To qualify for this scholarship, a student must:

  1. Be admitted to a University of Alaska Fairbanks degree program at the start of the fall 2014 semester
  2. Enroll at least half-time (6 credits) for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters
  3. Return to or have returned to postsecondary education after a cumulative time away of five or more years (That is, you must have some previous college credits that are five or more years old, from any college or university. You must also have had gaps in your education that totaled at least 5 years, then have returned or plan to return to at least half time enrollment.)

Award Amount: $1,000 for the 2014/2015 school year

Application Procedure: Write a 400 to 600 word essay on family, financial or personal adversity resulting in a challenge to attend a higher educational institution. Submit the essay along with the rest of the George W. and Mary A. Jones Scholarship application available online at

Deadline: For priority consideration, apply by 5 P.M. Friday, August 15, 2014