Earn $5,000 to help pay for college!


Alaska high school seniors have the chance to earn $5,000 in the 2021 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, build savings, and plan for retirement. Submit your two-page essay on financial literacy, and send it to us by May 21, 2021, to enter this year’s contest.

Independent judges from our team will review the essays and scholarship submission forms. Enter this contest and you'll have the chance to be one of our lucky scholarship winners! Prizes include three $5,000 scholarships to be used at any accredited college, university, or trade school.



For questions regarding the Essay Challenge Scholarship, please contact us at  [email protected].


Eligibility Requirements

Membership not required to apply. Must be a graduating 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 Nuvision branch or emailed by May 21, 2021. Must be attending an accredited college, university, or trade school in Fall of 2021. For official rules, please click here.

2020 winners of the Essay Challenge Scholarship: - Gavin Block, Jessica Yang, Kristina Yu, and Grayling Peterson


Where to submit

Please bring completed packets stapled in order (binders/folders not accepted) to any Denali Nuvision branch OR email in same order to [email protected] by May 21, 2021.




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

  1. An essay on the topic: What can we do to help encourage budgeting and positive savings habits by Americans? How can we educate ourselves and our fellow Americans to be better prepared for financial downturns/upheavals?
  2. Scholarship application form (page 1)
  3. Official academic transcripts for all high schools attended. If you are unable to acquire official transcripts please email [email protected].  
  4. One of the following test scores –Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), American College Testing (ACT), and / or ASSET scores. If you are a student who has not been in school recently and have no test scores, please type a note to explain your situation.
  5. References – submit two recommendation letters from references, such as an instructor, academic counselor, coach, community leader, or employer


If you are unable to complete the recommendation forms or have issues with getting all your information for the packet please email us at [email protected].