By Sean Maguire
Anchorage Daily News 

Fewer Alaska students seek scholarships to attend college in-state


February 15, 2023

The vast majority of Alaska high school students eligible for college scholarships that require them to study in-state are choosing to go Outside, according to a new report from the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education.

The Alaska Performance Scholarship was first established in 2011 to encourage high school students to excel and stay in Alaska. Roughly $100 million in scholarships have been distributed since then to a little more than 29,000 students.

The merit-based program has three tiers, the highest paying $4,755 per year to the top-achieving students. Recipients can use the schol...

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