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
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
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.
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.