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SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship recipients

Scholarship support is one of the most powerful and important ways to impact the lives of UAF students.

Here's how to support student scholarships at UAF:


Gifts to existing scholarships

Contributions can be made to existing endowed or restricted funds at any time. This is a significant way of honoring a person, or showing support for the values they express through the scholarship criteria. View existing scholarship funds (PDFby school or program, or alphabetically by last name.

Note – students who wish to apply for scholarships, please see more specific information on the Financial Aid webpage.


Establishing a new scholarship

There are two types of scholarship funds here at UAF: endowed and restricted. 

Endowed

  • A minimum of $25,000 is required to create an endowed named fund.  Endowed scholarship gifts are invested and scholarships are awarded from the interest earned, therefore preserving the principal of the account in perpetuity.  This is the most long-term, monumental form of scholarship support. For more in-depth information about this process, please see the UA Foundation, which provides administrative overview of all UAF funds.

  • The Development Office coordinates with the donor to determine selection criteria and the name of the fund through a document called a gift agreement.

Restricted

  • A minimum of $5,000 is required to create a restricted named fund.  Restricted scholarships are smaller funds which are not invested, but donated directly into scholarships or fellowships; if the funds are not replenished by additional gifts, they will be closed.
     
  • The Development Office coordinates with the donor to determine selection criteria and the name of the fund through a document called a gift agreement.

In Memoriam

  • With In Memoriam giving, you pay tribute to a friend of loved one with a gift that bears the name of the person you wish to honor.
     
  • You may direct your support toward a scholarship or fellowship, program or another area of campus life.
     
  • To make a Memorial gift online, please indicate in the "Comments" section the name of the person you wish to honor.
     
  • For more information about making a restricted Memorial gift, please contact our office at 907-474-2619, or uaf-giving@alaska.edu.
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