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 $700.00 per semester or $400.00 per quarter for part-time students. Spring semester deadline is January 15, Summer semester deadline is June 1, and Fall semester deadline is August 15. Vocational/Technical School deadline is one week before class start date.
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 (see application for more information):
- TRANSCRIPTS: Copies of unofficial transcripts from high school or accredited equivalent, vocational or technical school, or college or university program. Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher. GPA is based on the applicant’s latest cumulative grades received.
- TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION for new applicants.
- BUDGET: Use the Financial Need Sheet form in this application or provide a print out from the school or technical institution of the budget forecast.
- Residency: Proof of actual residency in the Northwest Arctic Borough at the time of each application for 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.