Funding Opportunities

 

Schmidt Charitable Trust  Ruth A. M. Schmidt

The Trust provides financial assistance to Alaskans of any age to enable them to pursue education in the earth sciences so that they may become better stewards of the land and serve as positive role models for others.
A priority focus is on Alaska Native and other minority Alaskans in financial need who reside in either rural or urban areas. Qualifying expenses include, but are not limited to, tuition, room and board, travel, childcare, and necessary equipment.  


 

Undergraduate Research & Scholarly Activity 

URSA (Undergraduate Research & Scholarly Activity) is UAF's resource for the development and promotion of experiential learning activities that engage undergraduate students to support UAF's goal to become a leading student-focused research university.


 

UAF Scholarships and Fellowships

At the University of Alaska, we recognize the importance of a quality education and are dedicated to helping you achieve your higher education goals. The University of Alaska Foundation offers more than $3 million in scholarship awards annually, making higher education possible for any student who seeks it.

Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)

Alaska NSF EPSCoR seed grants are awarded each year to UA faculty and students to conduct research or education/outreach projects with the potential to expand the depth and breadth of Fire & Ice efforts.

 UAF Graduate School Funding Opportunities

Thesis completion fellowship and travel awards

 Geophysical Institute Funding

GeoFORCE Learning Community

The GeoFORCE Learning Community (GeoLC) is designed to enhance participation and academic success of geoscience students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, particularly those from underrepresented groups. These groups include, but are not limited to: 1) Racial and ethnic groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the geosciences [Black or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Native Hawaiians, or Pacific Islanders]; 2) Graduates of rural or inner-city high schools; and 3) First-generation college students.

Freshman and Sophomore Geoscience majors are invited to apply for financial and academic support available to members of the GeoLC, which is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Students who are accepted into the GeoLC will receive a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 per semester.

For additional information about the structure, purpose, or requirements of the GeoLC, please contact Dr. Sarah Fowell, Director of the GeoFORCE Alaska Program and faculty in the UAF Dept. of Geosciences: sjfowell@alaska.edu (907) 474-7810


Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship

The scholarship is available for female students pursuing a Master's or Doctoral degree at an accredited institution of higher education in a recognized geoscience program. Each scholarship award is $5,000.  One Master's candidate and one Doctoral candidate will be selected for the 2021-2022 scholarship cycle. Applicants may either be entering graduate school or already enrolled in a graduate program in the geosciences.  We strongly encourage incoming Master's students to apply. Successful applicants will be thesis-based, full-time students and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The application deadline for the 2021-2022 academic year is February 7th, 2021.

Please send any inquiries to Christopher Keane, the scholarship coordinator, at keane@americangeosciences.org


Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
Undergraduates majoring in science or engineering may be eligible for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, a national merit-based competition that provides $7500/year for up to two years. Applicants must have a strong academic record and intend to pursue a career that includes research.
 

The Kosciuszko Foundation                                                                                                                                                         logo

The Kosciuszko Foundation is dedicated to promote educational and cultural exchanges between the United States and Poland and to  increase American understanding of Polish culture and history.