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Alaska Scholarships

Alaska, the Last Frontier, was the 49th state admitted into the Union, achieving statehood in early 1959. This is a state of some 663,300 square miles with over seven of them inhabitable. And while that's a bit of an exaggeration it remains true that Alaska is the least densely populated state in the nation. Its population at the last census was 731,449, which is about the same amount of people you would have found in a Lower East Side tenement at the turn of the last century.

Seriously though, we love Alaska! Its wildness, its wilderness, the pristine beauty and the soul-restoring landscapes. There is truly no other place like it. The chief industries here are oil, natural gas, fishing and tourism.

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education offers both the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) as well as the AlaskAdvantage Education Grant (AEG). This combination of need-based and performance-based scholarships are designed to cast as wide a net as possible in helping individuals fund their Alaskan studies.

But that's just the tip of the iceberg. In the links below you'll find scholarship opportunities for a diverse range of fields, such as information science, medicine, American Indian studies, business, sustainable development and much more. Continue reading to find out more.  

AIA Alaska's Scholarship Award

Under this program, annual college scholarships totaling up to $2,000 per applicant will be awarded to Alaska residents currently enrolled in an accredited school of Architecture. Eligible student(s) must be permanent residents of the State of Alaska, and have completed six or more semesters in a program leading to a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or be enrolled in a Master's Degree in Architecture prior to May 30th of the year of application. The scholarships will be awarded based on overall ability, desire, determination and potential for successfully completing their architectural education and entering into architecture as a profession. Evaluation: Submittals will be evaluated by a committee made up of a minimum of three (3) AIA Alaska chapter members. Award will be based on: Potential for completing program and entering the profession of architecture. Desire and determination Overall ability Financial need

Alexander Sisson Award

The Alexander Sisson Award supports research for students pursuing studies in Alaska and the Caribbean. Only members of the Society are eligible. Grants are awarded only to individuals. Institutions, societies, universities, and so on are not eligible for grants. Only under the most unusual circumstances will postdoctorate and faculty research be supported. Undergraduate students are not eligible. GSA strongly encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to participate fully in this grants program. Candidates for advanced degrees must present their projects under their own names and support them adequately by informative documentation. Grants will not carry allowances to institutions to cover overhead costs. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the scientific merits of the problems, the capability of the investigator, and reasonableness of the budget. Applications must be submitted on the current form.

Mary Lou Brown Scholarship

Baccalaureate or higher course of study. Grade point average of 3.0 or better. Resident of ARRL Northwest Division (Arkansas, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington). Demonstrated interest in promoting the Amateur Radio Service. Must be a licensed amateur radio operator.

MGMA Western Section Scholarship

Individuals residing in MGMA Western section states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming) who are current MGMA members and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management. Eligibility Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management, including public health, business administration, healthcare administration and other related areas.The scholarships are not intended to support individuals pursuing degrees in: medicine physical therapy nursing or other clinically related professions

KASF Scholarship - Western Regional Chapter

A Korean student currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program is qualified to apply. Applicants are judged on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service. .Applicants from the Western Region must attend a school in either: Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, or New Mexico. Qualifications: Undergraduate, graduate, and high school students enrolled full time during the scholarship application year. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). If extra funds are available, other students (non-Korean) may qualify for some scholarships.

General Graduate Library Studies Scholarship

Purpose The stated purpose is to provide financial assistance to worthy students pursuing graduate studies leading to a Masters Degree in Library and Information Studies and to encourage graduates to return to Alaska to work in professional library positions. Scholarships may be awarded for both on-campus and/or distance education programs. Preference will be given to an individual meeting the federal definition of Alaska Native ethnicity. Eligibility An applicant must be an Alaskan resident who: is eligible for acceptance, is currently enrolled, or will be a student in a graduate school library media specialist certificate program during the academic year, semester, or academic quarter for which the scholarship is received. makes a commitment to work in an Alaska library for a minimum of one year after graduation as a paid employee or a volunteer, or for two semesters for one semester’s financial assistance. A scholarship recipient who fails to fulfill this commitment will be expected to repay the money received. Candidates awarded the scholarship must supply proof of admission to an accredited program before the scholarship is disbursed. Criteria for Selection An individual will be selected by a Scholarship Committee of AkLA based on the following criteria: Financial need Demonstrated scholastic ability and writing skills Applicant’s response to an essay question regarding his/her professional goals and objectives in pursuing a library career Strength of references. Three Applicant Reference Evaluation Forms are required, at least one of which must be from a librarian. References may include additional comments or letters.

Clubs of America

Eligible students will: Write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about their career aspirations and how their current course load will help them achieve success in their careers. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged! Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to: scholarship@greatclubs.com YouTube submissions are optional, although not required. Video should be no longer than 5 minutes. (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.)

