General Financial Aid Information:
the Native American Scholarship Fund) makes grants to Native college
students and works to improve Indian schools. Download their "must read"
guide: How to Find and Win Scholarships
CIRI (Cook Inlet Region, Inc): The major goal of The CIRI Foundation (TCF) is to encourage the education and career development of The Foundation's Alaska Native beneficiaries through post-secondary scholarships and grants, research and other education projects. Download their "must read" guide: CIRI 2016-17 Education Resources Handbook to review Alaska Native Scholarship Programs and access a great deal of other valuable information.
College Board Scholarship Search
Murkowski's office has a great website for students to access a wealth of information about Financial
Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA): Completing the FAFSA is the
first step towards getting federal aid for college, career school, or graduate
school. Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and quick, and gives you
access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career
school. To get started, open the FAFSA Online Application.
additional support with completing the FAFSA open the FAFSA Help
Download step by step instruction distributed by Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
FastWeb is an
online scholarship matching and college search service. Open FASTWEB.
Important Scholarship Programs:
Arctic Education Foundation (AEF): "The AEF was established in 1977 as a non-profit foundation committed to providing support to eligible students pursuing either a degree or certification. The goal of the Foundation is an educated, trained, Iñupiat professional workforce ready to take on any job, especially those jobs requiring professionals within the North Slope region. All applicants who meet eligibility requirements and show a financial need are funded." For more information view http://www.arcticed.com or Download Arctic Education Foundation Information. Deadlines: August 1; December 1, March 1; May 1
The AEF Ivalu Scholarship was
created to honor eligible applicants who are making noteworthy and
influential contributions to their community through their community
cultural service commitment of their personal time to projects and
activities which strongly incorporate the Iñupiaq values. Download Ivalu Scholarship Information
Deadline April 30.
Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) Program: "The Alaska Performance Scholarship provides an
opportunity for Alaska high school students to earn a scholarship to help cover
the cost of an Alaska postsecondary education. Alaska high school students who
take a more rigorous curriculum, get good grades, and score well on college
placement or work ready exams, can earn an Alaska Performance Scholarship to
qualified Alaska colleges, universities, or vocational/technical
programs." For more information about the program open APS Scholarship Information.
UA Scholars Program:
"The purpose of the UA Scholars Program is to provide an incentive for
Alaska's middle and high school students to achieve academic excellence, to
nourish efforts of schools to provide high quality education, and to encourage
the top high school graduates from every community in Alaska to attend the
University of Alaska." To learn more about this program open UA Scholars Information.
Specific 2017 Scholarship Opportunities:
Alaska Broadcasters Association Scholarship
(2016) The application period for the Alaska Broadcasters Association Linda Simmons Scholarship is now open
to all graduating high school seniors. Download Application.
Deadline April 1, 2017.
Community Foundation Scholarships ~ Download list of scholarships pertinent to NSBSD students
Alaska State Fair Scholarships (2016): The
Fair invites Alaska high school students to apply for a 2016
Fair scholarship. The Fair will award $4,250 in scholarships to five students
this year. Alaska State Fair Scholarship Information.
American Indian Education Fund: The American Indian Education Fund was established to support educational opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students. Our vision is strong, self-sufficient American Indian communities. Scholarships are awarded for each school year and are chosen by a national selection committee. Decisions are based on an overall assessment of the application. Download application.
Deadline April 4, 2017.
Arctic Education Foundation (AEF),
Anaġi Leadership Award: The Anaġi Leadership Award was created to acknowledge the leadership
of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation’s former president, Jacob Anaġi Adams. The Anaġi Leadership Award covers tuition, fees, books, room and board, and shall be used for college or training expenses. The application period for the Anaġi Leadership Award is open from January 1-April 15. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered. Information and Application
Deadline April 15, 2017.
ASNA's Guy Okakok, Sr. Leadership Award:
To provide academic scholarship to eligible North Slope tribal members
who are interested in post-secondary health care, social services, or
health-related certificated programs. Scholarship Information and application Deadline May 1 2017.
