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Thousands Earn Alaska Performance Scholarships


September 26, 2013, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sean Parnell lauded the more than 2,000 Alaska college and career training students who qualified for the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS).

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) reports that 2,038 students have been awarded Alaska Performance Scholarships, totaling approximately $8 million. The APS total includes the classes of 2011, 2012 and 2013.

“I am extremely proud of each and every Alaska student who rose to the challenge of more rigorous coursework and earned these scholarships,” Governor Parnell said. “These scholarships will undoubtedly open the door of opportunity for future generations.”

APS provides up to $4,755 per year to recent Alaska high school graduates who have completed a rigorous high school curriculum and demonstrated qualifying academic performance.

2,113 students have also been awarded AlaskAdvantage Education Grants (AEG) totaling $4 million. Funded by the state’s Alaska Higher Education Investment Fund, AEGs of up to $3,000 per year are awarded to Alaska students with qualifying financial need. Students receiving these awards must be enrolled in participating Alaska colleges or career training institutions.

ACPE provides students with online access to their scholarship and grant information. Students can log on now at aps.alaska.gov to find out if they are eligible for a scholarship or grant and the exact amount of any award. Award funds are transmitted directly to the financial aid office at the student’s school, according to the payment dates for that school. Students must meet enrollment requirements at the time their awards are disbursed.

For more information about scholarships, grants, and other financial aid programs for Alaska students, visit the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education online at acpe.alaska.gov.

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