Scholarships

UAF offers over 450 scholarships, some of which are reserved for military affiliated students. You can apply for all of these scholarships via 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.

UAF offers over 450 scholarships, some of which are reserved for military affiliated students. You can apply for all of these scholarships via 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.

UAF makes every effort to provide scholarships and other forms of financial support to active military students, veterans and their spouses and dependents. The scholarships listed below may or may not be available to each veteran student, while some may have additional requirements or may no longer be offered.

Scholarship Description Application period
AMVETS National Scholarships Two scholarships for veterans, active duty or guard/reserves. Application opens Jan. 2020
Disabled American Veteran (DAV) Auxiliary National Education Scholarship Scholarships available for full- and part-time students. Application opens Jan. 2020
Dolphin Scholarship Foundation Two to four year scholarships available to former service members who have served in submarine support activities pursuing a trade/vocational certification. Application opens Oct. 1, 2019 and closes March 15, 2020.
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) Education Foundation Scholarship Available to former service members affiliated with the Navy, Marines or Coast Guard to pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees. Application opens Sept. 1, 2019 and closes April 15, 2020.
Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship available to Purple Heart recipients. Application opens Nov, 1 2019 and closes March 1, 2020.
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation Scholarship Available to service members and veterans pursuing a masters degree to support their career in professional counseling. Application period opens in May 2020
Pat Tillman Education Scholarship Available to veterans and active duty service members from all branches of the military, including National Guard and Reserves who are working on their undergraduate or graduate/professional degree. Application opens  February 1, 2020
Veterans of Foriegn Wars (VFW) Help A Hero Scholarship Available for retired, honorably discharged, active duty or member of the National Guard/Reserve who completed Basic Training and follow-on training and separated with a rank of E-5 or below.

Fall Semester application available January 1-April 30; 

Spring semester application available August 1 - November 15

 

Scholarship Description Application period
American Legion Legacy Scholarship Scholarship for children of post 9/11 veterans who died on active duty or have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater. Application deadline is April 15
AMVETS National Scholarships One scholarship available for spouses of veterans, active duty or guard/reserves. Two scholarships for children/grandchildren of veterans, active duty, guard/reserves who are currently high school seniors. Application opens January 2020
Dolphin Scholarship Foundation Scholarships available for high school or college children/stepchildren and spouses of former members of the submarine force or those who have served in submarine support activities. Application opens Oct. 1, 2019 and closes March 15, 2020.
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) Education Foundation Scholarship Available to spouses, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of service members affiliated with the Navy, Marines or Coast Guard to pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees. Application opens Sept. 1, 2019 and closes April 15, 2020.
Folds of Honor Higher Education Scholarship Scholarships for spouses and dependents of service members. Application open February 1 - April 1
Heroes Tribute Scholarship Program Scholarships for children of wounded and fallen Marines and Navy Corpsman. Open application
Defense Commissary Agency Scholarship Scholarship for students whose parent serves or has served in the Army, Marine Corp, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Application opens December 15
Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund Scholarship available for children of military personnel who were killed or permanently disabled in a combat mission or training accident. Open application
Hero’s Legacy Scholarship Scholarship for children of fallen or disabled service members. Opens 15 December 2019 for Fall 2020
Hope for the Warriors Spouse/Caregiver Scholarship available for spouses/caregivers of service members. Open August 1 – September 30th, 2019 For Spring 2020
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Scholarship for children of Marine or Navy Corpsman who was/is attached to a Marine unit. Open 1 January – 1 March 2020
Military Officers Association of America Interest free loans, scholarship and grants for children of active duty, Reserve, National Guard or retired enlisted military personnel. Application opens in spring
Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship available to spouses, children and grandchildren of Purple Heart recipients. Application opens Nov, 1 2019 and closes March 1, 2020.
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation Scholarship Available to spouses of service members and veterans pursuing a masters degree to support their career in professional counseling. Application period opens in May 2020
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Interest free loans and grants to child or spouse of active duty, retired or deceased Sailors and Marines.

Open 1 November – 1 May 2020 for fall semester 2020

Scholarships for Military Children Scholarship of dependent child or spouse of military service personnel. Application open from April 1 to May 15
National Association of the Military Family

Scholarship available for spouses of service members 

  • With a valid military ID
  • Who are married to an active duty, reserve, guard, retired, medically retired, wounded or fallen service member
  • Who are a dual military spouse
  • Who are divorced and receive 20/20/20 benefits
Rolling application
Non Commissioned Officers Association Scholarship Scholarship available to children and spouses of current members of the Non Commissioned Officers Association. Open 1 January – 31 March
Paralyzed Veterans of America Available to the spouse or unmarried child under the age of 24 of a member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Application opens April for 2020
Pat Tillman Education Scholarship Available to spouses (including surviving spouses) of veterans and active duty service members who are working on their undergraduate or graduate/professional degree. Application opens  February 1, 2020
ThanksUSA Scholarships Available to dependent children or spouses of military service personnel. Application opens in spring 2020