Shayna Marie Pritchard Memorial Scholarship Applications Open January 20th, 2021 - March 17th, 2021

The Shayna Marie Pritchard Scholarship is currently accepting applications.

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

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 right choice for her. Shayna had a plan and followed it through, receiving a 300 hour Massage Therapy Certification.

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.


  • Applicant must be a graduating senior at Nikiski High School


  • Strong preference for students pursuing a career in Massage Therapy or Trade/Vocational degree


  • 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 the address of the financial aid office of their university to 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 call 907-334-6700.