The GCI Scholarship Program

Over the past 20 years, GCI has donated more than $6 million in scholarships to young, promising Alaska students through the GCI Scholarship Program.

Investing in Alaska’s future

We value Alaska youth and strive to invest in our state’s futureThe GCI Scholarship Program is a $100,000 investment each year to high school seniors across the state.

Applications for the 2021 scholarship will open in February 2021.

About the application
We strategically created our application criteria to reach students that may not qualify for other scholarships. We also include a focus on students who plan to pursue education to enter a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
Spring 2020 Qualifications:
  • Graduating senior of an Alaska high school
  • GPA of 2.8–3.5
  • Seeking degree or certification in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) field
  • Planning to return to Alaska to begin their career
  • Applicants who live in a GCI service area
  • First-generation college student
  • Extracurriculars in STEM-based activities, including esport activities through Alaska School Activities Association
  • Personal essay
  • Resume
  • High school transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
The 2020 scholarship application period has ended. GCI will begin accepting applications for the 2021 scholarship in February 2021. If you have questions, you may reach us at


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GCI Gives Grant

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GCI Suicide Prevention Fund

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In 2019, GCI employees invested more than 5,300 hours to support nonprofits across the state.