Private Scholarships

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Private Scholarships for UAA Students

  • Alaska Community Foundation Scholarship
    The Alaska Community Foundation offers scholarships that are made possible by passionate community members committed to helping Alaskans pursue their education dreams. Each Scholarship has specific criteria, eligible UAA and Non-UA institutions/programs, deadlines, and required supplements. Application deadlines vary.
  • Alaska Native Epidemiology Center Scholarship
    The Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, a department of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, is pleased to announce that it will be awarding scholarships for the University of Alaska Anchorage Master's of Public Health (MPH) Program. The scholarship will include the tuition, fees, and course materials for one course offered through the distance-learning MPH Program. For a list of available courses and information about UAA's MPH Program, visit: http://health.uaa.alaska.edu/mph
  • BP Scholars Program

    BP has announced that the BP Scholars program will be accepting 16-17 applications until March 15, 2016. Recipients will be awarded $5,000 for the 2016-2017 academic year. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis with no automatic renewal, but students are invited to reapply.

    Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

    • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full time student for the entire 2016-17 academic year.
    • Must be a US citizen or have the legal right to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.
    • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
    • Must complete an online application form and virtual interview. All applications will be evaluated based on academic record, essay response, work experience, demonstrated leadership and community/extracurricular involvement.
  • PEO Chapter K Scholarship  
     The PEO Chapter K Scholarship is available to females attending UAA, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and a minimum class standing of Sophomore. Award amount is $1,000 ($500 a semester). Fall application deadline is June 15th, spring application deadline is October 15th.
  • The Export Council of Alaska Scholarship  
     The Export Council of Alaska is offering scholarships to high school seniors and college students who are Alaska residents and plan to pursue a degree in International Studies. A total of $5,000 will be distributed among students who are awarded the scholarship.

Alaska Scholarships

  • ACLU Alaska Foundation Scholarship
    The ACLU Alaska foundation is pleased to offer The Joan Hamilton Memorial Scholarship: a $2500 award to a post secondary school. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist Alaska students who wish to pursue a career related to law in which she or he will advocate for Alaska Native rights and defend the civil liberties of the peoples of rural Alaska. The application deadline for the 2016/17 aid year is at 4 p.m. on December 12th, 2016.
  • Alaska Community Foundation Scholarship
    The Alaska Community Foundation is proud to support Alaska students in their educational and career pursuits, through a number of scholarship opportunities: from students pursuing technology education, to nursing students. A wide range of students can benefit from ACF's scholarships. Deadlines to apply vary.
  • Alaska Space Grant Program Scholarship
    The Alaska Space Grant Program is offering scholarships and fellowships to students (U.S. Citizens) majoring in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics). Application requirements and award amounts vary between scholarships and fellowships. Deadlines to apply vary.
  • Alaska Water Well Association Scholarship
    The Alaska Water Well Association (AWWA) is offering an annual $500 award to an undergraduate who is an Alaska resident and is enrolled full time. Deadline to apply is May 5th of the year for which fall enrollment is planned.
  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Alaska Scholarship

    The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Alaska is pleased to announce its 2016 Scholarship Program. The ACEC of Alaska will award up to $2,500 in a scholarship competition.

    To be eligible, students must hold at least a Junior class standing with 75+ credits at the end of the Fall 2015 semester. Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university engineering or land surveying program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and working toward a Bachelor of Science in engineering or land surveying.  Applicants must be attending college in Alaska or be an Alaska resident attending an ABET-accredited program outside Alaska. The application deadline is February 19, 2016.

