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Our scholarship resources provide scholarships and financial aid options for college, university, and technical schools. We hope these resources help fund your future!

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FAFSA Scholarships
Are For Everyone

  • A federal aid application providing scholarships and loans based on familial financial status
  • Resident or Citizen of the United States
  • Enrolled or intent to enroll in an accredited university or college
  • Full or part time enrollment requirement depending on specific scholarship

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Scholarships

Alaska Community Foundation Scholarship Registry

Alaska Community Foundation Scholarship Registry

Description

The ACF awards scholarships that are made possible by passionate community members who
are committed to helping Alaskans pursue their educational dreams. This website operates as a
catalog of these community member’s scholarships each having their own specific requirements
and deadlines.

Requirements

  • A personal Statement/Essay
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Post-Secondary School/Training unofficial transcript
  • Financial statement
  • Student Aid Report (Including in completion of the FAFSA)
  • Proof of acceptance to a post secondary educational institution

Due Dates

Varies depending on scholarship, however all have a submission time of 5PM AK time

Alaska Performance Scholarship

Alaska Performance Scholarship

Description

The Alaska Performance Scholarship is a multi level reward scholarship that is available to all Alaska residents to help in covering the cost of Alaska Post-Secondary education. There are 3 levels of college rewards as well as a technical/ vocational scholarship.

Funds Awarded

Awards will pay for tuition, books and fees up to $1500 per semester. High school students taking college courses may also apply for the College Development Fund.

Requirements

  • Alaska resident
  • Graduate from an Alaska high school
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Attend an APS approved school
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.5+
  • Have an ACT/SAT score of at least 21/1060*
  • OR have a WorkKeys exam score of 13+ alongside academic requirements.

*ACT, SAT, and WorkKeys requirements do not apply to the graduating class of 2021

Due Dates

FAFSA Completion by the 30th of June

Alaska State Fair Scholarship

Alaska State Fair Scholarship

Description

The Alaska State Fair Scholarship is a multiple award scholarship with flexible requirements that encourage critical thinking and creativity. The reward level varies upon the placing of your ideas determined by the State Fair’s Director of Community and Corporate Relations, in addition to any monetary reward all applicants receive 2 free admissions to the upcoming State Fair.

Requirements

  • Cover letter including student’s name, address, phone and email, school name and phone, counselor’s name, and the name of the college or vocational school he or she plans to attend
  •  Extracurricular resume including interests, clubs, community service and/or employment
  • One letter of recommendation
  • A photo that may be used for publicity purposes
  • Written essay (1,000 words or less) or creative project (audio, video, performance or visual arts, business plan, social media campaign, arts and crafts, photography, etc.). Please note that DVDs will not be accepted. Students can submit videos online by uploading to their personal YouTube, Instagram or other video account, then entering the video URL on the application.
  • All other application materials should be submitted to: Alaska State Fair, Attn: Kelly Larson, 2075 Glenn Hwy., Palmer, Alaska 9964

Essay topics vary by year and intending applicants should check the application to see what is desired.

Due Dates

March 29, 2022 by 4:30PM AKDT

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BBEDC College Development

Description

The College Development Fund awards financial aid to Bristol Bay CDQ residents pursuing degrees at the Bristol Bay Campus or via distance delivery from the University of Alaska, Alaska Pacific University or other accredited institutions. Programs through any out of state institutions may be approved with justification from the applicant. Awards will pay for tuition, books and fees up to $1500 per semester. High school students taking college courses may also apply for the College Development Fund.

Funds Awarded

Awards will pay for tuition, books and fees up to $1500 per semester. High school students taking college courses may also apply for the College Development Fund.

Requirements

  • Resident of a Bristol Bay CDQ community
  • Enrolled in a degree program with the University of Alaska, Alaska Pacific University (via distance delivery) or Bristol Bay Campus
  • Registered as a part-time student
  • Undergraduates must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Graduate students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

Due Dates

Applications are accepted year round. Students must apply each semester.

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation Richard Tilden Sr. Health Education Scholarship

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation Richard Tilden Sr. Health Education Scholarship

Description

The BBAHC scholarship looks to assist Bristol Bay tribally enrolled residents to pursue
technical, undergraduate, or graduate degrees full time in relation to the health field, with the
intent to ensure the highest quality health care services to all member communities in Bristol
Bay.

Funds Awarded

1000 USD

Requirements

  • Enrollment in one of the 28 tribes serviced by BBAHC
  • A full time technical, undergraduate, or graduate student pursuing a degree in the healthcare field at an accredited college of university

Due Dates

June 30th 2021

Bristol Bay Native Association Natural Resources Scholarship

Description

The BBNA Natural Resources Scholarship is a scholarship in association with the Bureau of Indian Affairs Subsistence Grant to support Bristol Bay tribal members in pursuing higher education in natural resources, environmental sciences, social sciences, wildlife biology, fisheries management, or related fields.

Requirements

Due Dates

June 30th 2021 by 4:30 PM

Bristol Bay Native Association Workforce Development- Higher Education

Bristol Bay Native Association Workforce Development- Higher Education

Description

The BBNAWFD Higher Education scholarship intends to continue BBNAWFD’s goal of providing quality services to Bristol Bay residents, promoting individual and family self sufficiency through employment and educational opportunity with the intent to sustain cultural values and reflect economic trends of the Bristol Bay region.

Funds Awarded

Reward is based on need and follows what you pursue.

