Applications are being accepted for the Alaska Sea Services Scholarship, which awards up to four $1,000 scholarships annually. Applications are accepted annually from October through March.
Who Is Eligible?
To be considered for the Alaska Sea Services Scholarship, an applicant must be the dependent (child or spouse) of a legal resident of the state of Alaska who is, or was at the time of death/designation as missing-in-action, a regular or reserve U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard member on active-duty, inactive duty, or retired with or without pay.
Selected candidates will be those who rate highest in five key areas below:
- Academic proficiency;
- Leadership ability;
- Community involvement; and
- Financial need.
How Much Are The Scholarships Worth?
Up to four $1,000 scholarships are awarded to applicants who meet the specified criteria. Applicants must also show acceptance at an accredited college or university for full-time undergraduate study for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.
No more than two scholarship awards may be given to any individual.
Created By The Citizens Of Alaska
Citizens of Alaska raised funds for a $10,000 war bond as a gift to the USS JUNEAU (CL 52). After the sinking of the USS JUNEAU (CL 52), this gift was to have been presented to the USS ALASKA (CB 1), but the USS ALASKA (CB 1) was decommissioned before the presentation. Consequently, the governor of the territory of Alaska and the Secretary of the Navy agreed that the bond would be left on deposit in the First National Bank of Juneau until the USS ALASKA (CB 1) was recommissioned or another appropriate application could be found.
In 1986, the Navy established the Alaska Sea Services fund to award scholarships from the original gift. The scholarship is managed by the Navy League Foundation, which screens and recommends all applications to the Naval Training Command, the issuer of the scholarships.
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