Scholarships Available at UAA

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

UAA Scholarships

UAA offers both need-based and merit scholarships. The deadline to apply is February 15th prior to the academic year for which you are seeking scholarships. Instructions are detailed on the UAA Scholarship Instructions website. Eligibility criteria varies by scholarship.

UA Statewide Scholarships

The University of Alaska Foundation has scholarships that all students can apply to regardless of which UA University they are admitted to. The application and deadline is the same as for UAA Scholarships. For more information visit the UA Foundation Scholarship website.

Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS)

APS is a scholarship offered by the State of Alaska. For information including eligibility criteria visit UAA's Alaska Performance Scholarship information page. To review your eligibility and award amounts for State of Alaska programs, such as the Alaska Performance Scholarship and the Alaska Education Grant, please login to the  myAlaska – ACPE Student Aid Portal as these awards will not be reflected on your UAA award letter, until we receive notice from the State.

UA Scholars Award

This is a merit-based scholarship that students qualify for based on their class standing 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.

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 that are receiving other combinations of grants or scholarships equal to, or in excess of, their Cost of Attendance will not be eligible for a UAA Administration Scholarship.
The Office of Financial AID has limited UAA Administration Scholarships available available on a first-come, first-serve basis for students that are experiencing financial hardship. To be considered, complete the UAA Administration Scholarship Request Form available on the UAA Financial Aid Forms page.



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