Alaska Performance Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$14,265

Awarded

Application Deadline

June 30

Tuesday
Awarded By:

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Varies, all qualified applicants will be considered depending on the amount of funding available.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a resident of Alaska.
  2. Must graduate from an Alaska high school (public, private, or home school).
  3. Must complete a rigorous high school curriculum and achieve a high school GPA of at least 2.5, or equivalent.
  4. Must display financial need of at least $500 after using all other non-loan aid (e.g. federal grants or other scholarships).
  5. Must earn a minimum score on college or career readiness test (21 on the ACT, 1210 on the SAT), or achieve a combined score of at least 13 in all three WorkKeys tests, with no score lower than 4.
  6. This award is for U.S students.
  7. Must be a graduating high school senior during the current academic year.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available to Alaska resident high school students who are planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in Alaska. The student must complete a required APS high school curriculum and meet various qualifying ACT/SAT, GPA, and WorkKeys scores.

Application requirements for the Alaska Performance Scholarship are:

  • FAFSA
Additional Information: The Alaska Performance Scholarship is a program of the State of Alaska. It can be awarded to any Alaska high school graduate meeting eligibility requirements, including GPA, test scores, and curriculum. The award can be used for postsecondary training at a college or approved career and technical program in Alaska. A student’s eligibility amount varies based on GPA and test scores. In addition, the amount a student can receive is limited by costs of attendance, as certified by the postsecondary institution the student attends, and other financial aid. A prorated Alaska Performance Scholarship award may be available for eligible students studying at least half-time. Qualifying applicants must have financial need of at least $500. To calculate financial need, the Expected Family Contribution from the ISIR and any available non-self help aid is subtracted from the Standard Alaska Cost of Attendance. The Standard Alaska Cost of Attendance is the average annual cost of tuition and required fees at the University of Alaska system for both full-time and half-time attendance, plus the annual average cost of living for both dependent and independent students.

Award Amount: There are three maximum award levels: $4,755 a year, $3,566 a year, and $2,378 a year. Maximum levels are established based on a combination of minimum GPA and test scores. Students may remain eligible for up to 8 semesters, but must fully use the award within six years of high school graduation.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $14,265.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, June 30

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, June 30

Additional information about this award is available from the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education website. Students apply for the Alaska Performance Scholarship by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. The FAFSA should be completed as soon as possible and no later than June 30 each year. Students who are privately home-schooled or attend private schools must submit a request to the Department of Education and Early Development to determine his/her APS eligibility. The completed request form and all supporting documents must be submitted by July 15 prior to the upcoming award year.
Contact: Shari Paul
Address: Alaska Department of Education & Early Development P.O. Box 110505 Juneau, Alaska 99811

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