Emil Berikoff Sr. Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the Emil Berikoff, Sr. Memorial (EBSM) Scholarship Program is to provide scholarship awards to CDQ and Unalaska residents who are currently accepted to or enrolled at a nationally or regionally accredited college or university. 

It is APICDA’s belief that through education our communities will be able to build stronger infrastructures to promote and achieve the economic development necessary for sustainable healthy communities. APICDA uses the funds made available through the Community Development Quota program as a genesis for this economic growth and development; education of the residents of the APICDA region is a key component of this plan.

In Dec. 2017, the APICDA Board of Directors approved a significant increase to the Emil Berikoff Sr. Memorial Scholarship. The Training and Education Committee of the Board recognized that tuition has been on the rise across the nation and our scholarship awards needed to keep pace.  Our goal is to support residents of the APICDA communities by increasing the scholarship to encourage students to pursue post-secondary education. The full-time scholarship of $5,000 will be increased to $10,000 per year for all eligible CDQ recipients and the part-time scholarship of $2,500 will be increased to $5,000. The increased amount will be applied for all eligible students who are approved for funding in the fall of 2018.

How to Quality:

Applicants must meet one of two residency requirements:

Historical relationship to one of the following communities Atka, Akutan, False Pass, Nelson Lagoon, Nikolski, St. George, or Unalaska.

At least five years current residency in one of the seven communities listed above.

Applicants Must:

Be formally accepted at a college or university.

Meet one of the two residency requirements above.

Demonstrate financial need; family income cap of $181,000.

Submit a complete application packet by the published deadline below.

Application Deadlines:

Applications must be completed, submitted and RECEIVED in APICDA office by the deadline.

July 1:     fall, winter and spring terms
Nov. 15:  spring term
April 1:   summer term

Click here for EBSM Instructions and Important Information

Click here for EBSM Scholarship Application

GPA Scholarship

Students who received the Emil Berikoff Sr. Memorial Scholarship and earn a 3.5 GPA or higher for the term are eligible to receive an additional GPA scholarship based on the following schedule:

3.5-3.74 GPA: $500/term up to $1,000 school year

3.75-3.99 GPA: $750 term up to $1,500 per school year

4.0 GPA: $1,000/term up to $2,000 per school year

There is no application process for this award.

WIN (Work Invest Now) Scholarship

The WIN Scholarship is an opportunity for students seeking an internship within the APICDA family, subsidiaries, partnerships and other organizations affiliated with the region to earn valuable work experience as well as additional scholarship funding. 

To earn the WIN Scholarship a student may work as an intern in the APICDA Youth or College Internship Program and will be paid a regular wage for an agreed amount of time during the summer months.  Once the intern completes employment in good standing they qualify for the WIN Scholarship, in addition to their Emil Berikoff Sr. Memorial Scholarship. Qualified Emil Berikoff Sr. Memorial Fund Scholarship students may apply for internships in accordance with the APICDA Internship Program Operating Policies and Procedures no later than March 15 each year.  Students do not need to apply for the WIN Scholarship. Qualified students will receive $2,000 per school year and youth may bank $500 each year, up to $2,000 total, to be awarded during their first year of school.

Supplemental Education Vocational Scholarship

The purpose of the supplemental education scholarship program is to provide workforce training and supplemental education funding assistance to APICDA residents. APICDA supports the educational endeavors of residents in the APICDA region who wish to pursue certified  vocational training. Vocational training/supplemental education will assist our communities in building stronger infrastructures to promote and achieve the economic development necessary to help sustain our communities.

How to Qualify:

Applicants must:

Reside in the APICDA region.

Be accepted to an accredited training program.

Maintain a 2.0 GPA or passing grade.

Applications must be turned in 10 business days prior to payment due date.

Scholarships are awarded for any amount up to $4,000 per calendar year, based on applicant financial need.

Click here for the Supplemental Scholarship Application

Loan Repayment

The main focus of the Loan Repayment program is to encourage graduates of the APICDA region to return to the region for employment and career opportunities and/or work for the benefit of the region. The program repays a specific dollar amount (up to $5,000 per year) of a graduate student’s loan. 

Eligible students must have been enrolled in a graduate degree program by Jan. 1, 2013, or later. An applicant must have maintained full-time residency in one of the APICDA communities for at least five years immediately before attending college, and must intend to return to, or work for the benefit of, the APICDA region upon award of a degree.

For more information about the Loan Repayment program, please contact APICDA using the information below.  

For Questions Contact

717 K St., Anchorage, AK 99501
Call: (907) 929-5273
Toll Free: 1 (888) 927-4232
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