2018 BP Alaska Principal’s Scholarship Program


BP has partnered with the Alaska Principals Foundation (APF) to award 20 graduating seniors across Alaska each with a one-time $5,000 scholarship. Since the BP Principals Scholarship began 30 years ago, BP has contributed over $3.5 million to support the continuing education of deserving students.

Every high school Principal in Alaska may nominate one graduating senior from their school for the BP Alaska Principal’s Scholarship. The APF Board of Directors selects the 20 scholarship winners.

Please help us to make this program a success by sharing information about the BP Alaska Principal’s Scholarship with teachers and students at your school.

To nominate a student:
1. Select your nominee and verify that they will be attending the Fall 2018 semester as a full-time student, if they are not, do not nominate them.   

2. Complete a principal recommendation letter
The principal recommendation letter (one page maximum) addressed to the APF Selection Committee, accompanying the nomination form may reference any of the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement,
  • Community/school involvement,
  • Leadership potential,
  • Financial need,
  • How the scholarship will assist the student in meeting personal goals and aspirations, and
  • How the student excels compared to other students eligible for this scholarship.
  • Students who will be enrolling in STEM and Education based degree programs will receive priority consideration.

3. Have the student complete a student statement letter
The student nominated by the principal must write a one-page-maximum statement describing why they deserve the BP Alaska Principal’s Scholarship.  Be sure the student’s name is on the letter is in standard block style format, and addresses the APF Selection Committee properly.

4. Save the principal recommendation letter and the student statement letter as one document in PDF format.

5. Fill out the BP 2018 SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATION FORM electronically and upload the Principal Recommendation Letter and Student Statement Letter PDF file, no later than 5:00 pm on January 31, 2018.  Incomplete packets will not be accepted.

The APF Board of Directors Review Committee will select the scholarship winners in late February.  APF will notify you, in March, if your student was not selected to receive a scholarship.

If your student is selected for a scholarship:

  1. In April, BP will notify you if your student was selected to receive a scholarship.
  2. BP will send you  a form to complete that notifies them of the date/time of your school award or graduation ceremony.  Completing this form assists BP in scheduling a representative to attend your award ceremony to present the award when possible.
  3. In mid-May, APF will send winners an official email and letter with instructions on how to receive their award.

Information and rules for the scholarship recipients:

  1. The scholarship is a $5,000 award to be paid in total during the Fall semester of the first year of eligibility.
  2. The scholarship may not be deferred for any reason.
  3. The scholarship check will be mailed in the Fall semester directly to the financial aid office when all necessary forms have been submitted to APF.
  4. If the student does not submit the appropriate paperwork by October 15, the scholarship will be assigned to an alternate.
  5. If an alternate is selected, they have 3 weeks from the notification date to submit the required documentation, or they will forfeit the scholarship and another alternate will be selected.

Thank you for your commitment to Alaska’s youth and for joining BP in this effort to provide financial support to young Alaskans pursuing a college education.

Email us for more information: apfscholarship@alaskaacsa.org