Scholarships and Financial AidThere is a lot of financial aid out there, and this is your ticket to finding it! Nobody should forego a higher education just because of cost. Look through these scholarships, and don't forget that Mr. McClory will bring a listing of new scholarships into senior Government classes every other month.Important Financial Aid Sites
FastWeb The biggest and most comprehensive scholarship search on the net, plus lots of information about applying for scholarships and other types of financial aid. Scholarships.com Search a ton of scholarships, then get help writing the essays and winning the money. AKCIS
search colleges, careers, and financial aid all in one site. Username: ketchhs. Password: 4Student
FAFSA This is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. All students applying for financial aid from a college must fill this out (typically in January of senior year) FinAid Search scholarships, look up different types of loans, information on FAFSA, plus look into alternate sources of funding. Federal Student Guide to Financial Aid College planning and financial aid help, learning resources, and college guides, all provided by the U.S. Department of Education College Ahead This site is run by SallieMae, the clearinghouse for all student loans, and includes a scholarship search, financial aid checklists, and loan applications.
UA Scholars Each year the University of Alaska allows each school to submit the top ten
percent of its senior class for the University Scholars Program. GPA from
the sixth semester of high school is the basis for submissions. Names are
compiled each fall and submitted.
Alaska Performance Scholarship Based on test scores, GPA, and rigor of classes in high school. See the link for more information, or drop by the counseling center. Alaska Association for Bilingual Education (AKABE) One Alaskan senior will win a $1000 scholarship based on his or her bilingual or bicultural background. Also available from AKABE is a monetary award available to all students grades 9-12 for writing a 350-500 word essay about being bilingual or multicultural. Alaska Engineering Education Foundation
For students interested in engineering, the Alaska Society of Professional Engineers funds a statewide scholarship for high school seniors. The application is quite easy, and $1000 is given statewide while at least $500 is given out in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau regions. An additional $5000 is given out at the national level to female applicants.
Alaska Forest Association High school seniors who themselves work at or have a parent working at any of the Alaska Forest Association member companies are eligible for this scholarship. Look at the associate member list on the application in order to see which companies are members - there are more than you might think, including Alaska Airlines, Alaska Marine Lines, Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau, Ketchikan General Hospital, and Anderes Oil . Alaska Travel Industry Seniors (or older) with experience in the travel industry (e.g. maritime, travel agent, etc.) or interest in travel/tourism are eligible for fourteen scholarships worth up to $2500. Associated General Contractor's Scholarship This $1000 scholarship is available to an Alaskan senior pursuing a vocational career in the construction industry or a related/supportive field such as accounting, insurance, bonding, human resources, etc. AXA Achievement Scholarship
One student from each state will receive a $10,000 scholarship based on outstanding achievements in a non-academic activity or project. Out of these state winners, ten will be chosen to receive national awards of $15,000 each.
ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc ConocoPhillips will award twenty scholarships to Alaskan seniors: seven $5000 scholarships can be used at any accredited institution of higher education in Alaska, and thirteen $3000 scholarships can be used at accredited institutions anywhere in the country. Scholastic achievement is not the main focus for award selection, so this is a great chance for the unexceptional student to get some money for college. Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union High school seniors who are members of Denali Alaskan are eligible to receive one of ten scholarships for $1000. Applicants must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.25 in order to qualify. Don Bell Alaska Forest (AFA) Logger Scholarship Scholarships for children of members of AFA. They also have an Associate Members' Scholarship for children of those working for certain employers who belong to the AFA. Look at the associate member list on the application in order to see which companies are members - there are more than you might think, including Alaska Airlines, Alaska Marine lines, Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau, Ketchikan General Hospital, and Anderes Oil. International Pacific Halibut Commission
A limited number of scholarships each currently valued at $2000 are awarded each year to students with a connection to the halibut industry. See counselor file for more information.
Robert C. McMillen Foundation High school seniors who will be majoring in Visual Arts at any institution of higher education in either Washington or Alaska are eligible for scholarships from the Robert B. McMillen Foundation. These scholarships will cover the full cost of tuition and they are renewable for four years of study. See counselor file for more information. Spenard Builders Supply
This scholarship is awarded to an Alaskan senior pursuing a vocational career to benefit Alaska's future.
