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Programs and Scholarships

Alaska Advantage Program

The Alaska Advantage program allows high school students from participating school districts to take 100 or 200 level online courses offered by University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of Alaska Southeast. These college courses provide the opportunity for high school students to get a jump start on their college careers and may meet high school requirements at the same time. Students who enroll in the Alaska Advantage Program can earn credits accepted at UAS and UAF, and these credits can also be transferred to other institutions of higher education. The cost is $495 per three-credit course (not including textbooks and other course materials). Before registering for a course through Alaska Advantage, please contact a UAS advisor.

STEPS Grant and Scholarship Information

Some secondary/dual enrollment students may qualify for funding to pay for tuition and fees through the UAS STEPS Program. Qualifying students must be from one of the STEPS partner districts: Juneau, Sitka, Hoonah, Yakutat, Chatham, Hydaburg, or Klukwan. A completed STEPS Scholarship Application is required. For more information, please contact Tina Ryman.

At-Sea Processors Scholarship Information

The At-Sea Processors Association (APA) and the University of Alaska Southeast Fisheries Technology Program has partnered to expose High School students to introductory college fisheries coursework through Dual-Enrollment, specifically to:

  • Increase exposure of high school students to Alaska fisheries and potential career opportunities in the seafood industry, while allowing them to earn college credit
  • Encourage high school students to enroll in other college fisheries courses or programs
  • Encourage high school students to complete the Fisheries Technology Occupational Endorsement in Fisheries

For additional information about this program or how to apply please contact program Director Joel Markis.

Other Dual Enrollment Scholarship Information

The University of Alaska Southeast has the Forrer Family Dual Enrollment Scholarship to provide support for our Dual Enrollment Students. To apply for this scholarship, students would need to complete the UAS/UA Foundation Scholarship Application. Any questions, please contact the UAS Financial Aid Office at or 907-796-6255.