Scholarship Opportunities

Hundreds of thousands of dollars of scholarship and grant money goes unclaimed every year because students do not apply for them. You may think you do not qualify, but when in doubt, apply!

Financial aid packages always start with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which you can fill out each year at That lets the UAF Financial Aid Office know that you are looking for assistance. So even if you don’t want a loan and don’t think you qualify for a grant, apply anyway!

Below you will find additional scholarship opportunities and clearinghouses. Please note that UAF eLearning as a department also hosts a scholarship opportunity in the summer semester every year for degree-seeking students.

UAF scholarships — Deadline: February 15

The UAF Office of Admissions and the Registrar awards a limited number of merit-, service- and retention-based scholarships each year. Contact the UAF scholarship coordinator at for more information.

Join the UAF Scholarship Listserv to receive e-mail notifications about new scholarship opportunities!

Fastweb — Ongoing Deadlines

A clearinghouse for an enormous quantity of scholarships. This is a legitimate site where you can search based on your major, skills or other specifics. Signing up is free!

Unigo — Deadlines: Ongoing Deadlines

This site compiles categories of scholarships, from merit-based to the weird and wacky. — Ongoing Deadlines funds several unique scholarship programs for high school students, college students, grad students and non-traditional adult learners.