Global Futures General Application for Incoming Graduate Students

This is the general scholarship application for incoming graduate students in the College of Global Futures whose degree programs are housed in the School of Complex Adaptive Systems, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and School of Sustainability.

Incoming means you have already applied to a program in the College of Global Futures and plan to start taking classes in the 2024-2025 academic year if you are admitted. 

The College of Global Futures, in cooperation with the ASU Scholarship Office, believes in recognizing and supporting eligible global futures students with financial assistance to support academic goals. Our numerous scholarships are funded through many sources including private businesses, corporations, foundations, alumni, and individual donors.

The application process is very competitive and selection is based on varying criteria such as academic merit, GPA, leadership and community service, a program of study, academic and professional development goals, financial need, and residency classification.

  • Amount: $500 – $5,000
  • Deadline: February 15, 2024
  • Award term: Fall 2024 and Spring 2025
  • Academic level: Incoming graduate students
  • Eligibility: This application is only available to incoming graduate students who have applied to a degree program in the School of Complex Adaptive Systems, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, or School of Sustainability in the College of Global Futures and who plan on being enrolled for the 2024-2025 academic year (if admitted). If awarded a scholarship, students must register full-time each fall and spring semester for award disbursement. Some of our scholarships are merit-based and prior GPA and coursework may be taken into consideration. Some of our scholarships are need-based and may require students to demonstrate financial need. To determine financial need, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an indicator used to determine need. Complete the FAFSA in order to be considered for financial need-based scholarships.
  • Essay: Students should answer essay prompts based on their experiences. Responses to essay prompts will be used to match students with available scholarships. It’s important that students spend time preparing meaningful responses to these questions and pay attention to spelling, grammar, and paragraph structure. 
  • Reference: Applicants will be asked to include the name and contact information of a faculty member or instructor who has agreed to serve as a reference.