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  • Education Scholarship

    • 2016 Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Application for $1,000 Scholarship towards tuition at University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) or UAF Community and Technical College (CTC)

    • The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer up to two $1,000.00 scholarships to qualified Fairbanks North Star Borough individuals who plan to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks or UAF Community and Technical College in the Fall of 2016. 

      The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage traditional and prospective non-traditional students to pursue higher education and future career opportunities in Fairbanks. In support of our local business and educational communities, preference will be given to applicants interested in obtaining a degree in education, business or trade-related fields.

      To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must meet all stated requirements and must complete and return this application by 5:00 pm on May 31, 2016.

      Applicants with questions, should call the Fairbanks Chamber office at (907) 452-1105 or email scholarship@fairbankschamber.org
       

      Note: Attachments required for the application may also be hand delivered to the Chamber Office: 100 Cushman Street, Suite 102, Fairbanks, AK 99701.  Attn: Scholarship Committee

    • Your scholarship application must include:

       1. A completed copy of this application

      2. Indication of intent to attend UAF or UAF CTC in the fall of 2016

      3. Two letters of recommendation

      4. Essay: Educational and professional goals

      5. Essay: Life challenges or goal motivators

      6. Documents demonstrating academic achievement

      7. List of activities participating in while in high school or thereafter

      8. List of volunteer activities

       

    • Application Information

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    • IMPORTANCE FACTOR: Use of the form is not scored, but is a requirement of the application.  Applications that do not include this form will not be considered.  Do not include any information not specifically requested by this application form.  Any additional information received will be discarded before the application is reviewed.

    • Indication of intent to attend UAF or UAF CTC in the fall of 2016.

    • IMPORTANCE FACTOR: Indication of intent to attend UAF or UAF CTC in the fall of 2016 is not scored, but is required. Indicate your intent in the essay required in Paragraph 4 below. The successful applicant will be required to demonstrate actual attendance at UAF or UAF CTC in the fall of 2016 before a check for the scholarship is remitted to the University.

    • Letters of Recommendation

      Two letters of recommendation are required, and one must come from a member, or from an employee of a member organization, of the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce. A list of members is available by visiting www.fairbankschamber.org. Please be sure to include the contact number of the referring individual or organization on the letters of recommendation.
    • IMPORTANCE FACTOR: The letters of recommendation are not scored, but are required.  Applications that do not include two letters of recommendation, one from a member of the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, will not be considered.

    • Educational & Professional Goals

      Please describe your educational and professional goals (i.e. where you see yourself in five years) in 250 words or less. Please be sure to include indication of your intent to attend UAF or UAF CTC, the major that you wish to pursue, why you chose UAF or UAF CTC, and how you envision giving back to your community.
    • Importance Factor: This is worth a maximum of 30 points. Preference will be given to applicants interested in obtaining an education, business, or trade-related degree.

    • Challenges & Motivations

      Please describe a challenge you have overcome in your life OR describe what motivates you to work toward the goals you have set for yourself, in 200 words or less.
    • Importance Factor: This is worth a maximum of 30 points.

    • Documentation Demonstrating Academic Achievement

    • Importance Factor: The documentation is not scored but must demonstrate a 2.8 GPA or better.

    • Activities & Employment

      Provide a list of activities, including employment, in which you have participated while in high school or thereafter such as: paid employment, internships, community service or philanthropic activities, pre-apprenticeships, sports, student government, clubs, school newspaper, choir or band, art, etc.
    • Importance Factor:  Activities are worth 20 points.  List no more than five activities

    • Volunteerism & Community Participation

      Provide a list of volunteer activities and/or your community participation.
    • Importance Factor:  Activities are worth 20 points.  List no more than five activities

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