Scholarship Program Overview

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

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

We have over 40 scholarships available, some of which you may be eligible for. Look at our quick step-by-step process that will help you navigate the scholarship process – start to finish.

  • Research Colleges, Universities, and Trade/Vocational schools; APPLY!
  • Get organized; high school or post-secondary transcript, ask for letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches, supervisors, apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Research open and close dates for scholarships at ACF, Alaska Native Corporation Foundations, Alaska Performance Scholarship, and out-of-state opportunities.

Deadlines and criteria will vary for each scholarship award. Please review the information for each scholarship to determine your eligibility before applying.

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

  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • Resume
  • 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!

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

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Gary Martin Swim Scholarship

Applications Open: February 2, 2023 - March 16, 2023

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…

Red Boucher Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: October 4, 2022 - January 20, 2023

The Red Boucher Scholarship supports outstanding Alaskans pursuing careers in a technology related field.

Barry Koch & Family Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: February 3, 2022 - March 17, 2022

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

Carl Seaman Scholarship (Kenai)

Applications Open: February 3, 2022 - March 17, 2022

Kenai Central High graduating seniors are eligible to apply.

Dr. John Halligan Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: February 3, 2022 - March 17, 2022

Students studying, or planning to study, the health sciences in pursuit of a medical career, to improve health care in Alaska are eligible.

Dream to Fly: Jeff Cheng Memorial Scholarship

Applications Open: February 3, 2022 - March 17, 2022

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.

East High School STEM Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: February 3, 2022 - March 17, 2022

GCI Scholarship

Applications Open: February 3, 2022 - March 17, 2022

Graduating senior in an Alaskan High School with a 2.8 GPA or higher. Study focus in the STEM field.

JJ Klein Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: February 3, 2022 - March 17, 2022

The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and students already pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited college, university, or vocational school.