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ALASKA COMMISSION ON POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION (ACPE)

Statewide agency concerned with helping Alaska residents plan and pay for educational costs past high school.
Phone: (800) 441-2962
Address: PO Box 110505, Juneau, AK 99811-0505.
Email: [email protected]
NOTE: Program availability and details change from time to time.
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Alaska Performance Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: High School Seniors with 2.5 GPA or higher and sufficient SAT/ACT scores (GPA determines eligibility amount)
Majors/Fields of Study: All
Residency: Alaska
Contact: Alaska Commission on Post-secondary Education, PO Box 110505, Juneau, AK 99811-0505. Phone: (800) 441-2962. E-mail: [email protected]
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AlaskAdvantage Education Grant

Amount: $500-$2,000
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Students admitted to post-secondary vocational or degree program who demonstrate financial need and have satisfactory academic progress
Majors/Fields of Study: All
Residency: Alaska
Other Requirements: Must have unmet financial need of $500 or more
Contact: Alaska Commission on Post-secondary Education, PO Box 110505, Juneau, AK 99811-0505. Phone: (800) 441-2962. E-mail: [email protected]
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Alaska Supplemental Education Loan

Amount: Varies
Awards per Year: Varies
Award Is Open To: Students attending post-secondary educational institution at least half-time.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors, Vocational/Technical Studies
Residency: Alaska (or be attending school in Alaska)
Student Attends School In: Alaska
Other Requirements: FICO credit score of 680 or higher or cosigner with sufficient FICO credit score
Contact: Alaska Commission on Post-secondary Education, PO Box 110505, Juneau, AK 99811-0505. Phone: (800) 441-2962. E-mail: [email protected]
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Alaska Family Education Loan

Amount: Varies
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable.
Award Is Open To: Families/relative(s) of students attending post-secondary educational institution to help pay for family member’s tuition.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Alaska
Other Requirements: Sufficient credit history and good standing credit
Contact: Alaska Commission on Post-secondary Education, PO Box 110505, Juneau, AK 99811-0505. Phone: (800) 441-2962. E-mail: [email protected]
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Teacher Education Loan Program

Amount: Varies – up to 100% loan forgiveness
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Teachers nominated by qualifying Alaska school district, graduated from Alaska high school, and enrolled in bachelor degree program or fifth-year certification
Majors/Fields of Study: Elementary or Secondary Teacher Education
Residency: Alaska
Other Comments: Award is for up to 100% loan forgiveness if teachers returns to Alaska and teaches in rural area.
Contact: Alaska Commission on Post-secondary Education, PO Box 110505, Juneau, AK 99811-0505. Phone: (800) 441-2962. E-mail: [email protected]
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A.W. “Winn” Brindle Memorial Education Loan

Amount: Varies – up to 50% loan forgiveness
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Undergraduates, graduates, or students enrolled at a vocational school
Majors/Fields of Study: Fisheries
Residency: Alaska
Other Comments: Award is for up to 50% loan forgiveness once student returns to Alaska and secures position in fisheries field.
Contact: Alaska Commission on Post-secondary Education, PO Box 110505, Juneau, AK 99811-0505. Phone: (800) 441-2962. E-mail: [email protected]
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WWAMI Medical Program Loan

Amount: Varies
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Students accepted into the WWAMI Program at the University of Washington School of Medicine
Majors/Fields of Study: Medicine
Residency: Alaska
Other Comments: The loan funds cover the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition for a participant’s 2nd through 4th years. The loan must be repaid upon program completion, however the loan is eligible for forgiveness if the participant fulfills a service obligation in Alaska.
Contact: Alaska Commission on Post-secondary Education, PO Box 110505, Juneau, AK 99811-0505. Phone: (800) 441-2962. E-mail: [email protected]
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Professional Student Exchange (PSE) Loan Program

Amount: Varies
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Students participating in the Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP)
Majors/Fields of Study: Dentistry, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Physician Assistant, Podiatry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy
Residency: Alaska
Contact: Alaska Commission on Post-secondary Education, PO Box 110505, Juneau, AK 99811-0505. Phone: (800) 441-2962. E-mail: [email protected]
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AMERICAN LEGION – DEPARTMENT OF ALASKA

An organization dedicated to wartime veterans, and mentoring youth of today through mentoring programs and educational grants and scholarships for higher education.
Phone: (907) 278-8598
Address: 1550 Charter Circle, Anchorage, AK 99508
NOTE: Program availability and details change from time to time.
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American Legion Department of Alaska Richard D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Graduating high school seniors enrolling in any post-secondary institution, with a GPA between 2.0 and 3.0
Majors/Fields of Study: All
Residency: Alaska
Contact: American Legion Department of Alaska, 1550 Charter Circle, Anchorage, AK 99508. Phone: (907) 278-8598.
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NORDIC SKIING ASSOCIATION OF ANCHORAGE

An organization devoted to keeping up the snow trail system in Alaska and promoting the sport of cross-country skiing through financial aid for high school students and others.
Phone: (907) 276-7609
Address: 203 W. 15th Avenue #204 Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Email: [email protected]
NOTE: Program availability and details change from time to time.
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Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage

Amount: Varies
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Non-Renewable
Award Is Open To: Graduating high school seniors who are members of high school cross-country ski team during junior or senior years, enrolling in any post-secondary institution, with a GPA 2.7 or higher.
Majors/Fields of Study: All
Residency: Alaska
Other Requirements: Member of NSAA within past 2 years
Contact: Alaska Commission on Post-secondary Education, PO Box 110505, Juneau, AK 99811-0505. Phone: (907) 276-7609. E-mail: [email protected]
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ALASKA SPACE GRANT PROGRAM (ASGP)

An organization comprised of public and private universities that sponsor a wide range of programs within the STEM disciplines throughout Alaska.
Phone: (907) 474-6833
Address: University of Alaska, Duckering Hall 269, 306 Tanana Loop, Fairbanks AK 99775
Email: [email protected]
NOTE: Program availability and details change from time to time.
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Alaska Space Grant Program (ASGP)

Amount: Varies
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Undergraduate and graduate students attending a post-secondary educational institution in the required field of study.
Majors/Fields of Study: Any major that is part of STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
Residency: Alaska
Student Attends School In: Alaska
Contact: University of Alaska, Duckering Hall 269, 306 Tanana Loop. (907) 474-6833
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