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 vary by scholarship. Please review the guidelines for each scholarship to determine your eligibility before applying.

Students, please prepare the following before applying:

  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • High School transcript (student profiles are not accepted)
  • Post-Secondary (College, University, Vocational or Technical) School/Training unofficial transcripts
  • Financial Statement (cost of school, family contribution, etc.)
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) – If you have not yet completed your FAFSA, now is a great time!
  • Proof of Acceptance to post-secondary education (College, University, Vocational, Technical)
All applications must be submitted by 5 pm AKST on the date they are due.
Some scholarships will have other specific eligibility requirements and criteria. Please be sure to visit the specific scholarships you are interested in for more information. All applications must be submitted by 5 pm AKST on the date they are due.

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Dr. Merritt Olson Academic Scholarship

Applications Open: January 20, 2021 - March 31, 2021

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. Please…

Harry H. Hirshik Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: January 20, 2021 - March 31, 2021

Alaska residents pursuing education or training in the field of automotive technology or similar field. Please click on the scholarship hyperlink for more information.

JJ Klein Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: January 20, 2021 - March 31, 2021

Alaskan Students that are motivated to succeed in college/university, vocation/trade school after high school may be eligible.

Kenny Carver Scholarship Fund (Soldotna)

Applications Open: January 20, 2021 - March 31, 2021

Soldotna graduating seniors with at least a 2.5 GPA are welcome to apply. Please click the scholarship hyperlink for more information.

Lathrop High School Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: February 4, 2021 - March 31, 2021

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 the scholarship hyperlink for more information.

Liam Hood Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: February 4, 2021 - March 31, 2021

Graduating high school senior, with a 3.0 minimum GPA and heading to post-secondary education may be eligible. Please click the scholarship hyperlink for more information.

Maurie Harrington Memorial Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: December 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021

The Maurie Harrington Memorial Scholarship is a leadership award given to a Kenai Central High student council member who exhibits exceptional leadership qualities.

Megan Rawson Scholarship Fund

Applications Open: January 20, 2021 - March 31, 2021

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.

Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage

Applications Open: February 4, 2021 - March 31, 2021

High school seniors that are NSAA members, on their high school ski team and have a GPA of at least 2.7 are eligible to apply. Please click the scholarship hyperlink…