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Shelly Szepanski Memorial Flight Scholarship

Alaska Community Foundation

Application Information


Scholarship Overview

This scholarship is for women who are residents of Alaska and enrolled in a science-related degree program (preference for wildlife biology or natural resources focus). This scholarship is intended to help applicants earn their private or commercial/instrument ratings, including a float rating. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must plan to pursue flight courses as a part of science-related career goals. Applicants must have passed the FAA written flight test and medical exam. Preference will be given to students who are enrolled in the University of Alaska system and demonstrate financial need. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must write a personal essay of approximately 1000 words describing how flying is relevant to their career goals, educational and professional goals, and objectives. Applicants must also include a resume and/or summary of work experience, activities, personal interests, or community service.

How easy is it to apply?


This scholarship has application requirements that could take a lot of time and effort.

How much competition is there?

Relatively little!

This scholarship has a relatively low number of applicants.

Contact Information



Deadline: May 15
The deadline for this scholarship has passed.
Average Award: $5,000


Gender: Is this you?
  • Female
Class Year: Is this you?
  • College freshman
  • College sophomore
  • College junior
  • College senior
Home State: Is this you?
  • Alaska
College Major: Is this you?
  • Acoustics
  • Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Aerospace Physiology and Medicine
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Air Transportation, Other
  • Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
  • Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
  • Airline Flight Attendant
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Behavior and Ethology
  • Animal Genetics
  • Animal Physiology
  • Aquatic Biology/Limnology
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Climatology
  • Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other
  • Atomic/Molecular Physics
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Biometry/Biometrics
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Botany/Plant Biology, Other
  • Cardiovascular Science
  • Cell Biology and Anatomy
  • Cell Physiology
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemical Process Technology
  • Chemical Technology/Technician
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Computational Biology
  • Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
  • Conservation Biology
  • Developmental Biology and Embryology
  • Ecology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Endocrinology
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Flight Instructor
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
  • Forest Resources Production and Management
  • Forest Sciences and Biology
  • Forest Technology/Technician
  • Forestry, General
  • Forestry, Other
  • Genetics, General
  • Genetics, Other
  • Genome Sciences/Genomics
  • Geochemistry
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Human/Medical Genetics
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Science
  • Immunology
  • Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Land Use Planning and Management/Development
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Materials Sciences, Other
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Meteorology
  • Microbial and Eukaryotic Genetics
  • Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Molecular Physiology
  • Molecular Toxicology
  • Mycology
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism
  • Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
  • Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other
  • Natural Resources Law Enforcement and Protective Services
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Neurobiology and Anatomy
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Nuclear and Industrial Radiologic Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Oncology and Cancer Biology
  • Optics/Optical Sciences
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Paleontology
  • Parasitology
  • Pathology/Experimental Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology, Other
  • Photobiology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Physiology, General
  • Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other
  • Planetary Astronomy and Science
  • Plant Genetics
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plasma and High-Temperature Physics
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Population Biology
  • Radiation Biology/Radiobiology
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Science Technologies/Technicians, General
  • Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Structural Biology
  • Systematic Biology/Biological Systematics
  • Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Transportation and Materials Moving, Other
  • Urban Forestry
  • Virology
  • Vision Science/Physiological Optics
  • Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
  • Zoology/Animal Biology, Other
More Requirements:
    Must have passed FAA written flight test and medical exam

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