Scholarship Opportunities and Financial Aid Information
General Financial Aid Information:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Completing the FAFSA is the first step towards getting federal aid for college, career school, or graduate school. Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and quick, and gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school. To get started, open the FAFSA Online Application.
For additional support with completing the FAFSA open the FAFSA Help Resource
General Scholarship Websites:
FastWeb is an online scholarship matching and college search service. Open FASTWEB.
Important Scholarship Programs:
Arctic Education Foundation (AEF): "The AEF was established in 1977 as a non-profit foundation committed to providing support to eligible students pursuing either a degree or certification. The goal of the Foundation is an educated, trained, Iñupiat professional workforce ready to take on any job, especially those jobs requiring professionals within the North Slope region. All applicants who meet eligibility requirements and show a financial need are funded." For more information view http://www.arcticed.com or Download Arctic Education Foundation Information. Deadlines: December 1; March 1; May 1.
The UA Scholars Program: "The purpose of the UA Scholars Program is to provide an incentive for Alaska's middle and high school students to achieve academic excellence, to nourish efforts of schools to provide high quality education, and to encourage the top high school graduates from every community in Alaska to attend the University of Alaska." To learn more about this program open UA Scholars Information. Deadline: May 1, 2018
This program is for Barrow residents. Eligibility:Students who are enrolled with the Native Village of Barrow; Students who are part of a Federally recognized tribe. Open NVB Scholarship web page. Download program information. Download the application. Deadlines: December 15; May 15; August 15.
2018 Scholarship Opportunities:
Alaska Community Foundation Scholarships Download a list of scholarships pertinent to NSBSD students.
ASTAC Scholarship ASTAC annually awards two $1,000 scholarships to two resident senior high school students from our serving territory. The most qualified and deserving applicants will receive the scholarships with a restriction that only one scholarship can be available to a Barrow student and enable all of the remaining students on the North Slope to be awarded at least one of the available scholarships. Application not yet available. Deadline usually in April.
Barrow Utilities and Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BUECI) has two (2) $1,000 scholarships available! Application not yet available. Deadline usually in April.
Better Business Bureau Foundation: BBB Student of Integrity Scholarships. Applications available in the Fall.
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program: Information and application will be available in January. Deadline usually end of February.
Denali Federal Credit Union Scholarship Program2016: Eligibility requirements: Must be a primary member on an account at Denali Federal Credit Union; 2016 graduating senior, GPA of 2.25 or above). Two $5,000 scholarships are awarded. Information and application will be posted winter 2017/18.
The Association of Alaska School Boards Annual Scholarship Award Competition. The June Nelson Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of the late June Nelson, longtime school board member from Kotzebue. AASB will award graduating seniors a $1,200 scholarship to apply toward their post-secondary education. The scholarship may be applied toward the student’s choice of a business, trade, or a college institution. 2018 Application not yet available. Deadline usually end of March.
Eligibility Criteria:Child dependent of a full-time Hilcorp employee, excluding senior level managers and senior professional levels and above, with a minimum of 1 year of employment service with Hilcorp Energy Company or one of its affiliates, Hilcorp Alaska LLC, Harvest Pipeline Company or Hilcorp Ventures Inc.
Graduating high school senior
Minimum GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for initial application; 2.5 for renewal
Must attend a university or community college in the United States