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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Harry H. Hirshik Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: January 6, 2022 - March 17, 2022

Alaska residents pursuing education or training in the field of automotive technology or similar field.

Megan Rawson Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: January 6, 2022 - March 17, 2022

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 scholarship hyperlink for more information.

Sitka Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: January 6, 2022 - March 17, 2022

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.

Toby Gamble and Janet Helen Tolan Gamble Educational Fund

Applications Open: January 6, 2022 - March 17, 2022

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 the scholarship hyperlink for more information. .

Wrangell Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: January 6, 2022 - March 17, 2022

Applicants must be a graduating senior from Wrangell High School who plan to pursue post-secondary education, including trade/vocational schools.

Golden Rule Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: January 20, 2022 - March 31, 2022

A scholarship fund to support post-secondary education for graduates from Ninilchik School who exemplify the Golden Rule.

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.

David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship

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

Students that have completed the prerequisites for a degree in Nursing and/or are in year 2,3 or 4 of the degree program and have at least a 3.0 GPA are…