The Alaska Community Foundation is notifying current and incoming college students statewide of several scholarship opportunities available for a variety of study areas and student types, many of which have deadlines for application in the coming weeks.
For information about these scholarships, including eligibility requirements and criteria, please visit the foundation’s Website at http://www.alaskacf.org/GrantOpportunities/ScholarshipListing/tabid/180/Default.aspx.
The David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship was established to honor Knox’s dedication to practicing nursing and to provide funding for individuals pursuing a registered nursing degree in a two-, three- or four-year program. Criteria: Applicants must be in good academic standing with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and be eligible for graduation within two years of the academic term when the funds are to be used. Recipients must also commit to a one-year service obligation to practice nursing in a small Alaska community of 50,000 residents or less. Deadline to apply: April 15. Amount: $2,500.
The Frank and Carol Pinkerton Orchestral String Instrument Scholarship is available to all Alaska high school seniors committed to obtaining a college or university degree in music education with an emphasis in string instruments. The Pinkertons created the scholarship to ensure that future generations have the resources to pursue music careers as educators. The scholarship helps cover the cost of tuition, musical instruction or other musical expenses and may be renewed up to three times, totaling four years, provided there is sufficient funding. Criteria: Applicants must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and be enrolled full-time by the beginning of the semester in which the awarded funds are to be used. Deadline to apply: May 1. Amount: up to $1,500.
The Shelly Szepanski Memorial Flight Scholarship was founded in remembrance of Szepanski, a wildlife biologist, outdoor enthusiast and passionate pilot. The scholarship assists women earning their private or commercial instrument flight ratings who are pursuing flying as a part of a science-related degree program. Criteria: Interested applicants must have passed the Federal Aviation Administration written flight test and medical exam and be enrolled in a science related degree program. Awardees from the previous year are eligible to apply. Deadline to apply: June 15. Amount: up to $5,000.
The Jim Snead Memorial Scholarship fund was established to honor the memory of Jim Snead, a respected businessman in Anchorage for more than 20 years. Criteria: The scholarship is available to students pursuing a post-secondary education in an accredited vocational school, college or university with a concentration in transportation, business, international business or related industries. Deadline: April 20. Amount: $1,000 - $1,500.