  • American Legion 40/8 Scholarship
    The American Legion 40/8 is offering awards for full time nursing students who demonstrate financial need. Contact American Legion: 907-242-1530 for deadline information.
  • Credit Union 1 - Bill Countryman Scholarship
    Each year, Credit Union 1 is proud to offer the Bill Countryman Scholarship program to qualified Alaskan applicants. Application period: January 1- April 1 of each year.
  • Edward and Anna Range Schmidt Charitable Trust Scholarship
    The Edward and Anna Range Schmidt Charitable Trust offers grants and emergency financial assistance for Alaska Native students of Earth and Environmental Science (internship support, travel and/or expenses related to workshops and science fairs, support needed to secure employment in science-related fields or emergency needs). They accept applications anytime and must be made by letter from a sponsor. Write to: PO Box 770982, Eagle River, AK 99577 or call Nora Shew or Frederic Wilson at 1.907.786.7445/7448
  • Fog Woman Coffee Higher Education Scholarship
     The 2016 Fog Woman Coffee Higher Education Scholarship is offering a $1500.00 higher education scholarship available to all Alaska Native students. Students must be enrolled at least part-time and show proof of Alaska Native ancestry. Applications for Fall 2016 are due May 31, 2016.
  •  Joan Hamilton Scholarship
    The Joan Hamilton Scholarship is offering up to $2500.00 per academic year to students in undergraduate, graduate, and vocational studies students. Applications will be accepted from college and vocational students, as well as high school seniors. Applications are by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016.  
  •   Mat-Su Health Foundation Scholarship
     The Mat-Su Health Foundation Scholarship is open to students who have a primary residence in Mat-Su and have a major or other course of study linked to healthcare. Applications for Vocational Scholarships are accepted year-round. 2016/2017 application period to be announced.
  •   New Beginnings Scholarship for Anchorage Women
     

    The GWFC Anchorage Woman’s Club is pleased to invite students to apply for the New Beginnings Scholarship. The scholarship is geared toward women who:

    • Have recently returned to school or plan to return to school
    • Have been a resident of Alaska for at least 5 years and intend to make Alaska their home
    • Currently reside in Anchorage
    • Demonstrate that furthering education will enhance job opportunities
    • Are determined to improve themselves and enhance the Anchorage community
    • Need financial assistance to reach their educational goals
  • P.E.O. Sisterhood - Philanthropic Educational Organization

    P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.

    P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization), one of the pioneer societies for women, was founded on Jan. 21, 1869, by seven students at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Originally a small campus friendship society, P.E.O. soon blossomed to include women off campus.

    Today, P.E.O. has grown from that tiny membership of seven to almost a quarter of a million members in chapters in the United States and Canada. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is passionate about its mission: promoting educational opportunities for women. Our sisterhood proudly makes a difference in women's lives with six philanthropies that include ownership of a two-year women's college, Cottey College, and five programs that provide higher educational assistance:

    • P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund
    • P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund
    • P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education
    • P.E.O. Scholar Awards - post graduates
    • P.E.O. STAR Scholarship
    • P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education

    The P.E.O. Sisterhood PCE is a grant program providing financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families. They must demonstrate a need for financial assistance with their educational expenses to improve their marketable skills for employment. The grant is not intended to be used in covering the cost of prerequisite courses which may be necessary for securing admission to an educational program nor by those needing further education, beyond the current program, to gain employment. Grants may be awarded for academic or technical courses. Please visit the provided link for full policy guidelines and applications.

    Website/Application Link: PEO International Organization

National Scholarships

The University of Alaska Anchorage is no longer posting scholarship advertisements for entities/organizations not affiliated with the University of Alaska unless we have worked directly with them in the past. 

Service-Related Scholarships

  • U.S. Coast Guard
    College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (Scholarship Program) - "CSPI is a program designed for motivated individuals who demonstrate a high caliber of academic and leadership excellence and who desire to serve their country in the United States Coast Guard.  Students currently enrolled, accepted for enrollment or pending enrollment in a full-time bachelor's degree program at designated college or institution (defined in item 6 below) with the desire to complete college and receive a guaranteed commission as an officer in the United States Coast Guard can apply for CSPI.  This means that a student currently pursuing an AA/AS degree at a junior college or community college who plans to continue with their BS/BA degree may be eligible for CSPI if they are accepted for enrollment at a qualifying college. " 
  • U.S. Air Force ROTC
    "Air Force ROTC is a college program offered at more than 1,100 campuses across the country. It prepares young men and women to become leaders in the Air Force, but it’s also much more. You’ll grow mentally and physically as you acquire strong leadership skills that will benefit you as an Air Force Officer and in life. It’s also a great opportunity to pay for school through scholarships. You’ll develop lifelong friendships and have unique experiences. Plus unlike many college students, you’ll have a position waiting for you after graduation at one of the world’s top high-tech organizations—the U.S. Air Force."
  • U.S. Army ROTC
    U.S Army ROTC Scholarships - "Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need.

