Making Dreams a Reality
The Alaska Community Foundation awards scholarships made possible by passionate community members who are committed to helping Alaskans pursue their educational dreams. The specific criteria, application requirements, and deadline varies by scholarship. Please review the guidelines for each scholarship to determine your eligibility before applying.
The Red Boucher Scholarship supports students with a minimum 3.0 GPA, pursuing careers in technology education and/or training. Awards are up to $1,000. Prior year awardees are eligible to apply again. Please click the link for more information.
Mt. McKinley Lions Club Foundation Scholarship Applications Open February 4th, 2020 - April 9th, 2020
Applicants must be graduating seniors at East Anchorage High School with demonstrated participation in community service activities during high school, earning a B average. Please click on the scholarship name for more information.
Toby Gamble and Janet Helen Tolan Gamble Educational Scholarship 2019 Scholarship deadline has passed.
Applicant must be a high school students in Mat-Su Valley or Municipality of Anchorage with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Please click on the scholarship name for more information. .
The Sven E. and Lorraine Eriksson Alaska Scholarship will provide awards of up to $2,500 per year for up to 4 years (maximum of $10,000) to Alaskan students studying engineering or music at the University of Alaska.
The Art Jess Scholarship is open to all Alaskans, and is intended to assist Alaskans with their post-secondary education, including but not limited to trade schools, vocational schools, undergraduate and graduate schools, community colleges and distance learning. Applicants are encouraged to review and consider the scholarship preferences prior to submitting an application.
Applicant must be an Alaskan resident graduating high school or a current post-secondary education student. Study focus must be in technology education and/or training. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Please click on the scholarship name for more information.
Students ages 17-25 years old from the Kenai Peninsula are eligible for this vocational/trade school scholarship! With a maintained 2.0 GPA, recipients of this award may be eligible for 2nd year funding.
The Kathryn E. and John P. Doyle Scholarship Fund was established with The Alaska Community Foundation in 2015. The Kathryn E. and John P. Doyle Scholarship supports female graduate and undergraduate students studying a degree in science and attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Two awards will be made of up to $5,000. One for a graduate student and one for an undergraduate student. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.
The JJ Klein Scholarship supports Alaskan high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education. Preference will be given to applicants with a GPA from 2.0 to 3.2; those with GPAs above 3.5 will not be considered. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need. The JJ Klein scholarship will provide a one-time award of up to $10,000.
fter retiring from the military, Dr. Halligan fulfilled a decades long dream and moved to Alaska to become the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Providence Alaska Medical Center. He has since expanded state of the art cancer care in Alaska by opening Radiation Oncology Clinics in Soldotna, Juneau and the MatSu Valley so Alaskans could receive care closer to their homes. The Dr. John Halligan Scholarship will provide a $2500 scholarship to an undergraduate student studying the health sciences in pursuit of a medical career, to further help improve health care in Alaska.
The Gary Martin Swim Scholarship Fund was established with The Alaska Community Foundation in 2015 in honor of Gary Eugene Martin. His legacy carries on today through the awarding of the Gary Martin Swim Scholarship.Awards of $1,000 will be made to students entering or already enrolled in a post-secondary university or trade school, who were involved in high school swimming. Preference will be given to applicants with a GPA 2.5-3.5 who demonstrate financial need.
The Megan Rawson Scholarship assists an East High graduate who intends to pursue a career in teaching. This honors the late Megan Rawson, who graduated from East High in 2007. After completing a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at the University of Chicago, Megan joined the Teach For America program. She worked at a Navajo school in Crownpoint, NM, and the experience changed her career direction.
Applicants must be Female, enrolled in a science-related degree program in pursuit of flying as a part of science-related career goals. Please click on the scholarship name for more information.
Graduating senior in an Alaskan High School with a 3.0 GPA. Study focus in the STEM field.
Please click on the scholarship name for more information.
Don DeWitt passed away in November of 2017, and ACF has a scholarship in his honor. Thanks to the generosity of Mr. DeWitt, the scholarship opens in 2019 in time for the graduating seniors in Fairbanks to apply for this award. His legacy will make a difference for generations to come.
The Ninilchik School Memorial Scholarship was established at the Alaska Community Foundation in 2008 to honor former students: Lars Hansen, Heather Henderson, Heidi Fletcher and Village Elder, Irene Kraskoff. The scholarship is awarded to graduating Ninilchik High School students who demonstrate school spirit and involvement, good academic standing and desire for further education.
The Luella James Scholarship is open to graduating seniors of Seward High School who are continuing on to college or vocational school. This scholarship is dedicated to Luella James, as she would be delighted to help a young person receive the education which she valued so, and, ultimately gave to others herself.
The Golden Rule Scholarship is not currently accepting applications. The 2019 Golden Rule Scholarship will …
Kenny Carver was a long time Kenai area resident who owned and operated Kenny Carver Drilling and was active in many community affairs. Please see the scholarship page for more details on eligibility.
The Kenny Carver Scholarship (Soldotna) is not currently accepting applications. The 2019 Kenny Carver (Soldotna) …
The Carl Seaman Scholarship was created in memory of Carl Seaman, who was a businessman and council member in Kenai from the late 1950s to the 1980s. He was a supporter of Kenai Central High School when it was built in the 1960s. His son Mike, daughter Carla, daughter-in-law Joan, and granddaughters Julie and Michelle are graduates of KCHS.
The Maurie Harrington Memorial Scholarship is a leadership award given to a Kenai Central High student council member who exhibits exceptional leadership qualities.
Applicants must be a current senior at Ketchikan High School (KAYHI) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
The Dr. Merritt C. Olson scholarship will provide an award of up to $2,500 per year for up to 4 years (maximum of $10,000) to an outstanding West High student with demonstrated financial need.
The Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage Scholarship encourages scholastic performance, cross-country skiing, and participation in community ski activities. The award provides $1,500 toward educational expenses at a college or university to Alaska residents who are high school seniors or currently enrolled as college students.
The Chef Cotter Scholarship was established at The Alaska Community Foundation in 2015 in memory of Jonah Cotter.The Chef Cotter Scholarship will award one $1,000 scholarship to an Alaskan high school senior or student attending a post-secondary institution and pursuing a career in culinary arts or the hospitality and tourism industry.
The David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship supports outstanding candidates in the pursuit of registered nursing degrees and service to small Alaskan communities. This scholarship provides awards of up to $2,500 for those who agree to practice as a nurse/RN in a small community within the state of Alaska for a minimum of one year. The award is available to nursing students in 2, 3, and 4 year programs, but favors those near completion of their degree.
Applicants must be a graduating senior at Sitka High School that plans to pursue post-secondary education. Selection will be based on outstanding academic achievement and or special talent. Please click on the scholarship name for more information.
The Melissa Faye Pike Memorial Scholarship is available to graduating seniors Dimond High School or High School Students attending the Alaska Dance Theatre. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in dancing, acting, modeling, or veterinary medicine. Candidates are expected to have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and show the same sociability and love for life Melissa did.