TEL (Teacher Education Loan) Alaskan High school students can receive up to $7500 in subsidized loans each year to study teaching. Upon graduation, if these students choose to teach in a rural Alaskan school district, the loans are forgiven a little each year over a five year period. So basically, if you agree to teach in a rural district (any district besides Anchorage, Fairbanks, Ketchikan, Haines, Juneau, and Sitka) for five years, your education can be almost completely covered by the state of Alaska. If you accept the TEL loans and decide not to teach, you are expected to repay the loans, but since they are subsidized loans, they are a great deal anyway. Students must obtain a nomination from a school district by May 1st in order to qualify, but they must also be accepted into an accredited teaching program (not necessarily in Alaska) in order to receive the nomination.
Ketchikan/Kayhi ScholarshipsPlease visit the counseling center for more information on and applications for these scholarships.
Alaska Peace Officers Association
One $1000 scholarship is available to a local senior seeking a postsecondary program. Preference is given to those pursuing a career in law enforcement. See counselor file for more information.
Alaskan Federation of Republican Women
One Kayhi senior or graduate will earn $1000 for college or vo-tech school . See counselor file for more information. For more information, visit www.akfrw.com
American Seafoods The Pride of the Sea Scholarship is awarded to one senior with past and/or future interest in the seafood industry. Click the link and go to "Other Announcements" to find the CAB Scholarship from American Seafoods as well as other scholarship opportunities. Bob Olsen Memorial Scholarship Kayhi seniors pursuing a vocational career are eligible for this $1000 scholarship. Transcripts should reflect vocational or shop classes. Clarke Cockrane Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is available to students with a G.P.A. above 2.5 who have participated in school activites. See counselor file for more information. Edna Bakken Scholarship This $1000 scholarship will go to a high school senior who has overcome hardships in high school. See counselor file for more information. The Edward and Anna Range Schmidt Charitable Trust This fund offers grants and emergency financial assistance to those studying Earth and Environmental Sciences. Applications may be made at any time, and awards are intended to cover a wide variety of expenses, from internship support to science fair expenses/travel, to emergency needs. See counselor file for more information. First City Bowling Association Seniors from Ketchikan and the surrounding areas are eligible for this $1000 scholarship. See counselor file for more information. Frances and Edna Baker Memorial Scholarship This $1000 scholarship will go to a student (senior or older) pursuing a degree in biology or environmental health. See counselor file for more information. Jack McBride Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is sponsored by the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. Two seniors (or older) from Ketchikan, Metlakatla, or Prince of Wales who are accepted to college to study resources or management will receive $500 scholarships. See counselor file for more information. Janice Stokes Memorial Scholarship A $500 scholarship will be awarded annually for an accredited school or university. Applicants must be seniors in high school and accepted into an accredited school. Jerry Galley Memorial Scholarship This up to $2000 scholarship is available to seniors (or older) who are pursuing a degree in production tech, music, or any helping profession. See counselor file for more information. Jon Glenn Memorial Scholarship Up to two students may be considered for scholarships up to $1000 each are available to local students seeking to study culinary arts. Kayhi Alumni Seniors with a G.P.A. above 2.5 throughout seven semesters at Kayhi are eligible for this $1000 scholarship funded by Alumni. See counselor file for more information. Ketchikan CHARR Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students who are enrolled in an Alaskan university and who plan to work in Alaska after graduation. Preference is given to those with work experience in hotels, restaurants, cabarets, or bars. See counselor file for more information.
Ketchikan Community Scholarship Six $500 scholarships will be awarded to Kayhi seniors with limited scholarship opportunities. Ketchikan General Hospital Scholarships Several scholarships are available to students who want to pursue healthcare fields or whose parents work at the hospital. Ketchikan Lion's Club The Lion's Club offers scholarships valued up to $500 to local seniors with limited scholarship opportunities. Selection criteria include college or vo-tech plans, and community service. See counselor file for more information. Ketchikan Running Club (KRC) Two seniors (one male and one female) involved in track or cross country will each receive $250 scholarships. See counselor file for more information. Ketchikan Soccer Club Scholarship (KYSL) Two seniors (one male and one female) involved in soccer will each receive $500 scholarships. See counselor file for more information. Kubley Memorial Scholarship One local student planning a degree in Registered Nursing will receive up to $1000 to pursue their studies. Larry Erickson Memorial Scholarship
This $1000 scholarship is available to a senior involved in all levels of Ketchikan Little League. G.P.A., extracurricular activities, life goals, financial need, and community service are all considered. See counselor file for more information.
