Financial Aid and Scholarships
If you have any questions about grants, scholarships, student loans, the FAFSA, military tuition assistance, work-study or anything else related to paying for education beyond high school, if we do not know the answer to one of your questions we will put you in touch with someone who does.
Seniors only join the West Valley High School Local Scholarship email group,
simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request;
please include your full name and grade
BE PROACTIVE ABOUT YOUR POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION
West Valley High School Code is 020028
The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest - The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all high school students (9th through 12th grades) interested in the American Revolution to participate in the George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest. The contest is open to all students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools in that same grade range.
POSSIBLE SMARTPHONE SCHOLARSHIPS APP DOWNLOADS
Scholarship and Financial Aid Links (Nationally Offered)
Scholarship Search Discover
QuestBridge National College Match - For more information click HERE
Additionally, http://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships is a great resource for a variety of scholarships.
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AK CSA Scholarships can be applied for here!
EDUMED - Financial Assistance for Medical Support Students
October (always check back for more)
Running Club North (RCN) announces the 2021 scholarship program.
RCN is offering two $1000 scholarships to 2022 high school graduates.
Applicants must submit all of the following materials to email@example.com:
- Completed application form
- Personal essay, 500-1000 words
- Acceptance letter from institute of higher learning
- Two letters of recommendation, including one letter from running coach
For complete eligibility requirements and application details please see the Scholarship Rules & Eligibility. All application materials are due October 29, 2021.
NEW - Nanook Pledge-
Quest Bridge- Full four year scholarships to top schools for academically outstanding seniors/low income. APPLY ASAP
Horatio Alger Association- $25,000- Demonstrate critical financial need, GPA minimum of 2.0 Available Dec 2021-Mar 2022
SHC Youth Leadership and Scholarship- Youth that have experienced homelessness. $2000 Due 10/15/2021
Heisman High School Scholarship- Senior athletes with a minimum GPA of 3.0 Due 10/19/2021
Running Club North Scholarship- 2022 senior who is a member of a running program/team $1000 Due 10/29/2021
VFW Voice of Democracy- $30,000- 9th-12th grade students. Turn in recorded speech to Chief Spilinek in ROTC Due 10/31/2021
Alaska Air Carriers- $1000-$5000-Students pursuing aviation, Due 12/1/21
Forest Jones Memorial- TBA- Students interested in Alaska aviation- 12/1/21
Jim Snead Memorial-TBA-Students interested in Alaska aviation- 12/1/21
Unigo $10K- $10,000 All high school seniors Due 12/31/2021
GE- Reagan Foundation- Up to $40,000- Student leaders with a minimum GPA of 3.0 1/6/22
Alaska Engineering Education Scholarship-$500-$4000- Engineering students, Due TBA
Red Boucher- $1000- Students going into a technology related career- 1/20/22
FAC Theta Sorority-Book scholarship- Due TBA
Scholarships for military connected students click here! Several scholarships are available with various due dates
February Scholarships: (check back for more)
2020 SWE Greatland Section Scholarship- One $2000 & two $1500- Female pursuing engineering- 2/10/21
Marathon Petroleum Scholars Program- Children of Marathon Petroleum Company, formerly known as Flint Hills- TBA
UA (UAF, UAA, UAS) Scholarships- $500-$8000-TBA
John Kelly Scholarship- $1000-Students attending UAF or CTC in specific degrees- TBA
March Scholarships: (check back for more)
Beauty & Wellness Professionals Scholarship- $2500- Cosmetology & more!- Due TBA
True North Credit Union- 4 awards in the amount of $2500- GPA 3.00-3.75- TBA
GVEA- $3500-$16,000-Must be a GVEA customer and meet GPA requirements- TBA
Ducks Unlimited- $500-$10,000- Must be a Ducks Unlimited Member- Due TBA
Fairbanks Retired Teachers' Association- Four $1500 awards- Graduating from FNSBSD- TBA
The GCI Scholarship- 50 scholarships awarded @ $2000 each- Seeking degree in STEM, GPA 2.8-3.5 Due TBA
Kids Voting-$500- Graduating student from FNSBSD- TBA
June Nelson Scholarship- $1500- Graduating senior- Due TBA
ADK Gamma Chapter-$750-Parent is or has been in education- TBA
ADK Theta Chapter- $500-$1000- FNSBSD Senior- Due TBA
Fairbanks Emblem Club- $1000- Minimum GPA 2.0-TBA
