The Medallion Scholarship Program is one of the ASU Alumni Association’s signature scholarship initiatives. More than a financial award, the comprehensive program recognizes and develops a tradition of leadership, scholarship and service.
This year, the ASU Alumni AssociationFounded in 1894, the ASU Alumni Association connects ASU’s more than 500,000 alumni. Dedicated to serving and uniting all graduates of ASU, the Alumni Association hosts programs and oversees numerous groups that enhance the alumni experience and help alumni engage with their alma mater. is awarding an annual scholarship of $3,600, or $14,400 over the course of four years, to a select group of 39 Arizona high school graduates. These 39 students will be joining 100 students who are current Medallion Scholars at ASU.
In order to qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be an incoming first-year student from an Arizona high school and must have been awarded the New American University Deans merit-based scholarship, which is an award that recognizes academic achievement. The Alumni Association's Medallion Scholarship Program selection committee is comprised of more than 200 ASU alumni from around the world who review applications and interview the scholars.
Financial support for the Medallion Scholarship Program comes from individual donations and from a portion of the fees paid for ASU collegiate license plates. For each ASU license plate, $17 of the $25 is allocated directly to the Medallion Scholarship fund that gives ASU students opportunities to enhance their college experience through participation in this leadership scholarship program.
The Medallion Scholarship Program incorporates components of leadership, scholarship and service. During their four years as a Medallion Scholar, these students become leaders within the university and their communities through community service, both individually and as a group, specific leadership development and training courses, participation in a mentorship program and requirements to maintain a satisfactory grade-point average.