Scholarships & Grants
In addition to the financial support available through the UAS Financial Aid Office, the School 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.
Indigenizing Education for Alaska (IEA) Scholarship
This is for a partnership program between UAS and Sealaska Heritage Institute. Scholarship is available for Alaska Native UAS Education Degree seeking students. Application is due July 31st.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is available to certain School of Education (SOE) 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.
UA Teacher Internship Scholarship
The University of Alaska is launching a new pilot program to offset the financial burden of teacher internships. Current and prospective students in the final years of UA's teacher licensure programs can now apply for the UA Teacher Internship Scholarship, with recipients receiving tuition, fees and a $10,000 stipend to offset living expenses. Learn more about the UA Teacher Internship Scholarship here.
University of Alaska: Scholarships
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 UA Foundation offers more than $3 million in scholarship awards annually, making higher education possible for any student who seeks it. Find out more here.
Additional Aid Resources
For more information about paying for an education degree, see Guide to Scholarships for Future Teachers and also Guide to Financial Assistance for Future Teachers.