Scholarships, scholarships, scholarships 041112 NEWS 3 For the Capital City Weekly Nursing
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Story last updated at 4/11/2012 - 11:36 am

Scholarships, scholarships, scholarships


The David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship was established to provide funding for individuals pursuing a registered nursing degree in a two-, three- or four-year program.

Applicants must maintain a 3.0 grade point average and be eligible for graduation within two years of the academic term when the funds are to be used. Recipients must also commit to a one-year service obligation to practice nursing in a small Alaska community of 50,000 residents or less.

The deadline to apply is April 15. Scholarships are $2,500.


The Jim Snead Memorial Scholarship fund was established for students pursuing a post-secondary education with a concentration in transportation, business, international business or related industries. The deadline to apply is April 20. Scholarships are between $1,000 and $1,500.


The Frank and Carol Pinkerton Orchestral String Instrument Scholarship is available to all Alaska high school seniors committed to obtaining a college or university degree in music education with an emphasis in string instruments. The scholarship helps cover the cost of tuition, musical instruction or other musical expenses and may be renewed up to three times, totaling four years, provided there is sufficient funding.

Applicants must maintain a 3.0 grade point average and be enrolled full-time by the beginning of the semester in which the awarded funds are to be used. The deadline to apply is May 1. Scholarships are awarded up to $1,500.

Flight and science

The Shelly Szepanski Memorial Flight Scholarship was founded to assist women who are pursuing flying as a part of a science-related degree program.

Interested applicants must have passed the Federal Aviation Administration written flight test and medical exam and be enrolled in a science related degree program. Awardees from the previous year are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is June 15. Scholarships are awarded up to $5,000.

For more information on any of the above-listed scholarships contact Candace Winkler at 274-6702 or or Amy Cockerham at 561-4488 or