AACA Scholarships (Deadline: 1/1/2020)
The Jim Snead Memorial Scholarship was established by his wife, Almarene Snead to promote careers in the transportation industry. Jim was a highly respected businessman in Anchorage for over 20 years. He got his start in the transportation industry in 1959 working for Northwest Airlines in Seattle. Subsequent jobs in the industry included a stint at Alaska Airlines and over eleven years with Pacific Air Freight/Airborne. In September of 1976, Air Land Transport was formed as a partnership between Jim and his brother John.
Almarene and John Snead will sponsor one scholarship and a second scholarship will be taken from the Jim Snead Memorial Fund previously managed by the Anchorage Air Cargo Association. Scholarship will be awarded at the 2020 AACA Convention & Trade Show March 5, 2020.
Air Force Aid Society
Grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 are awarded to eligible Air Force dependents each year. The specific amount awarded correlates to a student’s particular level of financial need.
A unique feature to this program – each grant awarded carries the name of an individual or organization exemplifying service to the USAF, and that biographical information is sent to each grant recipient. See a full listing of named Arnold Education Grants.
The Alaska Association of School Business Officials (ALASBO) (Deadline: 2/29/20)
Award amount: Two $1,000
The Alaska Association of School Business Officials (ALASBO) will award two scholarships for the upcoming school year based on the following guidelines:
1. There will be two $1,000 scholarships.
2. The scholarship will be available to high school seniors. Applicants must obtain a
sponsor who is a current ALASBO member. Please contact the business official in your
home district, or contact Elizabeth Hayes at the address or e-mail listed below.
3. The applicant must intend to enroll in an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university in a degree related course of study or a vocational education program.
4. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 31 and must include the following:
1) Grade transcripts with an accumulative GPA, computed by a school registrar.
2) SAT and ACT scores highlighted.
3) List of extra-curricular activities, awards or letters received, offices held, and
4) A handwritten or typed (double spaced) essay of 250-300 words. Subject: My Career Goals and Why I Have Chosen Them.
5) A letter of recommendation from the school principal or a teacher.
5. The scholarship award will be paid after May 30, on proof of college, university or
vocational school enrollment as described in #3 above.
6. Return the application and the items listed in #4 above to:
Elizabeth Hayes, Awards Committee Chairperson
c/o Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
148 N. Binkley Street
Soldotna, AK firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alaska Community Foundation
At the Alaska Community Foundation, we understand that researching and applying for scholarships is confusing and time-consuming. We wish to support you as much as we can during the application process. The good news is the earlier in high school you prepare to apply for scholarships, the more likely you are to be awarded one!
We have over 30 scholarships available, for which you may be eligible. Take a look at our quick step by step process that will help you navigate the scholarship process—from start to finish.
ASEA State and Palmer Elks Vocational Grants (Deadline: 3/10/2019)
The scholarship must be in the hands of the Lodge Secretary, Lodge Scholarship Chairperson, or the State Scholarship Committee (if mailing directly to the committee) at the below listed address by the March 10th deadline.
Judging will be for the following:
- Attitude: General worthiness, desire
- Need: Financial need, resourcefulness
- Activities:Records from work, school (transcript required), community service, and association with applicant's field or interests
- Skills: Show of good aptitude toward chosen vocation
- Grades: High school grades and other test scores, etc.
- Program: Past and planned preparation for chosen vocational field
- Brochure: Completeness, neatness, and following of directions
Lodge Secretary/Madonna Southcott:
Palmer Elks Lodge #1842
2600 N. Barry's Resort Dr.
Wasilla, AK 99654
Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation for High School Juniors
Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2020 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). All applications must be completed online and submitted by 5:00 PM Eastern Standart Time, Wednesday, January 23, 2019
City Property Management (Deadline: 07/31/2020)
- Completed application must be submitted online by July 31, 2020. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
- INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
- Applicant must plan to attend college by fall semester 2020.
- Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
- A transcript must be attached to application for consideration.
- Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.
- This scholarship is a one-time award worth $1,000 to be awarded the fall semester of 2020.
- Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.
- Applicant will be required to demonstrate both their merit and their need for this scholarship
College Board Scholarship Search
Scholarship List Collegeboard.com offers an extensive database of scholarship opportunities.
The College Board will provide unlimited SAT score reports for low-income students this spring. In addition, CSS Profile will become completely free for low-income students.
College Decision Day is quickly approaching as acceptance and award letters roll in. We have integrated some new tools into College Covered to make it easier for students to make an informed choice on where they go to college.
- Compare Award Letters: The Award Letter is an important factor for many families as they try to figure out which schools they can afford to send their student to. However, they’re not always written in the clearest language. Our Award Letter Comparison Tool, can help students and parents interpret their financial aid packages from up to 5 different schools to help determine which one is best for them.
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Credit Union 1 (Deadline: 4/1/2020)Eligible scholarship applicants must meet one of these three categories:
The following criteria will be used to grant scholarships:
Individuals of any age who are continuing their education at an accredited college or vocational school.
Senior high students applying for admission to an accredited college or vocational school.
Junior high or high school students through 11th grade applying for the Johns Hopkins CTY Program.
Applicant (or their parent) must be a member of Credit Union 1 for at least one year as of April 1, 2020.
Applicant must show financial need.
Applicant must have a good academic record (3.5 GPA and above).
Applicant must provide documentation of community involvement and/or extra-curricular activities (however, there is no minimum requirement of involvement).
Applicant must share details of how higher education will shape their future plans/goals.
There are no class restrictions for scholarship funds; selected applicants will receive funds toward overall tuition. The maximum amount awarded varies.
Credit Union 1 employees are not eligible for this scholarship; however, our employees can apply for tuition assistance as a benefit of employment.
There is no limit to the number of years that an applicant may apply. If you applied last year, you're welcome to apply again this year.
There is no paper scholarship application; please complete the electronic application below.
Cyrus Aldeman Scholarship Award
This scholarship goes to the first person of the 11% in the graduating class of WHS. Awardee will be notified by WHS and must attend banquet ceremony to receive the scholarship. No application required, you will be notified by your counselor if you are the lucky recipient of this award.
Dabe Ritter Scholarship (Deadline: 6/30/2020)
Award Amount: $1,500
In order to apply for this scholarship, we request you write a 500+ word essay on why having a higher education is important. We’d like to learn more about you as a student, and how you’ve persevered and fought to get the education you want. Tell us about one challenge, and how it has prepared you for the challenges you face as a student. At El Dabe Law, we passionately believe in and support the importance of a proper education. Without an education, many doors will remain closed. Going to school is an uphill battle – and if you don’t have the proper aid in place – you may end up never going to school. We make this easier for you, by offering our 2 annual $1500 scholarships. This scholarship is our way of providing support to those who want a higher education.
In order to apply for this scholarship, we request you write a 500+ word essay on why having a higher education is important. We’d like to learn more about you as a student, and how you’ve persevered and fought to get the education you want. Tell us about one challenge, and how it has prepared you for the challenges you face as a student.The scholarship can be used for any form of school related expenses. We will not verify how it’s used.
- Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited university, in the U.S.A.
- Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
- All applications should be submitted no later than June 30th, 2020
- There is no application fee
Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships
As part of our collection of business education resources, our in-house experts Prof. Dennis Masino and Jackie Giuliano, Ph.D. made a list of scholarships for accounting and business students.
It provides up-to-date information on 100+ privately funded awards available to college students. It contains detailed information on the awards that are available from private sources such as foundations, corporations, and religious and civic organizations.
It is our aim to help improve a student's chances of landing a scholarship by making the search process a little easier:
Free Speech Essay Contest
FIRE's essay contest - Students must submit an essay between 800 and 1, 000 words on the provided topic "Free Speech". One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded for the best essays. Four $500 winners will be chose from the remaining entrants in a drawing.
Kuskokwim Educational Foundation
- Must have attained high school diploma or G.E.D.
- Be admitted full-time or part-time into an accredited post-secondary or vocational training program
- Be a TKC Shareholder
- Complete the required application and materials by deadline
- All applicants must be in good academic standing (cumulative and term GPA 2.5 or higher)
In addition to meeting all other KEF General Scholarship criteria, Competitive Scholarship eligibility requirements include:
Leo morgan Memorial Scholarship
- Minimum GPA 3.5 or higher
- Demonstrated financial need
- Aerospace major or closely related field of study
- Minimum GPA 3.0 or higher
Mary Morgan Wolf Memorial Scholarship
- A Native student from the Middle Kuskokwim region
- Health related field of study
- Minimum GPA 3.0 or higher
Glenn "Timy" Fredericks Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Business related field of study
- Minimum GPA 3.0 or gigher
Nick Mellick Memorial Scholarship
- Business related field of study
- Minimum GPA 3.0 or higher
- Must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada.
- Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent).
- Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.
- Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (This could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)
- Must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.
- The essay, idea, or creation must be the applicant’s original work.
All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month. The submission window closes starting the 21st and will reopen on the 1st at 8:00 a.m.
Scholarship winners will be contacted via email and must respond within five(5) days of the date of the email to accept the award. If no response is received within this time, another recipient will be selected.
Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
Lockheed Martin is awarding up to 200 renewable scholarships of $10,000 each. Awards are open to individuals studying eligible engineering or computer science majors, who demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities.
· Be high school seniors, freshmen or sophomore undergraduate students
· Be U.S. citizens
· Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the upcoming academic year
· Be majoring or planning to major in one of many specified eligible STEM programs
· Demonstrate financial need
· Be open to outreach from Lockheed Martin recruitment teams regarding possible internship opportunities. (Note: All interested candidates and scholars must apply through the Lockheed Martin careers site to be considered.)
Martin Luther King Jr. (Deadline: 3/31/20)
Award Amount: $2000
Applications for the 2020 Mat-Su MLK Jr. Foundation Scholarship are available. This scholarship is for graduating seniors from a Mat-Su Valley HS. This is a one-time non-renewable scholarship for $2000/$1000/$500 to a deserving graduate from a Mat-Su Valley HS for the academic year 2019-20. All applicants must submit the information requested on the application, to:
P.O. Box 875754 or email to email@example.com with the subject line "MLK JR Scholarship". The documents must be PDF format. For consideration, applicants must submit the required information by the submission deadline of March 31, 2020.
