Education Fields of Study

A scholarship has been created to build a team of educators trained in Alaska to grow Alaska’s youth and ultimate workforce! The Scholarship prize is a $12,000 UA Presidential Scholarship to any of UA’s campuses.
Below are the scholarship requirements:
To be qualify for this scholarship, the recipient must: 
a.) Be a U.S. citizen or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States
b.) Be currently enrolled in, or have received a diploma from, a qualified Alaska high school
c.) Plan to pursue a career as a teacher in Alaska
d.) Join the Change Force and register for the scholarship at

To get started, please prepare and submit the following: 
•   Two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors or mentors
•   Explain – via two formats – why you want to become a teacher in Alaska.

As a response is prepared, please consider one or more of the following to address in the video application and written statement:
1. What are the qualities you believe every teacher should possess?
2. As a teacher, how do you think you would inspire others or change lives?
3. As a teacher, how would you empower others to drive change in our state?

•   The written statement can be no more than 140 characters and must answer one or more of the questions listed above.
•   A video no longer than two minutes in length, housed on a separate Vimeo or YouTube site. Please provide a link to that video within the form you’re about to complete. This video should also answer one or more answers to the questions listed above.

The Scholarship prize is a $12,000 UA Presidential Scholarship to any of UA’s campuses.

The scholarship opportunity will be open for entries February 3 through April 3, 2017.

Click HERE to apply.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

  • Up to $7500
  • Must be planning a career in science, mathematics, or engineering
  • GPA 3.0, top fourth of class
  • Deadline: January 13th
  • For application and more information, visit

The Indigenous Teacher Education Program (ITEP) at the University of Arizona College of Education is seeking Indigenous preservice teachers committed to Indigenous education. Students accepted into the program will receive loan-for-service aid for tuition, stipend and technology; participate in the American Indian Language Development Institute, and work in schools serving Indigenous students.

Application Timeline:

• Pre-Application Advising: Oct. 28 – Dec. 21, 2017
• Application Submission: Jan. 10 – Feb. 10, 2017
• Start date of ITEP: June 5, 2017

Accepted students must have earned an Associate’s degree and AGEC-A with UA Elementary Education Program Prerequisites by: August 21, 2017.

For information: Sara Knepper, ITEP Academic Advisor | (520) 621-7865

The PITAAS Program, University of Alaska Southeast: Alaska Needs More Alaska Native Teachers

In this video short, Tlingit teacher Joshua Jackson talks about why he became a teacher and how the Native scholarship program, PITAAS, at the University of Alaska Southeast, helped him achieve his career dreams. PITAAS helped financially and gave him a safety net, or support group of people around him, while in college. Apply:

In Alaska schools, Alaska Natives make up 25% of the student body and less than 5% of the teaching force.  PITAAS–which stands for Preparing Indigenous Teachers and Administrators for Alaska Schools–is a scholarship program with many services designed to meet its goals: more Alaska Native teachers and administrators in Alaskan schools.

Eligible students are Alaska Native students with junior or senior standing enrolled in undergraduate Teacher Preparation Programs, post graduate Teacher Certification Programs, and Graduate Certificates, Endorsements and Master of Education (M.Ed.) Programs.

The PITAAS Program can help you earn your education degree at the University of Alaska Southeast!

Seniors graduating in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District,

If you plan on attending UAF or UAF CTC and are interested in careers in technology, education or health care, this is the scholarship for them!   It is a 1 page application, a transcript and a interview (done at school).    Super easy!   $1000!    It’s the JOHN KELLY SCHOLARSHIP.

Attend an accredited Teacher Training in Denali!

Financial support is available to teachers wishing to attend some of Alaska Geographic’s fantastic field-based courses taking place in Denali National Park and Preserve.

Professional development credit is available through the University of Alaska.

Click here to learn more and access the application:

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Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation  will award up to $7500/year to undergraduate science and mathematics students for their last one to two years of undergraduate study.  There are awards in two categories: two-year scholarships to those who will be juniors, and one-year scholarships to those who will be seniors.

Applicants must be planning a career in science or mathematics, have at least a B average, and be a US citizen, resident alien, or US national.   The application process has two steps.   First, there will be an internal review process, after which up to 4 students will be officially nominated for the scholarship.  Second, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation will select approximately 300 applicants nationwide.  The UAF faculty representative is responsible for nominating students and mailing in the supporting documents, so applicants should stay in contact with the faculty representative throughout the application process.

Click here for more information.

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