Special instructions

UA Scholars receive award letters during the beginning of their senior year and must apply for admission (as a new student) by May 1 to reserve their award. Scholarships must start within 12 months of high school graduation. Your application fee will be waived when you select the UA Scholars application type when applying online.

About the UA Scholars program

The UA Scholars Program encourages Alaska's high school graduates to get their advanced education in Alaska.

The UA Scholars Award is an $12,000 scholarship which can cover eligible expenses such as undergraduate tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies and other educational costs associated with going to a UA school.

  • Students eligible for the award are designated by their high school if they are in the top 10 percent of their junior class at the end of their junior year.
  • The award is disbursed in the amount of $1,500 per semester for a total of eight semesters over a five year period.
  • Scholars are required to maintain full-time enrollment status (minimum of 12 credits) and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

More UA Scholars info

Contact Amy Bristor with questions about the UA Scholars program


Application instructions

New students (undergraduate and graduate):

Students who have never attended the University of Alaska.
  1. Review your admission requirements.
  2. Go to the UAF Application home page.
  3. Select New User and complete the section with an email unique to you.
  4. Select My Profile (at top of page) and complete this section.
  5. Select My Application (at top of page) and complete this section. A second major can be selected at the time of application.
  6. Complete the application to the point of agreement and pay the application fee (a credit card is required).
  7. Submit all of the required documentation to the Office of Admissions and the Registrar.
    • Current high school students will be able to upload their unofficial transcript at the time of application.
    • Graduate students will be able to upload documents that appear on their checklist.
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