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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Lucile Hope Special Education Scholarship

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

Alaska High School graduate enrolled in K-12 Education program major with focus on special education.

Luella James Scholarship Fund

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

The Luella James Scholarship is open to graduating seniors of Seward High School who are continuing on to college or vocational school.

Maurie Harrington Memorial Scholarship Fund

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

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

Mt. McKinley Lions Club Foundation Scholarship

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

East Anchorage High School graduating seniors, with demonstrated participation in community service activities during high school, earning a B average, (2.7 -3.3 GPA) are eligible. Please click the scholarship hyperlink…

Neal O. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship Fund

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

Seniors graduating from Wrangell High School are eligible apply.

Scott Fibranz Memorial Baseball & Softball Scholarship Fund

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

Applicants must be students involved in baseball or softball during their high school education with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Senator Bettye Davis Memorial Scholarship

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

Woman of minority origin with a passion for community service may apply.

Seward High School Scholarship Fund

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

Seward High School current graduating senior is eligible for this scholarship.