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    WHAT is the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS)?

    The Alaska Performance Scholarship provides an opportunity for Alaska high school students to earn a scholarship to help cover the cost of an Alaska postsecondary education. Alaska high school students who take a more rigorous curriculum, get good grades, and score well on college placement or work ready exams, can earn an Alaska Performance Scholarship to qualified Alaska colleges, universities, or vocational/technical programs.

    WHO can get the APS?

    Alaska residents who graduate from an Alaska high school (public, private, or home school), in 2011 or later and meet the qualifying requirements are eligible for an APS award.

    WHERE can the APS be used?

    The APS can be used at any participating college or university in Alaska, or for approved career and technical education programs in the state. Click here for more information on participating Alaska postsecondary institutions and eligibility requirements.  


    Where do I find other scholarships? 

    1.  Use online scholarship databases.   Click here to go to 12 best websites for finding scholarships.  
    2.  Go the website of the school you plan on attending and find their financial aid tab.   Each school has a list of scholarships they offer students.   
    3.  Go to FNSBSD's Scholarship page
    4. Check out the scholarship list at the bottom of this page.    Local scholarships are less competitive and while they may be smaller, they can add up fast!  

    Financial Aid Links:

    Federal Pell Grant Program
    Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program
    Federal Work Study Program
    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education


    Be prepared, build a scholarship porfolio.  
    Scholarship portfolio checklist.  
    Use this form when requesting letters of recommendation.


Scholarship List

Last Modified on May 22, 2019