Apply for UA Teacher Internship Scholarship

Alaska needs teachers. The University of Alaska is providing scholarships to help those interested in teaching to complete a degree and become a certified teacher for Alaska.

In January, the UA Teacher Internship Scholarship opened its second year for applications. In the Scholarship’s inaugural year, 75 candidates received support to work toward their degrees in K-12 teaching. The scholarship covers tuition and fees at UA Schools of Education as well as a stipend of up to $10,000 to offset living expenses during the critical full-time internship. The application for this year can be found at the UA Teacher Internship Scholarship website. Applications are due April 1.

The Scholarship supports pre-service teachers across the UA system in undergraduate and post-baccalaureate pathways. At UAF, undergraduate Elementary and Secondary education candidates who have completed at least 60 credits toward their degree can apply. Any student with an AA that covers most of their general education requirements may also be eligible. Individuals who have a Bachelor’s degree in a field other than education can enter a post-baccalaureate pathway that can be completed in 1-2 years. At UAF there are post-baccalaureate pathways to become an Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education teacher.

If you know anyone interested in becoming a teacher, or know someone you think would become a great teacher, please share this opportunity. Investing in preparing and certifying local Alaskans who know their communities and intend to stay can be the solution to long term workforce stability. Alaska’s next generation of teachers are right in front of us. Please encourage them to apply!

If you would like more information about this scholarship and other ways the UAF School of Education is trying to remove financial barriers to entering the teaching profession, please contact