ALMA meaning “soul” is an acronym for Association of Latin Women in Alaska. We are
a diverse group of individuals who come together to improve our lives, strengthen
our families and cultural values, and participate in the broader community. Our mission
is to support the self-enrichment of Latin residents of Kodiak through education,
economic development, and promotion of family and cultural values.
High School/ GED Graduates and Continuing College or Vocational Students
Must be a resident of Kodiak, Alaska
Must be of Hispanic/ Latino heritage
Applicant must submit a complete (FAFSA) Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Applicant must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
Applicant must be enrolled in at least three credits, preferably part time or full time status
Applicant must be formally admitted into an undergraduate, certificate, and/or vocational
degree-seeking program at an accredited college, university, or vocational school
in the state of Alaska prior to the distribution of funds
Write a total of 300-500 word essay on the topics:
Outline your educational goals and your intended time frame to complete these goals
and then include an explanation of your financial aid needs.
Describe your experience, including the advantages and challenges you face, living
in Kodiak as a Hispanic community member. If applicable, describe how you see your
education tying back to the Hispanic community in Kodiak.
Scholarship essays will be scored based on context, grammar, and presentation (it
is recommended that you have the essay reviewed by a qualified individual for example,
a tutor from The Learning Center or an English teacher)
Applicants must submit their unofficial transcript
Complete and submit your scholarship application, essays and two letters of recommendation
(signed and dated 2017-18 academic year) to Nancy Castro, Financial Aid Coordinator
in room 103 Campus Center Kodiak College, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.