Scholarship Support


An endowment has been established which makes approximately $10,000 of scholarship monies available each year for disbursement to program students.

If you wish to contribute to the scholarship fund please visit the UAA Office of Development website.

Highest Priorities for Private Support

The Cuddy Center has been the home of the Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Dietetics & Nutrition Division for some 36 years. The building, laboratories, and classrooms are in generally good shape. With funds raised each year through the Celebrity Chef Invitational, the basic educational tools, appliances, and audiovisual equipment have been maintained. 

Vision for Growth

As the nation’s service sector and Alaska’s hospitality/tourism industry expand, the demand for educated workers increases. The Culinary Institute of America has determined that there are six to eight viable job offers for each culinary graduate. There are simply not enough trained, educated professionals to satisfy industry need.

With obesity and diabetes on the rise in Alaska, nutrition educators and dietitians are in high demand. To help educate and raise awareness statewide, faculty in the dietetics and nutrition program continue to deliver courses online.