Scholarships Available at UAA

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UAA participates in a variety of Alaska scholarship programs, such as UAA and UA Foundation scholarships, State of Alaska scholarships, UA Statewide President's Office scholarships and UAA administration scholarships. Please refer to the list below for specific details on how to apply.

Follow the link in the scholarship title for program specific guidance.

Types of Scholarships Available at UAA

UAA 49th Finishers Scholarship

UAA is offering scholarship assistance for eligible students to return to college and finish a baccalaureate program. Together, with your drive to complete college and 49th Finishers Scholarship tuition assistance, UAA can support you in finishing your degree and propel you in the direction you want to go in life. Whether you took a break from your studies to focus on family, work, or other endeavors — or studied elsewhere, there is a home for you at UAA. To read eligibility conditions and important deadlines, please refer to website linked above.

UAA Foundation Scholarships

The University of Alaska offers both need-based and merit scholarships. The scholarship application is open October 1st - February 15th for awards given out in the upcoming academic year. Eligibility criteria varies by scholarship. For more information on how to apply and review eligibility criteria, visit the UAA Scholarships website.

* Incoming freshman who apply for admission to UAA by February 15th do not need to complete the UA Scholarship Application in order to be reviewed for scholarship eligibility. UAA will use information submitted by the prospective student during the application for admission process, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine eligibility. 


UAA Administration Scholarships

UAA Administration Scholarships are awarded by many different departments and programs throughout the University. Please contact the department for which you would like to be considered and request additional information. To be eligible for the UAA Administration Scholarship, students must:

  • Be admitted into a degree or certificate program at UAA
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 for a graduate program, 2.8 for school and college awards for undergraduate students and 2.5 for administration awards for undergraduate students
UAA Administration Scholarships are limited to Cost of Attendance. Students who receive other combinations of grants or scholarships equal to, or in excess of, their Cost of Attendance will not be eligible for UAA Administration Scholarships.
The Office of Financial Aid has limited UAA Administration Scholarships available on a first-come, first-served basis for students experiencing financial hardship. To be considered, complete the UAA Administration Scholarship Request Form available on the UAA Financial Aid Forms page.

UA Scholars Award

The UA Scholars program offers a merit-based scholarship that students qualify for based on their class ranking in high school. The purpose of the UA Scholars Award is to provide an incentive for Alaska's middle and high school students to achieve academic excellence, to nourish efforts of schools to provide high quality education, and to encourage the top high school graduates from every community in Alaska to attend the University of Alaska.

The UA Scholars Award continues to keep Alaska's top high school graduates in state while continuing their education at the University of Alaska. UA Scholars enrich the academic environment at UA as they develop in their roles as future leaders of Alaska. They represent all the corners of the state and serve as ambassadors between their community and the university.

The UA Scholar Award is awarded to the top ten percent of all graduating seniors from Alaska high schools.  It is a $12,000 scholarship to any of the 15 University of Alaska campuses. With over 500 degree and certificate programs to choose from you are likely to find a program that will help you meet your career goals.


Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS)

APS is a scholarship offered by the State of Alaska, and UAA is one of the eligible Alaska institutions qualified to participate. To review your eligibility and award amounts for State of Alaska programs, such as the Alaska Performance Scholarship and the Alaska Education Grant, please create an account and login to Alaska's  myAlaska – ACPE Student Aid Portal as these awards will not be reflected on your UAA award letter, until we receive notice from the State in mid-August. Continuing students must meet specific completion benchmarks and file a FAFSA by June 30th priority deadline in order to receive an award in the upcoming academic year. For more information, including eligibility criteria visit UAA's Alaska Performance Scholarship information page. 

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