A Message to UA Scholars:

Your academic performance in high school has distinguished you as one of the very best students in your class and in Alaska. We are honored to recognize your merit with the UA Scholars Award. Great things are in store for you and your fellow Scholars in the University of Alaska system. We encourage you to secure your $12,000 scholarship by applying to any of our three universities. The application is FREE for UA Scholars using the code: UASCHOLARS2023. The extended deadline to apply is August 15, 2023.

Congratulations Class of 2023!

As your high school graduation approaches, I want to congratulate you one more time on your hard work and distinction as a UA Scholar. To honor you and the class of 2023 UA Scholars, please view the digital annual circular, distributed in major newspapers throughout Alaska around May 14, 2023.



UA Scholars Success Stories

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UA Scholars from all over Alaska are making a difference in their communities. They come from diverse backgrounds and have a wide range of interests, but they are all united by their passion for learning and their desire to make Alaska a better place. Read their stories and learn more about the impact they are having. You may just find someone who inspires you to follow your dreams.

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Award Overview

The UA Scholars Award is a $12,000 scholarship awarded to students in the top ten percent of their Alaska high school class at the end of the junior year. The Award may be used toward the cost of attendance at any location within the University of Alaska system. 

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Program Information Booklet

The UA Scholars Program Information Booklet is a handbook for students, parents, and school officials, detailing all of the requirements of the Award. Be sure to read the entire document to gain a complete understanding of the Program!

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High School Administrators

Each eligible high school in Alaska is responsible for notifying the UA Scholars Program about the students who qualify for the UA Scholars Award through the "Designation Process" which takes place from May 1 - October 1 each year. 


FAFSA filing period opens October 1

The outstanding academic achievements of the UA Scholars are recognized at multiple events around the state. More info about recognition events 

UA Scholar Award deadline to apply for University of Alaska Admissions is May 1





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The University of Alaska is a land-, sea- and space-grant system of higher education established in 1917.

The UA system's three universities (UAA, UAF and UAS) are separately accredited institutions with campuses and extended learning centers across the State of Alaska.