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Alaska Scholarships

by Mary Brito | Last Updated: October 20, 2022

Important Note: The purpose of this detailed listing is to help you plan your scholarship search throughout the year. Please find information below about scholarships for Alaska students. Some of the deadlines may be from prior years. Scholarship deadlines are cyclical, so even if a deadline has passed, the website will likely be updated for the 2022-23 cycle. Be sure to reach out to the sponsor or check sponsor websites for the most recent details.

January

This is for $12,000. This scholarship is available for current graduate and undergraduate students who are majoring in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics). Applicants must identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or as a straight-ally with a demonstrated commitment to LGBT equality, and must reside in one of the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska. The deadline is January 8th. More details here.

 

This is for $5,000. This has provided need-based college scholarships and educational experiences to cancer survivors from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska. Applicants must have received a cancer diagnosis at any point in the past, plan to attend a U.S. college or graduate school, and have a family income of less than $150,000 per year. The deadline to apply is January 31st. Learn more here.

This awards educational scholarships to LGBTQ and straight-ally students who are committed to making a difference in the world. Eligible applicants must reside in Washington state (those residing in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington are encouraged to apply). If you are applying for the undergraduate award you must be a high school senior, have a 3.0 GPA, and, either identify as LGBTQ, members of LGBTQ families, or straight allies who’ve been supportive of the LGBTQ community. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is January 8th. Apply here.

This ranges from $1,000-$3000. This scholarship is open to all Alaska high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in Alaska Tourism. The deadline to apply is January 31st. Website found here.

This offers scholarships to support LGBTQ+ and allied students living in the Northwest. Students must either be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington (but may study anywhere) or be attending school in one of those five states. Applicants must also be pursuing a post-secondary education of any kind. Current college students and those individuals planning to enroll in a program next year are eligible as are current high school seniors. The deadline to apply is January 7th. Website found here.

February

This offers one $2,000 and two $1,500 scholarships to female high school seniors in Alaska planning to pursue a degree in engineering. The deadline to apply is February 10th. Apply here.

This is for high school seniors and college freshmen. To be eligible, you must reside in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho. You must also study humanities and social sciences. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is February 15th. More details here.

This helps support undocumented medical and pre-medical students attending school in the LMSA West Region states (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho). This organization awards two scholarship recipients with a one-time scholarship, in the amount of $1,800. To be eligible, you must be committed to pursuing a career in medicine and dedicated to serving the Latino and underserved communities. The deadline to apply is February 15th. More info. here.

March

This is for $500. This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are majoring in welding or a related metalworking field. Applicants must reside in Alaska or Washington. The deadline is March 1st. Apply here. 

This is up to $15,000. Alaska Space Grant awards are aimed to encourage undergraduate research in science, technology engineering and math (STEM) fields and help students round out their classroom education with hands-on experience to provide a higher quality of education and prepare students to work in STEM fields after they graduate. The deadline to apply is March 1st. More info. Here.

This offers law school scholarships to current 1st or 2nd year law students who demonstrate ties to Alaska, and an intent to return to Alaska within two years of graduation. Students must submit a personal statement in which the student discusses his/her ties to Alaska, intent to return to Alaska, career goals, reason for applying for the scholarship, and any other pertinent information he/she would like the scholarship committee to know about. The amount and number of scholarships will be determined by the amount of money in the scholarship fund. The deadline for applications is March 1st. Learn more here.

These are awarded to students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher who are pursuing a degree through an accredited educational institution. KEF offers merit-based scholarships to our shareholders and descendants only. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Read more here.

The applicant must be a senior at Nikiski High School. Strong preference will be given to applicants pursuing a career in Massage Therapy, or a trade/vocational degree. Special consideration will be given to applicants who show an exceptional ability to overcome life challenges.The deadline is March 17th. More details here.

This is for $2,500.   This is for graduating seniors or recent graduates of a Cook Inlet area (Anchorage, Kodiak, Nikiski, Ninilchik, Kenai, Seldovia, Soldotna, Hope and Homer).  Applicants must also be an Alaska resident residing in the vicinity of Cook Inlet. The deadline to apply is March 25th. Read more here.

This is for $2,500.   This is for graduating seniors or recent graduates of a Cook Inlet area (Anchorage, Kodiak, Nikiski, Ninilchik, Kenai, Seldovia, Soldotna, Hope and Homer).  Applicants must also be an Alaska resident residing in the vicinity of Cook Inlet. The deadline to apply is March 25th. Apply here.

