MEA Scholarships

March 19, 2021

Applications are now open for MEA’s 2021 Scholarship 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

Various March 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.

Midtown Rotary Club Eagle Scout

April 6, 2021

The Anchorage Midtown Rotary Club will award up to a $1,000 scholarship(s) and or other scholarships as Anchorage Midtown Rotary so chooses, to recent high school graduate(s) who have earned the Eagle Scout Award. The scholarship must be used at a college, university or trade/vocational school during the 2021-2022 school year. Use link below for more information and application instructions.

Jackie Robinson Foundation

February 21, 2021

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. Link to current scholarship list.

SWE Greatland 2021 Scholarships

February 10, 2021

Each year we distribute our scholarship application across the state to female high school seniors who are planning to pursue a degree in engineering through an ABET-accredited program.  Fillable pdf application is found here.

National Youth Science Camp

Deadline February 28, 2021

The2021 NYSCamp will be held virtually for two accomplished high school graduates from each state in the USA, plus Washington DC and select countries . More information can be found at nyscamp.org.

It is recommended you review this Overview of the Application Process.

2021 Virtual National Youth Science Camp flyer.

Nick Begich Scholarship Intern Fund

February 23, 2021

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.

Elks Legacy Award

February 5, 2021

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, 2021 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

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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, 2021

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 23, 2021

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 10, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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

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.

Health Career Scholarship Workshops

Online December through March

Free information sessions designed to help you fill out Mat-Su Health Foundation scholarships.  

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