The February 15 deadline for University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) scholarships is fast approaching. UAS-specific scholarships are open to students who will attend a UAS campus in Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, or enroll in an online program. There are also UA Statewide scholarships which are open to students who attend any University of Alaska campus. More than 50 scholarships of varying amounts are available. All scholarships are listed on the UAS Financial Aid website: uas.alaska.edu/finaid.
New this year is the Verna Carrigan Promise Scholarship, open to high school seniors from Southeast Alaska high schools or a homeschool program. This one-time $3,000 award is unusual because it is geared to students who have overcome significant challenges in their education and life—who despite those challenges demonstrate talent, fortitude, and the motivation to succeed. They may not have the highest grade point average or test scores, but their will to succeed is clear.
Another is the Southeast Conference Scholarship for UAS students who are residents of our region who demonstrate motivation, academic and leadership potential, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must show they are committed to the development of business and commerce in Southeast Alaska.
Hecla Greens Creek Mine near Juneau supports the Hecla Greens Creek Environmental Science Scholarship for UAS environmental science majors in their junior or senior year. The goal of this award is degree completion for promising environmental science students, enabling them in their future careers to develop natural resources in a sustainable way.
Applying for scholarships is easy. Students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. New students need to first apply for admission at uas.alaska.edu/apply. The scholarship application can be found by logging in to UAOnline.alaska.edu and following the section titled “Student Services and Account Information” to the scholarship section. Some scholarships require supplemental applications and these can be found at the bottom of the main application.
For more about financial aid and a complete list of scholarships available at the University of Alaska Southeast, visit www.uas.alaska.edu/finaid, or call to speak to one of their advisors at 907-796-6100.