Overview

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 of Liberal Arts and Sciences 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 of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Applications are due no later than March 1, 2023, for fall 2023 disbursement. Students graduating in spring 2023 or summer 2023 are not eligible.

Eligibility

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 during the Spring 2023 and Fall 2023 semesters. Students graduating in Spring 2023 or Summer 2023 are not eligible. The student must be in good academic standing with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 and an Arizona resident.

Application Process

All applicants who submit a complete set of materials by the deadline will be considered. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 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.

Required:

  • 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.

Applications are due no later than March 1, 2023, for fall 2023 disbursement. Students graduating in Spring 2023 or Summer 2023 are not eligible.

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 thecollege-grad@asu.edu with any questions.

Application

The application is available online.

Apply Here 

Faculty Recommendation

Faculty members should submit their recommendations here.

Submit a Faculty Letter of Recommendation Here