AGC Scholarship-Up to $20,000- Students going into construction or accounting, insurance and bonding- Due TBA
Art Jess Scholarships-$4000-Alaska Native, Alaska resident, minimum GPA of 2.5- Due TBA
Harry H Hirshik- $1500- Pursuing automotive mechanics- Due TBA
JJ Klein Scholarship- $10,000- GPA 2.0-3.2-Alaska resident- Due TBA
Donald R DeWitt Scholarship- $2500- Student in the FNSBSD with a GPA 2.75-3.5 - Due TBA
Liam Hood Memorial Scholarship- $3000- Alaska resident, minimum GPA 3.0- Due TBA
Chef Cotter Scholarship- $1000- Alaska senior pursuing a career in culinary arts-Due TBA
Tim Akers Memorial Scholarship- $1000- Alaskan resident with minimum GPA 3.0 pursuing technology-Due TBA
Credit Union One- Amount TBA- Be a member of Credit Union One- Due TBA
Bettye Davis Memorial Scholarship- $1000- Women of color and/or from a minority community pursuing social work- Due TBA
The American Legion of Alaska- Several Scholarships due at various times
2020 Dream to Fly- Alaska resident with a dream to fly as a professional pilot- TBA
The Gary Martin Swim Scholarship- $1000- Applicant must have been involved in competitive swimming- Due TBA
Scott Fibranz Memorial Baseball Scholarship- $1000- Participant in either baseball or softball- Due TBA
Dr John Halligan Scholarship- $2500- Must plan on attending a UA school pursuing health sciences- TBA
Kathryn E and John P Doyle Scholarship- $5000- Female studying science related degree at a UA school- TBA
Sven and Lorraine Eriksson Alaska Scholarship- $10,000- Must plan on attending at a UA school in engineering or music- TBA
David E Knox Memorial Nursing Scholarship- $2500- Must commit to 1 year to practice nursing in a small Alaska Community- TBA
Fairbanks Principal Association Scholarship- $1000- GPA minimum 3.5- TBA
Frank Belts Scholarship- $500- Parents are members of a local union- Due TBA
Quota International-Amount TBA- Due TBA
The KIA Great Unknows Scholarship- $5000- First 500 applications will be accpepted.
PTSA Scholarship- $250- Must be a current NPHS PTSA member. TBA
2020 Nursing Corps Scholarship-Amount is needs base- OPEN
North Pole Rotary- $5000- Be a graduating senior attending a high school in North Pole with a minimum GPA of 2.5- TBA
NAACP Scholarship- Four $500 scholarships- FNSBSD senior with minimum GPA of 2.0- Due TBA
MLK Scholarship- $1000-Graduating senior with GPA minimium of 2.0- Due TBA
LGBTQ Awareness- $500- Students who identify as part of the LGBTQ community- Due TBA
High School Recommendation Personal Data Form
This form is used to compile information which would be helpful for a person to have were they to write a letter of recommendation for a student. Students should fill this form out and give it to whomever they ask to write the letter for them. To save time students can fill in only the general area, then make copies and fill in the scholarship or school specific information at a later date.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Not sure what the FAFSA is? Here's a quick video that gives a great overview!
The application for seniors graduating in 2021 opens on October 1, 2021.
A 2020 tax return may be used rather than needing to wait until 2020 taxes are done. Ensure you register for your ID # on the website in advance, as it may take a few days for it to be processed.
This important document can be filled out online at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. Not sure why you should fill this out? Here are a few great reasons:
1) This document is one of the criterion for eligibility for the Alaska Performance Scholarship
2) This is the application that will qualify you or your student for State and Federal Funding
3) Many colleges and universities require this be filled out as a part of the application for their privately funded scholarships.
4) The FAFSA is not just for university. This important document can help students receive funding for other post-secondary institutions that receive Title IV funding.
The Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) program is now in place. High School graduates from the Class of 2021 that meet eligibility requirements will have opportunities to continue their education in Alaska through the APS program. This new scholarship program is an exciting opportunity for our students. Please note that the requirements for meeting the APS change over the next three years. These requirements become more rigorous and detailed, therefore it is best to check the website www.aps.alaska.gov for new updates. This website has been designed to help students prepare and increase their opportunities for this new scholarship program.
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