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Give to Scholarship Funds!

Scholarship support is one of the most powerful and important ways to impact the lives of students at the University of Alaska Southeast. There are three ways to support student scholarships at UAS:

  1. Annual Giving
  2. Gifts to existing scholarships
  3. New scholarships
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Annual Giving

The most immediate, substantial way to impact students is through scholarships, and many of those come in as a result of unrestricted Annual Giving. At UAS alumni, friends, employees and community members can give meaningful gifts on an annual basis to the Chancellor's unrestricted fund. These funds are used for many purposes: to supplement existing named scholarship funds, or start new endowed scholarships as well as general scholarships, depending on the needs determined by the current Chancellor.

Gifts to existing scholarships

Contributions can be made to existing endowed or restricted funds at any time. This is a significant way of honoring a person, or showing support for the values they express through the scholarship criteria.

View existing scholarship funds!

Note – students who wish to apply for scholarships, please see more specific information on the Financial Aid webpage.

Establishing a new scholarship

There are two types of scholarship funds here at UAS: endowed and restricted.Endowed

  • A minimum of $25,000 is required to create an endowed named fund. Endowed scholarship gifts are invested and scholarships are awarded from the interest earned, therefore preserving the principal of the account in perpetuity. This is the most long-term, monumental form of scholarship support. For more in-depth information about this process, please see the UA Foundation, which provides administrative overview of all UAS funds.
  • The Development Office coordinates with the donor to determine selection criteria and the name of the fund through a document called a gift agreement.

Restricted

  • A minimum of $5,000 is required to create a restricted named fund. Restricted scholarships are smaller funds which are not invested, but donated directly into scholarships or fellowships; if the funds are not replenished by additional gifts, they will be closed.
  • The Development Office coordinates with the donor to determine selection criteria and the name of the fund through a document called a gift agreement.

We’d love to talk with you about your ideas for creating a new memorial scholarship or contributing to an existing fund. Please feel free to email us at development@uas.alaska.edu or contact us at the phone number below. We can provide the wording typically used in obituaries to specify contributions in honor of a loved one, if you need that immediately.

Please note the additional steps in order to create a memorial fund. For more information, contact:

UAS Office of Development & Alumni Relations
11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 796-6416<
 
 

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