Associated General Contractors of Alaska (AGC) & Construction Education
Foundation (CEF) Scholarship Program (2016): Scholarship Information.
ASTAC Scholarship: ASTAC annually awards two $1,000
scholarships to two resident senior high school students from our
serving territory. The most qualified and deserving applicants will
receive the scholarships with a restriction that only one scholarship
can be available to a Barrow student and enable all of the remaining
students on the North Slope to be awarded at least one of the available
scholarships. 2016 ASTAC Scholarship Application
Deadline for 2016 passed.
Federal Credit Union Scholarship Program2016: Eligibility requirements: Must be a primary member on an
account at Denali Federal Credit Union; 2016 graduating senior, GPA of 2.25 or
above). Two $5,000 scholarships are awarded. Information and application
for 2016 passed.
Indian Health Services Scholarship:
The Indian Health Service (IHS) offers three scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students in order to train health professionals to staff Indian health programs. Scholarship Information
Deadline March 28, 2017.
June Nelson Memorial Scholarship (2017)
The Association of Alaska
School Boards is proud to announce its 26th Annual Scholarship Award
Competition. The June Nelson Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of
the late June Nelson, longtime school board member from Kotzebue. This 2016-2017
school year, AASB will award ten graduating seniors each with a $1,200
scholarship to apply toward their post-secondary education. The
scholarship may be applied toward the student’s choice of a business, trade, or
a college institution. Application deadline is March 24, 2017. Download an application packet.
Deadline March 24, 2017.
Deadline for 2016 passed.
academic scholarships to deserving Barrow High School seniors
graduating in the spring of 2016 with the intent of continuing their
studies at a post-secondary educational institution. Scholarship information and application
for 2016 passed.
The Barrow Lions Club is offering three (3) competitive scholarships for Barrow High School/Ilisaġvik College.
Deadline for 2016 passed.
Hilcorp Future Leaders of America 2017 Scholarship - Apply Online
This program will award up to two scholarships in the total amount of up to $10,000, to be paid up to $2,500 per academic year, to one or two college-bound students who have enrolled (or will enroll) in a full-time program at an accredited four-year college or university for Fall 2017 from one or two of the following schools: Alak School; Barrow High School; Harold Kaveolook School; Kali School; Kiita Learning Community; Mt. Edgecumbe High School (only open to North Slope Borough residents); Meade River School; Nuiqsut Trapper School; Nunamiut School; and/or Tikigaq School.
depenent of a full-time Hilcorp employee, excluding senior level
managers and senior professional levels and above, with a minimum of 1
year of employment service with Hilcorp Energy Company or one of its
affiliates, Hilcorp Alaska LLC, Harvest Pipeline Company or Hilcorp
Graduating high school senior
Minimum GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for initial application; 2.5 for renewal
Must attend a university or community college in the United States
Deadline March 31, 2017
Virtual Business Scholarship: Knowledge Matters, the maker of Virtual Business
simulations, is pleased to announce the annual Virtual Business Scholarship for
high school business, marketing and personal finance students currently
enrolled in their junior and senior years of high school throughout the United
States. This scholarship is intended to help eligible applicants defray the
costs of their continuing education. The scholarship applications will be
judged nationally and the winner will receive $2,000.
Deadline for 2016 passed.
BLaST Scholarship: The Biomedical Learning and Student Training program (BLaST) is offering scholarships to qualified students for the 2016-2017 academic year. BLaST Flyer
; Scholarship Requirements; and BLaST Application or call Linda Nicholas-Figueroa at Ilisagvik College at (410) 812-0534.
* BHS Students ~ Please note that all scholarship information
is included in the counselor newsletters, emailed to senior students and their
parents or guardians, and posted around BHS. Mr Dye offers support to students
needing assistance in completing scholarship applications. However, students have
the responsibility to ensure applications are fully completed and submitted
prior to the indicated deadlines.