Give to Arctic and Northern Studies

Your donations support our goals.


How to donate


To contribute to the UAF Arctic and Northern Studies Program, please click on any of the below fund links; these direct you to the University of Alaska Foundation website where you will enter your specified gift amount. Your gift will fund the focused accounts listed.

Click here to search the Engage database for your fund.

Arctic & Northern Studies attendees at the Alaska Historical Society and Museums Association Cenference

Arctic and Northern Studies Support

Your gifts create results we see everyday. As stewards of these valuable resources, we are striving to be worthy of investment. When you give to CLA in memory of a loved one, or simply because you care, your contribution is cherished and used to further that most human of endeavors — learning.


Your donation can be used specifically to fund student or faculty research at UAF.

Donations to the Ehrlander Award for Graduate Research Purpose help to award travel grants to Arctic and Northern Studies graduate students or interdisciplinary students housed in the Arctic and Northern Studies program, enabling them to present research at academic conferences. If no travel requests are received, then it is awarded as a scholarship.


Alaska Sea Grant | A seaside station on the water in front of large snowy mountains | UAF photo by JR Ancheta.
A handwritten note from the 1950s accompanies a recording device and several recording wires that were recently donated to the Oral History program at UAF's Rasmuson Library. The recorder used technology popular through the country in the 1930s-1960s. | UAF Photo by Todd Paris

Scholarship Support

Scholarships, Fellowships and student awards have an incredible impact on our Nanook Nation! We believe that enhanced student aid, through restricted or unrestricted gifts, helps retain the most talented of students. With fewer financial concerns, these students can focus chiefly on their studies, thereby reaching their full potential.

Donations to the Cole Family Scholarship provides scholarships for history and Northern Studies students who belong to Phi Alpha Theta at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


Thank you for continuing to support the UAF Arctic and Northern Studies Program!

Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law; you are not receiving any goods or services in exchange for the money you give.



"The world cannot live without the Arctic; it affects every living thing on Earth and acts as a virtual thermostat, reflecting sunlight and cooling the planet."

-Philippe Cousteau Jr., American Oceanographer





Program Director Brandon Boylan

Thank you.

In a year with unprecedented challenges, your generosity made more of a difference than ever. Your gift gave the UAF community access to the education, opportunities and tools to not only adapt but also thrive. Thank you for being there when we needed you the most and for inspiring those of us at UAF.


CLA's Gifts at Work

Total Giving: $328,764.54



Replenishes student scholarship funds


Funds faculty and student research

Department Support

Designated to a specific department within CLA

Public Service & Community Outreach

Funding that supports community outreach events

Student Support

Funding that helps students outside of scholarships

College Support

Goes to supporting the College of Liberal Arts





Jon and Jane Aspnes pose on a park bench with their three dogs.

Why I Give

A story of giving from CLA donors Jon and Jane Aspnes.

The Aspnes Story- Love at First Pancake



Become a Donor

Your donation can make a profound impact by providing resources for scholarships, innovative programs, and cutting-edge research opportunities. Together, let's foster a vibrant academic environment where creativity, critical thinking, and cultural understanding flourish. Donate today and be a part of shaping the future of liberal arts education at UAF!

For more information on ways to give, visit our UAF Development Office website.

New students on campus jump for a photograph on their way to the MBS complex Tuesday afternoon, August 28, 2012.