Workforce Wednesday: Helping Alaska Students Find Money for School

Every high school student has the opportunity to earn money for school, whether it’s a trade school or traditional university. They can earn close to $5,000 a year for four years, a big incentive as school tuition continues to increase.

Cari-Ann Ketterling with the Alaska Process Industry Career Consortium and Rebekah Matrosova, the director of Outreach and Early Awareness joined Daybreak Wednesday to talk about the Alaska Performance Scholarship and how to qualify. Matrosova suggested it for her neighbor’s son, who she says wouldn’t have otherwise gotten the funding to help him land his dream job.

“He has two boys, not sure how to pay for their college. I think that’s a pretty common concern,” she said. “And between this and a few other things, his costs were almost completely covered.”

To apply for the Alaska Performance Scholarship, entry level qualifications include a 2.5 GPA, 21 on the ACT or 1450 on the SAT. The first step is to fill out a FAFSA application.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Source: Workforce Wednesday: Helping Alaska students find money for school | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

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