Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) provides an opportunity for Alaska high school students to earn a scholarship to help cover the cost of postsecondary education in Alaska.
Alaska Performance Scholarship is open to students in the following curriculum:
- Social Studies & Language Curriculum
- Math & Science Curriculum
Eligibility Requirements #
- Be an Alaska resident and U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Minimum 2.5 GPA
- Must attend a university, a four-year college, two-year college or a vocational-tech school
- Prepare for and take the SAT and/or ACT test
- Meet satisfactory performance on a college or career-readiness exam
For the graduating class of 2020, the State of Alaska is waiving the ACT and SAT requirement for Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) eligibility this year, and GPA will be the determinant of the award level. The requirement is being waived due to the ACT and SAT tests cancellation across the country.
How much is the Alaska Performance Scholarship? #
The APS is divided into three distinct award levels based on a combination of minimum GPA and test scores.
Alaska’s hardest-working students with GPA 3.5 may earn up to $4,755 a year, up to $3,566 for students with GPA 3.0 and up to $2,378 for students with GPA 2.5.
How do I get an Alaska Performance Scholarship? #
To apply for APS, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as June 30 each year for award prioritization.