Financial Aid Information

Unfortunately, ASRA cannot accommodate all students who request financial aid. The Committee reads the essays and supplementary information on all ASRA applications carefully to distinguish those with the greatest need and awards financial aid accordingly. Financial aid is reserved for those who cannot otherwise afford to attend. We encourage every student with need to apply for financial aid. Note that some scholarships are restricted.

To apply for finanacial aid please complete the bottom section on the application. If there is a specific type of aid please indicate what you are applying for (i.e. New York Life).

New York Life Award

The New York Life Foundation has generously offered awards for fifteen students per year in the past. These awards covered tuition and travel to and from Fairbanks.

Flint Hills Resources Award

Flint Hills Resources believes that part of being a responsible community and environmental steward is to actively participate in the education of tomorrow’s leaders. Flint Hills Resources gives generously to ASRA for student support.

AAAS - American Association for the Advancement of Science, Arctic Division

The Arctic Division takes a leadership role in promoting interdisciplinary activities, education, and communication among scientists, the public, researchers, graduate students, resource managers, business leaders, rural residents and Alaska Natives. AAAS has generously offered two scholarships for Alaskan students.

Black Role Model Initiative Award (BRMI)

The BRMI award is for an African American male who is interested in math or science. The award is offered through the Fairbanks Black Role Models Inititative organization.

Alaska Statewide PTA grants

The Alaska PTA has a small scholarship fund for students wishing to attend an academic camp. The grant application must be submitted through the Alaska PTA. Several ASRA students have received this grant in previous years.

Click here, and look for their form.

Other sources of financial aid

We encourage all students to seek aid locally. ASRA is recognized as a positive, academic experience by many organizations, such as village corporations and local businesses, and individuals and some may be willing to support a bright young student.

ASRA is working constantly to secure additional aid for students.

"Last year, with the help of financial aid , I went to ASRA and had one of the greatest times of my life. I plan on sharing the knowledge I learn." - ASRA Student
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