Prospective Honors Students
Who Are UAF Honors Students?
Our students are world changers and problem solvers. They’re eager to make a difference and tackle tough issues like climate change. They have grit, resilience and a spirit of adventure that they bring to everything they do.
Honors students come from big cities and rural communities. They come from Alaska, the Lower 48 and all over the world. They pursue all different majors and all types of research.
Together, our students are part of a larger community that finds strength in diversity, is dedicated to supporting and encouraging one another, and values the unique perspectives and contributions of each individual. We invite you to find out more and get involved.
Why Become an Honors Student?
The Honors College is about creating opportunities for success. We’ll help you identify internships, research opportunities and extracurricular activities that will best fit your interests and needs. We’ll connect you with service organizations where you can get involved in a meaningful way and make an impact. We’ll also help you select international experiences that will meet your academic goals and broaden your horizons.
Here are some of the opportunities you’ll enjoy as an Honors student at UAF.
How to Apply for the Honors Program
To apply to the Honors College at UAF, you’ll first need to apply to UAF as a full-time, bachelor’s degree seeking student.
You can submit your application to the Honors College online. Once we receive it, we’ll review your test scores and GPA and follow up for more information.
Explore Scholarships and Research Funding for Honors Students
As an Honors student, you may be eligible for extra financial assistance to help with tuition, research projects and more. The Honors College offers $50,000 in scholarships each year as well as numerous research and travel grants.
There are also many more scholarship opportunities available through UAF — including the Nanook Pledge, a four-year merit scholarship for incoming first-year, transfer and readmitted UAF students with awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.
Learn more about UAF’s Climate Scholar Program
Study on the front lines of climate change at one of the world’s leading research universities. The Climate Scholar Program at UAF’s Honors College is your chance to work with leading climate and Arctic research scientists, and help create meaningful solutions that benefit local communities and the world.
Find more about life in the Honors College
The Honors College is a community of curious, energetic and talented people like you who want to make a difference. It’s a great place to make friends, take part in fun activities and much more.