In addition to low tuition and no out-of-state student fees, Prince William Sound Community College offers a full range of financial aid resources to help you pay for your education. Whether you need scholarships, grants, loans or on-campus jobs, we are here to help!
Alaska Travel Industry Association Scholarships
The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) Foundation supports scholarships for those pursuing their degree in or related to the tourism industry. The scholarship program originally formed under the Alaska Visitor Association (AVA) in 1997. In 2001, AVA became ATIA and the foundation incorporated as the ATIA Foundation. Since 2001, the Foundation has awarded $260,000 in scholarships to more than 130 individuals. From Ketchikan to Nome and Kodiak to Tok with a special Rural Award benefiting villages and small communities. The scholarship program strengthens the travel industry across the state and assists in the education of Alaskans working in tourism.
Alaska Performance Scholarship
The Alaska Performance Scholarship, sponsored by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE), provides an opportunity for Alaska high school students to earn a scholarship to help cover the cost of an Alaska post-secondary 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.
ACLU of Alaska 2014 Joan Hamilton Memorial Scholarship
The ACLU of Alaska invites high school seniors, college, and vocational students to apply for this $2,500 scholarship to support their studies. Given in the memory of Joan Hamilton, a former ACLU of Alaska board member, this scholarship is awarded to a student who wishes to pursue a law-related career to advocate for Alaska Native rights and to defend the constitutional rights and civil liberties of the peoples of rural Alaska.
Copper Valley Electric Association Community Foundation
Every year, the CVEA Community Foundation awards educational and leadership scholarships. The application deadline for all scholarships is 5:00pm on Friday, February 12, 2016. Scholarships are available for returning students and high school seniors who are about to enter their first year of higher education. Visit CVEA to learn more!
Pride Foundation Scholarships for LGBTQ & Ally Students
The deadline for submission is January 11, 2016 4:00pm AKST/5:00pm PST/6:00pm MST.
Pride Foundation’s scholarship program is committed to supporting LGBTQ and allied students that:
- Show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ community and/or within their field of study;
- Lack a broader LGBTQ community support system;
- Face additional barriers to educational access, including students who are economically, racially, socially, geographically, or politically disenfranchised.
- Demonstrate significant financial need
With one application, apply for up to fifty different scholarships with awards up to $20,000 athttp://www.pridefoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/.
The following are required criteria for all Pride Foundation scholarships:
Northwest Residency: Applicants must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington but may study elsewhere. Applicants are considered a resident of one of these states if they:
- currently live within that state and have done so for at least three months prior to the application deadline; or
- have lived within that state for at least one year at any time within the five years prior to the application deadline.
Pursuing Post-Secondary Education: Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education. This includes community college, four year public or private college or university, certificate programs, vocational/technical/trade programs, law school, medical/dental/veterinary school, or graduate education. Current college students and those individuals planning to enroll in a program next year are eligible as are current high school seniors. High school freshman, sophomores, or juniors are not eligible nor are individuals who are not planning to enroll in higher education next year.
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International Student Travel Video Contest
Each September, InternationalStudent.com holds an annual Travel Video Contest, this year is the eighth year and the grand prize is $4,000.
The contest is open to any students (US & non-US) currently or looking to study outside their home country. To enter, students need to submit a short video explaining why they want to study or travel abroad. The deadline is October 22 and the winners are announced on November 10, 2015. Click here for details.
The Drive to Learn Scholarship – $1000
Shift Insurance is offering The Drive to Learn scholarship award to college students across the United States to honor the learning done in and outside of classroom walls. If you are currently a full-time student at a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school, Shift Insurance wants to hear from you. Simply tell us about an important learning experience you had while on the road —either as a driver or a passenger—and you could receive $1000! Applications available at: http://www.shiftins.com/automobile/car-insurance-program.aspx