KEF General Scholarship

Award: Up to $2,500; multiple recipients per year Deadline: March 15 – (Funding for Summer, Fall and Spring) KEF General Scholarships are awarded to students with a GPA of 2.0 or higher who are pursuing a degree through an accredited educational institution. Requirements: 2.0 GPA or equivalent Full-time or part-time student status KEF eligibility requirements Applicants must be Alaska Native shareholders or descendants (may be adopted) of the Koniag Region. All applicants who are not currently enrolled in the Koniag, Inc. descendant or shareholder database must complete the descendant database form and submit the form to Shareholder Relations at Koniag, Inc. Please see form for details. For more information regarding the Descendant Database Form and enrollment shareholder ID’s, please contact llukin@koniag.com or call (800) 658-3818. Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in nationally, regionally, or municipally accredited, recognized institutions of higher learning or vocational schools. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors, high school or GED graduate, or have successfully completed one or more college, university or graduate school terms *KEF offers merit-based scholarships to our shareholders and descendants. These scholarships are competitive and are scored for completeness by an independent scholarship review committee. Awards may vary depending on availability of funds. Applications must be postmarked or time-stamped by deadline.

Career Development Scholarship

Award: Up to $1,000; multiple recipients per year Deadline: No deadline Career Development Scholarships are awarded to individuals enrolled in non-degree programs such as licensing and certification trainings, workshops or other career advancing programs. Requirements: Enrollment in a non-degree program Demonstrate that training/program will benefit marketability, job security and/or job advancement. Applicants must be Alaska Native shareholders or descendants (may be adopted) of the Koniag Region. All applicants who are not currently enrolled in the Koniag, Inc. descendant or shareholder database must complete the descendant database form and submit the form to Shareholder Relations at Koniag, Inc. Please see form for details. For more information regarding the Descendant Database Form and enrollment shareholder ID’s, please e-mail llukin@koniag.com or call (800) 658-3818. *KEF offers merit-based scholarships to our shareholders and descendants. Awards may vary depending on availability of funds. Applications must be postmarked or time-stamped by deadline.

Glenn Godfrey Scholarship

Award: $5,000; one recipient per year Deadline: June 1 Requirements: 2.5 GPA or equivalent Full-time student status Ability to demonstrate continued community service or civic duty KEF eligibility requirements Applicants must be Alaska Native shareholders or descendants (may be adopted) of the Koniag Region. All applicants who are not currently enrolled in the Koniag, Inc. descendant or shareholder database must complete the descendant database form and submit the form to Shareholder Relations at Koniag, Inc. Please see form for details. For more information regarding the Descendant Database Form and enrollment shareholder ID’s, please contact llukin@koniag.com or call (800) 658-3818. Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in nationally, regionally, or municipally accredited, recognized institutions of higher learning or vocational schools. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors, high school or GED graduate, or have successfully completed one or more college, university or graduate school terms *KEF offers merit-based scholarships to our shareholders and descendants. These scholarships are competitive and are scored for completeness by an independent scholarship review committee. Applications must be postmarked or time-stamped by deadline.

Larry Matfay Cultural Heritage Scholarship

Award: $1,000; one recipient per year Deadline: June 1 Requirements: 2.5 GPA or equivalent Full-time student status Eligible Majors: Health Care Anthropology History Alaska Native/American Indian studies Rural Development Linguistics KEF eligibility requirements Applicants must be Alaska Native shareholders or descendants (may be adopted) of the Koniag Region. All applicants who are not currently enrolled in the Koniag, Inc. descendant or shareholder database must complete the descendant database form and submit the form to Shareholder Relations at Koniag, Inc. Please see form for details. For more information regarding the Descendant Database Form and enrollment shareholder ID’s, please contact llukin@koniag.com or call (800) 658-3818. Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in nationally, regionally, or municipally accredited, recognized institutions of higher learning or vocational schools. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors, high school or GED graduate, or have successfully completed one or more college, university or graduate school terms

Koniag Angayuk Scholarship and Internship

Award: $10,000/yr.; one recipient per year Deadline: January 15 Requirements: 3.0 GPA Full-time student status Participation in 6-10 week summer internship KEF eligibility requirements Applicants must be Alaska Native shareholders or descendants (may be adopted) of the Koniag Region. All applicants who are not currently enrolled in the Koniag, Inc. descendant or shareholder database must complete the descendant database form and submit the form to Shareholder Relations at Koniag, Inc. Please see form for details. For more information regarding the Descendant Database Form and enrollment shareholder ID’s, please contact llukin@koniag.com or call (800) 658-3818. Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in nationally, regionally, or municipally accredited, recognized institutions of higher learning or vocational schools. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors, high school or GED graduate, or have successfully completed one or more college, university or graduate school terms

