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麻将游戏赚钱On Dec. 11, our Facilities and Campus Services team was made aware of a pothole that shut down the westbound lanes of Northern Lights Boulevard between UAA Drive and Career Center Drive. It has since been upgraded to a sinkhole, and the lanes will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time while crews repair the damage. We anticipate the closure will extend through the week.

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Frequently Asked Questions

On this page you’ll find a list of frequently asked questions that people have about the Nationally Competitive Scholarships.

Note: If you have any questions that don’t appear in this page, feel free to contact one of our scholarships advisers, whose contact info can be found on this page.
F.A.Q.
How are nationally competitive scholarships different from regular scholarships?
How many people apply for nationally competitive scholarships? Do I have a chance?
How hard is it to win a nationally competitive scholarship?
Are there different types of nationally competitive scholarships?
How do I research nationally competitive scholarships?
What do most scholarship applications require?
How can I best plan my time during the application process?
What is a "Campus Deadline"?
What is a "National Deadline"?
How do I make my time at UAA count?
  • How are nationally competitive scholarships different from regular scholarships?

    With “regular” scholarships, you’re simply competing against a pool of local applicants, whereas with Nationally Competitive Scholarships, you’re competing on a national level (hence “nationally competitive”). Nationally Competitive Scholarships differ from regular scholarships in that they don’t just pay for your tuition (as important as that may be); they offer you an opportunity to reflect on your future career plans and focus your efforts so that you make better use of the existing institutional resources at your disposal. For example, many Nationally Competitive Scholarships offer students the chance to study or conduct research in other countries, something which may complement your current academic plans.

    Nationally Competitive Scholarships are among the highest honors that undergraduate students or recent graduates can achieve. In other words, Nationally Competitive Scholarships make you stand out in the eyes of future employers or graduate school admission committees. It’s not a bad thing to want a Nationally Competitive Scholarship for this reason; however, the people who actually win these awards usually apply for less superficial reasons. Many of them want to genuinely learn about the culture and the history of the countries they go to; others use their Nationally Competitive Scholarship as an opportunity to help people in need. Whatever your reason is for applying, just remember that it’s not just a gift for you--it’s a chance for you to give to others, too.

  • How many people apply for nationally competitive scholarships? Do I have a chance?

    The number of applicants depends on the specific scholarship. You can find an approximate number of applicants on the individual page of each Nationally Competitive Scholarship. For example, if you look on the Fulbright E.T.A. page, you’ll find in the “Selection Process” section that the Fulbright Program usually receives around 10,000 applications and only awards 1800 of them. 18000 may seem like a lot, but that’s only 20% (or 1/5) of the applicants who entered. There are other scholarships that receive around 1000 applications yet only awards 32 of them.

    No matter which Nationally Competitive Scholarship you try out for, remember that you’re going up against thousands of people; you can’t afford to not do your best. Fortunately, you’ll have a great Scholarship Advisor to help you out, and throughout the Application Procedure, you’ll gain lots of supporters, too. Don’t worry about whether or not you’ll be selected. If you genuinely try your best and remember to ask for help when you need it--you don’t need to do things alone!--then you’ll do fine.
  • How hard is it to win a nationally competitive scholarship?

    We won’t lie to you; it’s hard to win a Nationally Competitive Scholarship. That said--and this is more important--it’s 100% possible.

    The Application Procedures for Nationally Competitive Scholarships are rigorous; they demand attention to detail, creativity, critical self-assessment, and profound reflection. In addition to extensive forms, students must provide multiple letters of recommendation, compelling personal statements and feasible research proposals and programs of study, and, in many cases, undergo a long interview process.

    If none of that means anything to you (yet), that’s completely fine! You don’t have to know everything right now. What’s important is that you want to apply for a Nationally Competitive Scholarship. Honestly, you’re not supposed to learn all this stuff by yourself, anyway: UAA has Scholarship Advisors to help you go through the Application Procedure, so don’t worry--you won’t have to carry your burdens alone because you you’ll have support.
  • Are there different types of nationally competitive scholarships?

    No… and yes. While every nationally competitive scholarship funds graduate school, each scholarship offers a different experience and award. First, there are two major types:

    And among those two major types of scholarships, there are no two scholarships that are exactly the same in their Application Procedures.

  • How do I research nationally competitive scholarships? 

    The best way to start researching a nationally competitive scholarship that interests you is to view our List of Scholarships on the Nationally Competitive Scholarships homepage. From there, you can view each scholarship’s dedicated page, or you can start viewing each scholarship’s official webpage by searching them using your preferred internet search engine.

    The most correct and up-to-date information will always be found on the official scholarship webpages.

    Another way you can start researching is to speak to a Scholarship Advisor. 
  • What do most scholarship applications require? 

