Earn $5,000 to help pay for college!

Three lucky Alaska high school seniors will have the chance to earn $5,000 in the 2020 Denali Essay Challenge Scholarship.

Submit an essay on the importance of financial literacy in building long term life success, along with the scholarship forms available online, and you could be on your way to a great start to lifelong success!*

Americans are falling deeper into debt, and many people can’t find their way out of the downward spiral because they are not prepared to handle credit, to build savings and to plan for retirement. Submit your two-page essay on financial literacy, and send it to us by April 17, 2020 to enter this year’s contest.

Judges will review the essays and scholarship submission forms. Enter this contest and you'll have the chance to be one of three lucky scholarship winners!


Any questions regarding the Essay Challenge Scholarship, please contact Keith Fernandez at [email protected] or call 907-257-7213

Application Packet Information:

Your application packet must include all of the following in the order given.**

  1. An essay on the topic: The Importance of Financial Literacy Education in America’s Education System.
  2. Scholarship application form.
  3. Academic transcripts for all high schools attended.
  4. One of the following test scores –Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), American College Testing (ACT), and / or ASSET scores.
  5. References – submit two recommendation forms (if able) as well as two letters of recommendations.


Eligibility requirements: Membership not required to apply. Must be a high school senior living in Alaska in order to enter the scholarship and have a GPA of 2.25 or above. Application must be postmarked and submitted to a Denali branch or online by April 17, 2020.

** If you are unable to complete the recommendation forms or have issues with getting all your information for the packet please email us your situation.