Impact Stories

When you give to UAA, you are helping students achieve their educational dreams and empowering them to change their world. Here are some of the Amazing Stories that wouldn't be possible without the generosity of donors like you.

Marisa Escher – First Generation Endowed Scholarship – BS, Nursing Science 2020

The vital role of scholarships

Oct. 20, 2020

Scholarships are vital to ensuring students succeed from the moment they step onto campus as freshmen to when they receive their diploma on graduation day.

UAA pre-nursing student Merlin Lang

Providing relief when students need it most

Oct. 20, 2020

More than ever this year, emergency relief through UAA’s Student Support Fund, in the wake of COVID-19, has helped more than 400 students stay in school while navigating this global dilemma.

Nicole Knox

Impact Story: Nicole Knox

Aug. 4, 2020

Our alumni find many ways to stay connected and give back to their community, including Nicole Knox, B.S. Civil Engineering '04, civil engineer at R&M Consultants.

Christine Bishop

Impact Story: Christine Bishop

June 23, 2020

As COVID-19 wreaked havoc on all job sectors across the state, Christine Bishop, a Physical Therapy Assistant major was faced with a tough choice — stay in school or pay the mortgage. Thanks to many donors who gave to the UAA Student Support Fund, many students like Christine could continue their studies. 

iPad donation for middle school students in the Tom Case Leadership Fellows program

Impact Story: iPad donation helps students continue their studies at home

June 22, 2020

The Tom Case Leadership Fellows Junior program received an iPad donation from Northrim Bank and UAA's College of Business and Public Policy. 

Seawolf hockey goalie Brandon Perrone

Impact Story: Hockey Players Honored for Academics

June 21, 2020

UAA Hockey players were honored for high GPA’s. Thanks to scholarships, the players are given more time to focus on their studies and program.  A big thank you to our donors that provide support to scholarships!