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Private Scholarships for UAA Students

Alaska Community Foundation Scholarship

The Alaska Community Foundation offers scholarships that are made possible by passionate community members committed to helping Alaskans pursue their education dreams. Each Scholarship has specific criteria, eligible UAA and Non-UA institutions/programs, deadlines, and required supplements. Application deadlines vary.

PEO Chapter K Scholarship

The PEO Chapter K Scholarship is available to females attending UAA, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and a minimum class standing of Sophomore. Award amount is $1,000 ($500 a semester). Fall application deadline is June 15th, spring application deadline is October 15th.

Alaska Native Epidemiology Center Scholarship

The Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, a department of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, is pleased to announce that it will be awarding scholarships for the University of Alaska Anchorage Master's of Public Health (MPH) Program. The scholarship will include the tuition, fees, and course materials for one course offered through the distance-learning MPH Program. For a list of available courses and information about UAA's MPH Program, visit:

The Export Council of Alaska Scholarship

The Export Council of Alaska is offering scholarships to high school seniors and college students who are Alaska residents and plan to pursue a degree in International Studies. A total of $5,000 will be distributed among students who are awarded the scholarship.


Alaska Scholarships

Alaska Community Foundation Scholarship

The Alaska Community Foundation is proud to support Alaska students in their educational and career pursuits, through a number of scholarship opportunities: from students pursuing technology education, to nursing students. A wide range of students can benefit from ACF's scholarships. Deadlines to apply vary.

ACLU Alaska Foundation Scholarship

The ACLU Alaska foundation is pleased to offer The Joan Hamilton Memorial Scholarship: a $2500 award to a post secondary school. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist Alaska students who wish to pursue a career related to law in which she or he will advocate for Alaska Native rights and defend the civil liberties of the peoples of rural Alaska. 2015/2016 application period to be announced.

Alaska Space Grant Program Scholarship

The Alaska Space Grant Program is offering scholarships and fellowships to students (U.S. Citizens) majoring in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics). Application requirements and award amounts vary between scholarships and fellowships. Deadlines to apply vary.

The Bill Countryman Scholarship

Each year, Credit Union 1 is proud to offer the Bill Countryman Scholarship program to qualified Alaskan applicants. Application period: January 1- April 1 of each year.

Edward and Anna Range Schmidt Charitable Trust Scholarship

The Edward and Anna Range Schmidt Charitable Trust offers grants and emergency financial assistance for Alaska Native students of Earth and Environmental Science (internship support, travel and/or expenses related to workshops and science fairs, support needed to secure employment in science-related fields or emergency needs). They accept applications anytime and must be made by letter from a sponsor. Write to: PO Box 770982, Eagle River, AK 99577 or call Nora Shew or Frederic Wilson at 1.907.786.7445/7448

Alaska Water Well Association Scholarship

The Alaska Water Well Association (AWWA) is offering an annual $500 award to an undergraduate who is an Alaska resident and is enrolled full time. Deadline to apply is May 5th of the year for which fall enrollment is planned.

American Legion 40/8 Scholarship

The American Legion 40/8 is offering awards for full time nursing students who demonstrate financial need. Contact American Legion: 907-242-1530 for deadline information.

Mat-Su Health Foundation Scholarship

The Mat-Su Health Foundation Scholarship is open to students who have a primary residence in Mat-Su and have a major or other course of study linked to healthcare. Applications for Vocational Scholarships are accepted year-round. 2015/2016 application period to be announced.

The Mint Dental Scholarship

The Mint Dental Scholarship is going to award one high school student and one college student from Alaska a $250 prize every semester.Two prizes will be awarded in the fall and another two in the spring. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2015 for fall and October 1, 2015 for spring.

New Beginnings Scholarship for Anchorage Women

The GWFC Anchorage Woman’s Club is pleased to invite students to apply for the New Beginnings Scholarship. The scholarship is geared toward women who:

  • Have recently returned to school or plan to return to school
  • Have been a resident of Alaska for at least 5 years and intend to make Alaska their home
  • Currently reside in Anchorage
  • Demonstrate that furthering education will enhance job opportunities
  • Are determined to improve themselves and enhance the Anchorage community
  • Need financial assistance to reach their educational goals

P.E.O. Sisterhood - Philanthropic Educational Organization

P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization), one of the pioneer societies for women, was founded on Jan. 21, 1869, by seven students at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Originally a small campus friendship society, P.E.O. soon blossomed to include women off campus.

