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Special UAS Scholarship Focuses On Southeast Students Who’ve Overcome Challenges

For the third year in a row, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is offering the UAS Verna Carrigan Promise Scholarship for talented Southeast Alaska high school seniors planning to attend UAS’ Juneau Campus full-time in the fall.

Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Alaska

Date of Press Release: January 24, 2019

For the third year in a row, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is offering the UAS Verna Carrigan Promise Scholarship for talented Southeast Alaska high school seniors planning to attend UAS’ Juneau Campus full-time in the fall. The special focus of this scholarship is on students who may not have the highest grade point average but who’ve overcome significant challenges in life and who are motivated to succeed. UAS is reaching out to Southeast Alaskan high school principals and guidance counselors, superintendents, and other adults to share this opportunity with prospective recipients and encouraging them to apply by the February 15 deadline.

UAS anticipates granting up to five $3,000 one-time scholarship awards for students who plan to attend the UAS Juneau Campus full-time starting in Fall 2019. Eligible recipients will be current seniors from Juneau Douglas High School, Thunder Mountain High School, Yaakoosge Daakahidi High School, Mt Edgecumbe High School, and all other Southeast Alaska high schools, including graduates of home school programs.

The Verna Carrigan Promise Scholarship is designed for students who show promise as an incoming UAS student but have had to overcome challenges and/or hardships in their high school career. The purpose of these awards is to provide financial assistance for directly related college expenses like tuition, fees, campus housing, campus meal plan, and more.

Qualifying students must complete the online University of Alaska scholarship application through Academic Works, specifying interest in the Verna Carrigan Promise Scholarship. Students can also access many other UA scholarships through the site. Students are also asked to submit two letters of recommendation, from either high school staff members or community leaders.

Visit UAS Verna Carrigan Promise Scholarship for more information and to download an informational poster. For more information about Financial Aid opportunities at UAS visit uas.alaska.edu/financial_aid or call (907) 796-6255.

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Press Release Contact

Keni Campbell

University of Alaska Southeast

(907) 796-6509

klcampbell4@alaska.edu