Scholarship Notification

Contact via Phone and Email: Closed to In-person Traffic

The Financial Aid Office is temporarily closed to walk-in traffic due to statewide and local measures to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The call center is operational and staff are available to take your call Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Once restrictions have lifted, our office will be located in the new Enrollment Services Center on the UAA main campus.

The University of Alaska Scholarship Application portal is open October 1st-February 15th. Once that date passes, various committees, both at UAA and state-wide begin to review applications and select recipients for the upcoming academic year. This process can take several months. 

  • How will I know if I've been awarded a UAA Foundation Scholarship?
    • If you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive an award letter at your UA email address. Most award letters will be sent before June 1st. Scholarship awards will automatically be added to your UAOnline Financial Aid "Awards" area as a resource so you can determine if you will have enough funds to cover next year's costs. REMEMBER: In the award letter, you are sent a link to the scholarship so that you can make sure to comply with eligibility conditions. Changing degree programs or failing to enroll in the required number of credits can prevent you from receiving an award.  
    • Only scholarship recipients will be notified. Students who submit an application and are not selected for an award will not be notified because awards can be made year-round, including in the summer semester.
  • What should I do NEXT?

    Recipients of UAA Scholarships are required to write a "thank you" letter to the donor(s) of the scholarship.

    Click here for guidance on writing a "Thank You" letter
  • What do I need to maintain scholarship eligibility before the Fall semester begins?

    The award letter will also remind you about important terms and conditions.

    • For example, UAA Foundation scholarships require recipients to adhere to the University of Alaska Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. Students unable to maintain/ regain SAP eligibility, may lose out on all or a portion of their award.
    • In addition to SAP eligibility, some scholarships have specific enrollment or degree/certificate program requirements. The scholarship award letter emailed to your UA email address will contain a link to the scholarship's eligibility and conditions webpage. Please read the rules carefully, as they are subject to change based on a revised agreement between the donor and the university.
  • Is HELP AVAILABLE if I am NOT selected for a UAA Foundation Scholarship?

    Students who are not selected for a UAA Foundation Scholarship may also consider applying for the following resources:

    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - Completing and submitting the FAFSA® is free and quick, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school. In addition, the State of Alaska and UAA use your FAFSA data to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.
    • UAA Administration Scholarship - This institutional scholarship is available for students that are experiencing financial hardship as long as they meet eligibility requirements identified on the form, have filed a FAFSA associated with the academic year they need assistance, and are taking degree-applicable courses. To be considered, complete the UAA Administration Scholarship Request Form available on the UAA Financial Aid Forms page. These scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted in a given academic year. 
    • UAA colleges and departments ALSO have institutional scholarship funds awarded outside of the UA scholarship portal process. Consider contacting your department to find out how to apply for degree-specific awards.