American Indian Alumni Club

The UA Alumni Association awards academic scholarships to students through its chapters and clubs program and with the charitable support of donors, friends and the Arizona community. All UAAA scholarships are available via Scholarship Universe to students attending the University of Arizona. Scholarship Universe is an advanced scholarship management system for UA students and departments. It matches Wildcats to thousands of UA and non-UA opportunities and UA scholarship applications are fast-tracked. Our mission is to support American Indian Alumni of The University of Arizona (UA) by providing networking opportunities, serving as a liaison between the University and our alumni membership, and by recognizing personal and professional achievement of our membership. In addition, AIA supports American Indian students at the UA through mentorship, community service and the provision of scholarship opportunities.

Questions can be directed to AIA President: Jonathan Rios,

Native SOAR (Student Outreach, Access & Resiliency)

Native SOAR is a mulitgenerational service-learning mentoring program that equips undergraduate students at the University of Arizona (UA) to mentor local middle and high school students. In the program's two-tier mentoring model, enrolled undergraduates are also mentored by current UA graduate students and professionals from within the Tucson and University community. Native SOAR was established in 2005 by Dr. Jenny Lee, Professor at the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the UA's College of Education, and Dr. Amanda Tachine, Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for Indian Education at Arizona State University.

Native American Science & Engineering Program

NASEP is a year-long program designed to provide Native American, Alaskan Native, and Hawaiian Native high school students with a vision of a career in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field; connects students with academic professionals and industry representatives from STEM-related interests; and catalyze the student's motivation to complete chemistry, physics, and pre-calculus before graduating high school. Through one-on-one college preparation coaching with university affiliates, building a computer from its essential components, interactive workshops, and family events, students learn how to effectively prepare for the college admissions process, receive important information about academic success, and are exposed to different STEM career paths. The introduction to the year-long program begins in the summer, with interactions continuing throughout the year via email, phone call, text messaging, mail, and social media that can be accessed through their awarded technology device. A few of the yearly opportunities outside of the summer experience have included college and scholarship advisement, conference attendance, and networking with STEM professionals.