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Applying for federal grants begins with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must be admitted to a degree or certificate program at the university in order to qualify for Federal and State programs. Completing the FAFSA early and online is recommended, because several University of Alaska scholarship programs have a Feb. 15 deadline. If you are unable to file by February, please try to make the secondary recommended deadline of June 30, as several of the State of AK grant programs begin applicant selection by this date. You may still file a FAFSA for the academic year, even if you miss both the primary and secondary selection dates.
Note that the UAA/KPC Federal School Code is 011462. This code will identify Kenai Peninsula College, as a campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage, for all U.S. Department of Education and State of Alaska financial aid programs.
The following Alaska grant programs do not have a formal application to file, however each has specific criteria in order to be considered an eligible candidate. Click each program link for details.
P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.
P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization), one of the pioneer societies for women, was founded on Jan. 21, 1869, by seven students at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Originally a small campus friendship society, P.E.O. soon blossomed to include women off campus.
Today, P.E.O. has grown from that tiny membership of seven to almost a quarter of a million members in chapters in the United States and Canada. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is passionate about its mission: promoting educational opportunities for women. Our sisterhood proudly makes a difference in women's lives with six philanthropies that include ownership of a two-year women's college, Cottey College, and five programs that provide higher educational assistance:
The P.E.O. Sisterhood PCE is a grant program providing financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families. They must demonstrate a need for financial assistance with their educational expenses to improve their marketable skills for employment. The grant is not intended to be used in covering the cost of prerequisite courses which may be necessary for securing admission to an educational program nor by those needing further education, beyond the current program, to gain employment. Grants may be awarded for academic or technical courses. Please visit the provided link for full policy guidelines and applications.
Website/Application Link: PEO International Organization