Applications Open

January 5, 2023

Scholarship Program Overview

Scholarships at the Alaska Community Foundation are made possible by passionate donors who are committed to helping Alaska’s students pursue their educational dreams.

At ACF, we understand that researching and applying for scholarships is intimidating and time-consuming. The good news is that the earlier you prepare to apply for a scholarship in high school, the more likely you will be awarded one. We want to support you during the application process.

We have over 40 scholarships available, some of which you may be eligible for. Go to the Application Resources tab below for a step-by-step checklist to help you navigate the scholarship process – start to finish.

Dr. Herlanda Hampton

Scholarship Program Officer
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Student Resources

Application Resources

To be prepared before applying, see below a list of common criteria students are asked to provide:

  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • Resume
  • Letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches, or supervisors
  • Unofficial transcripts for high school or post-secondary education
  • Proof of Acceptance to post-secondary education (College, University, Vocational, Technical)
  • Financial information including the cost of attending, school package of financial assistance; scholarships and other funding; personal contribution; family contribution; total unmet financial need
  • Optional: Student Aid Report (SAR) – If you have not yet completed your FAFSA, now is a great time

Research open and close dates for scholarships at ACF, Alaska Native Corporation Foundations, Alaska Performance Scholarship, and out-of-state opportunities.

All applications must be submitted by 5 pm AKST on the date they are due

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Alaska Native Students in Arts and Media Fund

Applications Open: January 5, 2023 - March 15, 2023

A $5000 scholarship will be awarded to support an Alaska Native student who wants to pursue higher education or training in media and/or visual arts.

Anchorage Independent Longshore Union (AILU) Legacy Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: January 5, 2023 - March 15, 2023

A scholarship fund for the children or grandchildren of longshoremen currently on the dispatch list. This fund is a “here and now” fund inspired by Anchorage's longshoremen.

Art Jess Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: January 19, 2023 - March 15, 2023

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…

Barry Koch & Family Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: January 5, 2023 - March 15, 2023

Track, Field or Cross Country Athletes in Region 4 schools with a 2.5 GPA are eligible to apply.

Bettye Davis East High School STEM Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: January 5, 2023 - March 15, 2023

The Bettye Davis East High School STEM Scholarship is established to honor Sandra and Kenji Kusano.

Brandon C. Reiley Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: January 5, 2023 - March 15, 2023

This scholarship, established in memory of Brandon C. Reiley, supports Alaskan students pursuing higher education degrees in the fields of science, sustainability, mathematics, education, or aviation.

Cael Askin Memorial Scholarship

Applications Open: January 5, 2023 - March 15, 2023

The family of Cael Askin is honored to offer a $1,000 scholarship in his memory to support a graduating high school or home school senior receiving Special Education Services and…

Carl Seaman Scholarship (Kenai)

Applications Open: January 19, 2023 - March 15, 2023

Kenai Central High graduating seniors are eligible to apply.

Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank Scholarship (CFAB) Scholarship

Applications Open: January 5, 2023 - March 15, 2023

Student age 26 or younger with a connection to the Alaska Commercial Fishing & Agricultural Bank (CFAB) may be eligible to apply.

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