Scholarship Application Open: January 20, 2021 - March 17, 2021

The Shayna Marie Pritchard Memorial Scholarship was established by the Pritchard family in honor of their daughter and sister Shayna Marie Pritchard. Shayna was a kind-hearted, loving person who found beauty in all people and things. She went out of her way to please others and make sure everyone felt special. Her smile lit up everyone’s heart. Shayna graduated from Nikiski High School but didn’t feel that college was the right choice for her. Shayna had a plan and followed it through, receiving a 300-hour Massage Therapy Certification.

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. This is not an academic-based or financial aid-based scholarship. The applicant who best meets these requirements and most emulates the spirit of Shayna Marie Pritchard will be awarded this scholarship.


The 2021 Shayna Marie Pritchard Scholarship will run from January 20th, 2021 –  to March 17th, 2021. Applications must be submitted no later than 2:15 pm AKST.

Qualification:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior at Nikiski High School

Preference:

  • Strong preference for students pursuing a career in Massage Therapy or trade/vocational degree

Criteria:

  • School involvement
  • Out-of-school involvement
  • Employment history
  • Career/post-secondary education plans
  • Personal essay; share a story that shows your exceptional ability to overcome life challenges

Application Procedure:

To complete the application packet, contact the Nikiski High School Counseling Department at 907-776-9456 or Charlene Delago at 907- 776-9443.

IMPORTANT: Successful applicants must submit their student ID number and program information by July 31, 2021 to ACF through the online system before their award can be disbursed. Failure to do so will be an automatic forfeiture of the award unless student chooses an award deferment.

Contact The Alaska Community Foundation with questions: scholarships@alaskacf.org or call 907-334-6700.

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