The programs below highlight just a few of the resources on campus that focus on underrepresented students at the university. For a more complete list of student resources, check out:
The AASA Internship Program
The AASA Internship provides hands-on experience with community building, facilitating workshops, and giving presentations that advance knowledge of social justice and issues relevant to the Black community. This internship course will require students to attend a series of workshops and training that explore issues related to identity, equity, and how to facilitate discussions on difficult topics and maintain dialogue across social groups. In addition, interns will plan and coordinate annual community events such as the Fall Welcome, the annual Thanksgiving Dinner, Kwanzaa celebration, and the Graduation and Convocation Ceremony. To learn more about the internship program, contact AASA at (520)621-3419 or email email@example.com.
Maximum Education Results in Two Semesters (MERITS) – 360 Scholars
MERITS is a program coordinated by the office of Student Transitions. The program is designed to facilitate students’ understanding of the purposes and benefits of higher education, recognize their abilities to set and achieve personal and academic goals, and help students develop a working knowledge of the resources available to them on campus. MERITS-360 offers students the opportunity to develop community with an emphasis on African/African American identity and culture.
Helps students to succeed in college. The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) assists first generation and other qualifying students with their transition to the University. SSS provides services and support throughout each student’s entire academic career.
A six-week summer bridge program designed to help first-year freshman succeed in the transition from high school to university life. The program helps participants to become well-rounded university students by focusing on academics, residence life, orientation, and extracurricular activities.
Ronald E. McNair Achievement Program
The Ronald E. McNair Achievement Program is a graduate school preparation program for University of Arizona undergraduates. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the program provides low-income, first generation, and underrepresented students with opportunities and activities to excel in their undergraduate studies and assistance in admission into doctoral programs.
Graduate College Diversity Programs
Advises prospective students in the admission process and in obtaining financial support for graduate school. The program also fosters opportunities for graduate students to build community ties, strengthen networking skills, and enhance professional development.
Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)
Assists undergraduates from underrepresented populations in biomedical research and are interested in obtaining a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D in that field. Provisions include summer and academic year stipends, tuition support, health insurance, travel assistance, and preparation for graduate school through academic class.
Minority Health Disparities and Research Opportunities
Identifies outstanding under-represented students admitted to one of UA’s 16 Ph.D. biomedical programs to receive the National Institute of Health (NIH) Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity Graduate Study Awards. They also identify rising juniors and seniors for the Minority Health Disparities Summer Research Opportunities Program (MHD/SROP), a paid research experience focusing on issues that affect minority communities in a disproportionate manner. Provisions include 6 units of upper-division credit (tuition paid), $4,000 summer stipend, paid travel, and UA resident hall housing available for non-UA students.