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    Top 42 Alaska Scholarships in July 2024

    Written by Zach Skillings

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    Updated: July 4th, 2024

    Known for its majestic scenery and boundless wilderness, Alaska is also home to an extensive public university system that offers degree programs at fourteen campuses. Fortunately, there are plenty of great Alaska scholarships to help cover the cost of tuition in the state known as the “Last Frontier.” Continue reading to learn about the top Alaska scholarships and additional resources!

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    Alaska Performance Scholarships

    Offered by Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

    Multiple awards worth up to $4,755
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

    The Alaska Performance Scholarship is a prestigious award for Alaskan residents who have graduated from and excelled in their high school curriculum (including homeschoolers). To…Show More

    The Alaska Performance Scholarship is a prestigious award for Alaskan residents who have graduated from and excelled in their high school curriculum (including homeschoolers). To…Show More

    The Alaska Performance Scholarship is a prestigious award for Alaskan residents who have graduated from and excelled in their high school curriculum (including homeschoolers). To be eligible, students must have received a minimum 2.5 high school GPA and performed well on a college or career readiness exam. The scholarship can be used at any accredited college or university in Alaska, or for approved career and technical education programs within the state. However, students must use the scholarship within 6 years of high school graduation and cannot receive the award for more than 8 semesters. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to further your education and achieve your dreams!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $4,755
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2025
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2025
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    Alaskan Aviation Safety Foundation Memorial Scholarship

    Offered by Alaskan Aviation Safety Foundation

    3 awards worth up to $2,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

    Offered by Alaskan Aviation Safety Foundation

    The Alaskan Aviation Safety Foundation Memorial Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for those looking to soar in their aviation careers. This scholarship is available to…Show More

    The Alaskan Aviation Safety Foundation Memorial Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for those looking to soar in their aviation careers. This scholarship is available to…Show More

    The Alaskan Aviation Safety Foundation Memorial Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for those looking to soar in their aviation careers. This scholarship is available to individuals who are currently enrolled in an aviation program with a qualified instructor or at an accredited institution. To be eligible, applicants must have a strong desire to pursue aviation as a career, have lived in Alaska for at least two of the past three years, and have completed at least two semesters or 30% of their professional goal. Don't miss out on this chance to take your aviation dreams to new heights!Show Less

    3 awards worth up to $2,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
    Get Started

    BigFuture $40k Essay-Free Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $40,000
    Deadline Oct 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Open to US-Based high school students in the class of 2025 — no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements.

    Open to US-Based high school students in the class of 2025 — no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements.

    Open to US-Based high school students in the class of 2025 — no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements.

    1 award worth $40,000
    Deadline Oct 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Apply

    UA Scholars Award

    Offered by University of Alaska

    Multiple awards worth $1,500
    Deadline Aug 15, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by University of Alaska

    Are you a high school student from Alaska who was in the top 10% of your class at the end of your junior year? Further,…Show More

    Are you a high school student from Alaska who was in the top 10% of your class at the end of your junior year? Further,…Show More

    Are you a high school student from Alaska who was in the top 10% of your class at the end of your junior year? Further, do you plan on attending one of the University of Alaska campuses? If so, the UA Scholars Award may be the perfect opportunity for you! Each year, the award is granted to many academically impressive, incoming freshmen at all of the University of Alaska campuses. The award is distributed in the amount of $1,500 per semester for eight semesters, provided the Scholar remains eligible. In addition to the monetary reward, Scholars receive automatic acceptance to their University Honors College and are eligible to receive a renewable $1,500 annual housing scholarship applied toward the cost of living on campus. If you're an incoming, academically impressive UA (University of Alaska) student from Alaska, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,500
    Deadline Aug 15, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Ascent’s $10,000 Summer Scholarship Giveaway

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Ascent Funding

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Sep 2, 2024
    Grade Level College Underclassmen

    Offered by Ascent Funding

    Easy Application

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship…Show More

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship…Show More

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship or job! Whether you're figuring out what interests you, checking out career resources, or picking up skills for your dream job, we want to know: Do you have what you need to enter the next phase of life, post-graduation? Ascent is committed to your long-term success and is giving away $10,000 to one lucky winner for sharing your feedback and ideas on what you need to build the skills and confidence to thrive in the workplace. To apply, complete these three easy steps below: Step 1: Visit the “Summer of Success Scholarship” to complete a quick survey and contact form. Step 2: Follow @ascentfunding on Instagram and like the post. Step 3: Tag 3 friends below that would benefit from this scholarship! Be sure to end your comment with #AscentSponsored. Disclaimer: Deadline to apply for Ascent’s $10,000 scholarship prize (1) is September 2nd at 8:59AM PT. To apply and see official rules, visit the “Summer of Success Scholarship” link here: AscentFunding.com/Scholarships.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Sep 2, 2024
    Grade Level College Underclassmen
    Apply

