Bluesky’s Future of American Samoa Scholarship 2017
At Bluesky, we are continuing our commitment to empowering American Samoa’s youth. We are proud to continue Bluesky’s Future of American Samoa Scholarship Program to provide educational opportunities to academically talented students from American Samoa who are pursuing either a bachelor’s degree at an accredited U.S. educational institution or an associate’s degree at the American Samoa Community College in a field that directly meets Bluesky’s workforce needs. All scholarship funds will be applied towards tuition, room and board and books. Each year, Bluesky’s Scholarship Selection Committee will administer the program and select scholarship recipients based upon the information provided in written scholarship applications packages.
For 2017, Bluesky’s Future of American Samoa Scholarship Program has been modified as follows to allow for new scholarship recipients and to continue our support of existing recipients who satisfactorily meet the application requirements.
- OFF ISLAND: There will be up to two $14,000 scholarships awarded to students attending an accredited college or university in the United States. The $14,000 scholarship will be paid out over a four year period at $3500 per academic school year assuming the scholarship recipient(s) satisfactorily meets the academic requirements at the end of each school year. If an ASCC student receives the off-island scholarship award, the scholarship amount would be $7000 which will be paid out over a two year period at $3500 per academic year.
- AM.SAMOA COMMUNITY COLLEGE: There will be up to two $4000 scholarships awarded to students attending American Samoa Community College. The $4,000 scholarship will be paid out over a two year period at $2000 per academic school year assuming the scholarship recipient(s) satisfactorily meets the academic requirements at the end of each school year.
Bluesky will also offer paid summer internships to our scholarship recipients in between academic school years as part of their educational and professional development. Our internship program offers students a great opportunity to gain real world experience and insight in their field of study as well as other in their areas they may have an interest in.