932 Alaska high school students designated for $12,000 UA Scholars Award

Dec. 3, 2021

A new group of students from nearly 250 high schools across Alaska has been identified as this year's class of UA Scholars, qualifying each of them for a $12,000 scholarship to use at any University of Alaska campus. In order to be eligible for this prestigious award, students must be ranked within the top ten percent of their class. As of October 10, 932 students have been identified for the honor.

On December 2, the University of Alaska hosted a virtual recognition event honoring the class of 2022 UA Scholars. University of Alaska leadership, faculty, staff, alumni, and current UA Scholars were present to acknowledge this year’s class and their families. 

“We are excited to welcome the class of 2022 UA Scholars,” said Lael Oldmixon, the program’s executive director, during the event. “Their academic performance distinguishes them as some of the top students in Alaska. Our universities across the University of Alaska system would be privileged to have them as students.” 

The event highlighted the many opportunities for UA Scholars including study abroad and exchange programs, honors programs, undergraduate research, internships, academic programs, and additional scholarship opportunities. Since its inception, the scholarship program has awarded more than $60 million in academic support resulting in more than 5,500 degrees and certificates for students from nearly every community in Alaska.