UAA Seawolf Opportunities Scholarship

The purpose of the Seawolf Opportunities Scholarship is to provide financial assistance for tuition and other education expenses, including housing, licensed childcare and Wolfbucks, to degree-seeking students at the University of Alaska Anchorage or any of UAA's Community campuses.  It is a goal of this fund to provide scholarship assistance to these students from his/her freshman throughout their second year if they are associate degree students or through their senior years if they are baccalaureate degree students; therefore scholarship recipients must continue to meet the minimum qualifications throughout their degree program.  Provided the recipients remain eligible, the award will be renewed for up to four consecutive years.  

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be a first-generation college student at the time of initial award.
  • Applicant must be a first-time freshman at the time of initial award.
  • Applicant must be an Alaska resident and U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Recipient must be enrolled in at least nine (9) credits at UAA or one of its Community campuses.
  • Recipient must be admitted to UAA or one of its Community campuses an undergraduate degree or certificate seeking student (including undeclared). 
  • Recipient must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in years two through four.
  • Recipient must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) not to exceed twenty percent of the maximum Pell eligible EFC at the time of initial award.  In following years, the recipient must continue to demonstrate financial need. Therefore, applicants must have a current FAFSA on file.

Additional Award Information:

  • This scholarship awards tuition, not flat "dollars":
    • Freshman Award:
      • Fall & Spring Tuition: up to thirty-six (36) credits
      • On-campus housing or licensed childcare: $2000
    • Sophomore Award:
      • Fall & Spring Tuition: up to thirty-six (36) credits
      • On-campus housing or licensed childcare: $2000
      • Persistence Bonus: $1000 Wolfbucks
    • Junior Award:
      • Fall & Spring Tuition: up to thirty-six (36) credits
      • On-campus housing or licensed childcare: $2000
      • Persistence Bonus: $1000 Wolfbucks
    • Senior Award:
      • Fall & Spring Tuition: up to thirty-six (36) credits
      • On-campus housing or licensed childcare: $2000
      • Persistence Bonus: $1000 Wolfbucks
  • Recipients must earn the standard amount of credits before being awarded the next class standing's award:
    • Sophomore Standing: 24 earned credits
    • Junior Standing: 48 earned credits
    • Senior Standing: 72 earned credits
  • The tuition award portion of this scholarship pays second to other tuition-based award/aid (i.e. UAA tuition waivers from departments get applied first)
  • Community campus recipients may request the housing allowance for documented off-campus housing rental expenses up to $2000 if the campus does not offer on-campus housing.  Students attending a campus in which on-campus housing is offered are not able to use the housing bonus for off-campus housing costs under any circumstance.
  • Forfeiture of the award will occur if the recipient does not attend during the first fall semester for which the award is offered. 

To apply for this scholarship please make sure you meet all of the qualifications above, and then log-in to the secured area of UAOnline to complete the electronic scholarship application.

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