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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Shayna Marie Pritchard Memorial Scholarship

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

Applicant must be a senior at Nikiski High School.

Sig and Helen Decker Memorial Scholarship Fund

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

Sven & Lorraine Eriksson Alaska Fund

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

Students studying engineering or music at the University of Alaska with a high school GPA of at least 2.5 or a college student with a GPA of at least 3.0…

The Ron and Terri Davis Trades Scholarship

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

This scholarship is established to help deserving students with financial need to complete a certificate or degree in the trades, including an applied Associates Degree leading to employment in the…

THS Patricia Roppel Memorial Scholarship

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

Undergraduate or graduate students who is either enrolled or intends to enroll at an accredited college and majoring in history, pursuing the study of Alaska is eligible.

Tim Akers Memorial Scholarship Fund

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

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…

Tom and Mary Lou Friesen Scholarship

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

Recent or Current Graduate from Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District or Metlakatla High School with a demonstrated financial need and a desire to pursue vocational training are eligible.