Legacy Scholarship Award
"The SALT Center has made me a better student, both inside and outside the classroom." - Matthew Smiley, Legacy Scholarship Award Recipient
At the SALT Center, we want to ensure that all students have access to our services, which is why we partner with generous donors to offer several need-based scholarships every year. In 2014, we established the Legacy Scholarship Award, which covers all SALT Center fees for one qualified student throughout their tenure in our program. In addition to financial need, this scholarship is awarded based on rigorous academic criteria that must be met and maintained.
Our current Legacy Scholarship Award recipient is Matt Smiley. When he learned that he had been selected for this scholarship, Matt was elated: "I felt like I won the lottery!" However, Matt's work ethic and achievements prove that being chosen for this award had nothing to do with luck - it was a conscious investment in his remarkable potential, and it is already paying dividends.
We want to grow this award so that we can offer it to more deserving students, like Matt. As he puts it, “There are other hard-working students at the SALT Center who have a difficulty covering their expenses while they pursue a college degree. The Legacy Scholarship Award could allow them to focus on their college experience rather than worrying about their financial situation. That is what this scholarship has done for me.”
We are grateful to be a part of Matt's journey at the UA, and incredibly proud of the way he continues to exceed our expectations. This holiday season, we invite you to invest in the future of our students with a contribution to the Legacy Scholarship Award. Together, we can help more Wildcats who learn differently realize their full potential.
Fun Facts about Matt
Year in School: Junior
Major: Business; Eller College of Management, Accounting
Extra-Curriculars and Clubs:
- SALT Center Tech Coach
- UA Water Polo Club
- Delta Sigma Psi Business Fraternity
- UA Public Speaking Club
- Accounting Students Association
Study Abroad: Brazil, Summer 2016
Invest in the Future of Our Students
- Click here to be redirected to our secure University of Arizona Foundation Giving Page
- Select “Legacy Scholarship Award” (or the fund of your choice) from the drop-down menu