The Mae Ciechanski Scholarship Fund

Each winter, the Mae Ciechanski Scholarship Fund Committee, on behalf of the City of Soldotna, conducts an annual scholarship process to determine who will receive scholarships from the Mae Ciechanski Scholarship Fund. The City of Soldotna manages a scholarship endowment which was funded through the vision and generosity of life-long resident Mae Ciechanski. The amount available this year for scholarship awards is approximately $42,755.40.

Mae Ciechanski, a lifelong Alaskan and homesteader, had a strong belief that her estate should be used to benefit her community for future generations, specifically students pursing an education. According to her longtime attorney and friend Dale Dolifka, Mae believed that education was the best way to pull someone up by their bootstraps. However, Mae was clear that the scholarships from her endowment were not just intended for the class valedictorians; rather, she wanted to be able to help all students looking to improve their lives by pursuing a secondary education, including technical education or trade schools. In honor of Mae Ciechanski’s wishes, the endowment will again award scholarships to students with a variety of goals and ambitions.

For more information on the types and amounts of scholarship awards, eligibility requirements, and submission guidelines, please see the 2017 Mae Ciechanski Scholarship Fund Guidelines.


The Soldotna Library Scholarship Fund

Each winter, the Soldotna Library Scholarship Fund Committee, on behalf of the City of Soldotna, conducts an annual scholarship process to determine who will receive a scholarship from the Soldotna Library Scholarship Fund. The amount available this year for a scholarship award is approximately $1,500.00. The endowment will award the scholarship to a student pursuing an educational/teaching career.

For more information on the types and amounts of scholarship awards, eligibility requirements, and submission guidelines, please see the 2017 Soldotna Library Scholarship Fund Guidelines.