Sunshine Health Community Scholarship

April 1, 2022

Sunshine Community Health Center (SCHC) scholarships help defray the cost of higher education in degree programs in the fields of health and human services.The purpose of this scholarship is to promote, facilitate, and increase the knowledge and understanding of the vital role of community health care in rural areas. The scholarships will recognize the distinguished scholastic, leadership and citizenship attributes of high school students and their role in community wellness.

The goal of the Sunshine Community Health Center scholarship program is to increase the health and human services workforce in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Scholarship applications are evaluated based on career choice and intent to return to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley area upon graduation.

Two (2) $2,000.00 SCHC scholarships will honor those individuals who have had a significant impact on health care in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and intend to return and help their community. Finalists will be asked to participate in a Zoom interview with the Board of Directors Advocacy committee.

Trumann Picard scholarship for Native American/Alaskan Natural Resource Students

March 11, 2022

$2,500 for college students (number of awards varies per year) $2,500 for grad students and graduating college seniors that are applying/accepted for grad school 

$2,000 for graduating senior high school students

Purpose: The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.

Required Materials: The Education Selection Committee will review and rank only those applicants who completely address each area. Please be specific. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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.

Mat Su Health Foundation Scholarships

March 31, 2022

Mat-Su Health Foundation has several virtual scholarship workshops to help students successfully complete their scholarship applications. It is strongly encouraged for applicants to first attend a workshop. Here is a link to the dates and registration for these workshops.

Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) academic scholarships help defray the cost of higher education in degree programs in the fields of health and human services.  Note: This page is for academic scholarships. If you are looking for a vocational scholarship for non-degree certificate and training programs, please visit the vocational scholarship page linked here.

The goal of the Mat-Su Health Foundation scholarship program is to increase the health and human services workforce in the Mat-Su. Scholarship applications are evaluated based on career choice and financial need as demonstrated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

How to Apply for an Academic Scholarship

  • Please check back here on January 3, 2022 to access a link to the application.
  • You will need to upload several documents in order to complete your application. Before you start, please be sure you have the following documents available:
  • Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) email confirmation. Once you receive your email confirmation, you will need to save it as a PDF or JPEG in order to upload it to your scholarship application. Click here to see a sample FAFSA confirmation email. If you have not yet completed the FAFSA, you must do so before completing your Mat-Su Health Foundation scholarship application.
  • Proof of the Cost of Attendance for the school you plan to attend. This must include tuition, fees, books, room and board, etc. for the upcoming academic year. It can be in the form of a letter from the school you plan to attend or a screen shot from their website listing the official budget for Cost of Attendance, not to include summer course costs.  Click here to see an example of proof of Cost of Attendance.
  • Unofficial copy of your most recent transcript (high school, college or university).


GCI Scholarship Program

March 18, 2022

We strategically created our application criteria to reach students that may not qualify for other scholarships. We also include a focus on students who want to pursue a major, trade or vocational training relevant to science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The applicant’s education and training endeavors should help to ensure an adequate, well-training workforce in technology.

This may include but not limited to coding, web design, gaming, IT, cyber security, product technology, medical technicians, health aides and installing and maintaining networks.

Applicants who live in Rural Alaska and applicants who express an intention to return to Alaska to start their careers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Spring 2022 Qualifications:

  • 2021 graduates and 2022 graduating seniors of an Alaska high school
  • GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Seeking degree or certification with a STEM focus (View a list of some accepted STEM majors. Not all accepted majors are limited to this list.)
  • Attending or enrolling in an accredited college or university or trade school

Preferences:

  • Applicants who express an intention to return to Alaska to start careers
  • Applicants living in a Rural location (Rural is defined as outside of the Municipality of Anchorage, Fairbanks North Star Borough and the City of Juneau.)
  • Extracurriculars in STEM-based activities, including esports activities through Alaska School Activities Association

Criteria:

  • Personal essay
  • Resume
  • High school transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher, former or current employer, clergy members (preachers, pastors, rabbis, imams, etc.), a coach, school counselor or advisor, or a leader of an organization with which you are associated

The 2022 scholarship application is open from January 20, 2022 – March 18, 2022. If you have questions, you may reach us at GCIGives@gci.com

MEA Scholarships

March 19, 2022

Applications will soon be open for MEA’s 2022Scholarship program! The MEA Scholarship is designed to encourage individuals who are first-time college students, returning students, students participating in a vocational program, or students pursuing professional development that leads to a degree or certification. Three scholarship awards are given. Applicants must be active members of MEA or a dependent of an active MEA member. MEA Scholarship Committee members or their dependents may not apply.

