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
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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)Federal Pell Grant Program
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program
Federal Work Study ProgramScholarship Search DiscoverQuest Bridge National College Match - For more information click HEREAdditionally, http://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships is a great resource for a variety of scholarships.
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Scholarship from Discover!
AK CSA Scholarships can be applied for here!
EDUMED - Financial Assistance for Medical Support Students
NEW - Nanook Pledge - $1,000 - $10,000
February (always check back for more)
Bold.org - is awarding $1,000 in scholarship funding to high school students
who have had unique experiences shift their perspectives on life. Due 02/01/21
2020 SWE Greatland Section Scholarship- One $2000 & two $1500- Female pursuing engineering- 2/10/2021
Marathon Petroleum Scholars Program- Children of Marathon Petroleum Company, formerly known as Flint Hills- 2/12/2021
UA (UAF, UAA, UAS) Scholarships- $500-$8000-2/15/2021
Interior Designers Scholarship- $1000 - Alaska resident pursuing interior design- TBA
John Kelly Scholarship - up to $1,000 - Application can be found here: 2021 John Kelly Scholarship
March (always check back for more)
True North Credit Union -4 awards in the amount of $2500- GPA 3.00-3.75- 3/8/2021
Beauty & Wellness Professionals Scholarship- $2500- Cosmetology & more!- Due 3/1/2021
Atshhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship - $5000 Due 03/01/21
True North Credit Union- 4 awards in the amount of $2500- GPA 3.00-3.75- 3/8/2021
GVEA- $3500-$16,000-Must be a GVEA customer and meet GPA requirements- 3/2/2021
Fairbanks Emblem Club- $1000- Minimum GPA 2.0- TBA
Zeta Chapter of ADK- $500-Must have a parent, grandparent or guardian who is a member of ESSA, FPA or FEA- Due 3/1/2021
Ducks Unlimited- $500-$10,000- Must be a Ducks Unlimited Member- Due 3/1/2021
Fairbanks Retired Teachers' Association- Four $1500 awards- Graduating from FNSBSD- 3/15/2021
The GCI Scholarship- 50 scholarships awarded @ $2000 each- Seeking degree in STEM, GPA 2.8-3.5 Due 3/18/2021
Kids Voting-$500- Graduating student from FNSBSD- 3/15/2021
June Nelson Scholarship- $1500- Graduating senior- Due 3/8/2021
ADK Gamma Chapter-$750-Parent is or has been in education- 3/31/2021
Theta Chapter Scholarships - $500 - $1,000 Due 03/25/21
John Kelly Scholarship- $1000-Students attending UAF or CTC in specific degrees- Due TBA
ADK Theta Chapter- $500-$1000- FNSBSD Senior- Due TBA
AGC Scholarship-Up to $20,000- Students going into construction or accounting, insurance and bonding- Due 3/31/2021
Art Jess Scholarships-$4000-Alaska Native, Alaska resident, minimum GPA of 2.5- Due 3/31/2021
Harry H Hirshik- $1500- Pursuing automotive mechanics- Due 3/31/2021
JJ Klein Scholarship- $10,000- GPA 2.0-3.2-Alaska resident- Due 3/31/2021
Donald R DeWitt Scholarship- $2000- NOT in the top 10% and a student in the FNSBSD- Due 3/31/2021
Liam Hood Memorial Scholarship- $3000- Alaska resident, minimum GPA 3.0- Due 3/31/2021
Chef Cotter Scholarship- $1000- Alaska senior pursuing a career in culinary arts-Due 3/31/2021
Tim Akers Memorial Scholarship- $1000- Alaskan resident with minimum GPA 3.0 pursuing technology-Due 3/31/2021
Aviation Scholarship- Airport Operators Council is offering a $2000 - Due 03/31/2021
Ak State Associaition Emblem Club Scholarship - $1000 - Due 03/28/21
The Alaska Community Foundation - many to choose from $500 - $10,000
April (always check back for more)
Credit Union One- Amount TBA- Be a member of Credit Union One- Due 4/1/2021
Prime Mailbox Women in STEM Scholarship - $800 - Due 04/05/21
FPA Scholarships- $1000- GPA minimum 3.5- Due 04/09/21
Elizabeth Peratrovich Scholarship - $500 - Due 04/09/21
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship - $500 - Due 04/09/21
Bettye Davis Memorial Scholarship- $1000- Women of color and/or from a minority community pursuing social work- Due 4/8/2021
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- Due TBA
The Gary Martin Swim Scholarship- $1000- Applicant must have been involved in competitive swimming- Due 4/8/2021
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- Due TBA
Kathryn E and John P Doyle Scholarship- $5000- Female studying science related degree at a UA school- Due TBA
Sven and Lorraine Eriksson Alaska Scholarship- $10,000- Must plan on attending at a UA school in engineering or music- Due TBA
David E Knox Memorial Nursing Scholarship- $2500- Must commit to 1 year to practice nursing in a small Alaska Community- Due 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.
2020 Nursing Corps Scholarship-Amount is needs base- Due TBA
The Alaska Community Foundation - many to choose from $500 - $10,000
May (always check back for more)
June (always check back for more)
The Little Bundle Superdad Scholarship - $1000 or $2000 in scholarship - Deadlind: June 30, 2021
July (always check back for more)
WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship - $500 Eligibility: Students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Deadline: 7/1/2021High 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.
Recommendation Request Sheet
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.
Transition from High School to FAFSA Chapters5 Things You Need to Know about FAFSA
Alaska Performance Scholarship
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.
Native American Student Resources
Bureau of Indian Education Grant & Scholarship Information
Information On Tuition Waivers for Native American Students
Native American Scholarships.pdf
Tanana Chiefs Conference Native American Scholarship List
Native American Tools for Success