Strong Communities
Scholarship Award

We couldn’t be more excited to offer an opportunity to upcoming graduates! A few deserving 2018 graduates will receive monetary assistance to help attain their educational goals, meet their professional objectives and have a highly successful future. We believe in building strong communities, and our future leaders are developed through great education. Studio Ardent Photography teamed up with some local businesses who also have a heart for community and understand the importance of investing in future leaders. Collectively we have pooled monies together to offer at least two $1000 scholarships. More may be added with additional sponsorship. We can't wait to see what you do - may our ceiling be your floor!


Scholarship Official Rules

Awards will be based on civic responsibility through demonstration of community involvement, and a complete application with essay question submission. Final awardees will be determined by application review from the Strong Communities Scholarship Award sponsors. 


To qualify for the Strong Communities Scholarship, student must:

  • Be enrolled full time in a Matanuska-Susitna or Anchorage School District secondary education school.
  • Be in the 2018 graduating high school senior class.
  • Be an Alaska resident and U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Primary award criteria requirements:

  • Your essay submission must show great effort to communicate your passion for your area of study.
  • Demonstrate community/extracurricular involvement. A letter of recommendation from your organization of involvement will be requested if you are considered for award.
  • You must attend a postsecondary school or training program within one year of graduation or you forfeit the award.
  • Parental consent form and disclosure contract must be signed by student and parent/legal guardian. You will be emailed this contract upon completion of application.

Award restrictions:

  • This nonrenewable award will be given to each awardee one time.
  • Your education choice must be an accredited college or official vocational program.

Fiscal considerations:

  • There are two Scholarship awards available for 2018 in the amount of $1000 each. 
  • Awards will be distributed directly to the student's school or trade program of choice after we receive official letter of acceptance and verification of award criteria requirements.

Submission deadline:

Applications must be completed by August 31st, 2017. Once submitted, you will see a thank you message letting you know you have successfully applied.

Award timeline and communication:

Awardees will be announced prior to graduation in 2018. Please do not contact Studio Ardent Photography or any other sponsors with questions. We are unable to field scholarship questions and cannot have business disrupted. Any information you must know is available on this page. Monies will be distributed directly to each student's school or trade program of choice in 2018 after they receive their high school diploma. Student must provide a letter of acceptance to their school or trade program for award delivery. 


Official Application:

Applicant Name *
Applicant Name
Applicant Phone *
Applicant Phone
Parent/Guardian Name *
Parent/Guardian Name
Parent Phone Number *
Parent Phone Number
Parent Mailing Address *
Parent Mailing Address
Tell us what you have done to impact your community or how you spend your extracurricular time.

One more step!

After successful application submission, you should receive an email from Studio Ardent Photography.


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