SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN JANUARY 1, 2024

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Our Scholarship Process: From Application to Selection

If you are wondering how to navigate our scholarship process, you have come to the right place. Follow the steps below to ensure your application is submitted correctly.

Good luck!

Step 1: Apply for one or more of our scholarships.

When can I apply for a scholarship?

Our scholarship application window opens at 8:00am January 1, 2024.  The deadline to apply is 11:59pm on March 1, 2024.

Time until scholarship window closes (you must have your application and supporting documents submitted by this time):

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Hour
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How many scholarships can I apply for?

You are allowed to apply for one or more of our scholarship categories below. You must submit one application per category. You are not allowed to submit multiple applications per category. For example, you can apply once for our pilot scholarships, and you can apply once for our aviation maintenance scholarships, but you cannot submit two pilot scholarship applications.

Our Scholarship Categories:

Pilot Scholarships

Aviation Maintenance Scholarships (mechanics, fabricators, technicians, etc.)

Air Traffic Control & Airport Management Scholarships

Other aviation scholarships (drone pilots, aerospace engineering, astronauts, etc.)

Step 2: Submit required and optional supplementary documentation.

You can now submit all additional documents through the application portal.
Gather these required documents as soon as possible

Proof of permanent U.S. residency
Proof of Alaska residency or that you intend to complete your training/education in Alaska
A letter of recommendation (ideally from someone familiar with your aviation experience)
We offer scholarships for those experiencing financial hardships. If you intend to apply for these scholarships, you will need to provide supporting documents of your choice.

Consider adding additional supporting documentation

You are welcome to share any documents that you feel will bolster your candidacy for a scholarship. People often submit transcripts, additional letters of recommendation, awards, etc.

How to submit additional documentation

You must now submit documentation through the application portal.  Unfortunately, you can not save progress and return to the application so you must have your documents gathered prior to applying.  Click on the document type in the portal to upload files.  If you have questions, please email us at info@alaskaairmen.org.

Step 3: Receive confirmation that your application is complete

Receive an email indicating your application is complete

Your application is not considered complete until you receive an email saying your application is complete. You will receive this email after we receive your submitted application and all required documentation. If you have not received an email indicating your application is complete and you haven't heard from us in over a week, please check your junk/spam folder. If you do not see the email, give us a call at:

(907) 245-1251.

Deadline

The next round opens for application at 8:00 am on January 1st, 2024. You must have submitted your application and all required documentation by March 1st, 2024 at 11:59 PM.

Step 4: Wait until scholarship recipients are announced

Scholarship recipients will be announced at a later date. The selection process consists of general screening for eligibility by Airmen staff followed by detailed scoring by a volunteer committee of local aviation experts and community members.  The top candidates will be selected for awards and notified by email prior to the public announcements.  All candidates, whether selected for an award or not, will receive an email notifying them of their application status. Check the status bar at the top of this page for updates.

Our Scholarship Process: From Application to Selection

If you are wondering how to navigate our scholarship process, you have come to the right place. Follow the steps below to ensure your application is submitted correctly.

Good luck!

Step 1: Apply for one or more of our scholarships.

When can I apply for a scholarship?

Our scholarship application window opens at 8:00am January 1, 2024.  The deadline to apply is 11:59pm on March 1, 2024.

Time until scholarship window closes (you must have your application and supporting documents submitted by this time):

Day
Hour
Minute
Second
How many scholarships can I apply for?

You are allowed to apply for one or more of our scholarship categories below. You must submit one application per category. You are not allowed to submit multiple applications per category. For example, you can apply once for our pilot scholarships, and you can apply once for our aviation maintenance scholarships, but you cannot submit two pilot scholarship applications.

Our Scholarship Categories:

Pilot Scholarships

Aviation Maintenance Scholarships (mechanics, fabricators, technicians, etc.)

Air Traffic Control & Airport Management Scholarships

Other aviation scholarships (drone pilots, aerospace engineering, astronauts, etc.)

Step 2: Submit required and optional supplementary documentation.

You can now submit all additional documents through the application portal.
Gather these required documents as soon as possible

Proof of permanent U.S. residency
Proof of Alaska residency or that you intend to complete your training/education in Alaska
A letter of recommendation (ideally from someone familiar with your aviation experience)
We offer scholarships for those experiencing financial hardships. If you intend to apply for these scholarships, you will need to provide supporting documents of your choice.

Consider adding additional supporting documentation

You are welcome to share any documents that you feel will bolster your candidacy for a scholarship. People often submit transcripts, additional letters of recommendation, awards, etc.

How to submit additional documentation

You must now submit documentation through the application portal.  Unfortunately, you can not save progress and return to the application so you must have your documents gathered prior to applying.  Click on the document type in the portal to upload files.  If you have questions, please email us at info@alaskaairmen.org.

Step 3: Receive confirmation that your application is complete

Receive an email indicating your application is complete

Your application is not considered complete until you receive an email saying your application is complete. You will receive this email after we receive your submitted application and all required documentation. If you have not received an email indicating your application is complete and you haven't heard from us in over a week, please check your junk/spam folder. If you do not see the email, give us a call at:

(907) 245-1251.

Deadline

The next round opens for application at 8:00 am on January 1st, 2024. You must have submitted your application and all required documentation by March 1st, 2024 at 11:59 PM.

Step 4: Wait until scholarship recipients are announced

Scholarship recipients will be announced at a later date. The selection process consists of general screening for eligibility by Airmen staff followed by detailed scoring by a volunteer committee of local aviation experts and community members.  The top candidates will be selected for awards and notified by email prior to the public announcements.  All candidates, whether selected for an award or not, will receive an email notifying them of their application status. Check the status bar at the top of this page for updates.