About this resource

The Nina Scholars Program is a scholarship program dedicated to providing educational opportunities for individuals who would not normally receive traditional academic scholarships and whose personal commitments and financial circumstances would preclude their attendance without substantial, long-term scholarship support.


Available to individuals meeting at least one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Adults who are 25 years or older who have dependents in their household
  • College-age youth and adults with physical disabilities
  • Incoming Freshman or continuing student ages 18 – 25, raised through the child welfare system and having no form of financial support (e.g. an independent foster youth)

Applicants must also meet all of the following requirements:

  • Must have applied to ASU for admission before applying for this scholarship (excludes ASU Online)
  • Be a U.S. citizen and resident of Arizona
  • Be working toward your first college degree 
  • Have previously completed no more than 24 college-level, degree-applicable credits (e.g. entering or current freshman; NOT upper division students)
  • Demonstrate financial need, as determined by FAFSA
1 University Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85287
United States