Scholarships & Awards

NSAA Scholarship

The 2019 Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage Scholarship applications will be accepted February 1, 2019 – March 31, 2019. Applications must be submitted no later than 5 pm AKST, March 31, 2019.

The NSAA scholarship recognizes scholastic achievements, participation in cross-country skiing, and community service.

Applicant requirements:

  • NSAA membership for the current and preceding ski season; please contact the NSAA office to verify your membership status before applying.
  • Please note: Chugiak Eagle River Nordic Ski Club, Cross Country Alaska, and NSAA are separate organizations.


  • High school cross-country ski team participation during your junior and senior years

Specific qualifications, criteria, and applications can be found at Alaska Community Foundation website HERE.

Individual scholarships provide up to $1,500 toward educational expenses at a college or university to Alaska residents who are high school seniors or currently enrolled as undergraduate college students.

NSAA has awarded college scholarships to Anchorage area high school seniors and college students for more than 26 years.

Questions or comments about the NSAA Scholarships Program?
Email:, 907-276-7609

NSAA Skibear Community Award

This award recognizes high school skiers who make positive contributions to the ski community. Athletes are nominated by their ski coaches at the end of the season and the award is presented at end of year celebrations.

Congrats to our 2018 Nordic Skibear Community Award Recipients! Thank you for spreading your great attitude on and off the trail and helping to build a strong ski community!


Brian Wing – Chugiak
Abigail Luiken – Dimond
Blake Caldwell – East
Sadie Oswald – South
Wyatt Chadwick – Bartlett
Emory Banker – West
Logan Platz – Eagle River
Nadia Dworian – Service

Other Scholarships Available:

Thomas K. Besh Memorial Scholarship Fund: Applications are due April 15 each year:

NSAA Scholarships Recipients


Sarah Freistone
Abby Amick
Jania Tumey
Vanessa Duhrsen


Zach Basset
Elizabeth Mans
Sydney Gill
Ruth Cvancara
Ryan Bickford


David Cvancara
Alice Michaelson
Maksim Mayer
Luke Cvancara
Karina Zyatitsky
Julia Ditto
Grant Klug


Seiji Takagi
Douglas Watts
Ana Jager
Lydia Blanchet
William Mans
Anton Clark
Annika Flynn
Riley Bickford
Alisa Aist


Celia Haering (Alaska Pacific University)
Sarissa Lammers (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
Kayla Rowe (Whitworth University)
Seiji Takagi (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
Jacob Volz (Middlebury College)
Quinlyn-Skye Wika (Gonzaga University)


Ann Spencer (Middlebury College)
Garth Schultz (APU)
Celia Haering (Montana State)
Marion Woods (University of Vermont)
Erin Baker (APU)
Otto Gilbert (UAA)
Freya Hately (APU)
Thomas Ohara (Service)