Scholarships & Grants
In addition to the financial support available through the UAS Financial Aid Office, the Alaska College of Education offers scholarships and grants to help students meet their educational goals.
PITAAS: Preparing Indigenous Teachers & Administrators for Alaska Schools
The Challenge: Alaska needs more Alaska Native teachers
- In Alaska schools, Alaska Natives make up 25% of the student body and less than 5% of the teaching force.
- In 2000, the University of Alaska Southeast created the PITAAS Program with the help of a federal grant to address this shortage of Alaska Native teachers.
- The PITAAS Program has grown to include many services designed to meet its goals: more Alaska Native teachers and administrators in Alaskan schools, preschool through high school.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is available to certain Alaska College of Education (AKCOE) graduate students and special education undergraduate bachelor degree students are eligible to apply.
In exchange for receiving a TEACH grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students.