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 Commission Performance Scholarships, 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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Kathryn E. and John P. Doyle Scholarship

Applications Open: January 20, 2022 - April 7, 2022

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

Neal O. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: January 20, 2022 - April 7, 2022

Alaska Students attending one of the 14 schools listed are eligible for a renewable scholarship award up to 5 years.

Patricia Roppel Memorial Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: February 3, 2022 - April 7, 2022

Seniors graduating from Wrangell High School are eligible apply.

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…

Red Boucher Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: October 5, 2021 - January 20, 2022

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…

Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: September 30, 2021 - October 28, 2021

Graduating Ketchikan high school senior to enroll in a degree-seeking program at an accredited university or vocational-technical education program.

Alaska Winter Olympians Fund

Applications Open: August 30, 2021 - October 15, 2021

Awards are to Alaska residents who show regional, national or international promise in Olympic winter sports.

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.