The GCI Scholarship Applications Open January 20th, 2021 - March 31st, 2021

The GCI Scholarship is not currently accepting applications at this time.

The 2021 GCI Scholarship will accept applications January 20th, 2021 – March 31st, 2021. Applications must be submitted on the Alaska Community Foundation no later than 5:00 pm Alaska Standard Time.

GCI opened its doors for business in 1979 and has been serving Alaskans with long distance, TV, internet and wireless service ever since. But GCI is more than just Alaska’s technology leader, it is a company founded and operated by Alaskans. Committing to being a good neighbor and supporting our local communities.

Over the past 5 years, GCI has donated more than $10 million in cash, products, scholarships and grants to Alaska organizations. GCI also provides employees with 16 hours of paid leave to volunteer with local organizations. In 2018, more than 660 employees volunteered nearly 8,200 hours.

Over the 20 years, GCI has awarded $6 million in scholarship funds to hundreds of Alaska students attending accredited colleges and vocational/trade schools.

The 2021 GCI Scholarship is a $100,000 investment in Alaska’s next generation of leaders. This year GCI will provide 50 scholarships at the $2,000 level. GCI employees and contracted staff, and their children, are not eligible to apply for this scholarship award.



  • Applicants who live in a GCI Service Area
  • 1st generation college student
  • Extracurriculars in STEM based activities (includes E-Sport activities through Alaska School Activities Association {ASAA})


  • Personal Essay
  • Resume
  • High School transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

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