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When you make a gift to any of the Alumni Scholarship Funds, you make a direct financial impact on students who attend UAF. You can make a gift to any scholarship fund by donating online. Please be sure to indicate which scholarship you'd like to support when asked “Where you would like your gift to go?” on the online form.
- The UAF Alumni Association Scholarship Undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors who are children of an active alumni
association member are eligible. Scholarship recipients will demonstrate likelihood
for alumni involvement after they graduate, have a GPA in the 2.5-3.5 range and display
volunteerism efforts. Past awardees are encouraged to reapply.
2016-2017 recipient: Holly Taylor
- The Audrey Loftus Memorial Scholarship Audrey Loftus, founding director of the UAFAA, was a determined university advocate
and community supporter. In her honor, this scholarship is awarded to new first-year or
transfer students who demonstrate experience in and future commitment to extracurricular
or community involvement. Leadership skills and potential will be considered along
with the applicant's commitment to UAF and/or Alaska. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA
2016-2017 recipient: Nathaniel Nick Savel
- The Jim Doogan Memorial Scholarship Jim Doogan, a pioneer Alaskan who helped draft the Alaska Constitution, was an enthusiastic
supporter of UAF. He built the alumni hamburger booth at the Tanana Valley State Fair
and was an active member of the UAF Alumni Association. He was a member of the UAFAA
Board of Directors when he died in 1997. He was given a Meritorious Service Award
posthumously at the 1997 commencement ceremony. Eligibility: sophomore or above.
2016-2017 recipient: Katie Roseberry
- The Jay Hammond Memorial Scholarship Jay Hammond, a 1949 graduate of UA and former two-term governor, was recognized as
an Alaska statesman. Because of his many accomplishments, the Fairbanks chapter of
the UAF Alumni Association and the UAFAA Board of Directors created this joint scholarship
to honor students who exhibit leadership and a desire to make a difference in Alaska.
2016-2017 recipient: Ryan DeCorso
- The Fairbanks Chapter Legacy Scholarship The Fairbanks Chapter of the UAFAA used proceeds from its annual hamburger booth
at the Tanana Valley State Fair to establish this scholarship to benefit UAF students
with a 3.5 GPA or above who are relatives of active, dues-paying members. Eligibility:
sophomore or above.
2016-2017 recipient: Juanita Esmailka
Congratulations to this year's scholarship winners!
Children, and in some cases other relatives, of current alumni association members are eligible to receive scholarships. Recipients of the UAFAA scholarships are selected by the volunteer alumni scholarship committee; recipients of the Fairbanks chapter scholarships are selected by the officers of the chapter. Recipients of these scholarships are recognized at the annual scholarship awards banquet in the spring, as well as during our reunion.
If interested in applying to receive a scholarship, please visit the Scholarship Page through the Financial Aid Office to learn more.
In addition to scholarships, the UAF Financial Aid Office offers a variety of financial assistance options.