    To see what most application procedures are like, visit Application Procedure at a Glance.

    Please keep in mind that none of the actual scholarship application procedures will completely replicate the Application Procedure at a Glance. One application may require an Institutional Endorsement and Campus Interview while another will lack those things yet will still require a National Interview and several Letters of Recommendation. Many applications require that you are fluent in another language while other applications won’t. Just as well, some scholarships require your Scholarship Advisor to submit your application for you, whereas other scholarships are fine with you submitting it directly yourself.

    The Application Procedure at a Glance is meant to prepare you for what may come, as many of the applications require about 80 to 90 percent of what is on the Application Procedure at a Glance. Furthermore, there is a “fill-in-the-blank” version of the Application Procedure at a Glance that you may download or print out to use as a checklist for your own application. This “fill-in-the-blank” version can be found on the Application Procedure at a Glance page. 
  • How can I best plan my time during the application process?

    Take a look through one of our various “student” pages: Students New to UAA, Students New to Scholarships, and Prospective Applicants. They give a detailed account of what one needs to do when preparing for a Nationally Competitive Scholarship. Even if you’re a prospective applicant, you may benefit from reading through all three pages

    You should also take a look through the Application Procedure at a Glance, which gives you an even more detailed look at the application process of a Nationally Competitive Scholarship.
  • How can I make my time at UAA count?

    If you want to make the most of your time at UAA, get involved! Whether it’s engaging in undergraduate research, taking part in a student exchange, running on the university track team or doing a service learning internship and community engagement, getting involved greatly rounds out your UAA experience. Co-curricular activities not only demonstrate that you are an active member of your campus and community but will enhance your resume and your overall educational experience. Getting involved in your school can open many doors for you, both during and after college.

    麻将游戏赚钱Below is a partial listing of some excellent on-campus resources that can help you make the most of your time at UAA:

     

    Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS)

    OURS aims to provide undergraduates with opportunities to enhance their university experience. This office administers several grant and award programs to (1) fund research and creative projects, (2) reward students for outstanding achievements in research and creative activity, and (3) support student travel to conduct research/present research at conferences.


    Campus Location

    Phone

    Email

    Website

    Rasmuson Hall, Room 115

    907.786.1086

    research@uaa.alaska.edu

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    UAA Honors College

    UAA’s Honors College provides students with an exciting intellectual experience by offering them opportunities to develop an integrative perspective extending beyond the confines of individual majors and disciplines. The college offers interdisciplinary courses, individualized academic advising and mentoring, leadership and scholarship opportunities, smaller classes, guided individual research, and community involvement.


    Campus Location

    Phone

    Email

    Website

    Rasmuson Hall, Room 115

    907.786.1086

    ayhonor@uaa.alaska.edu

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    UAA Office of International Affairs

    This office coordinates and offers support for students who want to explore international educational opportunities including not only study abroad and international exchange, but also internships and service experiences.


    Campus Location

    Phone

    Email

    Website

    Rasmuson Hall, Room 115

    907.786.4135

    latuovinen@alaska.edu

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    UAA International Student Services

    This office coordinates National Student Exchange, which provides students with affordable and practical opportunities to experience new and diverse settings in which to study and live. Students can study for a semester or for a year paying while paying UAA tuition or resident tuition at a choice of nearly 200 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


    Campus Location

    Phone

    Email

    Website

    University Center, Room 106

    907.786.1558

    uaa_intlservices@alaska.edu

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    Center for Community Engagement and Learning (CCEL)

    The Center for Community Engagement and Learning (CCEL) builds upon the University’s community service mission. CCEL serves as a clearinghouse for faculty interested in community-based learning and research; a front door to the University for community leaders with project ideas, proposal, and needs; a catalyst for students seeking academic engagement beyond the traditional classroom; a promoter and generator for participatory action research to help meet applied research needs of the community.


    Campus Location

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    Email

    Website

    UAA Library, Room 211G

    907.786.4062

    engage@uaa.alaska.edu

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    Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA)

    OSFA assists students in applying for state and federal aid programs. State and Federal governments, the University, and many private organizations offer grants, scholarships, loans, and employment opportunities to students on the basis of merit, financial need and/or other factors.


    Campus Location

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    Email

    Website

    University Center, Room 105

    907.786.1480

    financial.aid@uaa.alaska.edu

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    Native Student Services

    Native Student Services provides quality support services to Native and rural students. It promotes scholastic achievement, student retention, and personal growth. The Native Student Services Center offers an affirming place where students can receive academic advising, scholarship information, assistance, and resource support. Students can also participate in scholastically oriented activities, cultural programming, traditional workshops, and summer internships.