    Alaska Education Grant

    Offered by Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

    Multiple awards worth $500 - $4,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

    The Alaska Education Grant Program (AEG) is a fantastic opportunity for eligible Alaska students attending qualifying postsecondary educational institutions in Alaska. The program provides need-based…Show More

    The Alaska Education Grant Program (AEG) is a fantastic opportunity for eligible Alaska students attending qualifying postsecondary educational institutions in Alaska. The program provides need-based…Show More

    The Alaska Education Grant Program (AEG) is a fantastic opportunity for eligible Alaska students attending qualifying postsecondary educational institutions in Alaska. The program provides need-based financial assistance to help students achieve their academic goals. To apply, students simply need to complete the FAFSA annually. Don't miss out on this chance to receive financial support for your education! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $500 - $4,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation Scholarship

    Offered by Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation

    Multiple awards worth $10,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation

    Are you an osteopathic medical student who is in the second, third, or fourth year of your medical program and has a commitment to practicing…Show More

    Are you an osteopathic medical student who is in the second, third, or fourth year of your medical program and has a commitment to practicing…Show More

    Are you an osteopathic medical student who is in the second, third, or fourth year of your medical program and has a commitment to practicing medicine in the Northwest? If so, consider applying for the Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards at least $10,000 each to multiple osteopathic medical students who can demonstrate a commitment to practicing medicine in the Northwest, an understanding of osteopathic principles and practices, and previous volunteer leadership. While applicants do not need to be from the Pacific Northwest themselves, select scholarships will be reserved for applicants from Alaska, Montana, and Washington who are dedicated to returning to their home states, as well as a scholarship for a female student from Oregon who is attending the WesternU Oregon Campus College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – Northwest in Lebanon, OR. If you're an osteopathic medical student passionate about practicing medicine in the Pacific Northwest, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $10,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Students
    Apply

    Mary and Lucian Cassetta Memorial Music Scholarship

    Offered by Anchorage Symphony Orchestra

    1 award worth $1,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Anchorage Symphony Orchestra

    Are you an Alaskan high school senior who will be pursuing advanced studies at a recognized music school or music camp? If so, the Mary…Show More

    Are you an Alaskan high school senior who will be pursuing advanced studies at a recognized music school or music camp? If so, the Mary…Show More

    Are you an Alaskan high school senior who will be pursuing advanced studies at a recognized music school or music camp? If so, the Mary and Lucian Cassetta Memorial Music Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 to one (1) Alaskan high school senior who will be pursuing music studies in higher education. Instrumentalists and vocalists are both encouraged to apply. If you're an Alaskan high school senior wanting to pursue music professionally, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $1,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Celebrate The West

    Offered by Western Governors' Foundation (WGF)

    Multiple awards worth up to $1,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by Western Governors' Foundation (WGF)

    Are you a high school student residing in the American west or U.S. territories whose Governors participate in the bipartisan Western Governors’ Association (WGA)? More…Show More

    Are you a high school student residing in the American west or U.S. territories whose Governors participate in the bipartisan Western Governors’ Association (WGA)? More…Show More

    Are you a high school student residing in the American west or U.S. territories whose Governors participate in the bipartisan Western Governors’ Association (WGA)? More importantly, do you love where you live and have a passion for art? If so, you might consider applying for the Celebrate the West Contest! Each year, the scholarship awards between $200 and $1,500 to 23 lucky students who create a piece of artwork that most thoughtfully reflects an insight about the West or the applicant’s relation to the West. In order to apply, you simply need to email a digital copy of your artwork and your entry form to [email protected]. If you’re passionate about art and have some insights about where you live, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $1,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Students
    Get Started

    Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship

    Offered by The Alaska Community Foundation

    Multiple awards worth up to $2,500
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by The Alaska Community Foundation

    Will you be enrolled full-time in a BSN or RN degree program by the beginning of the next academic session or semester and are willing…Show More

    Will you be enrolled full-time in a BSN or RN degree program by the beginning of the next academic session or semester and are willing…Show More

