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Scholarships

Kenai Peninsula College Scholarships

For more information or questions contact the KPC Financial Aid Office at 907-262-0332 or email kpc.financial.aid@alaska.edu.

UA Scholarship Portal 

Deadline for the 2024-2025 Kenai Peninsula College Scholarships is April 19, 2024. UAA's Scholarship deadline is February 15, 2024.

Students can apply through the link below or through their UAOnline student account.

Students are also encouraged to submit their 2024-2025 FAFSA before the deadline.

UA Scholarship Portal 

Thanks to generous scholarship donors KPC awarded over 50 scholarships to students! Don't miss out, apply now!

The Brockel Family
John C. Brockel Memorial
Pam Ward
Shelly Theno
The Damon Foundation
Chevron
Alyeska Pipeline

Tim Jolly 
Dr. Barbara Christian
John & Mae Hakala
Jon S. O'Dell
KPC College Council
KPC Staff and Faculty 

 

Scholarship Opportunities 

  • KPC Tuition Waiver Scholarships
    • Fall 2024 CNA Scholarship

      The Fall 2024 CNA Scholarship at Kenai River Campus is currently open for applications. CNA Students can apply for the opportunity to be awarded a 3-credit tuition waiver ($702 value) for the 2024 Fall semester.

    • Spring into Summer Scholarship - Kenai River Campus
      The Spring into Summer Scholarship at the Kenai River Campus is currently open for applications. Students can apply for the opportunity to be awarded a 3-credit tuition waiver ($702 value) applicable to Spring 2024 or Summer 2024 semester balances.
    • High School Senior Tuition Waiver Scholarship 

      The 2024-2025 application period has closed. Check back for the 2025-2026 application.

      Kenai Peninsula College offers several tuition waiver scholarships to graduating seniors from all KPBSD schools and home-school programs who will attend courses at either KPC’s Kenai River Campus (Soldotna) or Resurrection Bay Extension Site (Seward).  The tuition waiver scholarship can cover up to 24 credits for the following academic year in the form of 12 credits for each of the Fall and Spring semesters.

      For more information or an application contact the KPC Financial Aid Office at 907-262-0332 or email kpc.financial.aid@alaska.edu.

     

  • Alaskan Native Resources
    • KPC Resources
      • David Rodriguez Perez Memorial Scholarship

        The David Rodriguez Perez Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of David Perez by offering one (1) $3,000 scholarship to Alaskan Native students pursuing a degree in Anthropology or Alaska Native Studies and who demonstrate an interest in Dena'ina land management and preservation on the Kenai Peninsula. 

        GPA and Enrollment Requirements
        Student must have and maintain a 2.5 GPA and be enrolled at least Part-time (6 or more credits) for the semester in which the scholarship is intended.

        Required documents to upload within the application:

        • Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) - Funding shall be awarded only to Alaska Native individuals who can provide KPC an official document certifying their membership within their Alaska Native corporation/village/tribe or a copy of their Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB).
      • Alyeska Pipeline Service Company - Alaska Native Scholarship

        The Spring 2024 application period has closed. Check back for the Fall 2024 application.

        This award is intended to support KPC’s population of Alaska Native students pursuing education, training and development in the strategic focus areas that may lead to future careers at Alyeska or TAPS industry related jobs. This includes Industrial Process Instrumentation, Process Technology and Welding Technology. 

        GPA and Enrollment Requirements
        Student must have and maintain a 2.5 GPA and be enrolled Part-time or Full-time for the semester in which the scholarship is intended.

        Required documents to upload within the application:

        • Resume - The individual will supply KPC with a current resume. A copy of the resume will be shared with Alyeska for future potential recruitment opportunities.
        • Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) - Alyeska funding shall be awarded only to Alaska Native individuals who can provide KPC an official document certifying their membership within their Alaska Native corporation/village/tribe or a copy of their Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB).
        • Additional Information - Official transcripts and a personal career goals statement must be included in the application.
          Alyeska Pipeline Service Company - Alaska Native Scholarship
      • UAA Alaska Native Scholarships

        A current list of scholarships and funding resources for Alaskan Native and Native American Students organized by Native Corporation regions can be found on UAA’s Alaska Native Scholarships and Funding page. 

