Master of Public Administration

Master of Public Administration

University of Alaska Anchorage


Please visit the UAA Scholarship page for update scholarship listings and important dates and deadlines. Please note that students need to apply for scholarships by both completing a FAFSA, and through the UA Online Scholarship process — check the dates often, as prior planning is required!

Other things to remember?

Don’t forget that some scholarships require supplemental information in addition to the UAOnline application. Use the tabs on the left side of this page to view a complete list of UAA scholarships by the College you belong to and don’t forget to check through the UAA General & Misc. Scholarships to view scholarships that all students, regardless of degree program, may be eligible to apply for.  Although there is only one main, scholarship application, scholarship titles followed by an asterisk (*) require some form of supplemental, additional information.
Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to increase your chances of receiving a scholarship. There are two reasons why completing the FAFSA is important. Some scholarships require that student demonstrate “financial need” to receive an award. What does it meant to demonstrate financial need? Financial need is the difference between annual college expenses and a determination of what a family can afford to contribute toward those costs. So don’t skip filling out the FAFSA and applying for “need based” scholarships just because you and your family don’t qualify for financial aid.  Demonstrating “financial need” and being eligible for grants are not the same thing.  The second reason why filling out the FAFSA is important is because but it provides biographical information that can be used to help identify eligible applicants for some scholarships.
Here are some you might be interested in:

UAA College of Business & Public Policy Scholarship
UAA Eduardo Gustavo Prieto Scholarship
UAA Michael D. Ford Memorial Scholarship
UAA Jan & Glenn Fredericks Scholarship
UAA Key Bank Scholarship
UAA Wells Fargo Career Scholarship*
UAA Pignalberi Public Policy Scholarship*
UAA American Society of Public Administration (ASPA) Scholarship
UAA Alumni Association Scholarship*
UAA Evergreen Business Capital Scholarship*


Finally, if you feel like you might need some help with your scholarship essay…

Don’t let spelling and grammar mistakes prevent you from receiving a scholarship.  Campus resources are available to help you write an error-free essay.  Take advantage of these resources!
  1. UAA Writing Center: No appointments are necessary to meet with a Writing Center tutor.  Tutoring services are available on a first come, first served basis.  To fully benefit from the tutoring services, be sure to bring a draft of your scholarship essay.
  2. Career Services Center: Additional help may be available by appointment or via email from the UAA Career Services Center.