Alaska Scholarships

The Frank W. Ross Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2015 by author Jason Schmidt, the Frank W. Ross Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance to self-identified LGBTQ and allied students who are living in poverty and have experienced housing insecurity, homelessness, or life within the foster care system.

Dunham-Kerley Scholarship

This scholarship was dedicated to LGBTQ students who have the courage to continue living their lives despite their disabilities and misfortunes.

Daniella Altfield-Moreno Scholarship

This scholarship is meant to provide support and financial assistance to LGBTQ women of color who aim to pursue degrees in dance, education, or women’s health and have a demonstrated history of activism and/or leadership in the LGBTQ community.

The Bendiner-Morgenson Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund provides financial assistance to LGBT and Straight Ally students pursuing a career in human services, health sciences, or visual arts in a hope to enable others to feel less isolated and better able to seek a productive and happy life both personally and professionally.

Friends of Alan Turing Scholarship

This particular scholarship is made for students wishing to study science, technology, engineering, or mathematics however various scholarships are available by this organization for various fields of study.

Horatio Alger Alaska Scholarship Program

This scholarship is offered by the Horatio Alger Alaska Scholarship Program. They value students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity and wish to aid them in their pursuit of their academic career.

Pride Foundation Scholarships

Pride Foundation’s scholarship program is guided by Brian M. Day’s legacy, focusing on essential financial resources and community support to LGBTQ of color and trans students.

Remember Your End Goal:

The career you’re seeking can determine what scholarships you may qualify for and the likelihood of securing a job after graduating. To help you understand what opportunities are out there we have done the research to find exactly what field is hiring, and how much they are willing to pay in order to fill that position.


Unique To Alaska

Top Three Positions Based Off Of Hiring

Job Title: General and operations managers Personal and home care aides Fire fighters
Salary: $74735 $26330 $28920
# of Open Positions: 5050 2370 2030
Competition*: 2.2 3.5 8.6


Top Six Positions Based Off Of Salary

Job Title: Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers Petroleum engineers Chief executives
Salary: $152540 $111510 $107360
# of Open Positions: 1130 150 910
Competition*: 29.3 9.7 2
Job Title: Engineering managers Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers Construction managers
Salary: $103030 $95230 $87160
# of Open Positions: 410 380 240
Competition*: 1.6 11.6 2.5

*Competition: = This row tells us which jobs are more common in Arizona, relative to the state population, compared to their popularity in every other US states. A Local Popularity Index of 1.0 matches the average across all US states; higher and lower percentages indicate the job is proportionally more or less popular here.

Alaska Nationwide Stats

Top Three Positions Based Off Of Hiring

Job Title: Retail salespersons General and operations managers Office clerks, general
Salary: $27565 $74735 $30370
# of Open Positions: 6810 5050 4720
Competition*: 1.1 2.2 1.1


Top Six Positions Based Off Of Salary

Job Title: Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers Chief executives Engineering managers
Salary: $152540 $107360 $103030
# of Open Positions: 1130 910 410
Competition*: 29.3 2 1.6
Job Title: Lawyers Construction managers Computer and information systems managers
Salary: $93640 $87160 $77110
# of Open Positions: 770 680 410
Competition*: 1 2.5 1.1

*Competition: = Unlike the Unique To Alaska table above, which shows where jobs in Alaska are unusually common compared to other states, the Alaska Nationwide Stats table lists jobs which are the most common in raw numbers in the state.