Seawolf Community Service Award


Spring 2018 Deadline: Friday, February 23, 2018

Online Application

The application will also be available in a paper format in the Student Life and Leadership Office in the Student Union, Room 218. 



Seawolf Community Service Award

The University of Alaska Anchorage prides itself in being a partner with the Anchorage community as illustrated through its University as a Public Square philosophy. 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 $1500 in tuition credit for the following semester. Recipients also receive a Seawolf lapel pin and certificate of recognition.

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.

  • Have not previously received the Seawolf Community Service Award
  • Currently enrolled in at least six (6) credits at the UAA (main campus) and in good disciplinary standing (at time of application).
  • Admitted to UAA certificate or degree program
  • Meets UA Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at UAA at time of application
  • Earned 20 or more credit hours for the Anchorage campus
  • Completed service during the current and previous academic year
  • Completed application

Awarding Process

The Seawolf Community Service Award Advisory Committee is appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and 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, breath 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.
  • Recipients must meet all published and unpublished eligibility requirements.
  • Student awarded must be in good disciplinary standing during the semester the award will be used.
  • 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 you hold membership and any details of your work with these groups
    • Scholarships, honors, awards or special recognitions received or given for your 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:
Kim Morton, Interim Associate Director for Student Leadership at 786-1371 or


Spring 2018: Friday, February 23, 2018 
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