This is up to $3,000. This is available to graduating high school seniors in Alaska. To be eligible, you must be an Alaska Resident enrolling in a 4-year accredited college or university as a full-time student, and going into a bachelors engineering or science program. The deadline for submissions is March 31st. Learn more here.

This provides financial assistance to deserving applicants to further their education at an accredited educational institution. The Undergraduate/HS Senior award is given to graduating high school seniors who live in the Anchorage area, and who are the dependents of an active duty military member or retired military member. Rank is not considered in the application process. Students must be US Citizens with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is March 31st. More details here.

The minimum scholarship amount shall be $1,000 per scholarship. This is open to Alaska residents who are Alaska Native, American Indian, and/or Hawaiian Native, and is intended to assist Alaskans with their post-secondary education, including but not limited to trade schools, vocational schools, undergraduate and graduate schools, community colleges and distance learning. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be eligible. The deadline to apply is March 31st. Read more here.

This will award one $1,000 scholarship to an Alaskan high school senior or student attending a post-secondary institution and pursuing a career in culinary arts or the hospitality and tourism industry. The deadline to apply is March 31st. Apply here.

This is for $1,000. This will be available to high school seniors. The applicant must intend to enroll in an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university in a degree related course of study or a vocational education program. The deadline to apply is March 31st. Apply here.

This ranges from $500 to $1,000. This scholarship requires a GPA of 2.5 or higher and plans to enroll in the following year as a full-time student in a four-year program at an accredited college/university or accredited technical/trade school. Also requires active participation in school, community/volunteer service, and/or faith-based activities. The deadline to apply is March 31st. The Links Scholarship brochure 2021-4

The scholarship will provide $2500 to an undergraduate student studying the health sciences in pursuit of a medical career, to further help improve health care in Alaska. Applicants must be a graduate/in their senior year at an Alaskan high school and be enrolled/planning to enroll full-time at a University of Alaska campus. The deadline to apply is March 17th. Learn more here.

This will help a student who plans to pursue flying as a professional career. To qualify, you must be an Alaska Resident, be a high School Graduate, and have a dream to fly as a professional pilot. The deadline to apply is March 17th. More details here.

 

This is up to $1,000. This is available to students entering or already enrolled in a post-secondary university or trade school, who were involved in competitive high school swimming in Alaska. Preference will be given to applicants with a GPA of 2.5-3.5 who demonstrate financial need. The deadline is March 16th. More information here.

 

This provides three scholarships for $5,000 each. To be considered, applicants must be a resident of the Petersburg, Seward or Homer community and pursuing training, certification, or a degree in vocational or trade studies (such as HVAC, plumbing, electrician, refrigeration, IT, Heavy equipment or engine tech, culinary, welding, construction tech, office and biz tech, etc.) The deadline to apply is March 17th. Website found here.

April

This gives two awards in the amount of $1,000 each to two deserving graduating seniors who demonstrate the need for financial assistance to further their academic goals. The deadline to apply is April 15th. Spike_Jorgensen_Scholarship_2021_instructions_and_application.doc

This is for $1,000. This foundation seeks to find future community leaders among all ASD high school seniors, who will contribute to a thriving relationship between Korea and Alaska. The deadline to apply is April 20th. Apply here.

This is an essay scholarship that recognizes students who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments. This opportunity is open to high school juniors and seniors from Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Western Wyoming. Each winning essay will receive a $2,000 scholarship to the school of their choice. The deadline is April 21st. Read more here.

This is for $2,5000. This will be awarded to a senior who is pursuing a career in communications. The deadline to apply is April 26th. Pearl Shockley Scholarship 2021

This is for $2,500. This will be awarded to a senior who is preparing for a career in education. Students must have a minimum overall high school grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need. The deadline to apply is April 26th. Selma Weise Scholarship 2021

 

This is for $2,500. This is for current graduates who have attended Anchorage public schools for at least the last three years. Applicants must pursue a career in music, with special consideration to, but not limited to, applicants preparing for the teaching of music. The deadline to apply is April 26th. Daniel Epps Scholarship 2021

This is available to qualified Alaska applicants. Eligible applicants include individuals of any age continuing their education at an accredited college or vocational school or senior high students applying for admission to an accredited college or vocational school. Candidates (or their parents) must be Credit Union 1 members, show financial need, and have a 3.5 GPA. The deadline for applications is April 1st. Learn more here.