    Will you be enrolled full-time in a BSN or RN degree program by the beginning of the next academic session or semester and are willing to commit to a 1-year service obligation to practice nursing in a small community in Alaska? If so, consider applying for the David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship! Each year, the fellowship awards up to $2,500 each to current or incoming nursing students who agree to work for one year in Southeast Alaska following their graduation from their nursing program. The fellowship honors the memory of David Knox, who moved to Alaska in 1973 to pursue a career in surgical nursing after serving in the Army as a surgical technician in Vietnam. If you'd like to continue David's legacy of nursing in Alaska, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $2,500
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Dr. John Halligan Scholarship Fund

    Offered by The Alaska Community Foundation

    1 award worth $2,500
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by The Alaska Community Foundation

    Are you a college-bound, high school senior from Alaska who is planning to enroll full-time at a University of Alaska campus to pursue an undergraduate…Show More

    Are you a college-bound, high school senior from Alaska who is planning to enroll full-time at a University of Alaska campus to pursue an undergraduate…Show More

    Are you a college-bound, high school senior from Alaska who is planning to enroll full-time at a University of Alaska campus to pursue an undergraduate degree in the health sciences? If so, consider applying for the Dr. John Halligan Scholarship Fund! Each year, the scholarship awards $2,500 to one incoming undergraduate, health sciences student from Alaska who will be attending a University of Alaska campus. This scholarship was named in honor of Dr. John Halligan, who, after retiring from the military, fulfilled a decades-long dream and moved to Alaska to become the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Providence Alaska Medical Center. He has since expanded state-of-the-art cancer care in Alaska by opening Radiation Oncology Clinics in Soldotna, Juneau, and the MatSu Valley so Alaskans could receive care closer to their homes. If you wish to honor Dr. Halligan's amazing legacy of healthcare in Alaska, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $2,500
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Aug 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Aug 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    JJ Klein Scholarship Fund

    Offered by The Alaska Community Foundation

    2 awards worth up to $10,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen

    Offered by The Alaska Community Foundation

    Are you a college-bound, high school senior from Alaska or an undergraduate student from Alaska who is currently in the first year of your post-secondary…Show More

    Are you a college-bound, high school senior from Alaska or an undergraduate student from Alaska who is currently in the first year of your post-secondary…Show More

    Are you a college-bound, high school senior from Alaska or an undergraduate student from Alaska who is currently in the first year of your post-secondary education? If so, consider applying for the JJ Klein Scholarship Fund! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $10,000 to two current or incoming undergraduate students from Alaska who hold a GPA between 2.0 and 3.2. This scholarship was established by Joyce and Jerry Klein, a couple who resided in Alaska for over 40 years and wish to leave a positive mark on their beloved state. If you wish to honor the Klein's legacies and are an Alaskan student currently or planning to pursue your post-secondary education, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    2 awards worth up to $10,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen
    Get Started

    Liam Hood Scholarship Fund

    Offered by The Alaska Community Foundation

    1 award worth $5,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by The Alaska Community Foundation

    Are you a graduating high school senior from Alaska who is planning to pursue a four-year degree and has a demonstrated interest in music or…Show More

    Are you a graduating high school senior from Alaska who is planning to pursue a four-year degree and has a demonstrated interest in music or…Show More

    Are you a graduating high school senior from Alaska who is planning to pursue a four-year degree and has a demonstrated interest in music or art? If so, consider applying for the Liam Hood Scholarship Fund! Each year, the scholarship awards $5,000 to one incoming undergraduate student from Alaska who has been involved in music or art either through a high school course or an extracurricular activity. This scholarship was established in honor of Liam Hood, a "playful, curious, and creative boy who loved the outdoors, was eager to learn and experience new things," and had a passion for all things nature and art-related. If you have an interest in music or art just like Liam and are an Alaskan high school senior planning to pursue a post-secondary education, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $5,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students & College Underclassmen

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students & College Underclassmen
    Apply

    Lucile Hope Special Education Scholarship

    Offered by The Alaska Community Foundation

    1 award worth up to $2,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College Upperclassmen

    Offered by The Alaska Community Foundation

    Are you a rising college upperclassman who will be enrolled in a K-12 special education-related major for the upcoming academic year? Further, have you graduated…Show More

    Are you a rising college upperclassman who will be enrolled in a K-12 special education-related major for the upcoming academic year? Further, have you graduated…Show More

