Rombach and Bretall Scholarships

Nov. 1, 2023

Religious Studies is now accepting applications for the Rombach and Bretall Scholarships. The application deadline is November 1, 2023

Awards will be made based on academic achievement, need, and seniority in the Religious Studies Program (the number of courses taken toward completing the major in Religious Studies or Religious Studies for Health Professionals).

Value of Scholarship: $1,000-$2000


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be majors in Religious Studies or Religious Studies for Health Professionals (RSHP).
  • Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Awardees must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units of credit at the University of Arizona during the 2024 Spring semester. Awards are distributed to awardees' bursar accounts to use for educational expenses during the Spring semester.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this funding, please email the following to Marcela Thompson ( by November 1, 2023:

  1. Your University of Arizona transcript. It is fine to send an unofficial transcript.
  2. A 1-to-2-page letter of application, addressing the following points: 
  • Why did you choose to major in Religious Studies or Religious Studies for Health Professionals (RSHP)?
  • What has the Religious Studies or RSHP major meant to you? In other words, what impact has the major had on your experience as an undergraduate at the University of Arizona?
  • How will this scholarship help you to achieve your goals as a Religious Studies or RSHP major?
  • NOTE: At the top of your letter of application, please include the following information: your name, your university email address, your major(s), your expected graduation date, and the Religious Studies courses you will have completed by the end of Fall 2023.

Recipients of a previous Rombach/Bretall Scholarship during a regular award cycle are not eligible for a second scholarship. Recipients of Emergency Rombach funds ARE eligible to apply for a regular Rombach/Bretall Scholarship (if not previously received during the regular award cycle).

Questions? Contact Prof. Max Strassfeld (