The University of Alaska Fairbanks in five words is: affordable quality education in Alaska. I am an Alaskan and I wanted to attend a school where I could get a quality education and experience a campus feel, yet not take on serious debt. UAF offers this for Alaskans.

As a linguistics major, I like that my department is small. It creates a sense of home and personal investment from the professors. UAF offers distance classes and small, accommodating class sizes. College is important, but it requires a healthy balance—UAF understands that.

I cannot say enough about what TRiO Student Support Services program has done for me. As an independent student with no prior exposure to the bureaucracy of college, I had no idea how to get scholarships, do my taxes, or plan my way through college. The one-on-one advising that SSS offers has helped me organize and take control of my education and finances. SSS even helped make studying abroad in Thailand possible. There, I encountered new ways of thinking and witnessed a type of poverty that I had never been privy to. This opportunity reshaped my goals and gave me the passion to address social issues.

After graduation, I would like to either attend a graduate program specializing in creating innovative solutions to social issues through design, technology and language or return to my home town to create positive community projects.

Scholarships and research programs give motivated students access to opportunities that can reshape their future.I was granted such an experience, and I ask you to consider giving such opportunities to others. Your contribution to SSS will assist in the offering of scholarships for first-generation, low income students. Please consider making a gift today.


Nathan Feemster
SSS Scholarship Recipient

How to Make a Gift

Alumni, friends, corporations and foundations may make gifts online, by mail, phone, wire transfer, or through gifts of stock or matching gift programs.


Make a credit card gift using our online giving form.

By phone

Call us at 907-474-2619 or 1-800-823-4438 to make a credit card gift by phone.

Outside business hours, you will get a recording prompting you to leave your information.

By mail

Make a gift by mailing a check to:

UAF Annual Giving Program
c/o UA Foundation
P.O. Box 755080
Fairbanks, AK 99775

By payroll deduction for UAF employees

Please download, print and fill out the staff contribution form (PDF) specifying UAF TRiO Student Support Services (21125), and return it to:

UAF Annual Giving Program
c/o UA Foundation
P.O. Box 755080
Fairbanks, AK 99775

By wire transfer

Gifts can be transferred via domestic or international wire transfer. Electronically transferred funds should be payable in U.S. dollars. Please notify our office in advance of your intent to wire funds. For instructions or for other questions, please contact the UAF Development office at 907-474-2619 or

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