Scholarship Application Open: January 15, 2024 - March 15, 2024

The JJ Klein Scholarship was generously established by Joyce and Jerry Klein. Joyce and Jerry Klein married September 6, 1974. After a few work trips to Alaska, Jerry brought Joyce up and she too fell in love with our state. The two bought a house on the hillside in Anchorage and began their great Alaskan adventure. Forty years later, Joyce established the JJ Klein Scholarship while still living in their first home.

Preceded in death by her husband, Joyce knew exactly how she and Jerry planned to leave their mark on Alaska. The JJ Klein Scholarship supports Alaskan high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education; however, with a unique caveat. Applicants must have a grade point average ranging between 3.2 and 2.0. That is a “B” or “C” average. Another qualifying requirement, applicants must demonstrate the motivation to succeed.

The JJ Klein scholarship will provide a one-time award of up to $10,000 for two students.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be in their senior year at an Alaskan high school, or their first year of post-secondary education.
  • GPAs over 3.5 will not be considered
  • Applicant should demonstrate a motivation to succeed
  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time in an accredited institute of higher education or vocational school for the upcoming academic year
  • Applicant must have demonstrated financial need


  •  Applicants with a GPA from 2.0 to 3.2
IMPORTANT: Successful applicants must submit their student ID number and program information by June 30, 2024 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: or 907-334-6700

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