Scholarship Application Open: February 4, 2021 - April 8, 2021

The Luella James Scholarship is not currently accepting applications.

The 2021 Luella James Scholarship will accept applications February 4th, 2021 – April 8th, 2021. Applications must be submitted no later than 5 pm AKST.

The Luella James Scholarship is open to graduating seniors of Seward High School who are continuing on to college or vocational school.

Luella James became a school teacher in the early 1900’s. She moved to Juneau, Alaska to teach in 1920 and then to Seward the next year where she taught for two years. In 1924, Ms. James met and married P.C. McMullen. Together they started McMullen’s Store. She promoted literacy throughout her lifetime, reading to children and teaching people to read. Ms. James lived in Seward for fifty-seven years and was devoted to the town and its children. This scholarship is dedicated to her as she would be delighted to help a young person receive the education which she valued so, and, ultimately gave to others herself.


  • Seward High School graduating senior
  • Financial need


  • Academic performance including GPA, transcripts and class rank
  • Community involvement and extracurricular activities
  • Statement of financial need
  • Personal Essay

IMPORTANT: Successful applicants must submit their student ID number and program information to ACF through the online system before their award can be disbursed. If we do not receive the above information by June 30,2021, the scholarship may not be awarded. Please contact ACF if you cannot send in the information by this date.

Contact The Alaska Community Foundation with questions: or 907-334-6700

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