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: http://www.arizona.edu/diversity/get-academic-support
B.L.A.C.K.Click or enter to reveal information below
Building Leaders and Creating Knowledge is a residential program for Frosh that incorporates cultural knowledge and experiences with academic support in a living community. Currently, students are housed on the entire 4th floor of Navajo-Pinal dorm. Students in B.L.A.C.K. can expect to make new friends and be guided towards success in their first year on campus!
The AASA Internship ProgramClick or enter to reveal information below
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
New StartClick or enter to reveal information below
TrioClick or enter to reveal information below
Graduate College Diversity ProgramsClick or enter to reveal information below
Ronald E. McNair Achievement ProgramClick or enter to reveal information below
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.
Minority Health Disparities and Research OpportunitiesClick or enter to reveal information below
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.
Prodigy (formerly MERITS)Click or enter to reveal information below
Prodigy helps freshmen deal with the new expectations, challenges and unexpected bumps of college in a fun and welcoming atmosphere with staff and students who care about student success at the UA. They are a free, goal-driven program open to any incoming UA freshman. Students meet with trained Peer Advisors one-on-one, twice a month to discuss academic concerns, success strategies and life. Prodigy Peer Advisors empower students to have a fun and successful freshmen year.
Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)Click or enter to reveal information below
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.