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 vary by scholarship. Please review the guidelines for each scholarship to determine your eligibility before applying.

Students, please prepare the following before applying:

  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • High School transcript (student profiles are not accepted)
  • Post-Secondary (College, University, Vocational or Technical) School/Training unofficial transcripts
  • Financial Statement (cost of school, family contribution, etc.)
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) – If you have not yet completed your FAFSA, now is a great time!
  • Proof of Acceptance to post-secondary education (College, University, Vocational, Technical)
All applications must be submitted by 5 pm AKST on the date they are due.
Some scholarships will have other specific eligibility requirements and criteria. Please be sure to visit the specific scholarships you are interested in for more information. All applications must be submitted by 5 pm AKST on the date they are due.

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Art Jess Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: January 20, 2022 - March 31, 2022

The Art Jess Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships of at least $1,000, renewable up to 4 years for eligible Alaska Native students. Students must have a GPA of at least…

Donald Giles Vocational Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: April 21, 2021 - May 31, 2021

Petersburg, Seward or Homer community member that has received their High-school diploma or GED certificate within the past two years may apply for this scholarship to attend vocational schooling. Please…

Barry Koch & Family Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: February 4, 2021 - April 8, 2021

Track, Field or Cross Country Athletes in Region 4 schools with a 2.5 GPA are eligible to apply. Please click the scholarship hyperlink for more information.

David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship

Applications Open: February 4, 2021 - April 8, 2021

Students that have completed the prerequisites for a degree in Nursing and/or are in year 2,3 or 4 of the degree program and have at least a 3.0 GPA are…

Dorothy and Dona Lee Croft Scholarship for Young Musicians

Applications Open: January 20, 2021 - April 8, 2021

Applicants must be a current Middle or High School student attending a music education program/camp.

Dr. John Halligan Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: February 4, 2021 - April 8, 2021

Students studying, or planning to study, the health sciences in pursuit of a medical career, to improve health care in Alaska are eligible. Please click the scholarship hyperlink for more…

Dream to Fly: Jeff Cheng Memorial Scholarship

Applications Open: February 4, 2021 - April 8, 2021

High School graduates or GED equivalent are eligible to apply for this award to go towards to cost of flight school in pursuit of becoming a professional pilot. Please click…

Gary Martin Swim Scholarship

Applications Open: January 20, 2021 - April 8, 2021

Students entering or already enrolled in a post-secondary university or trade school who were involved in high school swimming, with may be eligible. Students with a 2.5 - 3.5 GPA…

Kathryn E. and John P. Doyle Scholarship

Applications Open: February 4, 2021 - April 8, 2021

Applicants must be a female students in a sciences field and attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks.