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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 opportunity to apply for a GVEA scholarship will be November 1, 2017, with the deadline in early March 2018 (exact date yet to be determined).

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

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APPLICATION AND REFERENCE FORMS:

Note:  These forms will be updated by November 1, 2017, when the next scholarship application window opens.

**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. 

The scholarship application window is currently closed on the first seven scholarships.

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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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