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    THS Patricia Roppel Memorial Scholarship

    Offered by The Alaska Community Foundation

    Lisa Freedland Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 2, 2024
    1 award worth

    $5,000

    Grade level

    College & Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a current undergraduate or graduate student who is either enrolled or intends to enroll in an accredited college and major in the history of Alaska? If so, you may be eligible for the THS Patricia Roppel Memorial Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $5,000 to one (1) eligible student who is pursuing Alaskan studies at a university in Alaska. Preference will be given to (1) those specializing in Southeast Alaska history or the history of mining, fisheries, or timber in Alaska and (2) to those with a GPA of 2.9 or higher, however, neither is required to apply. This scholarship was established in memory of Patricia “Pat” Roppel, an author, historian, and Alaskan, whose numerous published works about Southeastern Alaska spanned various topics ranging from business to salmon hatcheries in the area. If you’d like to honor Pat’s legacy and have a passion for Alaskan history yourself, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About The Alaska Community Foundation

    The Alaska Community Foundation connects people who care to the causes that make a difference and matter most to them. They encourage and nurture philanthropy through building and managing permanent endowments, convening stakeholders, working with partners to strengthen Alaskan communities, and providing donors with flexible giving options that are strategic to their philanthropic objectives. Their mission is to "Inspire the spirit of giving and connecting people, organizations, and causes to strengthen Alaska’s communities now and forever."

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    College & Graduate Students

    Minimum GPA

    2.9

    Academic Interest

    History

    State

    Alaska

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must be majoring in the history of Alaska.

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    Essay

    Proof of enrollment

    Academic transcript

    Resume or CV

    Two letters of recommendation

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