    Campus Location

    Phone

    Email

    Website

    Rasmuson Hall, Room 108

    907.786.4000

    aynss@uaa.alaska.edu

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    Student Life & Leadership Office

    This office provides support to student government, clubs, and other organizations that provides opportunities for students to get involved in activities and programs that promote various hobbies, interests, sports, religions, cultures, academic programs, careers, and lifestyles.


    Campus Location

    Phone

    Email

    Website

    Student Union, Room 218

    907.786.1215

    anair@uaa.alaska.edu

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    AHAINA Student Programs

    AHAINA (which stands for ”African American, Hispanic, Asian, International, and Native American”) provides resources and academic assistance to students of diverse ethnicities. AHAINA also offers academic support, workshops, cultural programs, tuition waivers, scholarship and internship information, and academic recognition programs.


    Many AHAINA emails are sent out to the UAA community. Next time you get one, read through it!


    Campus Location

    Phone

    Email

    Website

    Rasmuson Hall, Room 106

    907.786.4070

    ayahaina@alaska.edu

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    Alaska Native Science & Engineering Programs (ANSEP)

    ANSEP? is the most successful and cost effective STEM education program in the nation.

    ANSEP has evolved into a longitudinal education model that provides a continuous string of components beginning with students in sixth grade and on through high school, into science and engineering undergraduate degree programs and through graduate school to the PhD.

    Students who start in ANSEP in middle school or early in high school can earn the full Alaska Performance Scholarship regardless of where they live.


    Campus Location

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    Email

    Website

         

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    Recruiting and Retention of Alaska Natives into Nursing (RRANN)

    Recruitment and Retention of Alaska Natives into Nursing (RRANN) began in 1998 with federal grant funds to recruit and mentor Alaska Native/American Indian students to pursue nursing degrees.  Since 1998, RRANN has helped over 250 AN/AI students graduate from the UAA School of Nursing.  RRANN currently assists over 300 nurse majors and pre-majors on University of Alaska campuses statewide by offering tutoring services, material lending, group meetings to help you connect with peers, and Student Success Facilitators that offer career and personal advice to aid nursing and pre-nursing students in successfully completing the UA Nursing program.


    Campus Location

    Phone

    Email

    Website

    Health Sciences Building, Room 105

    907.786.4873

    alauria@alaska.edu

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    UAA Economics Club

    The purpose of the UAA Economics Club (or ECON Club) is to increase students' knowledge of and exposure to economics by promoting dialogue between students, faculty, and professionals in the field. The ECON Club promotes learning through economic lectures on current and popular economic topics, research, experiments, and University community-building activities. They are a relaxed, fun group that brings together a wide variety of people from different backgrounds and majors to explore a mutual interest in the field of economics.


    Campus Location

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    Email

    Website

    Rasmuson Hall, Room 112

    907.786.1905

    N/A

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    UAA Student Showcase

    The Student Showcase is open to University of Alaska Anchorage students from the following campuses: Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna, Chugiak/Eagle River, Kenai Peninsula, Kachemak Bay, Kodiak, and Prince William Sound. Works submitted may be on any subject, but must have been produced for a UAA course or program in Spring, Summer, or Fall semesters of 2017. Submissions are not limited to written works and may include performance, visual art, music and other mediums.


    Campus Location

    Phone

    Email

    Website

    Rasmuson Hall (various rooms)

    907.786.1215

    uaa_showcase@alaska.edu

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    UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research

    The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Alaska, Anchorage has been at the forefront of public policy research in Alaska for half a century. ISER's multidisciplinary staff studies virtually all the major public policy issues Alaska faces. That work helps Alaskans better understand the state's changing economy and population—and the challenges and opportunities that come with change.

    All ISER's research is available to the public, and ISER makes sure Alaskans benefit from that research by disseminating publications, presentations, and other products online and in hard copy to government agencies, private businesses, libraries, the press, and individual Alaskans. ISER faculty and staff routinely do presentations to public and private groups around the state, and sometimes in other states or countries. All recent and many older publications are available . ISER researchers also routinely respond to inquiries from the press and the public.

    Besides doing research, ISER faculty teach graduate and undergraduate classes at UAA. Classes taught vary by semester, but include economic research, history of the Alaska economy, environmental economics and policy, public land management, research methods, and communication policies and strategies.