Paul Hagelbarger Memorial Scholarship Fund

The primary objective of the Fund is to provide financial support to promote accounting education for the practice of public accounting in the State of Alaska. The awarding of scholarships will be based on the scholastic achievement, the student's intent to pursue a career in public accounting in Alaska and financial need. The scholarships are open to all junior, senior, and graduate students who major in accounting and attend a four year institution in the State of Alaska. Although the size of the scholarships can vary, the minimum award has been set at $2,000

Activia Training Annual Scholarship Award

Activia Training are pleased to offer a $1,500 annual scholarship for college, university, high school or trade school students in the US. There is no specific course of study required, and you can use the money in whatever way that you feel benefits your studies the most. There will be two scholarship awards of $750 each year, awarded in November and May as follows: - The video winner will receive $500 - The essay format winner will receive $250 Furthermore, all entries adjudged to be of a suitable standard will be eligible for an “expenses award” as follows: - YouTube videos: $20 - Blog articles: $15 To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be at least 16 years of age and attending, or have secured a place, at a college, university, high school or trade school in the US. For more information on how to apply (and to submit your essay or video), visit our website at https://www.activia.co.uk/scholarship-us

76th & Newbury's $500 Art & Design Scholarship

At 76th & Newbury we simply love to design. We believe it’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together. We’re excited to share this passion for design with one lucky student currently pursuing a major in Graphic Arts & Design or Applied Arts. To enter, its easy- no design projects, no essays. Simply submit your email address or Log in through Facebook. To apply for the scholarship, participants are simply required to share this scholarship on Facebook and Instagram.

Change of Address Online Scholarship and Mentorship Program

We are eager to invite CollegeScholarships.com students to apply for the Change of Address Online Scholarship Program. The goal of the Change of Address Online Scholarship Program is to better help the internet future developers in getting the knowledge they need to succeed.

APTRA-Clete Roberts/Kathryn Dettman Memorial Journalism Scholarship

Scholarship winners must exhibit enthusiasm, aptitude and a sense of commitment for a career in some aspect of broadcast news. Judges will take into consideration a combination of academic achievement, financial need and broadcast career goals that embody the spirit of Clete Roberts and Kathryn Dettman. All candidates must currently be attending a college or university in one of the 13 APTRA states and be involved in some aspect of broadcast news. To be eligible for APTRA Scholarships, applicants must be a college student currently enrolled at a college or university in one of the 13 APTRA states -- Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. (Incoming freshman and high school seniors are not eligible) Applicants should be pursuing a career in broadcast news. Students enrolled at schools outside the 13 APTRA states are not eligible. Applicants may provide links to YouTube or other sites with examples of their work. Text material may be attached to the email. For more information, contact AP west broadcast editor Chris Havlik at 602/417-2405 or chavlik@ap.org

Galvanize the Future: An Edgar K Schutz Memorial Scholarship

The American Galvanizers Association’s (AGA) Galvanize the Future: An Edgar K Schutz Memorial Scholarship essay contest was developed to assist future specifiers with the rising cost of a college education. The scholarship is available to full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in an accredited college or university in North America studying architecture, civil engineering, structural engineering, construction management, material science, or a related field. Three scholarships are awarded annually ($2,500; $1,500; and $1,000) for the top essays submitted. Any full- or part-time, undergraduate or graduate student of any age enrolled at an accredited college or university only in North America. High school students are not eligible to enter this contest. Qualifying majors include architecture, civil engineering, structural engineering, construction management, material science, or other related field.

Chugach Heritage Foundation Scholarship Program

CHF offers scholarships to support students seeking college and university degrees (Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate), vocational certificates, and job training. Scholarship recipients are expected to maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Failure to maintain a 2.0 GPA will result in a loss of continued funding. Scholarship amounts are based on full time status as determined by your institution. Applicants enrolled at less then full time status will be awarded a prorated scholarship. Associate level and one or two year certificate seeking students are eligible for up to $4,800 annually. Junior and Senior level undergraduates earning their bachelors degree are eligible for $6,000 annually. Graduate level students seeking a Master's degree are eligible for up to $10,000 per academic year. The CHF Graduate Scholarship is a competitive scholarship.

Nick Mellick Memorial Scholarship Fund

The scholarship will range in an amount based on the donations received for it from individuals, businesses, and corporations. The amount for the first year is $2,500. The amount for the following years will likely be $3,500 or more.Qualifications 1. Recipient must demonstrate motivation, academic, and leadership potential. 2. Recipient must be in good academic standing with a Cumulative G.P.A. above a 3.25. 3. Recipient must be attending a college or vocational institution the following fall. 4. Recipient must be going into a business-related field. 5. Recipient must be returning or contributing to the Kuskokwim Region after degree is received or training completed. 6. Native Preference applies to this private scholarship.

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