Seawolf Student Leader Award


The Seawolf Student Leader Award recognizes student leaders who, through their leadership, involvement, and commitment made significant contributions to campus life.  Students are recognized for leadership contributions that go above and beyond the norm, while sustaining quality academic performance.

Actively engaging students in intentionally designed and meaningful student leadership experiences is a fundamental purpose of UAA's Division of Student Development. Student leadership experiences benefit students, the university, and society in many ways. Students engaged in these experiences develop strong leadership skills for life, have a deeper understanding of inter-personal dynamics, and experience more positive personal growth and development. Quality student leadership experiences contribute to UAA's overall learning environment, increase student retention, engage students in university decision-making and policy development; enhance student, faculty, and staff recruitment efforts, and create loyal alumni.

Award recipients receive up to $1,500 in tuition credit for the semester following the semester that award was received. 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 Student Leader Award through 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 Student Leader Award



Award Eligibility

The applicant’s involvement must enhance and promote individual and collective growth of students.

  • Have not previously received the Seawolf Student Leader Award in this academic year. 
  • Currently enrolled in at least six credits at UAA (Anchorage campus) and in good disciplinary standing (at time of application).
  • Admitted to a UAA certificate or degree program.
  • Meet UA Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at UAA at time of application.
  • Have earned 20 or more credit hours for the Anchorage campus.
  • Returning to the UAA campus for the following semester (semester following application).
  • On-going leadership involvement at UAA
    • Applicant’s involvement may include memberships with campus groups, coordinating events on campus, or appointments/elected to a leadership position with an organization, committee, or board.
  • Completed 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 narrative, leadership involvement, breath of participation, and significance of contributions to the community.

Special Considerations

  • The number of actual awards available each semester varies.
  • Tuition credit recipients must be admitted to UAA (Anchorage campus).
  • 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 
  • UAA Leadership Involvement
    • Please include all UAA student leadership experiences.

      Include at three different leadership experiences, but may include more (up to 7) on the online application. To include any additional experiences, please upload them at the end of the online application.


      Organization Name: USUAA 

      Dates Involved: 8/2015 - present

      Description of Involvement: I was a USUAA senator in Spring 2016. In Fall 2016, I was selected as the USUAA Government Relations Officer. During this time, we increased our outreach and involvement with other UA campus student government organizations. 

      Advisor Name and Contact Information: Zac Clark,

  • Reflection Questions 
    • How has your participation in these experiences prepared you to assume future leadership roles in society?
    • How have you, or will you in the future, use the leadership skills developed to directly help your peers and enhance campus life?
    • Describe one leadership activity you have been involved in that you believe to be the most significant to the University community. Please highlight your specific role(s) in the activity.


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