Mabil Duir Leadership Scholarship

The USUAA Mabil Duir Leadership Scholarship is awarded to UAA students who have strengthened student life through leadership and involvement within the UAA campus community. This scholarship is awarded in honor of the memory of USUAA Student Leader, Mabil Duir. Scholarships of up to $1,000 will be awarded to the selected applicants.

Submit completed applications to Dawn Humenik in the Student Life and Leadership Office, Room 218 in the Student Union. Alternately, email completed paper applications to Zac Clark, Associate Director of Student Life and Leadership, at


Deadline for Spring 2020 is March 6, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Apply for the Mabil Duir Leadership Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

Students applying for the USUAA Mabil Duir Leadership Scholarship must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Enrolled in three credits or more at UAA and be in good disciplinary standing
  • Minimum of 2.5 cumulative UAA GPA at time of application
  • Admitted to a degree-seeking program at UAA
  • Demonstrate, through the application materials, leadership contributions to the UAA campus community, which should have been made primarily in the semester for which the scholarship is awarded
  • Submit a complete application packet

Note: Applicants are eligible for a leadership scholarship even if they are graduating at the end of the semester for which the scholarship is awarded.

Application Materials

Applicants must submit:

  • A narrative essay
  • Leadership resume
  • Two letters of recommendation

Additional information about these materials may be found on the application page.

Leadership Essay

If you experience writer's block while composing your leadership essay, here are several questions that may provide inspiration:

  • UAA offers varied, and even temporary, opportunities for leadership roles. Can you think of any that helped shape the leader you are today?
  • Have you had an observable impact at UAA?
  • How have you taken charge of a situation at UAA?
  • Is there an area of your life where you feel you’re recognized and respected by a group of people (students/faculty/administration) that look to you for direction?
  • Is there a time you were hesitant to assume a large amount of responsibility or a leadership position, but did so anyway because no one else would?
  • How have you gone “above and beyond” for the UAA community?
  • How have you improved the student experience at UAA?