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June Nelson Memorial Scholarship
June Nelson Memorial Scholarship
Connie Newman
Thursday, December 24, 2020

June Nelson Memorial Scholarship

Apply for AASB's 30th Annual June Nelson Scholarship Competition!

´╗┐Winners receive a $1,500 Scholarship.

Application Deadline: Monday, March 8, 2021 at 11:59pm

The Association of Alaska School Boards is proud to announce its 30th Annual Scholarship Award Competition. The June Nelson Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of the late June Nelson, longtime school board member from Kotzebue. June contributed much to the cause of education and will be remembered for her outstanding service on behalf of Alaska's children.

This 2020-2021 school year, AASB will award fifteen graduating seniors each with a $1,500 scholarship to apply toward their post-secondary education. The scholarship may be applied toward the student's choice of a business, trade, or a college institution.

For more information, click here.

Apply Here

Essay Prompt:

Transforming Education Through Connections was AASB's Annual Conference theme this year. In 2020, social distancing and school closures have made person-to-person connections difficult. How has your education been transformed and how have you, and those around you, adapted to maintain personal connections that support your learning?

Required information and documents (PDF format) to submit:

  • Your name and school information.
  • Response to essay question - up to 750 words in length.
  • Student involvement and activities history.
  • Copy of high school transcript with cumulative GPA.
  • Acceptance letter from a business, trade, or college institution.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation - one from a community member, and one from a teacher.
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores.

If you have any questions or difficulties, please call us at (907) 463-1660 or email us at
Scholarship information is also posted on our website at