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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 Indigenous 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 Indigenous teachers.
  • The PITAAS Program has grown to include many services designed to meet its goals: more Indigenous teachers and administrators in Alaskan schools, preschool through high school.

Learn More about PITAAS

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/Certificate seeking students. Application is due May 10, 2024.

IEA Scholarship Application (2024)


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.

Learn More about the TEACH Grant

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