    Are you a rising college upperclassman who will be enrolled in a K-12 special education-related major for the upcoming academic year? Further, have you graduated from an Alaskan high school or home school program? If so, consider applying for the Lucile Hope Special Education Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $2,000 to one rising college junior or senior from Alaska who is pursuing a degree related to special education and is enrolled full-time in their program. Preference will be given to residents of Matanuska-Susitna Valley, but students from anywhere in Alaska may apply. This scholarship was established in honor of Lucy Hope upon her retirement from the Mat-Su School District where she taught special education for many years and guided the administration of the special education program. If you wish to honor Lucy's legacy and are an Alaskan student currently pursuing a special education degree, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth up to $2,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College Upperclassmen
    Get Started
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    How to win Alaska scholarships 

    Alaska is one of the most unique states in the United States, so it’s no wonder you are a curious student seeking Alaska scholarships!. From its snow capped mountains to its pristine wilderness and wildlife, there’s always a breathtaking view in Alaska! In order to win Alaska scholarships, you should highlight these unique and amazing aspects of Alaska in your scholarship application while simultaneously connecting with your own unique interests and passions! 

    Maybe you grew up in Alaska, hiking and spending time in the outdoors surrounded by mountains and incredible animals. Therefore, it’s not surprising that you want to pursue a career as a park ranger, veterinarian, or something in a related field. So make it known that the majesty of Alaska inspired your future career and passion! Doing so will allow you to be a well-rounded candidate for Alaska scholarships. Alaska scholarship grantors are looking for students who will help better their state by receiving an education in Alaska! So, be sure to detail how much Alaska means to you! 

    Writing resources for writing Alaska scholarship essays

    Many Alaska scholarships may have you write an essay about yourself. These scholarship essays can vary in length from 250 words up to 500 words. Therefore, make a point to read over our Scholarships360 ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships to ensure you are well prepared to not only reply to these Alaska scholarships but also win them! Additionally, check out our guides on how to start a scholarship essay and how to end a scholarship essay to ensure your Alaska scholarship application is flawless. 

    Alaska student debt snapshot

    According to the Department of Education, in total, Alaska residents owe $2.3 billion in federal student loan debt. Student borrowers owe an average of $34,024 each (those numbers do not include private loans). Around 49.4% of loan borrowers are under the age of 35. As you are starting your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow students to take fewer loans. Make sure that you apply to as many scholarships as you qualify for!

    Keep on reading to learn more about top scholarships in Alaska, as well as merit scholarships from colleges in Alaska!

    Merit scholarships at Alaska colleges and universities 

    University of Alaska Fairbanks

    • Eligibility: University of Alaska Fairbanks incoming freshmen with a 3.0+ GPA and have previous academic success 
    • Amount: $1,000 up to $5,000 
    • Deadline: Admission of University of Alaska Fairbanks 

    Alaska Pacific University

    • Eligibility: First year students who have a strong cumulative unweighted GPA
    • Amount: $1,500 up to $7,000 
    • Deadline: Admission to Alaska Pacific University

    University of Alaska Anchorage

    • Eligibility: Be an Alaskan high school senior in the top 15% of your graduating class and not qualify for the UA Scholars award. Enroll full-time. Submit FAFSA annually.
    • Amount: $500 up to full tuition
    • Deadline: May 1

    Iḷisaġvik College

    • Eligibility: Iḷisaġvik College scholarships are supported by American Indian College Fund. Must be a Native American U.S. citizen and a member or descendant of a state or federally recognized tribe. Have a 2.0+ GPA. Enroll full-time
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: Admission to Ilisagvik College

    Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity

    In-state tuition allows residents of a state to receive cheaper tuition for a college or university in their state. Additionally, many universities and colleges reserve scholarships and financial aid for in-state students, which helps reduce the cost of attending college for those who live there.

    Here is a well-known Alaska university and it’s in-state vs out-of-state tuition cost:

    University of Alaska

    • In-state tuition: $6,500
    • Out-of-state tuition: $22,000

    How do you get in-state tuition? 

    Earning in-state tuition for Alaska is tough as it requires students to establish a 2 year domicile in Alaska. In order to establish domicile in Alaska you will need to provide proof of some of the following:

    • Lease or rental agreement in Alaska
    • Proof of purchasing a home
    • Employment proof
    • An Alaska driver’s license or ID
    • Alaska vehicle registration
    • Voter registration in Alaska

    Does Alaska offer tuition reciprocity? 

    Yes, Alaska is a member of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) which is a limited regional tuition reciprocity agreement among select Western states. The WUE provides low-cost opportunities for Alaska students to study outside Alaska while maintaining all the benefits of Alaska residency. Accepted WUE students pay a reduced tuition fee of 15-% of resident tuition and participating 2-4 year college programs outside of Alaska. 

