Scholarship Bank

Welcome to the QTT Scholarship Bank!

This site is where you can find the latest information on scholarships available to students.


If you are a student or you know a student who is applying for scholarships and would like assistance, please see Heidi Jacobsen at the QT Tribal Office, or call 907-383-5616, or email at



The Alaska Community Foundation

This is a link to many opportunities for students to apply for different scholarships that are available in Alaska!

Please see individual deadlines on the website!

For more information please see:


AASB June Nelson Memorial Scholarship

The June Nelson Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of the late June Nelson, longtime school board member from Kotzebue. The application is filled out on the website included below for more information. If you are a graduating student of 2020 please see the guidelines for the 1st year students and if you are a graduating student of 2019 please see guidelines for 2nd year students. This scholarship awards students $1,500!

This deadline has passed!

Application Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2024!

For more info and where to apply please see:



Alaska Schools Activities Association

*More information coming soon!



Aleutians East Borough School District Scholarship

The AEBSD Scholarship is now available for students!

This deadline has passed.

The deadline for this scholarship is April 12, 2024!

For more information please click here:



American Indian Education Fund - Tom Russell Impact Award Scholarship

A special scholarship opportunity for Native American/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students pursuing an Elementary or Secondary Education teaching degree or Post-Secondary Education degree. The award amount will be between $500 and $2,000 for the 2024-2025 school year. Priority will be given to Tribal College/University students, but all other students attending various colleges/universities are still encouraged to apply. 

*Need to create an account to apply.

This application is due May 31st!

For more information please see:



American Indian Graduate Center

The American Indian Graduate Center offers more than 20 scholarships and fellowships that fund undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. Students must be seeking a full-time degree at a nationally or regionally accredited higher education institution in the United States. All applicants must be able to demonstrate tribal affiliation through a submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate. All students must also submit a Financial Needs form (available on their website).

Please see their website for more information


Many more scholarships from their website:



Aleutian Housing Authority Scholarship

 The Aleutian Housing Authority Scholarship is funding primarily to assist with housing.

This application is due May 31st!

Please see here for more information:



The Aleut Foundation

The Aleut Foundation is Award System based off the student's Grade Point Average (GPA). The Scholarship Award Levels are: Honors (3.5-4.0 GPA), Exceptional (3.0-3.4 GPA), Achievement (2.5-2.9 GPA), and Merit (2.0-2.4 GPA). There are different scholarship award amounts for each level. 

  • Summer: April 1 – April 30 at 12 PM AKST.
  • School Year (Fall and Spring): June 1 – June 30 at 12 PM AKST
  • Spring: November 1 – November 30 at 12 PM AKST.

For more information please see:



American Indian Services

Be sure to read the Guidelines, Deadlines, and Required Documents on the website listed below!

Please see their website for more information!

To apply and for more information, guidelines, deadlines, and required documents please see:



Aleutian Pribilof Island Association

APIA provides assistance for eligible, tribally enrolled, full-time (12 or more credits) students to attend an accredited institution for higher education to obtain an associate or baccalaureate degree. Students would need to provide documentation of tribal citizenship of Akutan, Belkofski, False Pass, Nikolski, Nelson Lagoon, Pauloff Harbor, and Unga and reside on an island or in any Alaskan community or U.S. city.

Please see their website for more information!

Click here to apply:



Catching the Dream

Catching the Dream was founded in 1986 and strives to help improve the quality of life in Indian communities through the higher education of Indian people. They provide scholarship funds for students who demonstrate academic achievement, clearly defined goals, leadership, the determination to succeed, and the desire to return to their communities and help others realize their dreams.

Important Deadlines:

Summer Session: March 15

Fall Semester / Autumn Quarter: April 30

Spring Semester / Winter Quarter: September 15

For more information please see:



Cobell Scholarship

Written reflections are requested to get to know more about applicants through their own words.

This deadline has passed!

Please see their website for more information!

For more information please see:



FAFSA- Free Application For Student Aid

To apply for FAFSA click here:



Gates Scholarship

The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to exceptional student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.

Please see their website for more information!

For more information please click here:




Native American Fish & Wildlife Society

The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS) received funds from Environmental Science Assoiciates (ESA) - an 100% employee-owned environmental consulting firm providing innovative solutions to improve our natural and built environments - for the NAFWS' National Scholarship. Their goal is to help Native American and/or Alaskan Native students pursue their career and educational goals in the field of natural resources, by providing financial assistance.

Please see their website for more information!

Here is a link to the Scholarship application:




Nanook Pledge - University of Alaska Fairbanks

This award is for students who are admitted to the University of Alaska Fairbanks and are committed to a 4-year baccalaureate program. Students must be enrolled full time and enrolled in a minimum of one face-to-face class. Students must make satisfactory academic progress. This award ranges from $1,000 to $10,000 per year, the scholarship for first-year students is based on your GPA, test scores and tuition rate. To be considered for the Nanook Pledge, students must complete the application for admission and submit test scores and transcripts.

Please contact UAF admissions or your advisor for more information!

For more information about the Nanook Pledge please click here:

For more information and to apply for admissions at UAF please click here:



Qagan Tayagungin Tribe's Agate Scholarship

The Qagan Tayagungin Tribe's Agate Scholarship is available to citizens of the Qagan Tayagungin Tribe who are pursuing a secondary education at an accredited college or university. Please read the guidelines provided below in order to correctly complete your scholarship application. If you have any questions about the Agate Scholarship, please feel free to contact the Employment, Training, and Related Services (ETR) Case Manager Heidi Jacobsen by calling the Tribal Office at (907)383-5616, or emailing

This scholarship application is due June 30th!

For more information please click here:



Qagan Tayagungin Tribe's Higher Education Grant

 The Qagan Tayagungin Tribe’s Higher Education Grant Program provides supplemental financial assistance to eligible Qagan Tayagungin Tribal citizens who are seeking an associate or baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.

This scholarship application June 30th!

For more information and an application please click here:



Shumagin Corp. Arleen M. Gardner Scholarship Program

The Shumagin Corporation 2020 Scholarship Program is available to shareholders of Shumagin Corporation and their descendants. All interested applicants must submit: an application, official copy of most recent transcript, written documentation of acceptance to school or proof of attendance, brief explanation of your reason for requesting scholarship (min. 1/2 page), one letter of recommendation from a person who has known you for at least two years, an email address and a good phone contact phone number.

This application must be submitted by 2:00pm Monday, June 3rd!

For more information and application please click here:




Truman Picard Scholarship - Intertribal Timber Council

The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources. Students need to submit: a letter of application, a resume, three letters of reference, evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation, as established by the U.S. Government, transcripts, and the scholarship application.

This deadline has passed!

Please see their website for more information!

Please click here for more information:




Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association (APICDA)

Haginaa Kidul (Helping to Grow) Scholarship

APICDA's Haginaa Kidul (Helping to Grow) scholarships will be available to residents from Adak, Cold Bay, King Cove, and Sand Point. The scholarships will provide financial support of up to $2,000 for an accredited college or university and/or up to $2,000 for vocational training.

This application due date is June 1st!

For more information please see:





Helpful Links:

A website that has scholarships for all students and a wide variety of scholarships is:

The above website also has a section that has scholarships available specifically for Alaska Natives:

The following website lists scholarships and grants for American Indians and Alaska Natives and lists how much money the student might receive and deadlines:

The Bureau of Indian Education also has a link with available scholarships and grants: