Seawolf Community Service Award


The University of Alaska Anchorage prides itself in being a partner with the Anchorage community, including Public Square as one of its core themes. Students are encouraged to embrace relationships that foster philanthropic and volunteer opportunities that enhance academic, cultural, emotional, and social development.

The Seawolf Community Service Award is bestowed upon a student who exhibits an exemplary commitment to volunteer service. The intent of this award is to publicly recognize and honor individuals for their dedication and highlight the importance of community involvement.

Award recipients receive up to $1,500 in tuition credit for the following semester. Recipients will also be invited to the annual Leadership Honors and Rewards reception held in April.

Apply for Spring 2024

This semester you will apply for Seawolf Community Service Award Seawolf Life.

You will be required to sign in using your UAA username and password, and create and account. You will then be directed to the commencement speaker application.

If you have any problems or questions please contact Zac Clark at 907-786-1371 or

Submit applications by Sunday, Mar. 10 at 11:59pm.

Apply for Seawolf Community Service Award


Award Eligibility

Community service activities must enhance the university and Anchorage communities while making a connection to the education mission at UAA. The applicant’s involvement must enhance and promote individual and collective growth of students. Eligible students:

  • Have not previously received the Seawolf Community Service Award in this academic year. 
  • Are currently enrolled in at least six credits at UAA (Anchorage campus) and in good disciplinary standing (at time of application).
  • Are admitted to UAA certificate or degree program.
  • Meet UA Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
  • Hold a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at UAA at time of application.
  • Have earned 20 or more credit hours for the Anchorage campus.
  • Are returning to the UAA campus for the following semester (semester following application).
  • Have completed service during the current and previous academic year.
  • Complete the application.

Awarding Process

The Seawolf Award Advisory Committee is composed of two faculty/staff members and two students not applying for the award. After eligibility has been verified, the advisory committee evaluates application materials based on accuracy and thoroughness of application materials, service projects, breadth of participation, and significance of contributions to the community.

Special Considerations

  • The number of actual awards available each semester varies.
  • Tuition credit can only be used for Anchorage campus courses that are not self-supported and used in the following semester.
  • Students who are awarded must be in good disciplinary standing at time award is applied to the student's account.
  • If the university determines a recipient does not meet eligibility for a tuition credit waiver, the recipient will maintain the distinction, but will not receive any additional consideration in place of the forgone tuition credit waiver.

Application Checklist

  • Application Information 
    • Name
    • Degree Program
    • Address
    • City, State, ZIp
    • Phone Number
    • E-Mail Address
    • Verification of Academic and Disciplinary Information 
  • Service Resume

    Resumes should include dates associated with each experience and describe the following:

    • Type(s) of community service, including date(s) of service, description of responsibilities, and clientele served
    • Service organizations, committees, or boards for which the applicant holds membership and any details of work with these groups
    • Scholarships, honors, awards or special recognitions received or given for service
  • Reflection Questions 
    • How has your participation in service experiences helped to connect UAA with the greater Anchorage community?
    • How have the experiences listed on the service resume benefited you as a student?
    • Why do you believe that people should be involved in the community?


For additional information regarding eligibility or selection process, contact:
Zac Clark, Associate Director, Student Life and Leadership