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Alaska Scholarships

Coordinates: 64°N 150°W / 64°N 150°W / 64; -150

Alaska (/əˈlæskə/ (listen); Aleut: Alax̂sxax̂; Inupiaq: Alaskaq; Russian: Аляска, translit. Alyaska) is a U.S. state in the northwest extremity of North America. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east, its most extreme western part is Attu Island, and it has a maritime border with Russia (Chukotka Autonomous Okrug) to the west across the Bering Strait. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort seas—the southern parts of the Arctic Ocean. The Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest. It is the largest state in the United States by area and the seventh largest subnational division in the world. In addition, it is the 3rd least populous and the most sparsely populated of the 50 United States; nevertheless, it is by far the most populous territory located mostly north of the 60th parallel in North America: its population—estimated at 738,432 by the United States Census Bureau in 2015— is more than quadruple the combined populations of Northern Canada and Greenland. Approximately half of Alaska's residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska's economy is dominated by the fishing, natural gas, and oil industries, resources which it has in abundance. Military bases and tourism are also a significant part of the economy.

The United States purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire on March 30, 1867, for 7.2 million U.S. dollars at approximately two cents per acre ($4.74/km2). The area went through several administrative changes before becoming organized as a territory on May 11, 1912. It was admitted as the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959.

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Alaska College Scholarships

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Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

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Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

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Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

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Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

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Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

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Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

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Matching Alaska Colleges

University of Alaska Anchorage
Four or more years; Public; $17,664 average out-state tuition; $5,532 average in-state tuition
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Four or more years; Public; $21,344 average out-state tuition; $6,467 average in-state tuition
Alaska Pacific University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $20,350 average out-state tuition; $20,350 average in-state tuition
University of Alaska Southeast
Four or more years; Public; $20,608 average out-state tuition; $6,244 average in-state tuition
Alaska Career College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Alaska Bible College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $9,000 average out-state tuition; $9,000 average in-state tuition
Ilisagvik College
Four or more years; Public; $3,480 average out-state tuition; $3,480 average in-state tuition