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Scholarships for Residents of Alaska

Alaska Space Grant Program Fellowships -  Offered in partnership with the Alaska Space Grant Program, the Alaska Space Grant Fellowship provides scholarships to students who choose to major in science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics.

AlaskAdvantage Education Grant - The program provides match dollars for participation in the Leverage Educational Assistance Partnership Program (LEAP) with grant awards between $500 and $3,000 per year. All applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.

ARC of Washington Trust Fund Research Grants - Scholarships are available to applicants in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Preference is given to junior investigators, and the funds should be used as seed money for future research.

ASTA Pacific Northwest Chapter – William Hunt Professional Development Scholarship - Tourism Cares awards scholarships of up to $500 to be applied toward an ASTA or The Travel Institute Educational Program.

BBB Foundation’s Students of Integrity Scholarship - Students must personify high ethics which may be demonstrated through community service, overall personal integrity or academic accomplishments.  The maximum award is $10,000.

Chef Cotter Scholarship- Students must demonstrate a strong work ethic and passion for success in their industry.

Church’s Chicken Community Scholarship - The scholarships are available for both part- and full-time students at accredited colleges or universities.

Dr. Merritt C. Olson Scholarship - Applicant must also demonstrate leadership qualities through extracurricular and community involvement. Letters of recommendation are required. Preference is given to students who plan to pursue a career in education, specifically as math, history or English teacher or as a guidance counselor.

Frank and Carol Pinkerton Orchestral Scholarship - Applicants must be Alaska residents and a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled college student.

Gary Martin Swim Scholarship - Applicants must have been involved in competitive swimming at the high school level, and preference is given to those who demonstrate financial need.

Luella James Scholarship - The Luella James Scholarship is for graduating seniors attending Seward High School, who can demonstrate financial need. Students must provide proof of academic performance that includes GPA, transcripts, and class rank. . 

Heidelberg University Out-of-State Grant - Heidelberg University offers an out-of-state grant for any first-time or transfer student who is not an Ohio resident to attend the University.

Henry & Joyce W. Sumid Scholarship - High school seniors and college students who plan to pursue a degree in theater arts who reside in one of nine states, including Alaska, may apply for the Henry & Joyce W. Sumid Scholarship.

JJ Klein Scholarship - Provides up to $10,000 to graduating seniors at an Alaskan high school or to a student already pursuing post-secondary education who demonstrated motivation to succeed.  

Kathryn E. and John P. Doyle Scholarship- Provides $5,000 to female graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a degree in science who attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

KAYHI Alumni Scholarship - Applicants must submit a personal essay, details of school activities and three letters of recommendation. A list of awards, honors and achievements is also required as well as official high school transcripts and a statement of financial need.

Kenny Carver Scholarship - Kenai - Provides a scholarship to a Kenai Central High School senior with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who are interested in a vocational field.

Kenny Carver Scholarship – Soldotna - Soldotna High School graduating seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who plan to enter a vocational field may apply for the Kenny Carver Scholarship. Students must supply their academic performance, including GPA transcripts and class rank. They must also provide documentation of community involvement and a personal essay.

Leo & Antonia Gershanov Memorial Student Essay Contest - High school students throughout Illinois are eligible to participate in the Leo & Antonia Gershanov Memorial Student Essay Contest.

MGMA Western Section Scholarships - One award of up to $1,000 is provided to a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program related to medical practice management.

Neal O. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship - Applicants must be accepted and plan to enroll in one of 15 universities in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington. Applicants must submit a personal essay, high school transcripts, explanation of expenses, education and background information as well as two letters of recommendation.

NIADA Foundation Region IV Scholarship - Region IV includes Alaska and 12 other western states. In order to apply, applicants must be a high school senior attending a school in one of the region’s states and have maintained an outstanding academic achievement record as evidenced by an official transcript. SAT and ACT scores must also be provided.

Ninilchik School Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to graduating Ninilchik High school students who demonstrate school spirit and involvement, good academic standing and a desire to further their education.

Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage Scholarship - Awards are based on performance and achievement.

Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation Scholarship Program - Applicants must intend to practice osteopathic medicine in the Pacific Northwest.

NSHSS Tesoro Youth Leadership Awards - The award is designed to encourage young scholars who lead by example in both their school and community.

PMI Alaska Chapter Scholarships - In an effort to promote project management professionalism and serve the needs of members, the PMI Alaska Chapter offers a $1,000 scholarship to a student enrolled in or applying for an accredited undergraduate, graduate or doctoral academic degree in project management.

Pride Foundation Scholarships - There are more than 50 Pride Foundation Scholarships available with just one application for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. Straight-ally students, those who are not LGBT, but are supportive of the issues those individuals face, may also apply.

Professional Development of Volunteer Administrators - The Anchorage Association of Volunteer Administrators awards funds to volunteer administrators working full-time in a permanent capacity for a nonprofit organization located in Anchorage, Alaska.

Shayna Marie Pritchard Scholarship - Graduating seniors at Nikiski High School who are pursuing a career in Massage Therapy or a trade/vocational degree may apply for the Shayna Marie Pritchard Scholarship.

Shelly Szepanski Memorial Flight Training Scholarship - An award of $5,000 to help qualified applicants earn their private or commercial instrument ratings, including a float rating.

Sitka Scholarship - Applicants must provide references and letters of recommendation, a personal essay as well as financial need.

Sven and Lorraine Eriksson Alaska Scholarship - Provides a maximum of $10,000, $2,500 per year for four years, to Alaskan students studying engineering or music at the University of Alaska.

THS Patricia Roppel Scholarship - The THS Patricia Roppel Scholarship provides $5,000 to a student who is majoring in the history of Alaska.

Tim Akers Memorial Scholarship - The scholarship is for $1,000, and preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need as well as Alaska Natives.

Celebrate the West High School Art Competition - Amount: Up to $1,200 - For high school students (grades 9-12) in public, private, charter, and alternative schools. Home-schooled students in that age group also may enter.

State Department of Education
Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
801 West 10th Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 110500
Juneau, AK 99811-0500
Phone: (907) 465-2800

State Higher Education Agency
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505
Phone: (907) 465-2962
Toll-Free: (800) 441-2962

Special Education Agency
Special Education Office
Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
801 West 10th Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 110500
Juneau, AK 99811-0500
Phone: (907) 465-2972

State Adult Education Agency
Adult Basic Education
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
P.O. Box 115509
Juneau, AK 99811-5509
Phone: (907) 465-8714

There are 14,434 full time students in the 8 colleges and universities of Alaska

Alaska Bible College Glennallen, Alaska
Alaska Pacific University Anchorage, Alaska
Charter College Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska
Ilisagvik College Barrow, Alaska
Prince William Sound Community College Valdez, Alaska
University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska
University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks, Alaska
University of Alaska Southeast Juneau, Alaska

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