Financial Aid and ScholarshipsIf 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 make an appointment in the College and Career Center. If we do not know the answer to one of your questions, we will put you in touch with someone who does. Check out the Scholarship and Financial Aid page.Start searching now!
- Free SAT/ACT Prep Courses: Register Here
- Reviews.com: The Best Scholarship Search Platforms
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Did you know that you can use your APS scholarship at not only Alaska colleges but also Alaska Career Technical Training Centers as well? Click on the following link to explore the 42 OPTIONS: https://acpe.alaska.
gov/Portals/3/APS/Pubs/ Approved-Institutions-and- Programs_08-27-20.pdf
BlueStar Scholarship - Available to HS Senior active or military dependants - June 1, 2022.
WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship - $500 Eligibility: Students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Deadline Varies
CTE Scholarships and Student Opportunities: HERE
Application deadlines may change; see scholarship websites for specific information.
**DISCLAIMER**Listed below are scholarship links that can be found online. It is your job to find additional scholarships. APPLY for these scholarships by their deadlines and be proactive about your post-secondary education. The dates below generally remain consistent. The dates will be updated once the information is received.- Scholarship Organization & Application Resources -Scholarships - START HERE - online resourcesFast Web - Let Fast Web do the work for you! Fill in information about yourself and it will sort scholarships for you!Scholarships.com - Let Scholarships.com do the work for you, too! It will sort scholarships that you're eligible for!Going Merry - Apply directly to multiple scholarships, forms are autofilled (meaning you will not have to fill out your information more than once!)Unigo Scholarships (College Scholarship Directory - 3.6 Million college scholarships worth over $14 Billion)
- Doyon Foundation Scholarships - Deadlines vary
- Horatio Alger Association- $25,000 demonstrate critical financial need. GPA minimum of 2.0 available December-March
- CTE Contests- FNSBSD- Multiple Opportunities
- Edison Scholars Program- Application Period Opens OCT 2021
- George D. Andrews Engineering Scholarship- Deadlines Vary
- Military Student Scholarships
- Nursing Students
Here are a few recommended scholarship apps to download to your smartphone:UAF Students:NEW - Nanook Pledge - $1,000 - $10,000Scholarship Resume Writing
Scholarship Application ResourcesHow to Choose a Major - written by ZetyFinancial Aid LinksAlaska Performance Scholarship
Federal Pell Grant Program
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program
Federal Work Study Program
Western Interstate Commission for Higher EducationLetter of 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. You can access the form here bit.ly/letterofreclhs or print the form from the main menu by selecting the Letter of Recommendation Request Form, completed by hand, then return the completed form to the counseling office.By clicking the bit.ly link above, it will force you to make a copy of the document. From there, you’ll want to share the form with whomever you’re requesting a letter of recommendation from. It’s important to give the recommender at least two weeks to complete your letter of recommendation. When filling out the letter of recommendation form, make sure to fill out all sections of the form. Boast yourself a little bit. What do you want your recommender to know about you? They may know you academically, but what do you do outside of school that will make the letter of recommendation a “stand out” one? ONCE YOU HAVE MADE A COPY OF THIS FORM, access the form through your drive. Do not make a new copy every time you need a letter of rec!
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)Not sure what FAFSA is? Here's a quick video that gives a great overview!
The application for seniors graduating in 2022 opens on October 1, 2021.
A 2021 tax return may be used rather than needing to wait until 2022 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 FAFSA application Not sure why you should fill this out? Here are a few great reasons:
1) This document is one of the criteria 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 universities. This important document can help students receive funding for other post-secondary institutions that receive Title IV funding.Alaska Performance Scholarship
The Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) program is now in place. High School graduates from the Class of 2022 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 will change over the next three years. These requirements become more rigorous and detailed. Therefore, it is best to check the website https://acpe.alaska.gov for new updates. This website has been designed to help students prepare and increase their opportunities for this new scholarship program. For the graduating class of 2022-2025, the APS Testing Requirements have been waived.
Native American Student Resources
Bureau of Indian Education
Information On Tuition Waivers for Native American Students
Tanana Chiefs Conference Native American Scholarship ListFNA - Native America Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP)
Native American Tools for Success