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

The 2021 THS Patricia Roppel Scholarship accepts applications from February 4th, 2021 – April 8th, 2021. Applications must be submitted no later than 5 pm AKST.

The THS Patricia Roppel Scholarship was established at The Alaska Community Foundation in 2015 in partnership with The Tongass Historical Society. This scholarship is in memory of Patricia “Pat” Roppel– author, historian, and Alaskan. Pat moved to Alaska in 1959, where she and her husband Frank grew to love Southeastern Alaska. Her numerous published works about Southeast Alaska spanned various topics ranging from business to salmon hatcheries in the area. Pat is remembered as someone who was open and loved to share her love and knowledge with others.

Her legacy is remembered in the awarding of this scholarship. The THS Patricia Roppel Scholarship will provide one annual award of $5,000. Awards will go to students who are majoring in the history of Alaska at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students either need to be enrolled or intend to enroll at an accredited college.


  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Enrolled in an accredited college
  • Majoring in the history of Alaska
  • GPA 2.9 or higher


  • Applicants specializing in Southeast Alaska history or the history of mining, fisheries, or timber in Alaska.


  • Resume
  • Personal Essay
  • Official Transcripts from an accredited university
  • Verification of enrollment
  • Letters of Reference- 2 required

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 July 31, 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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