• 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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  • 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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  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (Deadline: 3/20/19)

    The Mat-Su American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is offering two (2) scholarships in the amount of $2,000.00 each to 2019 seniors graduating from high school in the Mat-Su Borough. Public school, religious school, other private school, and home school seniors are eligible to apply. Mat-Su Borough residency is an eligibility requirement for these scholarships.

    Application Requirements:

    Write a 500-word essay addressing the following items (in no particular order) (30 points):

    • What field of engineering are you interested in? Explain why.
    • Explain why you think engineering would be a good career for you.
    • Describe a notable engineer or engineering project that has made an impact on the field of engineering that interests you. How does it inspire you?

    Mat-Su ASCE Engineering Scholarship Application (PDF)

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  • ANMC Auxiliary Scholarship Award (Deadline: 4/6/19)

    The Alaska Natice Medical Center Auxiliary will award scholarships of up to $1000 each to selected Native students graduating from high school in 2019.  The applicant will interview with the judging committee. To be considered for one of these awards, the student must:

    • Be a Native American eligible for services at the Alaska Native Medical Center
    • Provide personal history
    • Official transcript
    • summary of awards, activities, achievements
    • Statement of educational and career goals
    • Evidence of acceptance to a four year college or accredited vocational school, (attend full time - minimum of 12 semester hours)

    Click here to view the ANMC Auxiliary Scholarship Award application


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Design a Better Future Scholarship (Deadline: 4/28/19)

    • High school students can participate in a design-thinking community building project:
      • Design & work on a community improvement project, using our checklist as a guide.
      • Optional: Share work for some checkpoint feedback before the final deadline by March 23, 2019.
      • Submit final design thinking project application by April 28, 2019.
    • 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.

    Design A better Future Link

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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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  • Filipino-American Community of Mat-Su Alaska (Deadline: 3/31/19)

    Applicant Eligibility Guidelines:

    • Must be a current high school senior on track to graduate in May 2019
    • Must be accepted as a full time student beginning Fall 2019 either a business, trade or college institution
    • Currently live or go to school in the Mat-Su Valley area
    • Grade point average of 3.5 or higher
    • Must submit a Letter of Recommendation by High School teacher, counselor or principal
    • Have demonstrated a commitment to improving their community
    • Be available to accept their award certificate at Kabayan Inc. Annual Community Christmas event on December 7, 2019 at Menard Sports Complex, Wasilla

    Kabayan Inc. 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: 4/8/18)

    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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  • Kelley & Canterbury, LLC Alaska Curiosity Scholarship (Deadline: 5/31/2019)


    The team at Kelley & Canterbury, LLC has called Alaska home for decades.  We devote our lives to helping people throughout Anchorage when they are wrongfully injured.  But we did not get here alone.  We have teachers and mentors to support us, clients to teach us, family members to inspire us, and a community believing in us.  We sincerely want to pay it forward and help a student achieve his or her own dreams.  That is why we are providing the $1000 Kelley & Canterbury, LLC Alaska Curiosity scholarship to one student so that her or she has the financial support needed to take this world by storm, one goal at a time.

    Kelley & Canterbury, LLC Alaska Curiosity Scholarship

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  • Kristan Cole's Follow Your Dreams Scholarship (Deadline: 4/15/19)

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

    • Eligibility: Must be a graduating senior
    • Email to: clientcare@thekristancoleteam.com, Fax to: (907) 376-6515, Mail to: The Kristan Cole Team, 5131 E. Mayflower Ln., 
    • Notification: The winners of the scholarship will be notified at graduation or the award dinner as appropriate May 2, 2018.
    • 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.
    • Judging: 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.
    • Essay: The essay should be focused on teamwork, including the student's experiences and understanding of the value of teamwork in the work place, home and community.  We are looking for a student that shows passion, heart, and a vision to follow their dreams.

