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Scholarships

KPC Scholarships


KPC Talent Grant Scholarships and Administrative Scholarships

This fund will be used to assist individuals to engage in courses at the Kenai River Campus. All requests will be considered, however, due to limited funds, preference will be given to those with demonstrated financial need.

Application period is now closed. 


Other Scholarship Opportunities

Check out the KPC Financial Aid Forms page for current scholarship applications.

Financial Aid Forms Financial Aid Forms Page

Note: The following scholarships are offered outside of KPC. Please see the scholarship sponsor's website/documentation for more details.

Local Scholarships 

Title Dates Apply 

Kenaitze Indian Tribe 

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe has scholarship opportunities for Alaska Native and American Indian students. Currently have 9 different service offerings. 

Due June 1 for Fall Semester & December 1 for Spring Semester 

 Website

Calista Education and Culture Scholarship

Calista has offerings for Corporation Voting Shareholder or Descendant of an Original Shareholder.

Due June 1 for Fall Semester & December 1 for Spring Semester 

 Website

Homer Electric Association, Inc.

This scholarship is available for Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend eligible adults wishing to continue their education.

Due March 1, 2021

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Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

"Current College/Technical School" Scholarship is being offered in the amount of $1,000.00 to a permanent resident of the Kenai Peninsula Borough who is currently enrolled full-time.  Preference may be given to students continuing education with a major in business. Minimum 2.5 GPA

Due March 19, 2021 by 5:00 pm

Website

City of Soldotna Scholarships

The Mae Ciechanski Scholarship is available to legal Alaska residents with a 2.5 GPA minimum for students pursuing a four-year post-secondary education or a 2.0 GPA minimum for students in a vocational/technical school.

Due March 26, 2021 by 5:00 pm

Website

State Scholarships

Title Dates Apply

Alaska Community Foundation

Over 40 scholarships available for Alaskans!

The Alaska Community Foundation awards scholarships made possible by passionate community members who are committed to helping Alaskans pursue their educational dreams. The specific criteria, application requirements, and deadline varies by scholarship. Please review the guidelines for each scholarship to determine your eligibility before applying.

Deadlines Vary by fund.

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Alaska Government Finance Officers Association

For upper class college students who are preparing for a career in public finance.  Must be junior or senior level during the year the scholarship will be received.  GPA of 3.0 or higher. Must be an Alaska resident.
 

Website

American Legion 40/8

Must be full-time nursing student with financial need. Contact 907-242-1530 for deadline information.
 

Website

Bill Countryman Scholarship

Applicants (or their parents) must be a member of Credit Union 1 for at least one year as of April 1, 2021. For students with financial need that have a good academic record (3.5 GPA and above).

Due April 1, 2021

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CaFE (Call For Entry)

Not a scholarship but a Juried Art Show open to UAA students. Giving out $2,000.00 in Cash Prizes!

2021 Juried Student Art Show is exclusively for UAA students. Students must enter their Student ID Number to submit a piece to the Hugh McPeck Gallery. UAA Students' most outstanding artworks are selected by Melissa Shaginoff. Awards are given for demonstration of superior skill, creativity, and technique.

Students are limited to two submissions.$2,000 in Cash Prizes
 Entry Deadline March 3, 2021  Website

GCI Scholarship

For 2020 graduates and 2021 graduating seniors who are seeking a degree or certification with a STEM focus.  Must be attending or enrolling in an accredited college, university or trade school and have a GPA of 2.8 or higher

Due March 18, 2021

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Project Management Institution

For members and Alaska residents interested in project management.  Up to $2,500 annually

Due May 1, 2021

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Nursing Scholarships Sources

Two sites specific for Nursing student scholarships.  Check out what they have to offer!

Website #1

Website #2

Schmidt Charitable Trust

Preference is given to Alaska Natives and other minorities.  Studies in Earth Sciences in Alaska. Applications can be submitted year-round and are reviewed when received or at the quarterly Board of Trustees meeting.

Year-round

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 National Scholarships

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AfterCollege

Offering more than a dozen major-specific, inclusive scholarships that students can apply for.  Requirements vary.
Varies Website

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

  • Students must be a U.S. citizen
  • Enrollment at an accredited two-year college. Transcript required.  
  • Have an interest in energy careers
  • Plan on pursuing a STEM degree at a four-year college
  • Be a current AISES members at the time of application. AISES membership is now FREE for all pre-college and college students! 
  • Applicants must be an enrolled citizen or a decedent of an enrolled citizen of a federal or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Village; or Native Hawaiian or decedent from a Native Hawaiian; or Pacific Islander or decedent from Pacific Islander; or Indigenous person of Canada.
Due February 26, 2021 Website

American Welding Society

AWS offers several scholarships for students currently enrolled, or will soon enroll, in a welding program or related field. National, District, and Section Scholarships are for degree-seeking students and Welder Training Scholarships are available for certificate-seeking students.  Alaska is District 19.
Due March 31, 2021 Website

American Indian Education Fund

Open to Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian, full-time students with a desired GPA between 2.0 - 3.5.
Due April 4, 2021 (Applications received by March 1st earn one additional point) Website

National Italian American Foundation 

This site offers over 25 different funding opportunities. Basic eligibility requirements:

Be enrolled in a US accredited institution of higher education on a full time basis for the Fall 2021 semester. 

Have a GPA of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent). (Some scholarships require a lower GPA for eligibility. Students in a pass-fail system are also eligible.)

Be a United States Citizen or permanent resident alien. Have Italian American ancestry. To be considered Italian American, the student must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy.

Have an active NIAF Membership. Student may use their parent, guardian or grandparent’s membership.

 Due March 1, 2021  Website

Public Health Scholarship

Offers a variety of opportunities to offset the cost of earning a public health degree.  Application process, requirements, deadlines and amounts vary by fund.
Varies Website

 

   
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