Emil Berikoff Sr. Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the Emil Berikoff, Sr. Memorial (EBMS) Scholarship Program is to provide scholarship awards to APICDA community 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.

Scholarship Requirements: 

  • Be formally accepted at a college or university.
  • Meet the residency requirements.

Residency: Applicants may be Native or non-Native and must be residents of one of the following APICDA communities: Akutan, Atka, False Pass, Nelson Lagoon, Nikolski, St. George or Unalaska prior to application for the scholarship.

Unalaska Residency Requirement:  Applicants from Unalaska must have maintained full-time residency for at least five years immediately prior to the application date and must intend to return to (or work for the benefit of) the APICDA region upon completion of school.

Previous Resident Requirement:  Applicants who do not live in one of the APICDA communities must demonstrate their relationship with the APICDA region. The Training and Education Committee may give consideration to applicants who can provide a tie to the region based on the following, in order of significance:

1. Length of time applicant lived in the APICDA region.

2. Immediate family living in the APICDA region (Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Children).

3. Applicants intent to return to (or work for the benefit of) the APICDA region upon completion of school. 

    • Demonstrate financial need; family income cap of $183,270.
    • Submit a complete application packet with all the required documents 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

For information about additional  scholarship opportunities click here (June 1st deadline).

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.

For Questions Contact

APICDA Training and Education
717 K St., Anchorage, AK 99501
Call: (907) 929-5273
Toll Free: 1 (888) 927-4232
Fax: (907) 929-5275