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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.

Please direct questions to ACF at scholarships@alaskacf.org or 907-334-6700.

Melissa Faye Pike Memorial Scholarship Fund 2019 Scholarship deadline has passed.

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.

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Art Jess Scholarship 2019 Scholarship deadline has passed.

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.

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The Kathryn E. and John P. Doyle Scholarship 2019 Scholarship deadline has passed.

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.

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JJ Klein Scholarship 2019 Scholarship deadline has passed.

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.

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Dr. John Halligan Scholarship 2019 Scholarship deadline has passed.

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.

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The Gary Martin Swim Scholarship 2019 Scholarship deadline has passed.

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.

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Megan Rawson Scholarship 2019 Scholarship deadline has passed.

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.

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The THS Patricia Roppel Scholarship 2019 Scholarship deadline has passed.

The THS Patricia Roppel Scholarship was established at The Alaska Community Foundation in 2015 in partnership with The Tongass Historical Society. This scholarship is in memory of Patricia “Pat” Roppel– author, historian and Alaskan. The THS Patricia Roppel Scholarship will provide one annual award of $5,000. Awards will go to students who are majoring in history of Alaska at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students either need to be enrolled or intend to enroll at an accredited college.

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Ninilchik School Memorial Scholarship 2019 Scholarship deadline has passed.

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.

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Luella James Scholarship 2019 Scholarship deadline has passed.

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.

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Carl Seaman Scholarship (Kenai) 2019 Scholarship deadline has passed.

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.

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Shayna Marie Pritchard Scholarship 2019 Application Deadline has passed

The Shayna Marie Pritchard scholarship was established by the Pritchard family in honor of their daughter and sister Shayna Marie Pritchard. Applicant must be a senior at Nikiski High School. Strong preference will be given to applicants pursuing a career in Massage Therapy, or a Trade/Vocational degree. Special notice will be given to applicants who show an exceptional ability to overcome life challenges.

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The Chef Cotter Scholarship 2019 Scholarship deadline has passed.

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.

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David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship 2019 Scholarship deadline has passed.

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.

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Sitka Scholarship 2019 Scholarship Deadline has passed

The Sitka Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 to honor the memory of Tadao Sasayama, Founder of the Alaska Pulp Corporation. Scholarships are available to Sitka High School seniors who plan to pursue post-secondary education. Selection will be based on outstanding academic achievement and or special talent. Scholarships are $20,000 total ($5,000 per year, renewable for four years) and are dependent upon students maintaining good standing and a full course load as prescribed by the post-secondary school.

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Wrangell Scholarship 2019 Scholarship deadline has passed.

The Wrangell Scholarship was established in 2011 to honor the memory of Tadao Sasayama, Founder of the Alaska Pulp Corporation. Since 1954, the Alaska Pulp Corporation has been a part of the Wrangell and Sitka communities. Mr. Sasayama was the founder and the First Chairman of Alaska Pulp Corporation. He was a frequent visitor to Wrangell and displayed a keen interest in Alaska and its people. He retired in 1971 and passed away three years later at the age of 78.
Scholarships are available to Wrangell High School seniors who plan to pursue post-secondary education, including trade/vocational schools.

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