Scholarships and Tuition Assistance

CBPP Scholarships

Numerous scholarships are available for students in the College of Business and Public Policy. Posters and scholarship announcements are posted throughout the Rasmuson Building ( CBPP's home ). You'll also find information about scholarships available through the Office of Financial Aid.

CBPP Competitive Administration Scholarship

A limited amount of funding is available for awarding based on applicant meeting the eligibility requirements below and strength of the applicant’s packet content. Funding priority will be given to graduating seniors.

Please read application instructions carefully and for help with the application process, feel free to contact the Student Advising Center (907-786-4100).


Undergraduate and Graduate students must be in current satisfactory academic standing with the University of Alaska system policy. If GPA is not maintained and/or all courses are not completed, the student will be ineligible for funding the following semester. If actual courses vary at time of award/funding, CBPP reserves the right to adjust the funding amount.

  • Undergraduate students
    • Must be officially enrolled at UAA for at least 3 credits in a program leading to a degree or certificate from CBPP
    • Formally admitted into a CBPP degree seeking program or certificate
    • and maintain a UAA cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher and making satisfactory academic progress
  • Graduate students (includes above requirements in addition to below)
    • Must be formally admitted into a CBPP graduate program; enrolled in at least 3 credits & maintain a cumulative UAA GPA of 3.0 or higher

APPLICATION PACKET OUTLINE: Deadline has passed for the Spring 2020 Competitive Administration Scholarship. Check back for details fall 2020.

Student must provide a completed application packet and submit it to the CBPP Student Advising Center (SAC), Rasmuson Hall (RH) – Room 203. Packet must be paper clipped together, no staples or binders accepted. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered or returned to applicant. Supplying more documents than requested will void application.


Complete the College of Business and Public Policy Spring 2020 Competitive Administration Scholarship Applicant Form .


Provide a letter to Dean Markel indicating why you are a candidate for this Scholarship (i.e., based on talent, merit or leadership/community involvement and/or high demand fields). Letter should state an overall academic and career goal (Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, and/or Master's degree), an academic schedule for the semester of the scholarship, to include a detailed plan of intended classes for spring 2020. Indicate all other financial aid (grants, waivers and scholarships, etc.) applied for pertaining to the semester of this application and received in the past.


Provide two current letters of recommendation addressed to Dean Markel. One letter must be from a UAA faculty member and one from someone outside of UAA, such as employer, pastor, community organization, etc. Student is responsible for getting these letters. Letters must have original signatures (copies or e-mail attachments will be considered disqualified) and letters must contain current contact information for those providing a recommendation.

To request a letter of reference/recommendation from a CBPP professor you must complete a Request for Letter of Recommendation or Reference form and a FERPA Release/Liability Release form and submit these two forms to the CBPP professor.

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Attach an unofficial transcript signed and dated by a SAC Advisor. An appointment should be scheduled in advance to talk with a SAC Advisor to review transcript and get signature. For more information, contact the SAC located in RH 203 or call 907.786.4100