Scholarship Opportunities

UAA School of Education is pleased to offer students a variety of scholarship opportunities to assist with their academic goals.

The CARTA/Marie Paxson Scholarship for 2022 application is due April 8, 2022. There are 3 scholarships being awarded worth $2500 each to education students who will be within 4 semesters of finishing their studies and earning their Type A, B or C teaching certificates. Other awards are available for all SOE programs:

  • Early Childhood Development
    • Early Childhood Professional (ECP) Scholarship.  This scholarship is funded through the State of Alaska Childcare Program Office.  The scholarship award will include tuition and fees for Early Childhood students that are working within the early childhood field within the State of Alaska, current in the SEED Registry. 
      The order of priority for funding is Licensed Child Care, Licensed Early Head Start / Head Start, Pre-Elementary Program, non-licensed Head Start, and other professional areas of Early Childhood. The CDFS Program Administrator will select and notify award recipients and work with them to register for classes.
  • Education Leadership
    • Central Alaska Retired Teachers Association (CARTA) will award one to three $2,500 scholarships this spring to students whose home is in the Anchorage Municipality, Mat-Su Borough, Kenai Peninsula Borough, or Kodiak Borough, and who are enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students in accredited programs leading to teacher certification (Type A, B, or C) at either APU, UAA, UAF, or UAS for the 2020-2021 academic school year.  Preference will be given to students within four semesters of the completion of certification requirements and to those planning to teach in Alaska. Applications are due April 1st.
  • Language and Literacy Education

    Project LEAF is a government grant providing 80% tuition to students admitted to the Language and Literacy Education program. Contact Cathy Coulter, program lead, or Brenda Henderson, administrative manager, for additional information regarding Project LEAF.

  • Special Education
    See the UAA Scholarship Portal for financial aid opportunities available to students enrolled in the UAA School of Education. Visit the UA Scholarship Portal to apply: https://apply.mykaleidoscope.com/alaska 
  • Teaching and Learning
    See the UAA Scholarship Portal for financial aid opportunities available to students enrolled in the UAA School of Education. Visit the UA Scholarship Portal to apply: https://apply.mykaleidoscope.com/alaska