    Campus Location

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    Email

    Website

    1901 Bragaw Stree

    Suite 301 Anchorage, Alaska

    907.786.7710

    uaa_iser@alaska.edu

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    UAA Montgomery Dickson Center

    In the fall of 2011, the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership announced the launch of the JET Memorial Project to commemorate Alaskan JET Program participant Montgomery Dickson, who graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage and taught elementary and junior high school English in Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership will support various activities at Monty's alma mater, the University of Alaska Anchorage, for 5 years with the intent to enhance future generation’s understanding of Japan. The Montgomery Dickson Center for Japanese Language and Culture was established to commemorate Montgomery "Monty" Dickson, who perished in the March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan. After graduating from UAA in May 2009 with a B.A. in Japanese, Monty participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program and taught English in Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Monty cherished Japanese culture, and it was his dream to be a bridge over the Pacific Ocean to connect his homeland and Japan. On the morning of March 11, Monty translated words by an internationally known Japanese author, Ryotaro Shiba, into English: "There's nothing as beautiful as dedicating one's life for a cause."


    Campus Location

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    Email

    Website

    Admin Building, Room 287

    907.786.4038

    hharada@uaa.alaska.edu

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    UAA Confucius Institute

    Sponsored by the Office of Chinese Language International Council (Hanban), Confucius Institute at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA-CI) was established in November 2008.  Housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Confucius Institute helps to better prepare UAA students in terms of learning the Chinese language and culture.

    Northeast Normal University (NENU), based in Changchun, Jilin province in China, is UAA's academic partner to further the CI's mission to promote understanding of Chinese language and culture in the communities served by the university. This partnership aims to strengthen educational and cultural cooperation between China and the United States.  NENU provides trained personnel to assist the UAA-CI achieve its core mission.

    To carry out Hanban's mission, the UAA-CI makes Chinese language, cultural and educational resources, and services available to the public, and promotes cross-cultural interactions and communication in the State of Alaska that is featured by cultural diversity. Through Chinese language and cultural courses, conferences and cultural events such as the summer camp program, the UAA-CI provides a variety of opportunities for UAA students, Alaska K-12 school students, and local residents to learn the Chinese language and experience the Chinese culture in China.


    Campus Location

    Phone

    Email

    Website

    Rasmuson Hall, Room 115

    907.786.1760

    uaaci@uaa.alaska.edu

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    UAA Seawolf Debate Program

    The Seawolf Debate Program, housed in the Department of Communication and Discourse Studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage, is a co-curricular program dedicated to promoting public discourse for UAA students and its larger Alaskan community.

    The University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolf Debate Program was founded in 1972 as the Anchorage Community College Speech and Debate Team.  Since its founding, the team has gained regional, national and international acclaim while representing the University of Alaska in competitive speaking tournaments.

    The Debate Program is guided by two primary goals:

    ·         excellence in competitive intercollegiate debating

    ·         promotion of public discourse

    To achieve these goals, the Debate Program runs a competitive team open to any UAA students and a robust service agenda that provides mentorship for middle and high school students, campus volunteer activities, and a series of public debates for the Anchorage community.


    Campus Location

    Phone

    Email

    Website

    Admin Building, Room 266

    907.786.4391

    seawolfdebate@gmail.com

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    UAA Model United Nations (MUN) of Alaska

    The Model UN of Alaska is an important international educational experience, which has been organized and offered through voluntary cooperative efforts. A Model United Nations is a simulation of one or more of the bodies of the United Nations. Typically, such a simulation focuses on a specific issue or set of issues, as a full scale simulation of the United Nations would simply be too vast in scope.

    Ever since 1982, Alaska high school and university students have had the opportunity to participate in a simulation of the United Nations here in Alaska. Originally offered by Alaska Pacific University, the University of Alaska Anchorage has hosted the Model UN of Alaska since 1993.

    Participation in a Model United Nations offers a great deal to students. First, it allows them to become intimately familiar with both a particular issue and a particular nation-state. Second, and perhaps more importantly, participation allows the student to gain a greater appreciation of the dynamics of the relations among states and the United Nations' role in the international system.



    Campus Location

    Phone

    Email

    Website

    Social Sciences Building

    907.786.4837

    kjpace@uaa.alaska.edu

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    UAA Learning Commons (LC)

    The Learning Commons* offers student learning support resources for all UAA students. Members of the campus community can study, access open computer labs, collaborate on projects, hold meetings in small-group study areas or get extra help for classes.

    Services include a Math Lab to help students build their math and reasoning skills, a Math Testing Center to provide proctoring services for students in preparatory math courses, and the Math Emporium to provide math instruction in a high-tech learning environment.

    The Academic Coaching Center helps students develop effective academic skills and contributes to student success. The Writing Center offers English language writing and disciplinary literacy, and the Center for Language Learning offers tutoring for students enrolled in languages classes.

    *Formerly the Learning Resources Center


    Campus Location

    Phone

    Email

    Website

    Sally Monserud Hall

    3211 Providence Drive

    Anchorage, AK99508

    United States

    907.786.6828

    uaa.lc@alaska.edu

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    Furthermore, you can try getting involved in many of the student events and major-specific department conferences, many of which are listed in UAA's Master Calendar. Take care, and good luck?