    Army ROTC scholarships consist of:

    • Two-, three-, and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree
    • Full-tuition scholarships
    • The option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify
    • Additional allowances for books and fees"

 Business & Entrepreneurial Scholarships

Graphic & Digital Design Scholarships

Science, Engineering & Health Scholarships

Miscellaneous Scholarships

  • American Indian Education Fund Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to full-time Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian students in undergraduate or graduate degree programs. The deadline to submit the American Indian Education Fund Scholarship Application is April 4th. Apply now!
  • Apartment List Scholarship
    Apartment List is pleased to offer a $2500 scholarship to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of their core values. Fall deadline: September 1, 2015; Spring deadline: December 1, 2015.
  • BP Scholars Program

    BP has announced that the BP Scholars program will be accepting 16-17 applications until March 15, 2016. Recipients will be awarded $5,000 for the 2016-2017 academic year. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis with no automatic renewal, but students are invited to reapply.

    Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

    • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full time student for the entire 2016-17 academic year.
    • Must be a US citizen or have the legal right to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.
    • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
    • Must complete an online application form and virtual interview. All applications will be evaluated based on academic record, essay response, work experience, demonstrated leadership and community/extracurricular involvement.
  • Campus Explorer Exclusive Scholarships
    The Campus Explorer Exclusive Scholarships award a $1,000 scholarship every month. Apply the 1st through the 30th of every month.
  •   Cliffside Malibu Student Scholarship
     

    Cliffside Malibu Student Scholarships offer awards to students of many different interests and majors are invited to participate. This scholarship is open to high school seniors, undergraduate students, as well as graduate students. Award amount is up to $8500. This scholarship is ongoing and will be awarded each semester.

  •   Foreclosure.com Scholarship
     The Foreclosure.com Scholarship is for students other than graduate, law, or incoming freshman. Awards range from $5,000-$1,000. Deadline is December 1st of each year.
  •   Graduate Program Scholarship
     The Graduate Program Scholarships are offering $1,000 scholarships to graduate students or recent graduate students. Awarded quarterly.
  •   Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship
     

    Insuranceproviders.com is proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting motorcycle safety among students. The look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship of $1000 will be awarded to a student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education. The scholarship will be awarded annually for the spring semester. Deadline to apply is December 1st of each year.

  •   The National MS Society Scholarship Program
     The National MS Society Scholarship Program is offering qualified students an award ranging between $1,000 and $3,000. For the 2016 program applications must be submitted by January 15, 2016 and all supporting documentation by January 31, 2016.
  •   UNEX’s Scholarship Program
     

    UNEX’s scholarship contest will give students the opportunity to demonstrate this change. In a two to five minute video, eligible participants will answer three questions:

    • How will you make your mark on the industry?
    • How will education help you achieve this goal?
    • What motivates you to reach your goals?

    The winning student video, chosen by a panel of UNEX Pickologists, will receive a $1,000 scholarship from UNEX Manufacturing to put towards higher education. Application deadline is November 28, 2015.

  •   Veterans United Foundation Scholarship
     The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship primary goal is to assist military service members and their families by awarding up to twenty $2,000 per semester to help pay for tuition and books. Spring 2015 application period: March 15 - April 30. Fall 2015 application period: September 15 - October 31.
  •   Zumper Apartments Scholarship
    Zumper will award a $1,000 scholarship to outstanding students who have helped their classmates or community in a tremendous way. The winter application deadline is November 15, 2015.

 

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