The Kachemak Bay Chapter of Alaska State Employees Association is offering a scholarship in the amount of $750 to a graduating senior from the Kachemak Bay area. For information, contact Carla at 235-8191 or a school counselor. Deadline to apply is April 19. 

Alaska Travel Industry Association has released its 2013 scholarship application. The deadline to apply is March 29. For more information, visit http://alaskatiaorg/more-info/atia-foundation-scholarships/ or download the application at 

American Legion Auxiliary offers a $500 scholarship award for high school seniors (B-C student), Auxiliary Unit 16 scholarship, deadline is April 1. Western District American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship, $500-$1,000. For continuing students who are members of the Legion family. Due March. 31. Check for applications for these scholarships at school counselors’ offices and at American Legion Post 16. Contact Darlene at 235-6789 or the post at 235-8864 for more information and/or applications.

The Homer Foundation has announced the 2013 scholarship applications now available. The foundation manages permanently endowed scholarship funds that provide annual awards to area students for a variety of educational and vocational endeavors. The scholarships currently available include:

1) Alain and Daniel Rieser Scholarship for foreign language study/travel;

2) Homer Community Science Scholarship supporting post-secondary education in the life sciences;

3) Health Care Providers Scholarship supporting students serious in pursuing a career in healthcare;

4) Drew Scalzi Memorial Maritime Scholarship supporting students of fishing families and/or students wishing to pursue a career in Alaska’s maritime industry;

5) Diane Wambach “Shoot for the Stars” Scholarship supporting education and training for young people with a plan to pursue their dream;

6) Kachemak Bay Medical Clinic Scholarship supporting students with outstanding academic achievements and a strong work ethic;

7) Beluga Tail/Tale Writing Scholarships that provide awards in both creative and nonfiction writing.

Applications may be requested via mail, phone or email, picked up at the Homer Foundation or the Homer High School Counselor’s office, or downloaded from the Foundation’s web site at, click on FORMS. The application deadline is 4 p.m., Thursday, April 18, for all applications. Contact Joy Steward at the Homer Foundation for more information, or if you are interested in establishing a scholarship fund or contributing to one of our existing scholarship funds, 235-0541 or

Homer Marine Trades Association is sponsoring a scholarship for the first time this year. It is offered to students planning to attend or registered at a qualified trade or technical school. Applications are available from school counselors or online at Deadline to apply is April 15.

The International Pacific Halibut Commission funds several merit scholarships to support university, technical college and other post-secondary education. Generally, a single scholarship valued at $2,000 per year will be awarded. Scholarships are renewable annually for the normal four-year period of undergraduate education, subject to maintenance of satisfactory academic performance. For information, contact Eva Luna at (206) 634-1838, ext. 7661, or Bruce Leaman, ext. 7672. Applications must be postmarked by June 28 and mailed to: International Pacific Halibut Commission, 2320 W. Commodore Way, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98199-1287. Applications may be downloaded at

The Kachemak Board of Realtors will award three $1,000 scholarships to one or more applicants who are graduating high school students from the Homer, Anchor Point and Ninilchik areas with plans to pursue career training in a vocation-technical field or a two- or four-year college degree. The application packet must include a short essay outlining future goals and career plans, school activities, awards and achievements, employment, community service, interests and hobbies; two letters of recommendation; and an official high school transcript. No minimum grade point average required, but a  personal interview may be required. The criteria for granting the awards includes character, leadership, work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit and overall presentation. Applicantions must be postmarked or hand delivered by April 15 to Kachemak Board of Realtors, P.O. Box 2660, Homer, AK 99603 or to Gina Pelaia, Bay Realty, 331 E. Pioneer Ave., Suite 101, Homer, (907) 235-6183 or fax (907) 235-4031. Recipients will be announced at graduation or awards ceremonies. 

KBEA (Kenai Borough Employees Association) Scholarship committee is currently accepting applications for four scholarships, $500 each. The scholarships are available to all 2013 graduates of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, including public, private and home schools. Applications and instructions are available from any KPB high school counselor or on the borough’s website, Applications must be delivered or postmarked by March 29. They can be mailed 


Applications for the 2013 Student Art Scholarship is now available at Ptarmigan Arts on 471 Pioneer Ave, on the gallery’s website ( and on the Homer Foundation’s website ( Details can be found on the Guidelines page pertaining to who is elligible, amount granted and how to apply. The deadline for applications and artwork to be dropped off at the gallery is Friday May 3, 2013.