The University of Alaska Foundation offers more than $2 million in scholarship awards annually, making an UA education possible for any student who seeks it. Scholarships are available to students attending any campus of the University of Alaska (Anchorage, Fairbanks, Southeast and all community campuses). Many options are available, with hundreds of students receiving awards based on merit, financial need, outstanding achievement in specialized fields, or any combination of these criteria.
Since most scholarships are awarded early in the spring of each academic year, applications must be received by February 15th, to be considered for most scholarships. Any applications received through July 15, will be used for any late awarded scholarships or any new scholarship that may open up.
It’s easy to apply for scholarships! Most scholarships are awarded from one application on UAOnline.
“Winning these scholarships made it possible for me to take classes year round at UAF without being forced to have a job at the same time as going to school. The ability to focus on my classes without worrying about a job made it easier to take heavy class loads, work to earn high grades, take on a major undergraduate research project, and spend some time on community service projects.” - Jeff Bue, 2010-11 recipient of the Alaska McDonald's Student Scholarship and Lawrence Bayer Business Administration Scholarship.
APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
Please review these instructions
- Step 1: Apply for admission to the UA Campus you wish to attend by February 15. The admission application can be completed online.
- Step 2: Go to UAOnline and complete the required online scholarship application. Once logged in, choose Scholarships under the Student Services menu. The UAOnline portion of the scholarship application, including the profile questions, is required: you will not be considered for scholarships if this is not completed.
- Step 3: Click on the UA in the scholarship application, or return to this page, and complete the supplemental application if you wish to apply for these specific scholarships.
- Step 4: To receive full consideration for need-based scholarships, you must submit a completed Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) by February 15. The FAFSA helps us determine your eligibility for any financial need based scholarships.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Submitting an incomplete application or failing to adhere to the requirements will result in disqualification. You will not be considered for scholarships unless you are admitted or have applied for admissions to a degree program. All selection criteria not required for scholarships will be obtained from your UA student record (e.g. degree program, academic major, class standing, etc.). You must be sure your UA student record is as complete and accurate as possible. Scholarship selection committees may contact you to request additional information.
Many more campus specific scholarships are available by contacting the financial aid office at the UA campus you are planning to attend. Please visit the links provided in the left-hand column.
NOTE: To apply for any scholarships, students must first apply for admission to the UA campus they plan to attend. Apply for scholarships at UA Online. Additional information may be needed for some scholarships. Please visit the links below: