AACA Scholarships (Deadline: 12/1/2020)
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.
Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program
Applicants to the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program must be:
- Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
- Be high school seniors who are currently enrolled in or who have completed an advanced placement computer science course or who have taken an advanced placement computer science test.
- Be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year majoring in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer related field of study.
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
Immediate family members of Amazon employees or its subsidiaries are not eligible to apply.
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.
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.
- College Decision Day: Some of your students may know which school they want to attend without a doubt, but others may be a bit unsure. Either way, now that they’ve been accepted, making that final choice can be intimidating. That’s why we’ve created this handy quiz to help students decide what's the best fit.
- Scholarship Sweepstakes Award: It’s not too late to get more money for college. Your students and parents have a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship from Discover Student Loans! The first drawing is April 9, so be sure to have them visit College Covered to enter.
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.
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:
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship 2021 Contest (Deadline: 11/15/20)
Most Valuable Student (MVS) Contest:
The 2021 MVS application is now open. Applications can be found online at enf.elks.org/MVS. The application deadline is November 15th.
The Elks National Foundation (ENF) awards 500 four-year scholarships based on academics, leadership, and financial need. National awards range from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year. The national awards will be announced in April 2021. The Elks Lodge #1842 is due November 15, 2020. Can be dropped off at the Lodge: 2600 N Barrys Resort Dr. Wasilla, AK 99654. 907-745-3950
MVS scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university next school year. Some important applicant details include:
- Current high school seniors (or equivalent) who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
- Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks.
- Male and female students compete separately.
Applicants select from a list of the Lodges closest to their home address zip code. Please have your students choose Palmer Elks Lodge #1842 as their sponsoring Lodge. Complete details can be found at enf.elks.org/MVS.
Legacy Awards – The Legacy Awards program begins on September 1st. Legacy Awards provide $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. The ENF offers a total of 350 national awards. The application deadline is February 5, 2021 at 11:59 a.m., Central Time. Please visit enf.elks.org/Leg for more details and the application link.
Alan K. Johnson
Palmer Elks Lodge #1842
907-745-5180 or 907-315-3361
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.
Gaines & Steele (Deadline: 4/16/2021)
Award Amount: $2000.00
• Applicants must be residents of the Mat-Su Valley.
• Applicants must be members of an established Christian church.
• Applicants must express their loyalty to the United States and be willing to uphold its laws.
• Applicants must be of good moral character and demonstrate that they are drug and alcohol free.
• Applicants should have an academic record consistent with success in their chosen field.
• Applicants must be recent graduates of a Mat-Su Valley school or within five years of that graduation.
• Recipients must enroll in a trade, technical or vocational school, or in a college or university degree program.
• Recipients must carry at least a full-time course load for the duration of the academic year.
GCI Scholarship applicationWe strategically created our application criteria to reach students that may not qualify for other scholarships. We also include a focus on students who want to pursue a major, trade or vocational training relevant to science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The applicant’s education and training endeavors should help to ensure an adequate, well-training workforce in technology.
This may include but not limited to coding, web design, gaming, IT, cyber security, product technology, medical technicians, health aides and installing and maintaining networks.
Applicants who live in Rural Alaska and applicants who express an intention to return to Alaska to start their careers are strongly encouraged to apply.Spring 2021 Qualifications:
- 2020 graduates and 2021 graduating seniors of an Alaska high school
- GPA of 2.8 or higher
- Seeking degree or certification with a STEM focus (View a list of some accepted STEM majors. Not all accepted majors are limited to this list.)
- Attending or enrolling in an accredited college or university or trade school
- Applicants who express an intention to return to Alaska to start careers
- Applicants living in a Rural location (Rural is defined as outside of the Municipality of Anchorage, Fairbanks North Star Borough and the City of Juneau.)
- Extracurriculars in STEM-based activities, including esports activities through Alaska School Activities Association
- Personal essay
- High school transcripts
- One letter of recommendation from a teacher, former or current employer, clergy members (preachers, pastors, rabbis, imams, etc.), a coach, school counselor or advisor, or a leader of an organization with which you are associated
HonorsGradU Scholarship-Design A better Future (Deadline: 6/28/21)
Five $10,000 Awards
- High school students can participate in a design-thinking community-building project:
Design & work on a community improvement project.
- Optional: Share work for some checkpoint feedback before the final deadline by May 28, 2021.
Submit the final design thinking project application by June 28, 2021.
There will be up to 5 awardees, each receiving a $10,000 scholarship to the college, university, or trade school of their choice. We will also fund the top project up to $5,000.
- High school students can participate in a design-thinking community-building project:
Kristan Cole's Follow Your Dreams Scholarship (Deadline: 4/15/21)
Award: (1) $1,500.00 & (1) $1000.00
Any graduating senior including alternative schools and home schoolers
Mail or email to our office on or before April 15th, 2021. Address and email address are located below at the bottom of this email.
The winners of the scholarships will be notified at graduation or the awards dinner as appropriate in May.
USE OF SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship may be used for any post secondary education, trade school, or equivalent. Payments will be made directly to the school of their choice.
SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST INFORMATION
The basis of the scholarship will be awarded on the content of the essay, not form, and not the student’s GPA. The idea of this scholarship is to award a student who shows teamwork and leadership skills with a desire for additional education after high school.
The essay should be focused on teamwork, including the student’s experiences and understanding of the value of team work in the work place, home, and community. We are looking for a student that shows passion, heart, and a vision to follow their dreams. Also please provide a photo of the student and what school the student is graduating from.
Send your essays to email or to our office at:
5131 E Mayflower Lane, Wasilla AK 99654
*** PLEASE DISREGARD THE PHOTO REQUESTED IN THE FLYER. We do take a photo of our winners but do not require a photo with the essay.