       

    • Local/ Statewide

       

     

  • Local Scholarships
    • City of Soldotna 

      The City of Soldotna offers three scholarships:

      • The Mae Ciechanski Scholarship
      • The Soldotna Library Scholarship
      • The Dr. John Nels Anderson Scholarship

      To learn more about each scholarship and submit an application, please visit the City of Soldotna website at the link below.

      City of Soldotna Scholarships
    • Homer Electric Association

      Scholarships are awarded in three categories, Senior Academic, Senior Trade School, and Returning Student. 

      Homer Electric Association Scholarships 
    • Soldotna, Kenai, and Homer Elks Lodge

      Find Local Elks Lodge contact information in the link below. 

      Elks Lodge Scholarships
    • Marisol Tapia Cultural Scholarship

      Marisol Tapia was born in Spain in 1952. She was fluent in Spanish, French, and English when she moved to the United States in the early 1980s. Marisol began teaching at Soldotna High School in 1989, where she developed a strong Spanish program. She remained at Soldotna High School until her retirement in 2010. During that time she also taught at Kenai Peninsula College. She sponsored many clubs and events including Amnesty International, Latin and Tango Dancing and was a fierce advocate for LGBTQ rights. Her love of travel was evident in her sponsorship of several student trips including Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain, and Morocco. This scholarship is in recognition of her contributions to education in languages, culture, travel, and the acceptance of all.

      After retirement, Marisol started a new job in a new direction but with a common goal of helping people in need. As a breast cancer survivor, she found herself often in the health care system and became a Medical Interpreter for Spanish speaking patients. Beyond just being an interpreter, Marisol was a strong patient advocate for all she touched, ensuring the patients received the best care available. This became an obsession to help this vulnerable population of immigrants.

      The Marisol Tapia Cultural Scholarship is available to current and former Soldotna High School students and graduates. The $1,000 award is applicable for tuition, fees, room and board, and books at post-secondary institutions or for a foreign exchange program.

      Applications are available at:

      • Soldotna High School
      • KPBSD Website One Stop Portal

       

      Applications must be turned in or postmarked by April 5, 2024 by 5:00pm to:
      Soldotna High School
      425 W Marydale
      Soldotna, AK 9969

      To honor the passions and accomplishments of Marisol's career and life, priority for this scholarship will be given to students with the intent for their future studies to include:

      • Degree or minor in languages including English and foreign languages
      • Foreign exchange opportunities through approved school programs
      • Education with languages and/or cultures as an emphasis
      • Healthcare with emphasis on high patient contact

       

      Applicant Criteria

      • Current (full-time) Soldotna High School student OR Soldotna High School graduate
      • Minimum 2.5 GPA on most recent high school or college transcript
      • Currently enrolled in or plan to enroll in one of the following programs next fall:
        - High school or college foreign exchange program
        - Program in Foreign Language, Multicultural and Diversity or International Studies (certified undergraduate or graduate program)
        - Program in education and/or teaching field (certified undergraduate or graduate program)
        - Program in healthcare field (certified undergraduate or graduate program)

       

      Scholarship Application
      Submit the following (IN ORDER). You may take these sections directly from your Scholarship folder.

      • Cover Sheet (photo optional)
      • Contact Info (phone number, personal email, mailing address)
      • Academic/Community Resume (extracurricular, awards, community service, volunteer work, work experience)
      • Essay
        - The personal essay shall not exceed 500 words in size 12 font, double spaced. 
        - Applicants shall answer the following question: How do your future plans/goals exemplify the values reflected or contributions made by Marisol Tapia to the Soldotna High School community?
      • Transcript (most recent)
      • Recommendation Letters (2 or 3) 

      The Scholarship Committee at its sole and absolute discretion will score applications based on the qualifications of each applicant. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award at the Soldotna High School awards ceremony or by mail.

    • Alaska Community Foundation

      In addition to state wide scholarship opportunities, ACF offers a number of local scholarships exclusively for Kenai Peninsula residents.

      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.

      Alaska Community Foundation- Kenai Peninsula Scholarships

     

  • State Scholarships
    • 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.

      Alaska Community Foundation Scholarships

       

    • Alaska Safety Alliance

      Alaska Safety Alliance and Alaska 529 are excited to announce applications are now open for the new Alaska Safety Alliance Training Scholarship!

