• 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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  •  Alaska Community Foundation


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • KIC Scholarship



    August 1 - Fall

    January 10 - Spring


    2021 Scholarship Application



    KIC shareholders or their descendants are eligible to apply. Students must indicate whether they will be full-time, part-time, or short vocational program students.



    • Cover letter describing yourself and goals
    • HS Transcript
    • Two (2) Letters of recommendation
    • College or University Acceptance Letter



    $500 Sem full-time

    $250 Sem Part-time



    Paula Octuck 442-3165


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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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    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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  • UAF College of Rural and Community Development


     new scholarship opportunity!!!


    CARES Act Scholarship





    For more information, call: 442-3400


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