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Arizona State University is committed to helping a greater number of academically qualified students graduate than ever. Our New American University Scholar awards are offered to outstanding freshmen as they pursue academic excellence at ASU. This program provides qualified students a monetary award and an environment focusing on knowledge, learning and research plus resources toward understanding and helping solve society's most pressing challenges.
Must Demonstrate Need:
Incoming first-year student
IMPORTANT SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS
-Your university merit scholarship begins with the term in which you have been admitted.
-If you do not enroll at ASU for the term admitted, you will forfeit your scholarship.
-Your university merit scholarship is a cash award that will remain the same amount throughout your eligibility. Your award is applied toward your educational expenses, including tuition, fees, and room and board. Please be aware that your award may not cover all of your expenses. You will be responsible for payment of any additional charges not covered by your award.
-ASU does not award multiple institutional scholarships. In the event you become qualified for a New American University Scholarship award, ASU will apply the award with the highest dollar value.
-Students enrolled in an ASU Online major are ineligible for this scholarship. If you change your major to an online major, you will lose your scholarship eligibility.
NEXT STEPS RELATED TO YOUR SCHOLARSHIP
-View your scholarship award on My ASU.
-Pay your enrollment deposit from My ASU. By paying your enrollment deposit, you will automatically accept your scholarship.
- You are strongly encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to determine your eligibility for additional funding.
-View your scholarship award and view and take action on any other financial aid you may receive through My ASU.
-Enroll (complete registration for classes) as a full-time student (12+ ASU credit hours).
You must remain enrolled in ASU courses as a full-time
undergraduate student for your scholarship to disburse. See
“Renewing Your Scholarship” for total credit-hour requirements for renewal. Your scholarship funds will be automatically applied toward your university charges after you register for classes.
RENEWING YOUR SCHOLARSHIP
Annual renewal criteria
Your scholarship has been awarded for up to eight consecutive semesters (fall and spring) toward completion of your first undergraduate degree, provided you continually meet the renewal criteria:
-You must successfully complete a minimum of 24 ASU credit hours by the end of each spring semester with a minimum 2.50 ASU cumulative GPA to renew your scholarship for the following year.
-If you enter in spring, you will need to complete a total of 12 ASU credit hours with a minimum 2.50 ASU cumulative GPA by the end of the first spring semester.
-You must remain continuously enrolled at ASU (fall/spring semesters).
As required for renewal, if you enroll in fewer than 12 ASU credit hours your scholarship funds will not disburse, you will forfeit that semester’s award, and that semester still counts against your maximum award terms of eligibility. Scholarships are awarded on a per semester, fall or spring basis. If you complete your first undergraduate degree prior to your maximum award terms, you are only eligible to receive the one semester award for the term in which you graduate.
QUALIFYING TYPES OF CREDIT
-ASU courses (including ASU study abroad) completed in the fall and spring semesters count toward credit-hour requirements.
-The following does not satisfy credit-hour requirements for renewal eligibility; however, they may be used toward your overall credits for degree completion:
*Consortium agreement/concurrent enrollment courses, repeated courses, audited courses or courses for which you receive a grade of incomplete or “Z.”
*Transfer credits from other colleges/universities or correspondence courses.
*Any credits received by examination, including Advanced Placement, CLEP, IB and other tests.
*Credits earned at ASU before the start of your admitted academic year. Note that grades earned before the start of your admitted academic year are included in the calculation of your ASU cumulative GPA.
CODE OF CONDUCT
ASU students are expected to abide by the Student Code of Conduct. Violation(s) of the Student Code of Conduct resulting in a suspension, expulsion or administrative withdrawal will result in loss of your scholarship. This decision may not be appealed.
OPTIONS FOR STUDENTS NOT MEETING RENEWAL CRITERIA
If you believe you will not meet renewal criteria by the end of the spring semester, consider your options:
-Speak with your academic advisor. Your advisor is there to help you succeed in reaching your academic goals. If you are at risk of not meeting your renewal criteria, your advisor can help guide you through the steps you need to take in order to get back on the path to academic success.
-Enroll in ASU summer session courses. If you need to complete additional ASU credit hours or increase your ASU cumulative GPA to meet renewal criteria, you can take summer classes to make up these deficiencies. If you do not meet renewal criteria after taking summer session courses, you may not file an appeal.
-If you experienced significant, extenuating circumstances beyond your control (e.g., an extended, serious medical emergency or the death of an immediate family member) and are unable to use the summer sessions option, you may file an appeal. Appeals are due by July 1 and late requests will not be considered. Be aware that common challenges, such as difficulty with classes, work or family obligations, are not considered extenuating circumstances. students.asu.edu/forms/scholarship-appeal
LEAVE OF ABSENCE/DEFERMENT
-If you require a leave of absence, check ASU's current readmission requirements and leave of absence policies. To retain your scholarship for use after your leave of absence, your deferment must be approved by ASU Scholarship Services before you leave. students.asu.edu/forms/scholarships
ASU Scholarship Services
ASU Admissions Application