Requirements

  • Proof of tribal affiliation with a BBNA compacting tribe who is at least 1/4th degree Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut blood descendant of a member of a tribe who has an authorizing resolution to BBNA.
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Enrollment in an accredited institution for an academic program leading to a degree.
  • Proof of financial need

Due Dates

Spring Semester: January 3, 2022
Fall Semester: June 15, 2022

Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation Higher Education Scholarship

Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation Career Focused Vocational Education Scholarship

Description

The new Career Focused Vocational Education (CFVE) program for BBNC shareholders
supports in-depth training for specific career-focused and long-term employment goals, such as
professional piloting, maritime, cosmetology licensing, and industry trades. It is intended to
provide students looking to pursue vocational or technical education.

Funds Awarded

Rewards are based on need and are addressed in the application process.

Requirements

  • Sign on to your myBBNC account at myBBNC.net.
  • Click the BENEFITS section and select BBNC Education Foundation.
  • Select the “Career Focused Vocational Education Scholarship” Program Application
    Portal button.

Due Dates

April 8, 2022 by 5PM AKDT

Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation Higher Education Scholarship

Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation Higher Education Scholarship

Description

The BBNCEF Higher Education Scholarship is a scholarship intended to provide support for and
encourage shareholders to pursue educational opportunities and to promote and preserve
cultural heritage.

Funds Awarded

Rewards are based on need and are addressed in the application process.

Requirements

Apply at myBBNC.net website following the requirements listed on the website.

Calista Education and Culture Scholarship

Calista Education and Culture Scholarship

Description

The Calista Education and Culture Scholarship Program is an established scholarship for
members of the Calista Corporation with scaling rewards according to GPA and Part or Full time
enrollment.

Funds Awarded

Rewards scale with GPA and enrollment status specified on the application website.

Requirements

  • Calista Corporation Voting Shareholder or Descendant of an Original Shareholder: Applicant must be a Calista Corporation Voting Shareholder or Descendant (either natural born or legally adopted) of an Original Shareholder. Individuals who inherited or received gifted shares may not be Original Shareholders. Applicants must be Alaska Native and submit a copy of their Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) or Tribal Enrollment Documentation. Descendants must also submit a copy of their birth certificate.
  • High School Diploma or GED: Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA): Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Most recent official transcripts from trade, vocational, college, or universities attended must be submitted, or official transcripts from graduating high school or copy of GED, if no post-secondary educational institution has been attended.
  • Letter of Acceptance/Good Standing or Proof of Application: Applicant must be accepted to an accredited school (trade, vocational, college, university) or provide proof of application. A letter of acceptance/good standing or letter from the school stating the application for admission is currently under review must be submitted. A letter of acceptance must be submitted if an applicant is awarded a scholarship.
  • Enrollment Status: Applicants must be enrolled Full-time or Part-time based on the schools requirements. Trade/Vocational students must be enrolled in a degree seeking or certification program.

Due Dates

Fall Term: June 30th, 2022
Spring Term: December 1st, 2022

Choggiung Educational Endowment Foundation Full Time Post-Secondary Education Scholarship

Choggiung Educational Endowment Foundation Career/Work Enhancement

Description

The purpose for this scholarship is to provide assistance to Shareholders who wish to enhance
their employability by taking a class, workshop or training event. Applicants may apply more
than one time per year, however, the amount awarded per year must not exceed $500.
Career/Work Enhancement scholarships are awarded throughout the year until funds are
depleted.

Funds Awarded

Reward is dependent upon need.

Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Enrollment in Choggiung Limited
  • Amount required for enhancement event
  • Employer reference if applicable
  • A statement/letter of interest
  • Written proof of admission

Due Dates

May 2, 2022 by 5PM AKDT

Choggiung Educational Endowment Foundation Full Time Post-Secondary Education Scholarship

Choggiung Educational Endowment Foundation Full Time Post-Secondary Education Scholarship

Description

Choggiung Educational Endowment Foundation (CEEF) was created to encourage Choggiung
shareholders to seek higher education. To do so, scholarships are awarded to shareholders
pursuing college degrees, short term training, or career enhancement opportunities.

Funds Awarded

Reward is dependant on need

Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Enrollment in Choggiung Limited
  • Full time enrollment in an accredited college or university
  • A letter of interest in your field of study
  • Most recent official transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A letter of acceptance from your intended institution of study

Due Dates

April 30th 2021 at 5PM

Edward and Anna Range Schmidt Charitable Trust

Description

The Schmidt Trust for Studies in Earth Sciences in Alaska was established to encourage and
assist promising students to pursue higher education in earth sciences with preference towards
Alaska Natives and other minority groups.

Funds Awarded

The reward is according to need.

Requirements

  • Background information in the form of a bio
  • Explanation of Need
  • A letter of recommendation from a qualified person

Due Dates

Any time during the year, to be approved at the quarterly meeting of the Board of
Trustees.

FAFSA

Description

This allows students to gain a good idea of what all scholarships they can apply for and if needed what loans are applicable to them. This is a good first step getting along to applying to more scholarships down the line.

Funds Awarded

Rewards available according to need

Requirements

  • A federal aid application providing scholarships and loans based on familial financial
    status
  • Resident or Citizen of the United States
  • Enrolled or intent to enroll in an accredited university or college
  • Full or part time enrollment requirement depending on specific scholarship

Due Dates

No specified due date

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Harvey Samuelson Scholarship Trust

Description

This scholarship is designed to allow residents of Bristol Bay communities pursue a higher education with the intent that they will return to their communities and improve them. All applicants must be residents and maintain a residency policy specified in their scholarship.

Funds Awarded

Reward dependent on need.

Requirements

  • Resident of a Bristol Bay CDQ community
  • Enrolled in a degree program with the University of Alaska, Alaska Pacific University (via distance delivery) or Bristol Bay Campus
  • Registered as a part-time student
  • Undergraduates must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Graduate students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

Due Dates

June 10, 2022 by 5PM AKDT