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Shelly Szepanski Memorial Flight Scholarship

Alaska Community Foundation

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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: Nov 6
Average Award: $5,000
Awards Granted: 1
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