UAA launches new scholarship for Alaskans returning to college

by Austin Osborne, UAA Office of University Advancement  |   

UAA students competing in the annual steel bridge competitionIn early May, the University of Alaska Anchorage unveiled a new scholarship program for students looking to come back to school or transfer from another institution. The 49th Finishers scholarship is available to Alaska residents who have earned college credits but either studied elsewhere or took a break from school to focus on family, work or other endeavors.

The 49th Finishers scholarship is an exciting opportunity for students to continue their education and earn a degree at UAA. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the program offers additional financial support for Alaska students who would like to return to school but may be experiencing financial hardship. This financial aid opportunity is renewable for up to four years and serves as a great example of UAA’s responsiveness to the needs of the community and the state as Alaskans navigate uncharted territory.

Students are automatically considered for the scholarship if they apply for admission before the July 15 application deadline. Part-time recipients are awarded $1,000 per year, while full-time students receive $2,000 per year. Over the course of four years, eligible students can receive up to $8,000 in total financial assistance. To learn more and review eligibility requirements, visit

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