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To be eligible for any GVEA scholarship, the applicant (or member of the applicant's immediate family) must be a member of Golden Valley Electric Association and receive electric power from GVEA at his/her principal residence.

The next window of opportunity to apply for a GVEA scholarship is now open.

The deadline to submit a complete application packet is Friday, March 2, 2018.

Direct questions/inquiries to: scholarship@gvea.com or call 907-458-5862.

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APPLICATION AND REFERENCE FORMS:

**Note: The application and reference forms can be completed online.  However, they must be printed and submitted (i.e. hand-delivered or postmarked) together with other required paperwork as a complete, hard-copy package.

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GVEA awards eight (8) scholarships each year. The first seven are awarded each spring, and the eighth is awarded in August.  

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The following information details the four different categories of scholarships GVEA offers.  (See the list of the most-current scholarship recipients below.)

  • Academic Degree Scholarship ($15,000) ... 1 Scholarship Awarded (each spring)

This is a four-year scholarship and is only awarded to one student each year. Applicant must be a graduating senior from a high school, correspondence study or distance education program within GVEA's service area. Applicant must be pursuing a four-year bachelor's degree at any University of Alaska campus and have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.5. 

  • Academic Scholarship ($2,500) ... 3 Scholarships Awarded (each spring)

This is a nonrenewable scholarship awarded to three students per year. Applicant must be a graduating senior from a high school, correspondence study or distance education program within GVEA's service area. Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 required.  Applicant must be pursuing a four-year bachelor's degree at an accredited school.  

  • Continuing Education Scholarship ($2,000) ... 3 Scholarships Awarded (each spring)

This is a nonrenewable scholarship awarded to three students per year. Current year graduating high school seniors are not eligible for this scholarship. Applicant must be enrolled or accepted as a part-time (at least 6 credit hours per semester or 4 hours per quarter) or full-time student at an accredited school in a program leading toward a bachelor's or master's degree. Applicant must have completed 12 or more credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.  

  • Career & Technical Education Scholarship ($2,500) ... 1 Scholarship Awarded (each August)

This is a nonrenewable scholarship awarded to one student per year. Applicant must be enrolled or accepted as a part-time (at least 6 credit hours per semester or 4 hours per quarter) or full-time student at an accredited school in a program leading towards a recognized license, certificate or an Associate degree (2 years or less). Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the most recent education institution attended (high school or post-secondary).  

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2017 Winners ... Congratulations to:

$15,000 Academic Scholarship: 

  • Kasey Casort, West Valley H.S. 

$2,500 Academic Scholarships: 

  • Piper Brase, West Valley H.S.
  • C. Brons Gerrish, West Valley H.S.
  • Peyton Presler, West Valley H.S.

$2,000 Continuing Education Scholarships:

  • Shannyn Bird, University of Nebraska - Lincoln  
  • Lina Heinrichs, University of New Hampshire
  • J. Logan Lyle, Grand Canyon University

 $2,500 Career & Technical Education Scholarship:

  • Trever Walters, Associate of Process Technology Degree (UAF) 

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