Frank R. Ferguson Memorial Scholarship Program

The Frank R. Ferguson Scholarship Program was created in 1988 in recognition of the contributions made by Senator Ferguson in the Alaska State Legislature throughout his long career of public service to the residents of the state of Alaska and the Northwest Arctic Borough.

This scholarship is for accredited academic schools and individual award may exceed $1,000 per semester or exceed $750 per quarter for full-time students, nor exceed $350.00 per semester or $200.00 per quarter for part-time students.

For vocational or technical schools: No individual award may exceed $500 per training session under three months in length; nor exceed $1,000 per training session over three months in length.

In conjunction with the requirements of this chapter the committee may take into consideration financial need, outstanding performance and community service in making its awards.

Requirements for the FRF Scholarship

(applicants are required to submit the following information):

  • Major field of study: Economics, Political Science, Business Administration, Education, vocational and technical fields, or other justifiable fields.

  • • Official transcripts from high school or accredited academic, vocational or technical school reflecting a 2.0 or greater GPA. The GPA is based on the latest grades received, not cumulative. If a student is awarded a scholarship, grades must be received before another award is given.

  • • Three letters of recommendations (for first-time applicants).

  • • Be residents of the Northwest Arctic Borough at the time of high school graduation or on entry into the scholarship program.

  • College or university program: 12 or more credit hours from a freshman to a junior full-time status; nine or more credit hours from a senior or graduate full-time status or 12 or less credit hours from a freshman to a junior part-time status; nine or less credit hours from a senior or graduate part-time status.

  • High school student enrollment: Students still in high school enrolled in a course by an accredited academic school as approved by that student’s school district.

  • Vocational or technical school or institute program: part-time or full-time status.


Payments made to students shall be made care of the financial aid office of the institution the student is attending and are for the following purpose: books, tuition, fees and other college-related expenses. The designated organization shall submit for reimbursement for funds actually expended to students, which shall not exceed the amount appropriated by the assembly.