• Alaska Performance Scholarship

    The Alaska Performance Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that provides an opportunity for any future Alaska high school graduate who meets a core set of requirements to receive funding to pursue college and/or career training in Alaska.‌  Alaska's hardest-working students can earn up to $4,755 a year. To qualify, students must take a specific, rigorous high school curriculum; earn a minimum 2.5 GPA; and do well on a college or career-readiness exam. 

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    Three collegiate levels plus a career/technical award are offered.  Qualified students need only complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply. 

  • Collegiate Award

    Attention: New SAT cut scores for APS**

    Level 1

    • High School GPA 3.5
    • ACT 25 -or old SAT* 1680 -or new SAT** 1210
    • Specified high school curriculum 

    Level 2

    • High School GPA 3.0
    • ACT 23 -or old SAT* 1560 -or new SAT** 1130
    • Specified high school curriculum

    Level 3

    • High School GPA 2.5
    • ACT 21 -or old SAT* 1450 -or new SAT** 1060
    • Specified high school curriculum

    *taken before March 1, 2016 (2400 point scale)
    ** taken after March 1, 2016 (1600 point scale)

  • Career/Technical Award

    Career and Technical Education (CTE) awards can be earned with qualifying WorkKeys instead of ACT/SAT scores.  However the APS can only be used for certificate programs of study.  CTE awards cannot be used for collegiate programs of study.

    • Same curriculum requirements and award levels as the collegiate award
    • The student's GPA determines their award level
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