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The Filipino American Association of Kodiak would like to invite you to apply to the Fil-Am Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year. Fil-Am Association of Kodiak is a non-profit organization that serves and advocates for the Filipino community in areas including but not limited to cultural, political, educational, and general events to support the Fil-Am Scholarship and other local and international projects.

Fil-Am was established in 1985. It became inactive for a short period of time. In 2010, Mary Guilas-Hawver with a few Fil-Am leaders, revitalized the organization and became an active and respectable organization once again. Mary is the Board President and the Chairman of the Scholarship Committee.


  • Must be a senior at Kodiak High School or a continuing education student
  • Must be of Filipino descent
  • Must have a 3.0 accumulative GPA
  • Must be a resident of Kodiak, Alaska
  • Must be pursuing a 4-year higher education degree


  • Write a total of 500-800 word essay on the topics:
    • What is your greatest achievement to date? Any of it related to the Filipino American community?
    • What are your future career plans/goals?
    • What are some barriers toward accomplishing your career goals?
    • What are you going to do about these barriers?
    • What does it mean to be a Filipino in Kodiak, Alaska or in the USA?
  • Complete the scholarship application available below
  • Submit a cover letter
  • Submit two letters of recommendation with a recent date (2019 academic year)
  • Submit your scholarship packet (essay, cover letter, letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcript) to Nancy Castro, Financial Aid Coordinator at Kodiak College, and address the scholarship:
Fil-Am Association of Kodiak Scholarship Committee
Attn: Mary Guilas-Hawver, Chairman
117 Benny Benson Drive
Kodiak, AK 99615

For more information please contact Mary Guilas–Hawver at 907-481-2423 or via email at or

DUE DATE: Friday, March 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. for Fall 2019 semester