• All MSBSD Scholarships

    Click the link to access the district's database of scholarships.  Some may be duplicated on our page as well.

    All MSBSD Scholarships Link

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  • 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.


    AACA Scholarship Link

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  • 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.

    Air Force Aid Society Link


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  • 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.

    The Alaska Community Foundation Link

    Scholarship Cycle Dates (PDF)

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  • Beta Sigma Phi (Deadline: 3/30/20)

    The Mat-Su Beta Sigma Phi Chapters will present one scholarship for the 2020 school year in the amount of $1,000. In addition, the Epsilon Master Chapter will be offering the Frances Hulbert Memorial Scholarship.

    Applicants must be Mat-Su Valley residents who are: graduating High School in the2019-2020 school year or individuals pursuing a degree or certificate program in college, vocational, or a business school.  An individual who has an appointment to a U.S. Military Academy is not eligible.

    The award may be used for tuition, books, The recipient must utilize the scholarship in the 2020/2021 academic year.

    Beta Sigma Phi (PDF)

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  • 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

    Calvin Coolidgescholars Link

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  • City Property Management (Deadline: 07/31/2020)


    • Completed application must be submitted online by July 31, 2020. LATE 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

    City Property Management Link

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  • 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 Board Low-Income Link.

    College Board Scholarship Search Link


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  • 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.


     College Covered Link

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  • Credit Union 1 (Deadline: 4/1/2020)

    Eligible scholarship applicants must meet one of these three categories:
    1. Individuals of any age who are continuing their education at an accredited college or vocational school.
    2. Senior high students applying for admission to an accredited college or vocational school.
    3. Junior high or high school students through 11th grade applying for the Johns Hopkins CTY Program.
    The following criteria will be used to grant scholarships:
    • 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.
    Additional details:
    • 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.

    Credit Union 1 Application Link

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  • 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.

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  • 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

    El Dabe Ritter Scholarship Link

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  • DAR

    Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

    Click her to view many scholarships DAR has to offer

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  • Discover Business

    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:

    Accounting Degree Scholarships from DiscoverBusiness.us

    Business Degree Scholarships from DiscoverBusiness.us

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    One of the most reputable scholarship matching sites on the internet.  We highly recommend all students try Fastweb for assistance in finding targeted scholarships and financial aide.

    FASTWEB Link

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  • Federal Student Aide

    The Office of Federal Student Aide offers helpful information on your FAFSA, Grants, Loans, and Scholarships.

    Federal Student Aid Link

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  • 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.

    Free speech Essay Contest Link

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  • Gaines & Steele (Deadline: 4/17/2020)

    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.

    Gaines & Steele Application (PDF)

    First Presbyterian Church of Wasilla Link 

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  • Injury Doctor Scholarship (Deadlinge 6/30/20)


    • This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on merit & need.
    • Completed application must be submitted online by June 30, 2020. LATE 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.
    • Applicants must write a 500 word essay on why they are interested in entering the medical field
    • 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

    Injury Doctor Scholarship Link

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  • Kristan Cole's Follow Your Dreams Scholarship (Deadline: 4/15/20)

    Award: (1) $1,500.00 & (1) $1000.00

      Any graduating senior including alternative schools and home schoolers
      DUE DATE
      Mail or email to our office on or before April 15th, 2019. 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.
      Scholarship may be used for any post secondary education, trade school, or equivalent. Payments will be made directly to the school of their choice.


      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
      Phone: 907-373-3575

    Follow Your Dreams Flyer (JPG)

    *** 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.

    Kristan Cole website link

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  • Kuskokwim Educational Foundation

    Eligibility requirements:

    • 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

    Palmetto Scholarship

    • 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

    Kuskokwim Educational Opportunities Link

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  • LATUTORS (monthly)

    • 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.


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  • 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 matsumlkjr@gmail.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.

    MLK Scholarship Application (PDF)

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  • 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.

    National Technical Honor Society Link

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  • OppU Achievers Scholarship

    Award Amount:$2,500

    Eligibility: High school seniors, college students, graduate students; ccumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; U.S. citizen or resident.

    To Apply: Students submit a short response to the question "What makes you an achiever?"

    OppU Link

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  • 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.

    Better Business Bureau Link

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  • Student Scholarships

    Scholarship Clearinghouse, searchable database

    Student Scholarships Link

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  • Student Scholarship Search

    An Online database of scholarships with a matching tool to help you find appropriate scholarships.

    Student Scholarship Search Link

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  • 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.


    UAF Financial Aid Link


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  • Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Essay Contest

    Monthly essay contest for $1000 scholarship.

    Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C. Link

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  • 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.

    Mail to:
    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.

    Wasilla Lions Club (PDF)

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  • 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.


    Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest Link

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