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.
2020 Dream to Fly: Jeff Cheng Memorial Scholarship Applications Open February 4th, 2020 - April 9th, 2020
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 the link for more information.
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 again. Please click the link for more information.
Dorothy and Dona Lee Croft String Music Scholarship Applications Open December 1st, 2019 - March 31st, 2020
Applicants must be a current Middle or High School student attending a music education program/camp. Please click the link for more information.
Applicants must be a current senior at Ketchikan High School (KAYHI) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. Please click the link for more information.
Alaskan students graduating or currently attending a post-secondary school are welcome to apply for the $1,000 Chef Cotter scholarship. Must study or plan to study culinary arts, hospitality or tourism. Please click the link for more information.
Student must be an East High graduate who intends to pursue a career in teaching with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Please click the link for more information.
Applicant must be a graduating West High School senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA required. The Dr. Merritt C. Olson scholarship will provide an award of up to $2,500 per year. Please click the link for more information.
Donald Giles Vocational Scholarship Applications will be accepted January 20th, 2020 – March 31st, 2020
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 click the link for more information.
Alaska Native students may apply for The Art Jess Scholarship Fund which will provide scholarships of at least $1,000, renewable up to 4 years. Students must have a GPA of at least 2.5. Please click on the link for more information.
Applicants must be Alaska residents pursuing education or training in the field of automotive mechanics. Please click on the scholarship name for more information. .
Applicants must be a currently graduating Alaska High School senior. Preference for a 2.0 – 3.2 GPA. Scholarship will be a one-time award up to $10,000. Please click the link for more information.
Applicants must be Female, enrolled in a science-related degree program in pursuit of flying as a part of science-related career goals. Please click on the scholarship name for more information.
Applicants must be a graduating senior at Sitka High School that plans to pursue post-secondary education. Selection will be based on outstanding academic achievement and or special talent. Please click on the scholarship name for more information.
Applicants must be a graduating senior from Wrangell High School who plan to pursue post-secondary education, including trade/vocational schools. Please click on the scholarship name for more information.
Applicants must be students involved in baseball during there high school education with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
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Toby Gamble and Janet Helen Tolan Gamble Educational Scholarship Applications Open January 20th, 2020 - April 9th, 2020
Applicant must be a high school students in Mat-Su Valley or Municipality of Anchorage with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Please click on the scholarship name for more information. .
Graduating senior in an Alaskan High School with a 3.0 GPA. Study focus in the STEM field.
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Students within the Fairbanks North Star Borough with a GPA of 2.75-3.5, may apply for this scholarship award of $2,000. Please click on the link for more information
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. Please click on the scholarship name for more information.
Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage Scholarship Applications Open February 4th, 2020 - March 31st, 2020
The Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage Scholarship encourages scholastic performance, cross-country skiing, and participation in community ski activities. The award provides $1,500 toward educational expenses at a college or university to Alaska residents who are high school seniors or currently enrolled as college students.
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.
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.
Students must be graduating seniors of Lathrop High School in Fairbanks. GPA needs to be between 2.25-3.0 with evidence of academic improvement. Please click on the link for more information.
Applicant must be an Alaskan resident graduating high school or a current post-secondary education student. Study focus must be in technology education and/or training. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Please click on the scholarship name for more information.
Mt. McKinley Lions Club Foundation Scholarship Applications Open February 4th, 2020 - April 9th, 2020
Applicants must be graduating seniors at East Anchorage High School with demonstrated participation in community service activities during high school, earning a B average. Please click on the scholarship name for more information.
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.
Students ages 17-25 years old from the Kenai Peninsula are eligible for this vocational/trade school scholarship. With a maintained 2.0 GPA, recipients of this award may be eligible for 2nd year funding.
Kenny Carver was a long time Kenai area resident who owned and operated Kenny Carver Drilling and was active in many community affairs. Please see the scholarship page for more details on eligibility.
The Kenny Carver Scholarship (Soldotna) is not currently accepting applications. The 2019 Kenny Carver (Soldotna) …
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.
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.
The Golden Rule Scholarship is not currently accepting applications. The 2019 Golden Rule Scholarship will …
The Maurie Harrington Memorial Scholarship is a leadership award given to a Kenai Central High student council member who exhibits exceptional leadership qualities.
Scholarship available to students residing in Hoonah Alaska who have registered, or will register, to attend the Sitka Fine Arts Camp. Must have a 2.0 GPA. Applications are not online. Please click the link for more information on how to apply.