MTA Foundation Scholarships

February 25, March 23, various deadlines: see MTA Scholarship website for details on each scholarship

The MTA Foundation Scholarship application period for 2021 is now open. These scholarships are designed to encourage individuals to pursue a variety of educational goals for not only first-time college students, but also returning students, students participating in a vocational program, or students pursuing professional development that leads to a degree or certification.  The MTA Foundation awards scholarships to support students through an education focused on honing their technological, economic development and entrepreneurial skills.  The application and more information are available on our website at MTA Scholarship Opportunities.

Alaska Telecom Association Scholarship - sponsoring agency is MTA. See ATA website for their specific information.

Jackie Robinson Foundation

January 12, 2022

Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior;
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States;
  • Show leadership potential;
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
  • Present evidence of financial need;
  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.

Various US Scholarships

Various Deadlines

List of US scholarships available to Alaska residents in newsletter form. List of January Scholarships.

SWE Greatland 2022 Scholarships

February 9, 2022

Each year SWE Greatland distributes our scholarship application across Alaska to female high school seniors who are planning to pursue a degree in engineering through an ABET-accredited program. We offer one scholarship in the amount of $2,000, and two scholarships in the amount of $1,500.   A fillable application can be found here.

Nick Begich Scholarship Intern Fund

February 23, 2022

Successful NBSIF scholarship candidates have demonstrated an interest in careers in public service or education. The highest scoring applicant is awarded the Eugene A. Kennedy Award which, at present, is a $2,000 annual award renewable for up to a full four years, pending academic review by the board. A number of additional grant awards are made in the amounts of $1,750, $1,500, $1,000, $750, and $500 annually. Applications are drawn from throughout the state. Applicants must be Alaskan residents at the high school senior level or above.

Aviation Scholarships

Various; some January 1, 2022

Many scholarships are available for aviation education and are awarded each year at the AACA Convention & Trade Show.

Elks Legacy Award

February 7, 2022

The Legacy Awards program begins on September 1st. LegacyAwards provide$4,000 scholarships forchildren and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. The ENF offers a totalof 350 national awards.The application deadline is February 5, 2022 at11:59 a.m., Central Time.

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.

American Chemical Society Scholars Program

Due March 1, 2022

To be considered for a scholarship through the ACS Scholars Program, candidates must: Be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent U.S. resident, Be African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian (please see website for more details),  Be a graduating high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior. Seniors can apply for their fifth year, Intend to major or already major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemistry-related science AND plant to pursue a career in a chemistry-related science as well (please see below for more details),  Demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0 or higher)

Nick Begich Scholarship Fund

February 28, 2022

Successful NBSIF scholarship candidates have demonstrated an interest in careers in public service or education. The highest scoring applicant is awarded the Eugene A. Kennedy Award which, at present, is a $2,000 annual award renewable for up to a full four years, pending academic review by the board. A number of additional grant awards are made in the amounts of $1,750, $1,500, $1,000, $750, and $500 annually. Applications are drawn from throughout the state. Applicants must be Alaskan residents at the high school senior level or above.

Society of Women Engineers

February 9, 2022

Greatland Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) offer one scholarship in the amount of $2,000, and two scholarships in the amount of $1,500. Each year we distribute our scholarship application across the state to female high school seniors who are planning to pursue a degree in engineering.

SAR’s George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

January 31, 2022

Students (grades 9-12) are eligible to submit an original essay with topics based on original research and deal with an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. In Alaska, students will first compete at the State level and myself and other SAR Compatriots will select the winner. That essay will then be entered into the National competition where the winning essay will earn $5000, a medal, and a trip to a recognition ceremony. 2nd and 3rd place also earn cash awards.

Alaska Engineering Education Foundation

January 21, 2022

There are two AEEF scholarships awarded statewide--one for $2000 through AEEF, which is awarded as $1000 over a two-year period, and a second from ASPE for $1500.  There are also several awards offered at the local level through our annual Engineers Week celebration.  The number and amounts of those scholarships vary depending on the amount of money raised during our fundraising efforts.  AEEF currently awards approximately $30,000 in scholarships statewide each year, with some students receiving a single award of over $4,000!  This one application will place a student in consideration for MULTIPLE scholarships.

The Alaska Community Foundation

Most March 31, 2022; Various Deadlines throughout the year

The Alaska Community Foundation awards scholarships made possible by passionate community members who are committed to helping Alaskans pursue their educational dreams. The specific criteria, application requirements, and deadline varies by scholarship. Read descriptions carefully to determine if you are eligible.

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