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For Immediate Release
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

UA Announces Drawing to Encourage High School Seniors to Apply Early

The University of Alaska is celebrating UA College Application Week Nov. 17-21 by giving away six, three-credit tuition awards good for any of UA’s 16 campuses.

The incentive is aimed at high school seniors who intend to apply to UA for summer or fall 2015. UA must receive applications by the end of College Application Week, Nov. 21, for future students to qualify for the drawing. Each three-credit award is worth up to $630.

“College is a game changer, leading to better careers and higher paying jobs. Alaska data shows that 63 percent of Alaska jobs will require a postsecondary education by 2018,” said Saichi Oba, associate vice president for student and enrollment services at the UA System. “Applying early is not only a good first step, but it actually increases a student’s chance of success in college.”

High school seniors are encouraged to apply through https://uaonline.alaska.edu.

Oba stresses that the Alaska Performance Scholarship and UA Scholars awards are also important for student success---both can help a lot to pay costs of college, paving the way to college degrees.

For more information on UA College Application Week, see http://www.alaska.edu/studentservices/college-application-week/ or phone 907-450-8140.

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For more information: Saichi Oba, 907-450-8140 or stoba@alaska.edu.

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