Upon completion of the First Year Experience, you will be given the opportunity to apply to the Blue Chip: Years 2-4. In Years 2-4, you select a theme in order to learn about creating positive change and how to address issues in society through a thematic lens of leadership.
Years 2-4 will prepare you to:
Each year of the program costs $375. Fees are charged to your University account at the Bursar’s Office and can be paid in the same manner that you pay tuition or other fees.
Blue Chip also provides an opportunity for students who demonstrate the need for financial assistant in paying the Blue Chip yearly fee to apply for a fee waiver. The Fee Waiver Application is available to students who have financial aid and/or family/personal budgeting conflicts with having to pay $375 fee. Filling out this application does not guarantee a fee waiver to the Blue Chip Leadership Experience. Please note the fee waiver form will only be available for returning students from May 1st-June 25th.
If you need assistance with the $375 fee, you can enroll in the payment plan by filling out the Blue Chip Payment Plan Form. Enrolling in the payment plan entails splitting the fee into two segments. Rather than being charged the enitre $375 in the fall semester, you will be charged $187.50 in the fall semester and $187.50 in the spring semester.
The fee waiver application is only available for current student until June 26th. After June 26th the application is only available to students applying to be new members in Blue Chip. Once you fill out this application, the Blue Chip staff will review the application and then contact you if you receive a full or partial fee waiver. Decisions are not made until late August.
Fulfilling the University’s Engagement Initiative:
The University of Arizona is launching the 100% Engagement Initiative which is intended to provide you with high level, experiential, hands-on learning opportunities by graduation. One of these high level experiences at the University of Arizona is the Blue Chip Leadership: Years 2-4.
The Blue Chip Leadership Experience is designed to prepare you professionally by providing you with opportunities that help you enhance the leadership skills that employers look for. According to the 2016 NACE Job Outlook Survey, the top two skills employers are looking for on a resume are Leadership and Teamwork, both of which Blue Chip teaches.