This is up to $10,000. This was established to support arts and education projects and programs in Skagway and northern Southeast Alaska, and to assist students and artists in our area with scholarships to help them improve their creative abilities. All creative arts will be considered including writing, music, visual and performing arts. These include grants to help artists attend art camps, schools, colleges, symposiums, or conferences. The deadline to apply is April 25th. Application found here.

Applicants must have a 2.5 or higher GPA, attend an Alaska senior high school; and actively participate in school and community activities. To qualify for an XPO scholarship, applicants must provide evidence that they have been accepted into an accredited two or four-year College or University. The deadline was extended to April 30th. Learn more here.

This is for $1,500. This is a regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state. To be considered, students must be in a school in Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming. The deadline to apply is April 31st. More details here.

This is for $1,500. This scholarship is open to all Alaska High School Students pursuing post-secondary higher education. The deadline for applications is April 5th. More details here.

May

This gifts an average amount of $4,000 to students formally admitted into any four-year baccalaureate program. The program offers merit- and need-based tuition assistance beginning the junior year. Preference is given to first-generation college students. To be eligible, you must have graduated from an Alaska public high school, maintain continuous full-time enrollment with 12+ credits, show satisfactory academic progress with 3.0 GPA or higher, and demonstrate motivation and determination to succeed. Applications are due May 1st. Website found here.

June

This will be awarded to one student in Finance or Accounting annually in the amount of $5,000. The deadline to apply is June 1st. More information here.

This ranges from $1,000 to $5,000. This is for individuals residing in states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming) who are current MGMA members and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management. The deadline to apply is June 1st. Read more here.

This scholarship is designed to allow residents of Bristol Bay communities pursue a higher education with the intent that they will return to their communities and improve them. All applicants must be a resident of a Bristol Bay CDQ community. The deadline to submit is june 25th. Learn more here.

This provides need-based financial assistance to eligible Alaska students attending qualifying postsecondary educational institutions in Alaska. The grant awards typically range from $500 to $4,000 per academic year. To be eligible, you must be an Alaska resident for at least 365 days prior to filing the FAFSA, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The deadline to apply is June 30th. More details here.

This is for $1,000 and looks to assist Bristol Bay tribally enrolled residents to pursue technical, undergraduate, or graduate degrees full time in relation to the health field, with the intent to ensure the highest quality health care services to all member communities in Bristol Bay. To be eligible, you must have an enrollment in one of the 28 tribes serviced by BBAHC. The deadline to apply is June 30th. More details here.

 This award is for original enrollees and descendants of original enrollees of Eklutna, Inc. Applicants must be Alaskan natives and have a minimum grade point average of 2.5. The deadline is June 1st. More info. here.

This offer annual scholarships to qualifying Alaskan students going into fields of study or vocation related to the maritime industry and environment. The deadline to apply is March 4th. More details here.

July

This is available to all Alaska residents to help in covering the cost of Alaska Post-Secondary education. Awards will pay for tuition, books and fees up to $1500 per semester. To be eligible you must be a graduate from an Alaska high school, attend an APS approved school, have a GPA of at least 2.5+, and have an ACT/SAT score of at least 21/1060 or have a WorkKeys exam score of 13+ alongside academic requirements. The deadline to apply is July 15th. More info. here.

 

August

This provides $300 per semester for book expenses to APU degree seeking students who have been diagnosed with epilepsy. To be eligible, you must have part-time Enrollment and be diagnosed with Epilepsy. The deadline to apply is August 1st. Learn more here.

This is for full-time students showing promise in science, mathematics, communications radio, electronics, or astronomy. The deadline to apply is August 1st. Read more here.

This is for full-time students nominated by a Methodist Church within 3 years of their high school graduation with the panhandle of Texas, or female students pursuing a degree in business or education. The deadline to apply is August 1st. More info. here.

 

This is for female undergraduate students enrolled full-time and under the age of 26 who have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5. The deadline is August 1st. Learn more here.

This provides financial assistance to full-time Alaskan students located outside of the Anchorage area who intend to work within the state of Alaska following graduation. The deadline to apply is August 1st.  Learn more here. 

