Scholarship, Obama scholars, and CAG appeal application

Submission Deadlines

  • All scholarship and financial aid programs - Aug. 1.
  • Merit students with conditionally approved, fall-only awards - Dec. 31.

Completed appeals must be received by close of business on the appeal deadline. Late requests will not be accepted.

This form allows students who did not meet scholarship renewal criteria the opportunity to request a review of their scholarship eligibility if there are special or unusual circumstances.

You should only submit a scholarship appeal form if you experienced significant extenuating circumstances beyond your control. Examples of extenuating circumstances include:

  • Medical. Only serious conditions may be considered extenuating circumstances. Both physical and mental illness will be evaluated as a medical circumstance. A doctor’s statement should be present that indicates the illness significantly hindered your ability to attend class or fulfill academic obligations.
  • Compassionate. Only extraordinary personal circumstances beyond your control that prevented you from continuing classes may be considered extenuating circumstances.
    • The compassionate care of a seriously ill immediate family member may be considered if credible documentation is provided with the appeal.
    • A death in the immediate family may be a valid circumstance. The death of an extended family member or friend may be considered a valid circumstance if you can explain and document why that death was exceptionally distressing.
    • If you are a victim of crime or abuse and can explain how it significantly impacted your ability to attend classes or fulfill academic obligations. Credible documentation, such as a copy of a police report, should accompany the appeal.

Please note other challenges , such as difficulty with classes, time management, work or family responsibilities, or other co-curricular commitments will not be considered a valid reason for an appeal. If you experienced other challenges we encourage you to consult your academic advisor and utilize ASU resources to ensure that you receive the guidance and assistance necessary to remain on track to graduate.

The Scholarship Appeal Committee will review the appeal and a written notification of their decision to your ASU email address. Appeals take approximately four to six weeks to process.


  • Included with the form.

Complete and submit online.

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