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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?


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How much competition is there?

Relatively little!

This scholarship has a relatively low number of applicants.

Contact Information



Deadline: May 15
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?
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
  • Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Physics, General
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Physiology, General
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Cell Biology and Anatomy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Astronomy
  • Anatomy
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Zoology/Animal Biology, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
  • Astrophysics
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
  • Animal Behavior and Ethology
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Microbiology, General
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other
  • Physical Sciences
  • Neurobiology and Anatomy
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Genetics, General
  • Aquatic Biology/Limnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Molecular Biology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Animal Physiology
  • Physics, Other
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Oncology and Cancer Biology
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Meteorology
  • Forestry, General
  • Animal Genetics
  • Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
  • Ecology
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Chemical Physics
  • Human/Medical Genetics
  • Biophysics
  • Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other
  • Atomic/Molecular Physics
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician
  • Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Cardiovascular Science
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Radiation Biology/Radiobiology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology, Other
  • Genetics, Other
  • Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
  • Forest Sciences and Biology
  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
  • Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
  • Airline Flight Attendant
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
  • Epidemiology
  • Planetary Astronomy and Science
  • Chemical Technology/Technician
  • Air Transportation, Other
  • Transportation and Materials Moving, Other
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Immunology
  • Botany/Plant Biology, Other
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other
  • Acoustics
  • Paleontology
  • Pathology/Experimental Pathology
  • Flight Instructor
  • Toxicology
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Developmental Biology and Embryology
  • Cell Physiology
  • Aerospace Physiology and Medicine
  • Biometry/Biometrics
  • Nuclear and Industrial Radiologic Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Forestry, Other
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Biostatistics
  • Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
  • Microbial and Eukaryotic Genetics
  • Optics/Optical Sciences
  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Climatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Photobiology
  • Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician
  • Virology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Science
  • Science Technologies/Technicians, General
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
  • Physical Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Forest Resources Production and Management
  • Natural Resources Law Enforcement and Protective Services
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Molecular Physiology
  • Molecular Toxicology
  • Plant Genetics
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Plasma and High-Temperature Physics
  • Geochemistry
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Forest Technology/Technician
  • Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism
  • Land Use Planning and Management/Development
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Structural Biology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Parasitology
  • Urban Forestry
  • Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
  • Genome Sciences/Genomics
  • Vision Science/Physiological Optics
  • Computational Biology
  • Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Chemical Process Technology
  • Materials Sciences, Other
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Population Biology
  • Mycology
  • Systematic Biology/Biological Systematics
  • Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
More Requirements:
    Must have passed FAA written flight test and medical exam

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