    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

     Leo Morgan Memorial Scholarship

    Eligibility criteria:

    • Minimum GPA 3.5 or higher
    • Demonstrated financial need
    • Meet all other KEF general criteria


     Palmetto Scholarship

    Eligibility criteria:

    • Aerospace major or closely related field of study
    • Minimum GPA 3.0 or higher
    • Meet all other KEF general criteria


     Mary Morgan Wolf Memorial Scholarship

    Eligibility criteria:

    • A Native student from the Middle Kuskokwim region
    • Health related field of study
    • Minimum GPA 3.0 or higher
    • Meet all other KEF general criteria


     Glenn "Tiny" Fredericks Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Eligibility criteria:

    • Business related field of study
    • Minimum GPA 3.0 or higher
    • Meet all other KEF general criteria


     Nick Mellick Memorial Scholarship

    Eligibility criteria:

    • Business related field of study
    • Minimum GPA 3.0 or higher
    • Meet all other KEF general criteria

    KEF Scholarship Link

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  • Mat-Su Valley City Council of
    Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship  (Deadline: 4/1/19)


    The Mat-Su Beta Sigma Phi Chapters will present one scholarship for the 2018-19 school year in the amount of $2,000.  In addition, the Epsilon Master Chapter will be offering the $1000.00 Frances Hulbert Memorial Scholarship.

    Applicant must be Mat-Su Valley residents who are: graduating High School in the 2019 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.

    Beta Sigma Phi 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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  • Northland Pioneer Grange No. 1 (Deadline: 4/9/18)

    The scholarship consists of a possible $2,000, of which $1,000 would be to assist the recipient through his/her first year of college. Upon successful completion of the first year with average grades (2.5 GPA) or better, the second installment of $1,000 will be mailed to the university/college to be applied to the second year of college. Preference will be given to students planning to attend a branch of the University of Alaska. Any changes requested will be presented to and approved by the general membership of Northland Pioneer Grange No. 1.

    1. Applicant must be a senior at a high school in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough or in Chugiak, Alaska preparing to graduate in May or June of 2019, and must also be pursuing a degree in one or more of the following: Agriculture, Forestry, Food/Home Economics, Natural Resources Management, Plant, Animal, and/or Soil Science, Veterinary Medicine or a degree that would advance Rural Community Development.

    2. Attach a brief, typed, one-page, single-spaced essay on the following items:

    ♦ Reasons for choosing this field of study

    ♦ Experience gained in this field of study

    ♦ Summary of extra-curricular activities

    ♦ Community involvement or organizations

    3. Fill out the one-page financial plan summary of college expenses & funding sources and include with this application.

    4. Provide official school transcript for courses taken during high school.

    5. Include three recent professional letters of recommendation. This section is mandatory; applications without three letters will be disqualified.

    Send Application to:

    Scholarship Committee Northland Pioneer Grange No. 1
    PO Box 2304
    Palmer, AK 99645

    Applications must be complete and postmarked by April 13, 2019 to be considered.

    Northland Pioneer Grange No.1 Application (PDF)

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  • P.E.O. Star Scholarship
    (Deadline: Submitted between September 1 and November 1)

    A woman is eligible to be recommended for the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship provided she:

    • Exhibits excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success

    • Is in the final academic year (senior year) of her secondary education and is 20 years of age or under at the end of the calendar year

    • Has a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

    • Is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada

    • Plans to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the United States or Canada, full-time or part-time, in the fall of the academic year following high school graduation

    • Is recommended by and receives the vote of a local P.E.O. chapter
    Qualified applicants will need to contact PEO Chapter Q Scholarship Committee, c/o Codie Costello P.O. Box 672425, Chugiak, AK 99567 or call 907 360-4960.

    Because we like to walk alongside the applicant whose name we choose to forward to international, the deadline for contacting the chapter is May 1, 2019. This scholarship is for a female student finishing her junior year and entering her senior year and up to age 20.

    STAR Requirements PDF

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  • OppU Achievers Scholarship (Deadline 12/31, 3/31, 6/30, & 9/30)

    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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  • The Alaska Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (Deadline: 4/30/19)

    The Alaska Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) will be offering scholarships to eligible students for the 2019-2020 school year.

    In addition to the application, each student must also submit an official transcript.  The transcript must be sealed, officially certified by the school, and include Fall 2018 final grades.

    Applications will be accepted via by mail or email.  All applications must be received on or before Tuesday, April 30th, 2019. Late applications will not be considered.

    Transcripts will only be accepted via mail. All transcripts must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, April 30th, 2019.

    *Do not submit extra documents with the application.  Resumes or letters of recommendation will not be considered.

    *Do not send transcripts requiring signature confirmation due to the SPE mailbox is not checked daily, and your mail will be returned.  You can email us to confirm that your transcript has been received.

    Eligible applicants include:

    Graduating Alaska High School Seniors who will be enrolled at an accredited university as a full-time college student for the Fall 2019 semester in a curriculum leading to an undergraduate degree in engineering, including petroleum, chemical, mechanical, electrical, environmental or civil, or an earth sciences field, and intend to seek future employment in the petroleum industry. 

    Undergraduate College Students who will be enrolled at an accredited school as a full-time student for the Fall 2019 semester in a curriculum leading to an undergraduate degree in engineering, including petroleum, chemical, mechanical, electrical, environmental or civil, or an earth sciences field, and intend to seek future employment in the petroleum industry and meet one of the three following requirements: (1) graduated from a high school in Alaska, or (2) are currently enrolled in a college in Alaska, or (3) are a dependent of a SPE Alaska Section member.

    Scholarships are only awarded for a one-year term. All students who continue to meet the requirements can re-apply and are encouraged to re-apply every year throughout their undergraduate college career.  A new application and transcript must be submitted every year to be considered for a scholarship. 

    All applicants will be notified if they were selected to receive a scholarship by May 31st, 2019.  Scholarships will be paid directly to the school in the Fall of 2019, once enrollment is confirmed.

    Applications can be emailed to ethan.t.plunkett@conocophillips.com

    Applications and transcripts can be mailed to the following address:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers- Alaska Section
    2019 Scholarship Application
    PO BOX 243812
    Anchorage, AK 99524-3812 

    For additional information and questions email Ethan Plunkett at ethan.t.plunkett@conocophillips.com

     Society of Petroleum Engineers Application (PDF)

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  • Students of Integrity Scholarship

    Better Business Bureau Serving the Northwest will again be offering our Students of Integrity Scholarship for the 2017-18 school year, opening for applications on Oct. 3, 2017. This is a $10,000 scholarship for the accredited post-high school institution of the winning student's choice. This includes trade schools, community, and four-year colleges. To apply, students will need to fill out a short online application and create a 90 second YouTube video about how BBB can help them make better decisions. The minimum GPA to apply is a 3.0.

    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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  • Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Essay Contest

    Monthly essay contest for $1000 scholarship.

    Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C. Link

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  • The Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Joan Katkus Memorial Sholarship (Deadline: 4/1/2019)
    Vicki Webb Nelson Memorial Scholarship (Deadline 3/1/19)

    Joan Katkus Scholarship Application
    Award amount: $20000
    Applicant must be a veteran's child High school age or above of the State of Alaska.

    Vicki Webb Nelson Memorial Scholarship Application
    Award amount: $1000
    Applicant shall be a resident of the State of Alaska and be enrolled as a senior in, or graduate from, a State of Alaska Certified High School Program (including Home School).

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  • Warren N. Cuddy Memorial Scholarships (Deadline: 3/29/19)

    Two scholarships will be given again this year; $2,000 is designated for a student planning to enter an agriculture related course of study, and $1,500 for a non-restricted scholarship.

    Deadline: March 29, 2018

    ARRC Link

    Warren N. Cuddy Memorial Scholarship Flyer (PDF)

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  • Wasilla Lions Club (Deadline: 4/25/19)

    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 800 thru 2,500 words total, double spaced and grammatically correct addressing the homeless problem in th Mat Su Borough and what you would do as a member of the community to help alleviate the problem, especially in our youth.  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.


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  • Wasilla Rotary Club (Deadline: 4/10/19)


    Wasilla Rotary is offering two types of scholarships.

    "Service Above Self" awards One (1) Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 and five (5) Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded to a graduating students from an area High School, Home School, or Charter School.


    "Outstanding Leadership" awards One (1) Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 and two (2) Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to graduating students from the Mat Su. These awards are intended for graduating seniors with outstanding leadership skills, high academic achievement, and participation in extra-curricular activities, commitment to community service, and a plan to attend college, a university or continuing education program. 

    • High School Transcript
    • Personal Data Sheet/Resume-include personal info, school and extracurricular achievements
    • 300 words on who you are and what college or technical school you will be attending in the fall
    • Three (3) letters of Recommendation
    • 500 word (maximum) essay


    Be sure to put your name on every piece of paper you send

    You will be asked to recite the 4 Way Test - To learn more visit Rotary LINK


    Rotary Outstanding Leadership Scholarship Application (PDF)

    Rotary Community "Service Above Self" Scholarship Application (PDF)


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  • Young American Creativ Patriotic Art Awards (Deadline: 3/31/19)

    1st Place $15,000
    2nd Place $ 7,500
    3rd Place $3,500
    4th Place $1,500
    5th-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.

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