Liam Hood Memorial Scholarship Applications Open February 4, 2021 to March 31, 2021

The Liam Hood Memorial Scholarship Fund is not currently accepting applications.

The 2021 Liam Hood Memorial Scholarship will accept applications February 4, 2021 to March 31, 2021. Applications must be submitted on the Alaska Community Foundation no later than 5:00 pm Alaska Standard Time.

Liam Wilson Hood was a bright light and ball of joy.  As a sweet, tow-headed toddler, he loved to cuddle, to run, to explore, to experience the world.  As he grew, Liam retained these tendencies, growing into a kind, playful, curious, and creative boy who loved the outdoors, was eager to learn and experience new things and was always ready to give or get a hug.  Liam also liked to clown around and had an impish side that others found endearing.

Liam lived life with exuberance and curiosity. He excelled at soccer and was an excellent goalie.  He was enthusiastic about Nordic skiing, hiking, biking, running, disc golf, shooting hoops, and being on the water in just about any watercraft. He played piano and violin and enjoyed a wide variety of music from classical to folk tunes to John Williams movie scores. He enjoyed delving into complicated math and science problems, origami, felting, and creating a wide variety of art. Liam had a purity and playfulness about him that everyone recognized.

A scholarship award will be up to $3,000.


  • Alaska resident
  • Graduating High School senior
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0


  • Two current letters of recommendation from those that can attest to your character
  • Resume of education, work experience, activities, personal interests, honors/awards, and volunteer/community service
  • Personal Essays
  • High School transcript
  • Statement of financial need, including Student Aid Report, total cost of attendance, family contributions etc.

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