MEA 2020 Scholarship (Deadline: 3/17/2020)
Three awards will be given: (1) $7500, (1) $3000 and (1) $2000
The MEA Scholarship is designed to encourage individuals who are
first-time college students, returning students, students participating
in a vocational program, or students pursuing professional
development that leads to a degree or certification.
MTA (Deadline: 3/16/2020)
The MTA Foundation proudly offers scholarship opportunities exclusively to our members and their immediate family.
The MTA Foundation Scholarship application period is now open. With a variety of scholarships, the MTA Foundation rewards students who demonstrate exceptional talent and achievement. We award scholarships to support students through an education focused on honing their technological, business and entrepreneurial skills. Technology, business and entrepreneurship studies are beneficial for many students, but education includes more than these three areas. As another way to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to the communities it serves, the MTA Foundation also awards scholarships to encourage and support the pursuit of post-secondary education, including vocational education, ensuring students have the opportunity to succeed, no matter their background or interests.
Please go to https://mtafoundation.org/scholarships/ to apply.
National Technical Honor Society
Founded 1984, NTHS currently serves over 4,200 career and technical schools and colleges throughout America. Activate your NTHS Chapter so that your high-achieving CTE students will be eligible for over $260,000 in NTHS Scholarships this school year.
NTHS provides unequaled, proven resources essential to honoring students, businesses, and industry professionals. Join with NTHS to honor your CTE students and local business and industry leaders for their loyalty, support, and guidance.
PB & J Scholarship (Deadline: 12/16/2019)
Award Amount: $1000
We are looking for students who have experienced challenges in their life that may not have allowed them to reflect well academically, but who have the drive to succeed. For the first time, we are opening this scholarship to Wasilla High School Students. We are excited to help you with your application. If you have any questions, pleas feel free to reach out!
- Open to all college-bound seniors at Wasilla High School
- Attending an accredited 2 or f year college in Fall 2020
SAR Knight Essay (Deadline: 01/31/2020)
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all high school students (9th - 12th grades) interested in the American Revolution to participate in the George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest. The contest is open to all students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools in that same grade range.
Society of Women Engineers (Deadline: 2/27/19)
The Society of Women Engineers Greatland Section is pleased to offer one $2,000 and two $1,500 scholarships to female high school seniors in Alaska planning to pursue a degree in Engineering.
Students of Integrity Scholarship
Presented by Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific, the Students of Integrity Scholarship aims to recognize high school juniors and seniors who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments.
$5000 Video Scholarship
Applicants must submit a 3-minute video featuring either:
- An interview with a local BBB Accredited Business owner on the history of their business and why they became Accredited with the Better Business Bureau.
- A video to teach your family and friends how to avoid one of the Top 5 Riskiest Scams on the latest BBB Risk Report.
Ten finalists will be selected from the application pool. Only one recipient will win the #BBB5K Video Scholarship.
$2000 Essay Scholarships
Applicants will submit a 500-word essay for BBB’s online magazine Torch Talk on one of the following topics:
- When researching a company or charity online, how do you make sure that you are dealing with an organization you can trust?
- The latest BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report shows that consumers ages 18-24 have the highest susceptibility for falling victim to scams. Knowing this, what changes would you make to protect yourself and your friends from falling victim?
Up to five finalists from each region will be selected from the application pool. Six recipients will win a $2,000 scholarship.
True North Federal Credit union (Deadline: 2/29/20)
Award: Four $2,500
True North's Scholarship Program will award $2,500 scholarships to four Alaskan students. In order to qualify the individual must have maintained an overall high school grade point average of unweighted cumulative GPA between 3.0 - 3.75.
For a scholarship application, visit one of our branches, your high school guidance counselor's office, or visit our website.
Wasilla Lions Club (Deadline: 4/25/20)
Award Amount: $1,000
This scholarship will be awarded to one student of the five school in our area, who has been accepted by a college and has a GPA of "B" or above. The schools included in our areas are Colony High, Wasilla High, Burchell School, Mat-Su Central, Career Tech High School and Raven Correspondence
The essay will consist of 1,500 thru 2,500 words total, double spaced and grammatically correct addressing the Opioid Crises and and what you feel should be done to help solve this devastationg problem. Or what you feel could be done to help solve the homeless problem. A short biography should also be submitted along with the essay.
Wasilla Lions (Attention: Essay Awards Committee)
601 Sarah's Way
Wasilla, AK 99654
The winner of the essay contest will be contacted by a member of our committee. The award will be presented at the Winner's Senior Night and or our club's meeting night.
Young American Creativ Patriotic Art Awards (Deadline: 3/31/20)
1st Place $15,000
2nd Place $ 7,500
3rd Place $3,500
4th & 5th Place $1,500
6th-8th Place $$500
Students must be in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12. Students mus attend school in the same state as the sponsoring VFW Auxiliary. Home-School students are eligible; foreign-exchange students are not. Students must be a maximum of 18 years of age at the time of local entry, and they must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national. National winners of the past contests may not compete in future Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contests.