Today, P.E.O. has grown from that tiny membership of seven to almost a quarter of a million members in chapters in the United States and Canada. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is passionate about its mission: promoting educational opportunities for women. Our sisterhood proudly makes a difference in women's lives with six philanthropies that include ownership of a two-year women's college, Cottey College, and five programs that provide higher educational assistance:

  • P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund
  • P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund
  • P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education
  • P.E.O. Scholar Awards - post graduates
  • P.E.O. STAR Scholarship
  • P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education

The P.E.O. Sisterhood PCE is a grant program providing financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families. They must demonstrate a need for financial assistance with their educational expenses to improve their marketable skills for employment. The grant is not intended to be used in covering the cost of prerequisite courses which may be necessary for securing admission to an educational program nor by those needing further education, beyond the current program, to gain employment. Grants may be awarded for academic or technical courses. Please visit the provided link for full policy guidelines and applications.

Website/Application Link: PEO International Organization


National Scholarships

Scholarships Offered by Law Firms

Boling Rice, LLC $1,000 Scholarship Competition

The Atlanta law firm of Boling Rice, LLC and attorneys, understand the value of education and are pleased to be offering a $1,000 annual scholarship to help students meet their financial needs. The application deadline is January 15, 2016.

Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC College Scholarship

The military trial lawyers of Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC are pleased to offer a $1,200 college scholarship, to the student who writes to best essay. The application deadline is July, 17 2016.

The McKenzie Law Firm Legacy Planning Scholarship

The McKenzie Law firm is pleased to announce their first scholarship award for students who seek to further their educational goals. The scholarship award is $1,000 and the deadline to apply is November 29, 2015.

The Reeves Law Group Scholarship

The Reeves Law Group is pleased to announce the continuation of their scholarship contest. One student will be awarded $2,500 to be invested in his or her educational costs.The 2015 contest deadline will be announced December 15, 2015.

2016 Ronald D. Weiss $2500 Scholarship Competition

Long Island Attorney Ronald D. Weiss Announces the 2016 Ronald D. Weiss $2500 College Scholarship Contest. Application Deadline is April 17, 2016.

2015 Staver Law Group Personal Injury Scholarship

Staver Law Group is pleased to announce the second annual Staver Law Group Personal Injury Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. The application deadline is December 1, 2015.

The Zieger Firm Bi-Annual College Scholarship Essay Contest

The Zieger firm is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship, to the student who writes to best 500 word essay. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2016.

Business & Entrepreneurial Scholarships

AfterCollege Scholarship

AfterCollege currently offers over a dozen, major-specific, and inclusive scholarships that students may be eligible for. Deadlines to apply vary.

American Welding Society Scholarship

The American Welding Society offers scholarships available to students preparing for a career in the welding and related joining technologies. Deadline to apply is March 1st of each year.

Annual Academic Business Scholarship

The Annual Academic Business Scholarship is for students who are pursuing business related academic majors. Award: $1,000 per year. Deadline is April 1st of each year.

Big John's Plumbing Scholarship

Big John's Plumbing is pleased to offer a $1,000 Business Scholarship to a student planning to take business related courses. Deadline to apply is July 25th of each year.

Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award

The Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award, is currently offering a $1000 scholarship for anyone attending a college or university worldwide. Deadlines are June 1st & December 1st of each year.

National Debt Relief Scholarship

National Debt Relief will award 5 scholarships of $1,000 each to outstanding college students pursuing studies in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2016. 

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution awards multiple scholarships to students dedicated to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including, history, law, nursing, and education. Deadlines to apply and award amounts vary.

NAWIC Founders' Scholarship Foundation

The NAWIC Founders' Scholarship Foundation requires applicants to be currently enrolled in a construction-related degree program, and have at least one term remaining in a course of study leading to a degree or an associate degree in a construction-related field. High school seniors are not eligible. Deadline to apply is February 28, of each year.

Viking Mergers’ Entrepreneur Endorsement Scholarship

Viking Mergers’ Entrepreneur Endorsement Scholarship is designed to help offset the costs of education for college students who have shown a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship. The award amount is $1,000 and the application deadline is May 1, 2016.

