FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
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 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 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.
Transition from High School to FAFSA Chapters
5 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 will change over the next three years. These requirements have 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.
SMARTPHONE SCHOLARSHIPS APP DOWNLOADS
Scholarships for military connected students click here! Several scholarships are available with various due dates
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
Scholarship and Financial Aid Links (Nationally Offered)
Alaska Performance Scholarship
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program
FNSBSD Another great page is our Student Opportunities page
Ultimate Scholarship Guide: What you Need to Know
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Scholarship Search Discover
thewashboard.org: Online Tool for Pacific Region Scholarships
QuestBridge National College Match - For more information click HERE
Additionally, Scholarship and Contest it is a great resource for a variety of scholarships.
Scholarship from Discover!
DISCOVER Award Letter
DISCOVER Scholarship Flyer
EDUMED - Financial Assistance for Medical Support Students
U*aspire - A college degree changes everything, Scholarship support.
Class of 2023 Scholarships by Months
Fairbanks Retired Teachers' Association- Four $1500 awards- Graduating from FNSBSD
Beauty & Wellness Professionals Scholarship- $2500- Cosmetology & more!
Bettye Davis Memorial Scholarship- $1000- Women of color and/or from a minority community pursuing social work
2023 Dream to Fly- Alaska resident with a dream to fly as a professional pilot
True North Credit Union- 4 awards in the amount of $2500- GPA 3.00-3.75
GVEA- $3500-$16,000-Must be a GVEA customer and meet GPA requirements
Gary Martin Swim Scholarship- $1000- Applicant must have been involved in competitive swimming
Ducks Unlimited - $500-$10,000- Must be a Ducks Unlimited Member
GCI Scholarship- 50 scholarships awarded @ $2000 each
ADK Theta Chapter- $500-$1000- FNSBSD Senior
Fairbanks Emblem Club- $1000- Minimum GPA 2.0
AGC Scholarship Application-Up to $20,000- Students going into construction or accounting, insurance and bonding
Art Jess Scholarships-$4000-Alaska Native, Alaska resident, minimum GPA of 2.5
Harry H Hirshik- $1500- Pursuing automotive mechanics
JJ Klein Scholarship Fund- $10,000- GPA 2.0-3.2-Alaska resident
Kathryn E and John P Doyle Scholarship- $5000- Female studying science related degree at a UA school
Donald DeWitt Scholarship- $2500- Student in the FNSBSD with a GPA 2.75-3.5
Liam Hook Memorial Scholarship- $3000- Alaska resident, minimum GPA 3.0
Chef Cotter- $1000- Alaska senior pursuing a career in culinary arts
2023 Student Scholarship - a large variety of scholarship opportunities
Alaska Association of School Business Officials (ALASBO) McClain J. "Mack" Easton Memorial Scholarship
Horatio Alger Scholarship - for $10,000 and 25,000 for Alaska high school juniors
Memorial Migrant Scholarship - Albert Lee Wright, Jr. $3000
Ak Native Tribal Health Consortium - $5000 Scholarship
Credit Union One- Amount TBA- Be a member of Credit Union One
Tanana Lodge #3 - $1000 -Science and Technology degree programs
American Legion of Alaska- Several Scholarships due at various times
Sven and Lorraine Eriksson Alaska Scholarship- $10,000- Must plan on attending a UA school in engineering or music
David E Knox Memorial Nursing Scholarship- $2500- Must commit to 1 year to practice nursing in a small Alaska Community
Fairbanks Principal Association Scholarship- $1000- GPA minimum 3.5
Frank Belts Scholarship- $500- Parents are members of a local union
Scholarship America- $5000- First 500 applications will be accepted.
Nursing Corps Scholarship-Amount is needed base
Airport Operations Council Scholarship - $2000 - for a student working towards an Alaskan career in aviation Application.
Hank Nikkels Scholarship- $5000- Alaska resident studying engineering
IBEW Scholarship- $2000- Alaska resident who intends to work in the electric industry