Gates Foundation Scholarship - Apply in the Summer!

September 15, 2023

To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

*For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Various Dates

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers scholarships for Hispanics all the way up through graduate-level classes. This scholarship may be helpful for those who are already in college and looking for ways to supplement their funding, as well as those who are just starting up.

Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $5,000. You need to meet GPA requirements and a few other simple conditions in order to qualify.

Tribal Scholarship Resources

various deadlines

This huge booklet contains information from selecting a school to finding an internship. It also includes hundreds of scholarship opportunities across many disciplines- the focus is on Native students, so you do not need to be affiliated with CIRI to benefit from this book.

UAF Nanook Commitment

Apply early; absolute deadline is June 15, 2022

The Nanook Commitment scholarship is a renewable award for incoming first-year, transfer and readmitted University of Alaska Fairbanks students to help qualifying students bridge the gap between what they can afford and the cost of attendance. This scholarship is offered to students based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as the admissions application. Students eligible for the Nanook Commitment will have guaranteed assistance towards their cost of attendance.

UAA and Mat Su College

Various deadlines

There are a variety of UAA, University of Alaska, and State of Alaska grants and scholarships available to our students. Some scholarships require an application, some are automatically awarded once eligibility conditions are met after submitting your first application for admission, and some you qualify for by completing specific requirements before graduating from an Alaska high school. Below are a list of scholarships you may see on your UAOnline>Financial Aid Overview screen. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Many of these programs require recipients to meet specific conditions if they are multi-year awards.

Various US Scholarships

Various Deadlines

Link to a variety of scholarships throughout the United States. Each month a new list is published.

Going Merry scholarship list (website)

various deadlines

Going Merry is a free scholarship and financial aid platform. You sign up and are sent scholarships that match your need and post secondary interests.

UAF Nanook Pledge

Rolling deadline; apply first to UAF

UAF Nanook Pledge is a four-year merit scholarship for incoming first-year, transfer and readmitted University of Alaska Fairbanks students.  Eligibility is based on GPA and test scores.

Mat Su Borough School District List

Various Deadlines

This link brings you to the Mat Su Borough School District scholarship page.  Click "submit" to see all scholarships and their deadlines.

College Board Opportunity Scholarship

Various Deadlines

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships guide you through the college planning process and offer you a chance to earn money for college for each action you complete. Complete each action for a chance to earn scholarships.

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