      Scholarship for Alaska residents enrolled or planning to enroll in an academic or training program leading to a certification, credential, or degree that will support the applicant’s entry or advancement in a career in Alaska’s oil & gas, mining, construction, or maritime industries, or any occupation that crosses over those industries (ex: heavy equipment operators, CDL drivers). Training program must be Alaska-based or unavailable in Alaska.

      Alaska Safety Alliance Scholarship

       

     

 

KPC Student Support Fund

The Kenai Peninsula College Student Support Fund will be used to assist students enrolled in courses at Kenai Peninsula College who have demonstrated financial need and/or a financial hardship. Funds are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. A current FAFSA is required to determine financial need. Jumpstart and Middle College students are eligible to apply and do not need to submit a FAFSA.

For more information on this assistance, please contact our Financial Aid Office at (907) 262-0332 or Academic Advising at (907) 262-0383.

 

Alaska Performance Scholarship

APS is a scholarship offered by the State of Alaska, and UAA is one of the eligible Alaska institutions qualified to participate. To earn this award, Alaska high school graduates must have completed specific courses and achieved required national test scores before they graduated. To review your eligibility and award amounts for State of Alaska programs, such as the Alaska Performance Scholarship and the Alaska Education Grant, please create an account and login to Alaska's  myAlaska – ACPE Student Aid Portal as these awards will not be reflected on your UAA award letter, until we receive notice from the State in mid-August. Continuing students must meet specific completion benchmarks and file a FAFSA by June 30 priority deadline in order to receive an award in the upcoming academic year. For more information, including eligibility criteria visit UAA's Alaska Performance Scholarship information page.

  • Who can receive the APS?

    Alaska residents who graduate from an Alaska high school (public, private, or home school) in 2011 or later and meet the qualifying requirements as determined by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED).

    Visit ACPE's website for further information regarding the Alaska Performance Scholarship.

  • How do I use the APS at UAA?

    Using the APS scholarship at UAA is a great way to pursue your degree or certificate with as little debt as possible.

    So you've qualified and applied for the APS - now what?

    To receive the first award at UAA, you must also:

    • Apply for admission to UAA before the enrollment certification deadline that you plan to attend using an APS award
    • Be admitted to a qualifying degree or certificate program.
      • Collegiate Track: associate, bachelor's, and/or graduate program
      • Vocational Track: certificate program - NOTE: "Occupational Endorsement Certificates" are not eligible certificate programs.
    • Enroll in either Full-time (FT) credits or more (12+ credits for undergraduate students and 9+ credits for Graduate students) or Half-time (HT) credits (6- 11 undergraduate credits or 5-8 graduate credits).
    • Have unmet costs of attendance of $500 or more listed on the UAOnline Financial Aid Awards after considering all other non-loan aid, such as grants and other scholarships.

     If you want to receive the maximum number of awards, remember:

    1. You must file a new FAFSA every year by June 30th!
    2. You must meet continuing eligibility requirements listed in the "How do I maintainAPS continuing eligibility?" section.
    3. You have six years after high school graduation to fully use up to four years (eight semesters) of awards.
  • How do I maintain APS continuing eligibility?

    By the end of your first year:

    • earn 24 semester credits (12 for half-time students)
    • maintain a 2.5+ cumulative GPA     

    By the end of each subsequent year:

    • earn 30 semester credits (15 for half-time students
    • maintain a 2.5+ cumulative GPA     

    As a graduate student:

    • earn 18 semester credits (10+ for half-time students)
    • maintain a 2.5+ cumulative GPA

    *You must also meet UA Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.

    For APS certification purposes, Full-time (FT) is defined as 12 credits or more for undergraduate students and 9 credits or more for Graduate students. Half-time (HT) is defined as between at least 6 and 11 credits or between 5 and 8 credits for Graduate students.

    Regardless of a student's FT or HT status, the APS is designed as an eight disbursement only format to be used within 6 years of graduation from high school.* This means that a half time student will receive a proration of their eligibility, while a full time student will receive up to 100% of their award. This is contingent on continued eligibility based on academic progress, enrollment status, other need based money student may have received in their budget, Cost of Attendance and that the student maintains the minimum required GPA as outlined below.

    • Certificate students have the additional requirement of completing the certificate in order to meet continuing eligibility requirements.
    • Graduate Students are required to maintain a 2.5 GPA for the entire enrollment period.

 

Contact


KPC Financial Aid 

Phone: 907-262-0332
Email: kpc.financial.aid@alaska.edu

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