Scholarships

The Academic Decathlon and Pentathlon programs hold State Competitions where students can earn medals, trophies and scholarships. The winning teams represent Alaska at the U.S. Academic Decathlon and Pentathlon National Competitions. Decathletes and Pentathletes with the highest overall scores are eligible to earn thousands of dollars in scholarships, including scholarships specific to the University of Alaska.

The programs' premier partner, Alaska 529, will provide more than $36,000 in scholarships to over 20 Alaska Academic Decathlon and Pentathlon participants. High school students can earn up to $4,000 and middle school students can earn up to $2,000.


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Alaska Academic Decathlon general scholarships
  • $4,000 - Highest overall scoring student in each category (Honor, Scholastic, Varsity) 
  • $2,000 - Second highest overall scoring student in each category 
  • $1,000 - Third highest overall scoring student in each category 
  • $1,000 - Fourth highest overall scoring student in each category

Alaska Academic Pentathlon general scholarships
  • $2,000 - Highest overall scoring student in each category (Honor, Scholastic, Varsity) 
  • $1,000 - Second highest overall scoring student in each category
  • $1,000 - Third highest overall scoring student in each category

In addition to $36,000 in general scholarships, the Alaska Academic Decathlon also offers high school seniors up to $9,000 in scholarships to attend the University of Alaska Anchorage, Fairbanks or Southeast campuses. These scholarships are awarded by coach recommendations and range from $1,000 to $3,000. 


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Your scholarships

Starting in 2022, all Alaska Academic Decathlon and Pentathlon scholarships will be administered through Alaska 529. Alaska 529 is an education savings plan designed to make saving for education easy. Students can use their Alaska 529 account tax-free for education expenses both in and out of Alaska. Visit Alaska 529's website to learn more. 


Scholarships earned prior to 2022 must be redeemed within four years of the award date using the form below. 


Redeem Scholarships