.

Application Process

All applicants who submit a complete set of materials by the deadline will be considered. The College award committee will review applications by federal, state and university laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

Applicants should complete the application form and include the required materials listed below.


  • Faculty letter of recommendation.
  • General application form submission.
  • CV.
  • An essay of a maximum of 500 words that describes how the student and their activities or research meet the objectives of the award.

Funds are distributed through ASU student accounts. Please be aware that the award may affect your financial aid package; contact Financial Aid and Scholarship Services for information specific to your account. The award will apply to any outstanding balance you may owe to ASU first and any remaining funds will be provided to you via direct deposit or check. Please contact with any questions.


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Letter of Recommendation

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