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



The Stassel Fund was established in memory of Fred L. and Jean N. Stassel who came to Alaska on their honeymoon in 1949, making Anchorage their home for over 60 years until they passed away in 2017 and 2011 respectively. Here they raised 6 children, celebrated Alaska’s statehood in 1959, survived the 1964 earthquake, and became active in the community and state. The Fund honors their dedication to education and service to others focusing on creating opportunities for all Alaskans, especially the vulnerable and most in need. Fred and Jean valued education, hard work, integrity, justice, respect, and care for all people. They were both educators, commercial fishers, and very active in social services through the United Methodist Church and other organizations. Fred was very influential in establishing the now-named Credit Union 1, and Jean was active with The League of Women Voters. They would be honored to know that deserving Alaskans were able to pursue their educational goals with the help of scholarships from the Stassel Education Fund.


Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded. Previous recipients are eligible to reapply if the recipient continues to meet requirements and is in good standing at their educational institution

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Alaska Resident
  • Pursuing higher education in one of the following fields: Education, Math, Health, Sciences, Social Work, or Psychology
  • Planning to enroll or already enrolled at least half-time


  • Students with a demonstrated financial need

Applicants are asked to provide:

  • Personal Essay
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • High School Transcript
  • FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) to demonstrate financial need
  • Resume highlighting school activities and community involvement

IMPORTANT: Scholarship recipients 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, 2024, the scholarship may not be awarded. Please contact ACF is you cannot send in the information by this date

Contact The Alaska Community Foundation with questions: or 907-334-6700

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