Scholarship recipients are chosen based on the following general criteria. Depending on the type of scholarship, certain selection criteria may be weighted differently.
- Stated/Identified financial need
- Grade level
- Honors academic standing (GPA)
- Honors Credit(s) Completed/Enrolled
- Program activities engagement and service
- Commitment to volunteer outreach
- Service to your Honors community
- Current funding level (excluding loans)
- Work commitment and necessity
How to Apply for Scholarships
First you MUST fill out the UAF scholarship application by Feb. 15 of every year. Go to Financial Aid Scholarships for directions.
Second you MUST fill out the Honors Program Scholarship Application to be considered for program scholarships. We have a wide variety of exclusive scholarships to choose from. Every Honors student is encouraged to apply. Take advantage of this great funding opportunity!
Correctly Answering Questions
What funds do I include on the question "List total Scholarship $ currently on-hand in Financial Aid"?
- Include federal and state grants like the Pell and any additional scholarships awarded. It does not include tuition waivers, student loans or research fees covered.
- You only need to include scholarship funding from the semester you are applying for aid (i.e. any scholarships that have been or will be awarded for Fall 2012).
- You may also look at your Student Account on UAOnline.
- General Studies, or Undeclared. Either choice is fine.
Must I submit an academic resume with my Scholarship application even if I know it is on file with the Honors Program?
- Yes! If requested, you must submit an academic resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the scholarship application regardless of previous submission (i.e. previous applications, class assignments, etc.)
Am I eligible for Honors scholarships if I'm on Honors Academic Probation?
However, please meet with our director or program coordinator to install a plan toward GPA improvement and recovery. We are always happy to connect students with study groups, tutors, and faculty to help you succeed in your goals.
How Are Recipients Chosen?
Scholarship awards are predicated on several major factors. Considerations include:
- Reasonable adavancement toward the University Honors Scholar distinction (i.e., 6 Honors credit per year),
- Honors Thesis progression, and
- The student's participation in Honors events and activities.
Here is a list of scholarships available through our program:
- $40,000 in Chancellor’s Scholarships offered during fall term by the Chancellor through the UAF Honors Program
- $20,000 from individual endowments and other $1,000 Scholarships including:
- Patricia Andresen
- Howard & Enid Cutler
- William J. & Betsey R. Robertson
- Dorothy Sugg (2) (via a gift of Downtown Rotary)
- Donald Theophilus (1-$2,500)
- Emil Usibelli (10)
- Helen Walker
Other important scholarships for which extramural applications are made:
- AAAS Congressional Fellowship,
- AAAS Diplomacy Fellowship,
- ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship,
- Anheuser-Busch/Frank Horton Fellowship,
- Beinecke Brothers Scholarship,
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship,
- L. Boren Scholarships,
- Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows,
- DAAD Scholarships,
- Delaying the Real World Fellowship,
- Fulbright & Fulbright-Austria,
- Jack Kent Cooke Fellowship,
- J.J. Javits Scholarship,
- Goldwater Scholarship,
- James Madison Graduate Fellowships,
- Luce Scholarship,
- Marshall Scholarship,
- McNair Scholarship,
- Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholarship,
- Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship,
- Rhodes Scholarship,
- Rockefeller Scholarship,
- Rotary Scholarship,
- Truman Scholarship,
- Udall Scholarship,
- Wellstone Scholarship,