Homer Alaska - Schools

Story last updated at 3:55 PM on Wednesday, February 27, 2013



American Legion Auxiliary scholarships $500 award for high school seniors (B-C student), Auxiliary Unit 16 scholarship, deadline is April 1.

American Legion Western District, $1,000, for seniors who may not be able to get a scholarship and are ready to make a commitment to post-secondary education, deadline is today.

American Legion National President's Scholarship, $1,500 plus, award is gifted to high school seniors who are daughters, sons, grand- and step-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion. Eligbility dates are on the scholarship application. No Legion membership is required. Deadline is March 1.

Western District American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship, $500-$1,000. For continuing students who are members of the Legion family. Due March. 31

Non-Traditional American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship, $1,000. For continuing students who are members of the Legion, Auxiliary, or Sons of the American Legion family. Deadline is March 1.

American Legion Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship, $1,000. Must be a Junior Auxiliary member for past three years and hold a membership card for 2013. This is a four-year award. Deadline is March 1.

Check for applications for these scholarships at the Homer High School counselor's office, Connections, Flex School, schools across the bay and American Legion Post 16. Contact Darlene at 235-6789 or the post at 235-8864 for more information and/or applications. Several of these scholarships have a $500 Homer-winner award.

Homer Electric Association will award several scholarships to high school seniors and adults. Application packets are available from guidance counselors, the Homer HEA office or at www.homerelectric.com. For information, contact Tanya Lautaret at (907) 283-2305 or tlautaret@homerelectric.com. Deadline is March 1.

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 www.iphc.int/opportunities/scholarship.html.

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, www.borough.kenai.ak.us. Applications must be delivered or postmarked by March 29. They can be mailed or dropped off at the Kenai Peninsula Borough, KBEA Scholarship Committee, 144 N. Binkley St., Soldotna, AK 99669.