ACOA Scholarship Program

The Alaska Correctional Officers Association (ACOA) Scholarship program is intended to help ACOA Members with the cost of their dependent children’s education. In 2017 ACOA awarded four $500 scholarships to dependent children of ACOA Members who are attending Institutions of Higher Education. It is ACOA’s hope that these scholarships will help reduce the financial impact and provide some assistance to our Members’ children who are continuing with their educational goals.


2017 ACOA Scholarship Winners


Jonah DeBoard
Larry DeBoard (SCCC)
Western Washington University

Fischer Knapp
David Knapp (Central)
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Bronwyn Baker
Eric Baker (ACC-W)
University of Alaska Anchorage

Mylinda Cizmowski
Robert Johnson (MSPT)
University of Washington MEDEX Northwest

Congratulations to all of you and we wish you the best of luck in your academic endeavors!

2018 ACOA Scholarship

Download the Scholarship Application


Scholarships Available

On July 31, 2018 ACOA will draw three recipient names who will receive one $500 scholarship each.

Application Deadline

Scholarship applications must be postmarked or delivered to the ACOA office no later than July 1, 2018.


To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  • be a senior in high school in good standing, have graduated from high school, or obtained a Graduate Record Examination (GRE),
  • be accepted into an Institution of Higher Education,
  • be a dependent of a ACOA Member in good standing.

What Qualifies as an Institution of Higher Education for this Scholarship?

An Institution of Higher Education is any accredited university, college, trade or vocational center.

Who Qualifies as a Dependent Child of a Correctional Officer?

A dependent is defined as a person under 26 years of age who is either 1) the child of a Correctional Officer or 2) someone whom the Correctional Officer has declared as a dependent on their 2017 Federal taxes. Spouses of Correctional Officers are not eligible for this scholarship award.

Requirements and Submission

An application will be considered completed when the following information is received at the ACOA office:

  1. Completed and signed Scholarship Application Form, and
  2. A copy of your acceptance or admission letter (or equivalent) from your institution of higher education.

Applications may be mailed, dropped off, or emailed. The ACOA office address is 203 E 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 and the email is


A random drawing from all eligible applicants will be held on July 31, 2018. Each dependent child is only eligible to receive the ACOA Scholarship once. Awardees will be announced at Scholarships will be paid directly to the Institution of Higher Education.

By applying for this scholarship, the applicant agrees that their name may be posted on the ACOA website and other promotional material.