UA Scholars

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.

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.

Apply today!

  1. Create an account.
  2. Complete your student profile.
  3. Start an applicationselect a term (fall, spring or summer), select a major and tell us about your academic history. If you can’t finish it all at once, you can always come back to finish it later.

  4. Electronically sign, pay and submit your application.

If you have any questions during the application process, please connect with us. We are here to help.