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2024 Alaska Performance Scholarship

The Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) rewards students who strive to excel in high school and continue their education in degree and certificate programs in Alaska. This report covers the high school, postsecondary, Alaska residency, and workforce outcomes of the APS program between Fall 2011 – 2023.

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Alaska Higher Education Almanac 2024

In its 7th year of production, the Almanac continues to offer Alaska’s higher education stakeholders and policy-makers a source of relevant data and content about the landscape of higher education in Alaska.

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Alaska Performance Scholarship Program Review and Recommendations Report

This 10 year program review of the Alaska Performance Scholarship delivers a comprehensive review of APS recipients, eligibility, access, and challenges. In addition to a program overview, this report also includes various recommendations to enhance and improve the reach of the Alaska Performance Scholarship.

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APS Strategic Listening Session: Alaska Performance Scholarship Program Review and Recommendations »

As our abilities to collect, share and analyze data grow, ACPE and our research partners hope to provide those stakeholders in Alaska's educational system – including students, parents, educators, administrators and policy makers – with data-backed analysis and research findings. Early efforts to provide such information are included in our reports below, as are links to a sample of our research partners' works.

Published Reports

Current Alaska Higher Education Almanac

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education’s (ACPE) Alaska Higher Education Almanac offers Alaska’s higher education stakeholders and policy-makers relevant content and data to use as a resource to develop and guide educational and workforce pathways. Access to clear, concise, and reliable data is instrumental when making necessary, and sometimes challenging, decisions about public and private investments in education and career training.

The Almanac presents a comprehensive picture of postsecondary education in Alaska. Key aggregated data pertaining to Alaska’s postsecondary institutions, financial aid programs, educational attainment, and workforce needs are gathered from reputable state and national sources, and presented in an easy-to-read format.

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The Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) provides an opportunity for Alaska high school graduates to earn a scholarship to help cover the cost of an Alaska postsecondary education. By meeting curriculum, GPA, and testing requirements, Alaskan students may earn the APS to attend qualified Alaska colleges, universities, or career and technical education programs. As confirmed in the Outcomes Report, the APS is a critical component to reduce financial stress and increase the opportunity for Alaskans to attend postsecondary programs.