Honors Scholarships and Grants

 

 

Honors Scholarships

The Honors College has special funding of approximately $50K that can be awarded in scholarships each year. Here’s a list of the Honors scholarships that we give out each spring to eligible students:

  • Honors Usibelli Scholarship: $15,000 available, with awards of $1000 or $1500 (any member of the Honors program enrolled full-time)
  • Donald R. Theophilus Scholarship for Scholars: One award of $800 (Alaska resident and member of the Honors program)
  • John Davies and Linda Schandelmeier Scholarship: One award of $1000 (Climate Scholars Program students in Honors enrolled full-time)
  • Barbara Burrier Henrichs Endowed Scholarship: One award of $1000 (any member of the Honors program enrolled full-time)
  • Patricia Andresen Scholarship: One award of $1000 (any member of the Honors program enrolled full-time)
  • Helen Walker Memorial Scholarship: One award of $500 (any member of the Honors program enrolled full-time; preference to students majoring in music or art)
  • Howard and Enid Cutler Scholarship: One award of $1500 (international student and member of the Honors program)
  • Dorothy Sugg Rotary Scholarship: One award of $3000 or two awards of $1500 (Alaska resident and member of the Honors program; preference to students from north of the Alaska Range)

Additional scholarships

We distribute additional Honors College scholarships each fall. Any student enrolled full-time can apply. 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.

 

How to apply for Honors scholarships

To apply for Honors scholarships, you’ll need to complete both the UAF scholarship application and the Honors College scholarship application.

For more information on how to apply for Honors scholarships please contact the Honors College director at ahirsch@alaska.edu.


 

Honors scholarship deadlines and requirements

The deadline for submitting both the Honors scholarship and the UAF scholarship application is February 15 each year.

Special conditions for the Honors scholarships are that you must be in good standing with the Honors College (have a GPA of 3.25 or better) and you must be making good progress on completing your Honors classes (the equivalent of about 6 credits per year).

 

 

Honors Grants

Honors research and travel grants are available to help you conduct research and present your work at professional conferences. Here’s more information about each.

Honors research grants

Almost all Honors students engage in some type of research activity. The Honors College has funds that students may use to support their capstone project or research-based thesis. Up to $1500 may be awarded for a project. Applications are reviewed each October 1, with notification by Oct 15; and on Feb 1, with notification by Feb 15.

Apply for Honors research grants

Honors travel grants

The Honors College also offers funds you can use to travel to conferences. Funding for other travel may also be available, depending on demand. In general, no more than $1500 is awarded per travel experience.

Applications are reviewed each October 1, with notification by Oct 15; and on Feb 1, with notification by Feb 15.

Apply for Honors travel grants