    Alaska scholarship spotlight

    David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship

    • Eligibility: Nursing students with a minimum college GPA of 3.0 who agree to practice as a nurse/RN in a small Alaskan community for a minimum of one year
    • Amount: $2,500
    • Deadline: Mid-March

    Dr. John Halligan Scholarship Fund

    • Eligibility: Alaskan high school seniors or recent graduates with plans to pursue an undergraduate degree in the health sciences to pursue a medical career at a University of Alaska campus 
    • Amount: $2,500
    • Deadline: March 15

    JJ Klein Scholarship Fund

    • Eligibility: Alaskan high school seniors or recent graduates who have a GPA between 2.0 and 3.2 and plan on attending an institute of higher education or vocational school
    • Amount: Up to $10,000
    • Deadline: March 3

    Liam Hood Scholarship Fund

    • Eligibility: Alaska residents who are graduating high school seniors with a 3.0+GPA and have been involved in music or art
    • Amount: $5,000
    • Deadline: March 15

    Lucile Hope Special Education Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Alaska residents enrolled in a K-12 special education program at an accredited college or university. Must have completed at least sophomore year. Preference for Matanuska-Susitna Valley residents
    • Amount: $2,000
    • Deadline: March 15

    Scott Fibranz Memorial Baseball & Softball Scholarship Fund

    • Eligibility: Students entering or enrolled in college or trade school who have participated in an Alaskan high school baseball or softball program during the semester immediately prior high school graduation
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Deadline: March 15

    Sven & Lorraine Eriksson Alaska Fund

    • Eligibility: Enroll full-time at the University of Alaska studying electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, or music. Incoming freshmen must have a 2.5+ GPA
    • Amount: Up to $10,000
    • Deadline: March 15

    The Ron and Terri Davis Trades Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Kenai Peninsula natives between the ages of 17-25 attending a trade school or associate program in Alaska. Applicants must have a 2.0+ GPA and demonstrate financial need
    • Amount: $4,000
    • Deadline: March 15

    THS Patricia Roppel Memorial Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students with a 2.9+ GPA who are studying the history of Alaska at an accredited college
    • Amount: $5,000
    • Deadline: March 15

    Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Students in their second, third or fourth year of an AOA approved college of osteopathic medicine with plans to practice medicine in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington
    • Amount: $10,000
    • Opens: Varies

    UA Scholars Award

    • Eligibility: Alaska high school students in the top 10% of their class who plan on attending any University of Alaska campus
    • Amount: $12,000
    • Deadline: May 1

    MGMA Western Section Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Residents of 13 states, including Alaska, who are members of MGMA and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program relevant to medical practice management.
    • Amount: $2,500
    • Deadline: End of May

    Alaska Performance Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Alaska high school graduates with a 2.5+ high school GPA, 21+ ACT, 1060+ SAT with plans to attend any participating college or university in Alaska
    • Amount: $4,755, $3,566, or $2,378
    • Deadline: End of June 

    Additional Alaska resources

    Alaska Education Grant

    The AEG program provides need-based financial assistance to eligible students attending qualifying postsecondary educational institutions in Alaska. Grant awards typically range from $500 to $4,000 per academic year. Award amounts vary based on financial need, date of FAFSA filing, and enrollment level.

    FAFSA Guide

    On October 1st of every year, the FAFSA opens nationwide. Students in Alaska should apply for the FAFSA ASAP because the Alaska Education Grant funds are available until depleted. Also, Alaska Performance Scholarships are also only available until depleted. To receive priority consideration, you will need to submit your application by June 30 of each year.

    Frequently asked questions about Alaska scholarships

    How do I apply for the Alaska Performance Scholarship?

    Graduates of Alaska high schools who complete the FAFSA are automatically considered for the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS). For each year that you apply for APS, complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, but no later than June 30 of each year.

    What is the highest paying Alaska scholarship?

    The UA Scholars Award is one of the highest paying scholarships offered to students attending college in Alaska. Students awarded the scholarship receive $1,500 every semester they attend a University of Alaska campus. The UA Scholars Award amounts to $12,000 total, which can go a long way towards covering the cost of a college education in Alaska. 

    Do I need to be a Alaska resident to receive Alaska scholarships?

    While many Alaska scholarships  require applicants to be residents, there are scholarships open to non-Alaska residents. Start your Alaska scholarship search early on!

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