• Please Note: Students must contact the scholarship/funding organization to confirm deadlines, applications, qualification standards, requirements, durations, and amounts as this information can change without notice.  This is NOT an exhaustive list of all scholarship/student opportunities available.

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    Scholarship Cover Letter Writing Tutorial

    (published courtesy of U. of Arkansas-Little Rock)

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    UA Scholar


    The UA Scholar deadline for application to a University of Alaska branch campus is extended to:

     August 15, 2020.



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  •  Alaska Community Foundation




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    Alaska Curiosity Scholarship


    Kelley & Canterbury, LLC

    Deadline: June 15, 2020



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    Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS)


    APS Flyer


    APS Approved Institutions


    ACPE Student Aid Portal


    Complete the FAFSA as an application by June 30th.

    Register with the ACPE Student Aid Portal to track your APS status.

    APS eligibility is automatically filed with ACPE by NWABSD.



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    Alaska State Department of Education


    Scholarship Link:



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  • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative Scholarship (AVEC)


    Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) Scholarship Application


    Deadline: May 31, 2020


    For more information go to: https://avec.org/about/scholarships/



    Joni Sweetman

    (907) 565-5331


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  • Aqqaluk Trust Scholarship




    Deadlines: Summer Session, June 1; Fall Semester August 1



    NANA Shareholders or card descendants

    2.0 cumulative GPA

    Completed application


    • Two (2) letters of Recommendation
    • Statement of Purpose – Explain how you intend to use your education to enhance Inupiaq Values and culture
    • Official Transcript
    • Acceptance letter from college or university
    • Class registration and class schedule


    $2000 per semester Full-time

    $1000 per semester Part-time



    Aqqaluk Trust 

    907 442-1607



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  • B. Davis Scholarship


    B. Davis Scholarship Application


    Deadline: May 22, 2020



    Please visit website - B.Davis Scholarship


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    City of Kotzebue Scholarship 2020



    2020 City of Kotzebue Application Information



    Deadline: July 6, 2020



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  • Frank R Ferguson Memorial Scholarship


    Deadline one (1) week prior to the class start time

    Frank R. Ferguson Memorial Scholarship Application



    Must be a resident of the Northwest Arctic Borough



    • Official Transcript
    • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
    • College/Technical School Registration
    • Budget Forecast
    • Acceptance Letter



    Dependent Upon Available Funds



    Jamie Lambert 907 442-2500


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  • KEA Scholarship


    Deadline: June 22, 2020


    KEA Scholarship Application 2020



    Must be a co-op member for KEA inc. or a child of a co-op member



    • A brief statement                             
    • Essay discussing the benefits of the co-op way of doing business or the benefits of electricity in rural Alaska.
    • Official Transcripts                 
    • One (1) recommendation letter 



    $500 a year, for four years.







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  • Lions Club Scholarship


    Deadline May 30, 2020


    Lions Club Scholarship Application



    All applicants must be or plan to be, enrolled in College.  (If accepted, show letter of acceptance from college.)  All applicants must maintain a 2.0+ GPA in either high school or college.  All applicants must be graduating or have graduated from Kotzebue or the immediate family must be current residents of Kotzebue.  All applicants must be, or plan to be, a student in an approved or accredited college or university.  All applicants must plan to use their education to benefit the region in some capacity.



    • A letter on family and school background, intentions on future education and possible career plans in the Kotzebue area.
    • At least three current letters of recommendations. 
    • The budget of resources and expenses MUST be completed for the school year.
    • A copy of either current high school transcript or current or last quarter/semester college transcript. 



    $1500 a year



    Lion's Club 907 442-3715

    Nate Kotch 907 442-3951



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  • Local IRA Scholarships:


    Buckland IRA Scholarship

    Deadline June 15th

    Buckland IRA Scholarship Application


    Kiana IRA Scholarship

    Deadline June 30th

    Kiana IRA Scholarship Application


    Kotzebue IRA Scholarship

    Deadline August 1st

    Kotzebue IRA College Scholarship Application

    Kotzebue IRA Trade School Scholarship Application


    Noatak IRA Scholarship

    Deadline August 1st

    Noatak IRA Scholarship Application


    Selawik IRA Scholarship

    Deadline June 30th

    Selawik IRA Scholarship Application


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  • Maniilaq


    AVT - WIOA Application (for ATC and AVTEC)

    Deadline ASAP prior to start of training session




    (Maniilaq) James Qignak Wells Endowment Scholarship

    Deadline First Friday in August

    Endowment Application


    (Maniilaq) Higher Education Scholarship

    Deadline August 2

    Must fill out both Maniilaq Application & Intake Application

    Higher Ed Application

    Intake Application


    (Maniilaq) Paaraq Scholarship

    Deadline August 2

    PAARAQ Application



    • Currently enrolled tribal member
    • Currently enrolled at a credited university or technical school
    • Enrolled as a full-time student
    • have a 2.0 or 2.5 (James Qignak Wells) GPA or greater



    1. Completed Application
    2. Official Transcripts
    3. Proof of Acceptance
    4. Proof of Full-time Registration (James Qignak Wells Only)
    5. Tribal Member Card
    6. High School Diploma
    7. Letter of Intent - Explain your reasons for the scholarship, career goals, and how goals will benefit the Inupiat People.
    8. Resume'
    9. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
    10. Budget/Needs Sheet
    11. Release of Information Form



    James Qignak Wells up to $12,500 a year

    Higher Education Scholarship up to $1500 a semester

    Paaraq Scholarship up to $1250



    Call 442.7021 or 442.7668



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    Teck Alaska



    Teck Alaska Scholarship Application




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  • Trilogy Mine Scholarship



    Policy & Guidelines





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  • Zona Lie-Ito OTZ Scholarship

    Deadline first Friday of April


    Deadline extended to May 29, 2020


    Zona Lie-Ito OTZ Scholarship Application



    1. Be current OTZ members in good standing or children of OTZ members in good standing.
    2. Be accepted for admittance at an accredited college or vocational educational program.
    3. Intend to study a telecommunications related field such as, but not limited to, engineering, accounting, business, finance, computer science, construction & project management, customer relations, or wireless/telephone/Internet/information technologies.
    4. Have a high school or general education diploma (GED).
    5. Have a high school or a post-secondary cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.


    • Business Letter  - Compose a business letter to the scholarship committee discussing your intended field of study, career goals, background, and how this award will help you achieve your goals.
    • Resume - Your resume should include contact information, work and leadership experience, honors and awards received and extracurricular activities such as athletics, volunteer work or community service.
    • Two Letters of Recommendation - Letters of recommendation should reference your attitude, experience and potential for success.
    • Transcripts - Submit transcripts (official copy when available) from high school or post-secondary program.
    • Letter of Acceptance - Provide a copy of your acceptance letter and registered class schedule.
    • Completed Application - Complete the entire application using “N/A” for fields that are not applicable.



    $1500 Full-time

    $750 Part-time



    Cindy Fields

    907 442-1007 or




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