• Common items students need when applying for scholarships


    • Personal statement/essay
      Get guidelines and tips for writing a strong personal statement/college essay here.

    • High school transcript 
      Request a transcript online here.

    • Letter(s) of recommendation
      Access information and a form to help you request a strong letter of recommendation here.

    • Resume or activities list
      Need help creating a resume? If you have completed your profile in your student SCOIR account, you can easily print a resume. See how!
      Log into SCOIR through MSBSD Student Quicklinks or here using your MSBSD Clever username and password.

    • Letter or statement of financial need 
      Get guidelines and tips on how to write this type of letter here.



    Scholarship Search Engines and Links


    Local and State-Level Scholarship listings:


    Mat-Su Borough School District Scholarship/Financial Aid List


    Alaska Performance Scholarship


           UA Scholars Award


    Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS) Scholarship Database

    Username: matsumc  
    Password: 4Student
    From the navigation bar, select "Education," and then click "Financial Aid Sort"

    Students are encouraged to create their own portfolio in AKCIS which allows results from scholarship searches to be saved. Once a student has created a portfolio, he/she would use their own username and password to sign in rather than the generic username and password listed above.

          Going Merry*

    *Also includes national-level scholarships. Going Merry is a free scholarship and financial aid website. Students can find and apply to scholarships directly from our website. 


    National-Level Scholarship listings:


    Fastweb is a national scholarship database designed to simplify the scholarship search by helping students access details about millions of scholarships through one platform.

           Going Merry*

     *Also includes state and local-level scholarships. Going Merry is a free scholarship and financial aid website. Students can find and apply to   
      scholarships directly from our website. 


    Additional Resources


    The CIRI Foundation Education Resources Handbook

    This huge booklet contains information from selecting a school to finding an internship. It also includes hundreds of scholarship opportunities across many disciplines. The focus is on Native students, so you do not need to be affiliated specifically with CIRI corporation to benefit from this book. 

    Scholarship Handbook

    CIRI Booklet










Last Modified on March 26, 2024