Information about the Alaska Performance Scholarship

Who can get it?

Who can get it?

An Alaska resident that graduates from an Alaska high school and who has:

  • completed the APS curriculum.
  • got a high school GPA of at least 2.5
  • scored high enough on college or career readiness test
  • enrolls at least half time, has good standing and is in at least a certificate at an Alaska college

has unmet costs of college after all other aid.

 Students who hold GEDs are not eligible.

How much is the award?

How much is the award?

There are three levels of awards: $4,755 a year, $3,566 a year and $2,378 a year. 

The APS will be applied towards college costs after all of non-loan aid (grants and scholarships) is applied. You must still have unpaid costs.

Which level will I get?

Which level will I get?

It depends on a mix of your high school GPA and your score on a college-entrance or career-readiness exam.

Where can I use it?

Where can I use it?

The APS can be used at almost all post secondary (after high school) Alaska institutions. The APS can be used for certificates and/or degree programs.  

What does the APS cover?

What does the APS cover?

You can use the money for things like tuition, fees, books, required tools and supplies, room and board and transportation. However, you must apply for other aid, such as state or federal grants or other scholarships.

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Money was tight when Andrew's parents were raised in the Philippines, so tight that as children they would study by candlelight because their families couldn't afford electricity. Both parents, knowing the value of an education, pursued and instilled that same value in Dimond HS graduate Andrew Lastimoso. Andrew now shares his Journey for the Alaska Performance Scholarship with the rest of us.

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