Graphic & Digital Design Scholarships

Dapper Fox Design Entrepreneur Scholarship

Dapper Fox Design Entrepreneur Scholarship is an annual endowed scholarship in the amount of $200 being offered to students around the United States who are interested in entrepreneurship or business. The application deadline is December 20, 2015.

Emergency Stain Removal Graphic Scholarship

COIT is pleased to offer a $2,000 award to the student who creates the best graphic that explains how to remove stains. Please see submission rules for details.  Submission deadline is August 1, 2016.

Snap Scholars is calling all current and potential college students to write 1,000 words for 1,000 bucks. The application deadline is October 5, 2015.

Science, Engineering & Health Scholarships

AvoMeen Analytical Services Scholarship

The AvoMeen scholarship program is part of Avomeen’s effort to help those who demonstrate high academic achievement, exceptional leadership qualities and involvement with community service defray the costs of obtaining their science education. This is an annual scholarship open for applications each year between April 1st and August 1st. Total award for first place is $1,000 and second place is $500.

Electrical Generating Systems Association Scholarship

The Electrical Generating Systems Association is offering up to eight (8) David I. Coren Memorial scholarships to full-time students with a declared major related to the On-Site Power Generation industry. Minimum GPA of 2.8 is required. Download the EGSA David I. Coren scholarship application here. Deadline is May 1st of each year.

Institute for Humane Studies Scholarship

The Institute for Humane Studies offers fellowships/scholarships to students with liberty-advancing research interests. Students may be undergraduate/graduate. Deadlines to apply vary. Nursing School Scholarship

The Nursing School Scholarship is now offering a $1000 award annually. This award is available to any student participating in a qualified undergraduate, graduate or certificate level nursing program. Deadline is August 31, of each year.

Public Health Scholarship

The Public Health Scholarship makes it possible to offset some of the costs of earning a public health degree by tapping into a variety of public health scholarship. Application processes, deadlines and award amounts vary.

Miscellaneous Scholarships

Apartment List Scholarship

Apartment List is pleased to offer a $2500 scholarship to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of their core values. Fall deadline: September 1, 2015; Spring deadline: December 1, 2015.

Campus Explorer Exclusive Scholarships

The Campus Explorer Exclusive Scholarships award a $1,000 scholarship every month. Apply the 1st through the 30th of every month.

Cliffside Malibu Student Scholarship

Cliffside Malibu Student Scholarships offer awards to students of many different interests and majors are invited to participate. This scholarship is open to high school seniors, undergraduate students, as well as graduate students. Award amount is up to $8500. This scholarship is ongoing and will be awarded each semester. Scholarship

The Scholarship is for students other than graduate, law, or incoming freshman. Awards range from $5,000-$1,000. Deadline is December 1st of each year.

Graduate Program Scholarship

The Graduate Program Scholarships are offering $1,000 scholarships to graduate students or recent graduate students. Awarded quarterly.

Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship is proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting motorcycle safety among students. The look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship of $1000 will be awarded to a student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education. The scholarship will be awarded annually for the spring semester. Deadline to apply is December 1st of each year.

The National MS Society Scholarship Program

The National MS Society Scholarship Program is offering qualified students an award ranging between $1,000 and $3,000. For the 2016 program applications must be submitted by January 15, 2016 and all supporting documentation by January 31, 2016.

UNEX’s Scholarship Program

UNEX’s scholarship contest will give students the opportunity to demonstrate this change. In a two to five minute video, eligible participants will answer three questions:

  • How will you make your mark on the industry?
  • How will education help you achieve this goal?
  • What motivates you to reach your goals?

The winning student video, chosen by a panel of UNEX Pickologists, will receive a $1,000 scholarship from UNEX Manufacturing to put towards higher education. Application deadline is November 28, 2015.

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship primary goal is to assist military service members and their families by awarding up to twenty $2,000 per semester to help pay for tuition and books. Spring 2015 application period: March 15 - April 30. Fall 2015 application period: September 15 - October 31.

Zumper Apartments Scholarship

Zumper will award a $1,000 scholarship to outstanding students who have helped their classmates or community in a tremendous way. The winter application deadline is November 15, 2015.