With scholarship deadlines just around the corner, now is the time to buckle down and start applying. Not going to a traditional 4-year college? No problem! We did the leg work and came up with a list of scholarships specifically for vocational education programs.
First on your scholarship list should be the Alaska Performance Scholarship. If you plan to attend a vocational school, the process is actually pretty easy. You can learn all about using the Alaska Performance Scholarship here. It is worth filling out the paperwork even if your grades weren't the best in high school, because the scholarship is awarded in tiers and is based on a combination of grades and test scores. Not a recent grad? Alaskans have 6 years after graduation to use their Alaska Performance Scholarship!
Next on your scholarship list is exploring all of the available scholarships that you are eligible for. Our financial assistance page has a fairly comprehensive list of vocational scholarships that you may be eligible for. Be sure to read the eligibility requirements for each scholarship before you spend time filling out applications. Also, be sure to check the deadline dates, as each scholarship is different. Some scholarships are offered twice a year, so make note of those for future reference.
If you've applied for all of the scholarships you are eligible for and are still in need of funding, your community may have resources available to help make up the difference. On the Kenai Peninsula, some of these community resources include: Career Support and Training Services, The Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Public Assistance, and Kenaitze Indian Tribe.
Thinking of attending Amundsen Educational Center this fall? Enroll by May 1st to take advantage of our Matching Funds Program!