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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.

Learn More about PITAAS


Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is available to certain School 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.

Learn More about the TEACH Grant

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. 

UAS School of Education Scholarship

There are a limited number of tuition scholarships awarded each academic year directly from the UAS School of Education. These scholarships will cover up to $1,000 of tuition charges for courses offered by the UAS campus only. Tuition scholarships must be used in full during the semester in which they were awarded. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 29, 2021. Please click on the link below to get a copy of the application. 

Return completed applications to or by mail to the following
Student Services Assistant, HA 2
11066 Auke Lake Way
Juneau, AK 99801