The Alaska Performance Scholarship provides an opportunity for Alaska high school students to earn a scholarship to help cover the cost of an Alaska postsecondary education. Alaska high school students who take a more rigorous curriculum, get good grades, and score well on college placement or work ready exams, can earn an Alaska Performance Scholarship to qualified Alaska colleges, universities, or vocational/technical programs. *check back later for updates on scholarship availability.
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE)
Phone : (800) - 441 - 2962
Email : ACPE@alaska.gov
Address: PO Box 110505, Juneau, AK 99811
Steps to Qualify for the APS Make a plan to complete the APS curriculum with your high school counselor.
Start with the checklist for your class year (see below) and/or "My Course Plan" in your Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS) portfolio.
Work to achieve the highest GPA you can.
Prepare for and take the SAT and/or ACT test. Take it early, so you can retake it if you want to better your score. Also, explore your options based on WorkKeys scores.
Research participating Alaska colleges and training programs and choose the one that's right for you. Apply early.
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) soon after October 1, the fall BEFORE the semester starts, for every year you want to use the award.
Optional: Create an account in to the Alaska Student Aid Portal (ASAP) to track your status.