National Merit Scholars

National Merit Scholars

You have tremendous potential. Now, let’s unleash it.

The Honors College proudly welcomes National Merit Finalists and Semi-Finalists because of the notable ambition they bring to our community.

Excel in innovative classes, be mentored by top professors, enjoy living in a first-class Honors Village designed for students like you, and take full advantage of all the additional benefits available at your fingertips as an Honors College member and a student at one of the world’s top research universities.

In addition to substantial funding awards, National Merit Scholars receive additional benefits at Arizona, including:



We’ll provide you with one-on-one guidance for topics like:

  • Completing your application
  • Enrolling in the university
  • Connecting to campus resources


As a National Scholar, you won’t have to apply to the Honors College – because you’re already in.

In addition to National Merit Semifinalists & Finalists, National Scholars include:

  • National Hispanic Scholars
  • National African American Scholars
  • National Indigenous Scholars
  • National Rural and Small Town Scholars