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.
Matanuska Masonic Foundation (Deadline: 3/15/21)
The Matanuska Masonic Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $500 to $1000 will be awarded to the best qualified High School Senior(s) within the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School system who plan to continue their education.
To qualify applicants must:
- Complete the attached application form. (An application may be completed on plain bond paper provided it contains ALL of the information requested on the attached form.)
- Provide a sealed copy of all High School Transcripts from all schools attended.
- Provide an essay (no more than two pages type written, double spaced) describing the applicants personal goals after graduation from high school.
- Plan on pursuing post secondary education.
Applicants will be evaluated on:
1. Academic achievement.
2. Involvement in extra curricular activities within their school.
3. Support of their community through their involvement in activities or organizations outside of the school environment.
4. Quality of the essay.
To be considered, application packages (application, sealed transcript, and essay), post marked no later than March 15, should be sent to:
Matanuska Masonic Foundation Scholarship
P.O. Box 1515
Palmer, Alaska 99645
Mat-Su Health Foundation (Deadline: 3/31/21)
Mat-Su Health Foundation academic scholarships help defray the cost of higher education in degree programs that emphasize health or wellness, including mental health and substance abuse. Scholarships are also available for pursuit of degrees in nonprofit management.
Mat-Su Schools Foundation (Deadline: 4/1/2021)
(2) $1,000 scholarships are being offered by Mat-Su Principals's Association and (1) $1000 Scholarship is being offered in the memory of Dr. George W. Brown
- Applicants must be 2021 graduating seniors of the Mat-Su Borough School District
- The deadline is 5 PM Thursday, April 1st, 2021
Scholarships will be awarded after reviewing the following criteria:
- An essay about your education and career goals. What do you want to do with your life? How will your college experience strengthen our community when you return
- Your extracurricular school and community service activities
- Your financial plan to complete your education
- All applicants must:
1. Submit completed application by 5PM 4/1/21.
2. Have a current minimum GPA of 2.5.
3. Upload two letters of recommendation from community members.
4. Upload a current transcript. (Unofficial transcripts may be submitted.)
5. Provide a letter of acceptance from the college, university or vocational school.
MTA Foundation 2021 Scholarship Application Period is Open Until March 19, 2021
FRS 2021 Scholarship Application Period is Open Until March 5, 2021
ATA’s 2020 Scholarship Application Period Has Ended.
MTA proudly offers scholarship opportunities exclusive to its members and their dependents. There are three scholarship opportunities that we offer: Foundation for Rural Service, Alaska Telecom Association and MTA Foundation.
The MTA Foundation Scholarship application period for 2021 is now open. These scholarships are designed to encourage individuals to pursue a variety of educational goals for not only first-time college students, but also returning students, students participating in a vocational program, or students pursuing professional development that leads to a degree or certification. The MTA Foundation awards scholarships to support students through an education focused on honing their technological, economic development and entrepreneurial skills. The application and more information are available on our website at MTA Scholarship Opportunities.
The application period is also currently open for the 2021 Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarship. The application and more information are available on our website: MTA Scholarship Opportunities.
The Alaska Telecom Association (ATA) scholarship information and application will be released early to mid-February 2021. The application and information will be available on our website at that time.
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.
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: 3/01/21)
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.
University of Alaska Fairbanks
We know how important financial certainty is to your ability to succeed as a student. With awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, Nanook Pledge is a new approach to scholarships at UAF and is designed to provide you with four years of predictable financial assistance. Nanook Pledge maximizes your access to UAF scholarship funding and allows you to focus on your top priority - academic success. This is our investment in you.
To be considered for the Nanook Pledge:
- Complete the application for admission.
- Submit test scores and transcripts. Students may upload unofficial in-progress transcripts and self-report their ACT or SAT scores at the time of application. Final official transcripts and test scores will be required before enrolling.
Students will be notified of their total offer over four years in the admissions packet.
Warren N. Cuddy Memorial Scholarships (Deadline: 3/19/21)
Two scholarships will be given again this year; $2,500 is designated for a student planning to enter an agriculture related course of study, and $1,500 for a non-restricted scholarship.
Deadline: March 27, 2020
Search Engines and Scholarship Programs
- FinAid – Links to scholarships, grants, loans, and graduate aid.
- StudentAid.gov – Information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.
- College Affordability Guide – This site’s mission is to provide clear, correct info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable.
- Scholar Snapp - A free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information - including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. - from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.
- Scholly – A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college. (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!)
- Peerlift - Proven scholarships, internships, summer programs, and more gathered by fellow students like you. (Founded by a team of 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars!) Learn more about the creation of Peerlift.
- Fastweb – Create a profile and let Fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.
- CashCourse – Information that helps college students stay financially informed.
- Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation – Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
- Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.
- Scholarships.com– A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
- Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.
- KnowHow2GO – Complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors.
- HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.
- Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
- Gates Millennium Scholars – Provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.
- Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
- American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
- Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.
- UNCF – Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.
- Chegg – A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.
- Reagan Foundation Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities for outstanding student leaders.
- Goizueta Legacy Scholarship - Provides scholarships for the children of Coca-Cola employees.
- American Indian Graduate Center & AIGCS - The largest scholarship providers to Native students in the United States, awarding $15 million in scholarships annually and more than $200 million since inception. For almost 50 years, AIGC has funded students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in any field of study at any accredited institution of choice, working with over 500 tribes in all 50 states.
- The NSHSS Foundation - The NSHSS Foundation fosters the growth of students pursuing the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), business, economics, public policy, and environmental science and sustainability fields. Through special programs, including the NSHSS Honor Society, the NSHSS Foundation connects young scholars with additional opportunities to advance their education, personal growth and career interests.