September

October

This is given to a suitably qualified candidate demonstrating a commitment to undertaking studies leading to a graduate degree in communication development and disorders. Applicants should show pursuit of studies in communication, in the area of speech/language or hearing at an accredited institution in the undergraduate or graduate department. The scholarship is valued at $1000 and the deadline to apply is October 15th. Read more here

This is a $12,000 scholarship awarded to Alaska high school students who are in the top 10% of their class at the end of their junior year as determined by their school. The Award may be used at any University of Alaska campus and is distributed in the amount of $1,500 per semester for eight semesters provided the Scholar remains eligible The deadline to apply is October 1st. Read more here.

November

This is for $2,000. This is  open to U.S. college juniors and seniors and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in accounting at a four-year institution in Alaska. Scholastic achievement and financial need will be considered. The deadline to apply is November 2nd. Read more here.

December

This award is for original enrollees and descendants of original enrollees of Eklutna, Inc. Applicants must be Alaskan natives and have a minimum grade point average of 2.5. The deadline is December 1st. More info. here.

This is for $7500. This award is for a licensed radio amateur with a general class or higher license who is a resident of the ARRL Northwest Division area (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA). The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible for this award and must have a demonstrated interest in promoting the Amateur Radio Service. The deadline is December 31st. Learn more here.

Deadlines Vary

This is a merit based scholarship for up to $66,400. This is given to incoming freshmen who are non-resident applicants to the University of New Mexico. Applicants must be from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. It is renewable for four years, dependent on the completion of 15 credits and a 3.0 GPA each semester. Must have an ACT of 22 or an SAT of 1100, and a cumulative 3.0 GPA. The deadline varies. More details here.

This has awarded over 100 scholarships and over $200,000 to aspiring television professionals sharpening their storytelling skills at universities in their five-state region of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Alaska. The scholarship award is up to a maximum of a $3,500 cash grant. The deadlines vary. Read more here.

To be considered, you must be a US Citizen or permanent resident and have a permanent residence within one of the following participating states/U.S. territories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Guam, and Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI). Must have a 3.4 GPA from high school, and maintain a 2.5 for renewal. Deadlines vary depending on which semester you apply for. More info. here.

This is made possible by passionate community members who are committed to helping Alaskans pursue their educational dreams. The specific criteria, application requirements, and deadline vary by scholarship. Please review the guidelines for each scholarship to determine your eligibility before applying here.

This supports education in the form of scholarships targeted to outstanding, diverse students who express interest in pursuing careers that: fuel the global economy, stimulate innovation and creativity, or yield a strong ethical foundation for decision-making. The specific criteria, application requirements, and deadline vary by scholarship. Learn more here.

This provides 13 scholarships, which vary in the amount and deadline. Click here to learn about the requirements for each award.

This is up to $40,000. This is open to all students who are current seniors (2021) and seniors next year (2022). There is no minimum GPA, test score nor income requirement. The more tasks you complete within the scholarship, the more scholarships you will be eligible for. Look at the website here for additional information and how to get started.

This is for $1,500. This is given to residents of a Bristol Bay CDQ community who is enrolled in a degree program with the University of Alaska, Alaska Pacific University (via distance delivery) or Bristol Bay Campus. Applicants must also be registered as a part-time student. Undergraduates must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and graduate students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Applications are accepted year round. Students must apply each semester. Apply here.

Applicants must be a resident of the Northwest Arctic Borough. Applicants must also have a 2.0 GPA or higher. The amount and the deadline varies. Apply here.

This supports the growth of aviation as an industry and lifestyle. We partner with aviation legends to award scholarships each year, designed with the next generation of aviators in mind. We all know how expensive the aviation industry is, which is why we are so excited to give over ten thousand dollars towards a career in aviation. Our scholarships are as diverse as the aviation industry itself. High school seniors are eligible, with acceptance letters from aviation schools or recommendation letters from a CFI. Must have a 3.0 GPA, a legal US resident, no felony convictions, and have been a resident of Alaska for at least 2 of the last 3 years. Read more here

This is a $10,000 award and up to ten awards will be granted each year. Students must be age 21 and under and reside in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. Students must also be high school seniors or graduates, who plan to enroll for the first time in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year. More info. here.

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Mary Brito is enrolled at the prestigious Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York Queens College. She is studying urban studies and political science and aspires to one day work in the nonprofit sector for a social justice organization. Knowing the difficulties, hardships, and struggles that students face on their journey to college, Mary offers insight on the ins and outs of college admissions, what colleges look for in personal statements and supplemental essays, and navigating the scholarship and paying for the college process. For fun, Mary likes to paint, travel, and explore the city with friends. She will also be a programming and residential life assistant for high school students in Building Community at Columbia University.