A Message to UA Scholars:

Your academic performance in high school has distinguished you as one of the very best students in your class and in Alaska. We are honored to recognize your merit with the UA Scholars Award. Great things are in store for you and your fellow Scholars at the University of Alaska. We encourage you to secure your $12,000 scholarship by applying to any University of Alaska campus.  Apply now. 

Recognition Events
Keep an eye on your inbox for an invitation to a special virtual event in your honor on December 2. 

Virtual Office Hours
Admission Counselors are available for virtual office hours to answer your questions and assist with admissions applications. 


Award Overview

Award Overview

The UA Scholars Award is a $12,000 scholarship awarded to students in the top ten percent of their Alaska high school class at the end of the junior year. The Award may be used toward the cost of attendance at any of the University of Alaska's 15 campuses. 

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Award Requirements

The UA Scholars Program Information Booklet is a handbook for students, parents, and school officials, detailing all of the requirements of the Award. Be sure to read the entire document to gain a complete understanding of the Program!

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High School Administrators

Each eligible high school in Alaska is responsible for notifying the UA Scholars Program about the students who qualify for the UA Scholars Award through the "Designation Process" which takes place from May 1 - October 1 each year. 

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FAFSA filing period opens (10/1) 

UA Scholar virtual reception recognizing the outstanding academic achievements of the UA Scholars class of 2022 (12/2)

University of Alaska Foundation scholarships application DEADLINE (2/15) 

UA Scholar Award Admissions Application DEADLINE (5/1)





The University of Alaska is a land-, sea- and space-grant system of higher education established in 1917.

The UA system's three universities (UAA, UAF and UAS) are separately accredited institutions with campuses and extended learning centers across the State of Alaska.