UAF Privately Funded Scholarships

For new and continuing students: UAF offers over 450 scholarships. You can apply for all of these scholarships with our one UAF scholarship application.  Each scholarship has different criteria. The deadline to apply for most UAF scholarships is February 15 for the following academic year. Some scholarships may be available after this date. To stay informed about late applications, you can subscribe to the UAF scholarship emailing list.

How to apply

  1. Log in to AcademicWorks with your UA username and password.
  2. Complete the General Application and any supplemental applications presented. The system syncs with your data. You are automatically matched with scholarship opportunities for which you meet the criteria and the system provides additional "recommended" scholarships that may be available to you.
  3. After you complete the applications, you're done! If you are awarded a scholarship you will receive an award email to your UA email address. You can also check on the status of your application by logging back into the system at any time.
  4. Follow up. The system also includes information on private and external scholarships. These deadlines change often so check back under "External" opportunities.

Deadline reminder:

Your completed General Application will be archived and removed from the system in August. You must complete a new General Application at the beginning of each fall semester. If "Financial Need" is a requirement, you must file a FAFSA between October 1 and February 15. The deadline to apply for most scholarships is February 15.

Admissions scholarships

  • Admissions offers four Merit based scholarships - Nanook Gold, Chancellor's, Cornerstone Gold, and Cornerstone - to first-year students upon acceptance to UAF.
  • Human Achievement, Academic Achievement and Ad Summum scholarships are reserved for first-year students and use the essays from AcademicWorks.
  • The Pioneer scholarship also uses the essays from AcademicWorks and is reserved for transfer students.

Admissions scholarships info at a glance

Scholarship info at a glance

Scholarship Minimum award amount GPA ACT SAT Other requirements
Nanook Gold Full tuition 4.0 30 1410 First-time freshman
Chancellor's $4,000 3.6 27 1300 First-time freshman
Cornerstone Gold $2,500 for 2 years ($5,000 total) 4.0 30 1410 UA Scholar
Cornerstone $2,500 3.6 27 1300 UA Scholar
Human Achievement $2,500 2.5 18 950 First-time freshmen, a record of volunteer service to a community, non-profit organization(s) or special interest group as well as a commitment to high academic standards.
Academic Achievement $2,500 3.0 24 1200 First-time freshman
Ad Summum Variable 3.0 18 950 First-time freshman
Pioneer Variable 3.0 N/A N/A Transfer and returning

Alaska Performance Scholarship

UAF receives the Alaska Performance Scholarship for eligible students around the first day of classes for each term. Initial eligibility is determined by your high school. Continuing eligibility is determined by UAF. You must maintain a 2.0 GPA and complete 24 credits your first year of the award and a 2.5 GPA and complete 30 credits per year afterwards. The FAFSA must be submitted each year before June 30 to use the Alaska Performance Scholarship. Transfer credits and summer credits can count for your continuing eligibility needs. For more information, visit the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education.

Other scholarships

Scholarships are available from many outside agencies. Please check with your employer, parents’ employers, corporations, and many other companies to check on eligibility for awards.

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