Pioneers of Alakska, Igloo #16
One local senior planning to pursue a vocational program will receive a $250 scholarship. Preference is given to relatives of members. See counselor file for more information.
Pioneers of Alaska, Auxiliary #7
One Ketchikan senior will receive a $1000 scholarship from the local Auxiliary. Preference is given to relatives of members. See counselor file for more information.
Rainy Day Quilters
A $500 scholarship is available to a Kayhi senior who is interested in the arts. Scholarship may be used for college, art school, or another fine arts program. See counselor file for more information.
Ream Family Scholarship Current seniors at Ketchikan High School who have achieved a 3.0 G.P.A. and have been accepted to an accredited university, college, or vo-tech school are eligible for this $2500 scholarship from a generous Kayhi alumnus. See counselor file for more information. Rotary
Every year the local rotary awards several scholarships to Kayhi seniors based on their ethic of service and financial need. See counselor file for more information.
Sons of Norway
Two local seniors will each receive $1000 scholarships to be awarded on basis of service, activities, and G.P.A. Preference is given to relatives of members. See counselor file for more information.
Southeast Alaska Master Gardener's Association Two seniors from southeast Alaska who are planning to study biology, horticulture, landscape design (or a related field), or petroleum engineering (or a related field) will receive scholarships for $500 and $1000. See counselor file for more information. Tongass Federal Credit Union Three local seniors planning to continue their education in Alaska and who are TFCU members or the children of members will win $500 scholarships in a drawing they offer. They also offer three $500 scholarships to students who have overcome obstacles to be able to continue their educational plans. Students must first be nominated. Nominees will be contacted and invited to apply for this award. See counselor file for more information. William Hamilton Scholarship This $1000 scholarship is for a local senior planning to attend college or vo-tech school. See counselor file for more information. Youth Court Scholarship A $500 scholarship will go to one Kayhi senior who was involved in Ketchikan Youth Court.
Native Student Scholarships
Alaska Native Brotherhood/Alaska Native Sisterhood The Arthur Demmert Sr. scholarship is for members of the Alaska Native Brotherhood or Alaska Native Sisterhood who are either accepted to or attending an accredited college, university, or vo-tech school. The amount of funds varies from year to year based on contributions given to the Grand Camp. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Eight native Alaskan students will receive scholarships for $5000 from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to pursue studies in any of the healthcare-related services. Also available from ANTHC are twenty five paid internships in various areas of the healthcare field, including finance, human relations, health records, computer technology, maintenance, and housekeeping. These internships are available to high school or undergraduate Alaskan natives. The program lasts for nine weeks during the summer. Preparing Indigenous Teachers & Administrators for Alaska Schools (PITAAS) PITAS is a mentor and teacher-training program for Alaska native high school students interested in teaching. The goal is, in part, to increase the number of native teachers. The program, which offers summer courses in Tlingit culture as well as financial assistance to college-bound students, is funded by the University of Alaska Southeast in partnership with Sealaska Heritage Institute. Although the program is designed to help high school students who are interested in teaching, they do have some money to help native students attend college. Recruitment and Retention of Alaska Natives into Nursing
Native students who are interested in the Certificate of Pre-Nursing Qualifications (CPNQ) at UAS, or any of the Nursing degrees offered through the UAA-UAS partnership in Nursing, or the UAA Nursing program, have a great opportunity in the RRANN program. RRANN offers financial assistance (including a living stipend) for all students demonstrating need, but just as importantly, they offer mentoring and tutoring throughout the program. It is also a great resource for college preparation and academic planning for students who are interested in nursing, but unsure of which degree they want to pursue.
SeaAlaska Heritage Institute Alaskan natives who are high school seniors and have been accepted into an accredited college/university or an accredited vo-tech school are eligible for full scholarships from the Sealaska Heritage Institute. Intertribal Timber Council
Native American/Alaskan students interested in studying Natural Resources are eligible for the Truman D. Picard Scholarship. The number of awards given varies by year, but graduating high school students receive $1,200 and college students already studying Natural Resources receive $1,800.