Award Overview


The UA Scholars Award was originally established in 1999 to provide an incentive for Alaska's middle and high school students to achieve academic excellence, to nourish efforts of schools to provide high quality education, and to encourage the top high school graduates from every community in Alaska to attend the University of Alaska. The UA Scholars Award continues to keep Alaska's top high school graduates in state while continuing their education at the University of Alaska. UA Scholars enrich the academic environment at UA as they develop in their roles as future leaders of Alaska. They represent all the corners of the state and serve as ambassadors between their community and the university.

At a Glance:

What it is: The UA Scholars Award is a $15,000 scholarship awarded to Alaska high school students who are in the top 10% of their class at the end of their junior year as determined by their school. The Award may be used at any University of Alaska campus and is distributed in the amount of $1,875 per semester for eight semesters provided the Scholar remains eligible

What it coversEligible expenses such as undergraduate tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, qualified study abroad, national student exchange, and other educational costs incurred for attendance at the University of Alaska.

Who is eligible? Students are designated by their high school based on their academic standing at the end of their junior year.  Students must be either US Citizens or aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence.

For more information, visit the FAQs , Student Handbook, or the High School Administrator Handbook pages.