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

Luella James became a school teacher in the early 1900’s. She moved to Juneau, Alaska to teach in 1920 and then to Seward the next year where she taught for two years. In 1924, Ms. James met and married P.C. McMullen. Together they started McMullen’s Store. She promoted literacy throughout her lifetime, reading to children and teaching people to read. Ms. James lived in Seward for fifty-seven years and was devoted to the town and its children.

This scholarship is dedicated to her as she would be delighted to help a young person receive the education which she valued so, and, ultimately gave to others herself.

The Luella James Scholarship will provide an award of up to $2,000.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Seward High School graduating senior
  • Financial need

Applicants will be Asked to Provide:

  • Academic performance including GPA, transcripts and class rank
  • Community involvement and extracurricular activities
  • Statement of financial need
  • Personal Essay

IMPORTANT: Scholarship recipients 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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