Alaska Performance Scholarship Quick Statistics

Data on Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS): student eligibility, applications, and award acceptance for the 2011-2012 academic year is displayed below. This data includes Fall and Spring semesters for the 2011-2012 academic year. Data Release Date: 5/1/2012.

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Definitions

Eligible – An eligible student has been determined to have met the initial academic eligibility requirements (Alaska high school diploma; specified curriculum, GPA, and test score).

Accepting – A student accepting an award is an eligible student who applied (filed a FAFSA), enrolled in a qualifying program at a participating postsecondary institution, and received an award.

APS Statistics: at a glance

Now in its second year, the Alaska Performance Scholarship is an invitation to excellence for Alaska students and schools. The merit-based scholarship provides an opportunity for eligible students to annually receive between $2,378 and $4,755 toward full-time postsecondary studies at qualifying Alaska institutions. Over 4,600 high school graduates from the classes of AY11 and AY12 have met the requirements to become APS eligible, and 1,888 have gone on to make use of the scholarship

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"My family is so very grateful for the APS. I worked hard to earn it and it will be denitely be put to good use. We are thrilled to know that funding was made available to continue with APS program, as my younger sister is now working hard to earn it, too. Thank you!"– APS Recipient

"I definitely knew I would be going to school once I got the scholarship. If I didn't receive the scholarship, I most likely wouldn't be attending college because I just don't have the money for it."– APS Recipient