Robert L. and Virginia R. Rausch Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,500

Deadline: February 15 (Please see the application for the actual deadline each year, it is adjusted for years where February 15 falls on a weekend.)

Date of Award: Fall & Spring

About the Robert L. and Virginia R. Rausch Scholarship:

Robert L. Rausch studied health and medical problems in Alaska for many years. His love of the North led him to learn the Inupiaq language, further cementing his friendships and working partnerships with the native people of the North. He received an honorary doctorate of science from UAF in 1987. His wife Virginia Rausch earned a bachelor's degree in history from UAF in 1968.

The Robert L. and Virginia R. Rausch Scholarship is awarded each year to an outstanding graduate student who meets the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be full-time UAF graduate students (enrolled in at least nine credits) in good academic standing
  • Research emphasis reflects commitment to the study of languages and history of indigenous peoples of Alaska.
  • Applicants should demonstrate motivation and academic and leadership potential.
  • Alaska Native applicants are preferred.

Note: Award recipient must be enrolled full-time (nine credits - no audits) while receiving the award.

Application procedure:

How to apply for a scholarship: The application deadline for most scholarships is February 15.(Please see the application for the actual deadline each year, it is adjusted for years where February 15 falls on a weekend.)
  1. Fill out the Scholarship Application form. See the "application process" field for details pertaining to each specific scholarship.
  2. If needed, the Graduate School may contact you for additional supporting documents.
For more information, contact the UAF Development Office (907) 474-6402, or the Graduate School at (907) 474-7464
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