Seawolf Opportunities Scholarship

The purpose of the UAA Seawolf Opportunities Scholarship is to provide financial assistance for tuition and other education expenses, including housing, licensed childcare, and 'Wolfbucks', to degree-seeking students at the University of Alaska Anchorage or any of UAA's extended campuses. The goal of this fund is to provide scholarship assistance to either associate or baccalaureate degree students for *up to four consecutive years.

Provided the selected recipients continue to meet basic qualifications and degree progression requirements, the award will be renewed as follows: Baccalaureate degree students - up to four consecutive years. Associate degree students - up to two consecutive years. *Scholarship recipients in an associate degree may continue beyond two years, if they change to or become admitted into a baccalaureate program, however baccalaureate students who change to an associate program may not receive more than two years of this award.

*Please note: Forfeiture of the award will occur if the recipient does not attend during the first fall semester for which the award is offered. Enrollment must be continuous; this scholarship does permit students to take a leave of absence.

Qualifications:
  • Applicants must be a first-generation college student at the time of initial award.
  • Applicant must be a first-time freshman at the time of initial award.
  • Applicant must be an Alaska resident and U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Recipient must be enrolled in at least nine (9) credits at UAA or one of its extended campuses.
  • Recipient must be admitted to UAA or one of its extended campuses an undergraduate degree-seeking student (AA or BA undeclared are allowed). 
  • Recipient must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in subsequent award years.
  • Recipient must have a *final Expected Family Contribution (EFC) not to exceed twenty percent higher than the maximum Pell eligible EFC at the time of initial award.  In following years, the recipient must continue to demonstrate financial need, therefore a FAFSA must be on file with no outstanding supplemental documents.

Award Specifics:

  • Tuition Award Component - pays tuition charges, not flat "dollars" for approved UAA courses. This award does not cover student fees, such as, but not limited to: Student Life, Student Transportation, Student Government, Student Media, Student Concert Program, Technology, health center fees, parking fees, etc. Please refer to our policy on Repeat Coursework to determine if a course taken previously is eligible for payment. *The tuition award portion of this scholarship pays second to other tuition-based award/aid (i.e. UAA department tuition waivers or VA or active-duty military tuition reimbursement programs).
  • Housing Award Component - students residing within on-campus housing are eligible for up to a $2000 award to help cover these costs. Students attending a campus in which on-campus housing is offered are not able to use the housing bonus for off-campus housing costs under any circumstance. *Extended campus recipients may request the housing allowance for documented off-campus housing rental expenses up to $2000 if on-campus housing is not available.
  • Childcare Component  - requires dated, written verification from your licensed childcare provider, on letterhead or official stationary, showing monthly daycare charges. Final proof of semester childcare expenses may be requested at the end of the term, in the event the student is participating in a 'drop-off' contract. Providing false or misleading information may result in reversal of current or suspension of future scholarship awards.
  • "Wolfbucks" Persistence Bonus - eligible students continuing beyond the first year of the award will have an additional $1000 an academic year applied to their "Wolf Card" to assist in purchasing textbooks and supplies. Extended campus students may elect to have the persistence bonus paid directly through their student account, if their campus bookstore does not participate in the "Wolf Card" Program.

* Please note: Recipients must earn a standard amount of credits before being awarded the next class standing's award.

Freshman Award:
  • Fall & Spring Tuition: up to thirty-six (36) credits
  • On-campus housing or licensed childcare: $2000
  • Student must earn 24 credits by conclusion of first year
Sophomore Award:
  • Fall & Spring Tuition: up to thirty-six (36) credits
  • On-campus housing or licensed childcare: $2000
  • Persistence Bonus: $1000 Wolfbucks
  • Student must earn 48 credits by conclusion of second year
Junior Award:
  • Fall & Spring Tuition: up to thirty-six (36) credits
  • On-campus housing or licensed childcare: $2000
  • Persistence Bonus: $1000 Wolfbucks
  • Student must earn 72 credits by conclusion of third year
Senior Award:
  • Fall & Spring Tuition: up to thirty-six (36) credits
  • On-campus housing or licensed childcare: $2000
  • Persistence Bonus: $1000 Wolfbucks

To Apply:

  1. Please make sure you meet all of the above qualifications
  2. Login to UAOnline and complete the electronic Scholarship Application

To confirm *final eligibility once offered the award:

  1. Each year, selected students will receive an initial pending offer, however until all eligibility requirements have been met, do not assume the award is an approved part of the financial aid resource package.
  2. Complete and return the SOS Eligibility Questionnaire sent to student finalists 
  3. Complete ALL outstanding FAFSA and admission supplemental requirements listed on UAOnline
 

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