KPBA Scholarship Program

The KPBA Shelby Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Any member of the Kenai Peninsula School District 2019 Senior Class, current Juniors that will graduate in 2020, or any individual age 21 or younger (high school graduate or GED) who plans to pursue a career in a building-related field, and who will attend an eligible community college, university, or vocational school in the State of  Alaska, is eligible to apply for a Kenai Peninsula Builders Association (KPBA) scholarship. Up to four (4) are available this year.

A building-related field includes, but is not limited to: Heating, Ventilation, Electrical or Welding Technology; Carpentry, Building Trades, Interior Design, Structural Design, Architecture, Office Management, etc.

All scholarships are in the form of a “Letter of Award” issued by KPBA, and moneys will be released upon receipt of “Verification of Enrollment” to be sent by the proper school authorities. Any scholarship funds paid to the school and not used will be returned to the Kenai Peninsula Builders Association before July 1, 2020. This award will not cover any payments for any academic year beginning prior to June 1, 2019.

Applicants must send all school transcripts (if applicable) with the application, any personal references, and a personal essay outlining goals, needs, accomplishments and objectives of the applicant. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All materials must be received by April 30, 2019.

Interviews are scheduled the first week of May. All applicants will be notified within one week following the interview as to whether they have been selected to receive a scholarship.

Questions? Call 907.283.8071 or email

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