National Hispanic Scholars

Hispanic Students working on campus

The University of Arizona is proud to be the first university in Arizona to earn an official Hispanic Serving Institution designation by the U.S. Department of Education.

Our HSI designation not only recognizes our commitment to serving Hispanic students, but also allows us to strengthen our opportunities for them. This includes opportunities for grants and research, student support services and others.

As a National Hispanic Scholar at Arizona, you will receive all of the National Merit Scholars benefits including individualized support and automatic admission to the W.A. Franke Honors College, plus the confidence of knowing that your university is actively committed to your success.

In addition to the opportunities available within the Franke Honors College, you may choose to get involved with the university’s Adalberto & Ana Guerrero Student Center. The center offers culturally affirming programs and events that cultivate a sense of belonging, build community, encourage critical reflection, and develop Hispanic students as learners, leaders and professionals.