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 not exceed $2,000 per semester or exceed $1500 per quarter for full-time students, nor exceed $750.00 per semester or $400.00 per quarter for part-time students.
For vocational or technical schools: No individual award may exceed $1000 per training session under two months in length; nor exceed $2,000 per training session over two 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 Scholarship
Applicants are required to submit the following information:
- Official Transcripts: Official transcripts from high school or accredited academic, vocational or technical school reflecting a 2.0 or greater cumulative GPA. If a student is awarded a scholarship, current transcripts must be received before another award is given.
- Two Letters of Recommendation: For first-time applicants only.
- Budget Forecast: A complete budget forecast or financial statement from the school the student is attending. The Financial Need Sheet is provided to submit to your school’s financial aid office, if needed.
- Residency: 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+ credit hours as a freshman to a junior is considered full-time status, less than 12 credits is considered part-time status; 9+ credit hours as a senior or graduate is considered full-time status, less than 9 credit hours from a senior or graduate part-time status.
- Vocational, Technical School or Institute Program: Programs 2 months or longer are considered full time, less than 2 months is considered part-time.
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.
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