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.
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.
Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS)
In an effort to increase awareness about Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) eligibility requirements, the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) encourages Alaska’s schools to review ACPE’s APS website as well as the APS Award Checklist, which outlines current curriculum, test score, and GPA eligibility requirements.
It is also important to remind everyone the APS test waiver is no longer in effect. Earning a qualifying score on the ACT, SAT, or WorkKeys is required by statute for APS eligibility for the Class of 2023.
Additionally, ACPE will be offering APS workshops for interested school staff in March and April to give a review (or introduction!) to the Alaska Performance Scholarship program, its current requirements, and award notification information. An invitation to attend our APS workshops via Zoom will be forthcoming. We hope you can join!
If you have any questions about the APS award or the programs and institutions in Alaska where it can be used, please visit the APS website to learn more.
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.
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 higher
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.
Mat-Su College Scholarships
Mat-Su College is committed to recruiting and retaining motivated, diverse, and veteran students. Scholarship opportunities are one of the ways we aim to keep our students working towards a degree. Scholarships come from several sources, including university scholarships, individual college or departmental awards, and many private organizations offer scholarship opportunities, based on special interest, Alaska Residence, and affiliation with a Native Alaskan tribe.
MTA Foundation Scholarship
MTA proudly offers scholarship opportunities exclusive to its members and their dependents.
There are four scholarship opportunities available that are listed below:
- The MTA Foundation Scholarship application period will open January 8, 2024.
- The WTA Foundation Scholarship application opens November 1, 2023, and closes February 29, 2024.
- The Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship application period opens November 13, 2023.
- The Alaska Telecom Association Scholarship application will be released early February 2024.
For further information on these scholarships, please visit our website: MTA Scholarship Opportunities.
Please encourage your students to check out our website periodically for updated information.
Mat-Su Health Foundation Scholarships
All programs must be in the health or human services field.
Vocational scholarship link (open year-round)
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.
Scholarship Guidance was created in 2011 to help students find scholarship opportunities for the upcoming school year. Our scholarship database is used by high schools and post-secondary schools across the nation. Scholarship Guidance believes in supporting the open source community by ensuring our scholarship resources are always provided free of charge. Students, Counselors and Parents enjoy lifetime free access to all of our resources, regardless of year of study or school affiliation.
SWE Greatland Section Scholarship
Applicant must be a young woman who:
- is a high school senior in Alaska
- intends to enroll in an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university (engineering programs that are not ABET-accredited do not qualify). ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates. ABET-accreditation assures your entry to a technical profession through licensure, registration, and certification-all of which often require graduation from an ABET-accredited program as a minimum qualification. Please note that many computer science programs are not ABET-accredited. Please be sure to verify with your college the ABET accreditation for any programs you are intending to pursue.
Society of Woman Engineers scholarship link
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.
Free college and financial aid resources
- Common App Step-by-Step Guide that walks students step-by-step through each question of the Common Application, including why it’s asked and how to best answer. Here is the link https://www.standoutcollegeprep.com/common-app-guide/
- FAFSA Step-by-Step Guide that walks students and families through each question of the FAFSA, including screenshots and explanations and a FAQ page for students with special circumstances. Here is the link https://www.standoutcollegeprep.com/fafsa-questions/
- Alaska Scholarship Directory, a list of 100+ vetted scholarships for students across the region, broken down by month. Here is the link https://www.standoutcollegeprep.com/alaska-scholarships/
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.
- 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.
- ScholarshipOwl-Simplify and focus your application process with the one-stop platform for vetted scholarships.