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National Merit Finalists Tuition Waiver Scholarship

The purpose of the UAA National Merit Finalists Tuition Waiver Scholarship is to provide a fifteen (15) credit tuition waiver per semester for up to eight (8) semesters to undergraduate tuition and a $500 stipend per semester for books and supplies.


  • Applicant must have received designation as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. 
  • Applicant must be formally admitted into an Associate or Bachelor degree-seeking program at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
  • Applicants must must maintain a 3.0 GPA. 
  • Applicant must enroll in a minimum of twelve (12) credits with a maximum of fifteen (15) credits at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or legal resident of the United States.
  • Applicant may be an incoming or continuing student at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
  • Applicant may be a U.S. citizen, non-U.S.. citizen, Alaska resident, or out-of-state resident.

Criteria for Forfeiture of Award:

  • A break in enrollment will terminate the scholarship.
  • Academic and/or disciplinary probation.
  • Recipient must meet the satisfactory academic progress as stated in the catalogue.
  • Applicants no longer meeting the tuition waiver qualifications.

The tuition waiver is non-transferable, but may be used concurrently with the UA Scholars award (if applicable).

To Apply:

  1. Please make sure you meet all of the qualifications above
  2. Login to UAOnline and complete the Scholarship Application
  3. Contact University Honors College for the current year application form