2019 ATHENA Scholarship Winners

From Left to Right: Aulona Ljena, Junior, West Anchorage High School; Nayeli Sorto, Senior, West Anchorage High School; Choua Her, Senior, Bartlett High School; Erin Lawlor, Junior, West Anchorage High School; and Thanee Lee, Senior, Bartlett High School

Information about 2023 scholarship camps will be coming soon.


Calling all young women who want to join the next generation of business innovators!

Anchorage ATHENA Society
Camp Scholarships

The Anchorage ATHENA Society, a program of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, offers camp scholarships to local young women residing in Anchorage, who have finished their freshman year of high school through 18 years of age, for an opportunity to learn leadership skills, to learn about innovation, start-ups, entrepreneurship and gain business expertise.

  • Discover how your interests translate into enterprise and independence
  • Meet successful entrepreneurs and business owners
  • Get hands-on experience
  • Apply your new skills and experience to the next steps in your life – in school, in business, in the world.

Anchorage ATHENA Society will award camp scholarships for Young Entrepreneurs Business Week (YEBW) at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon, July 26th to August 1st, 2020. Transportation is furnished, thanks to Alaska Airlines.
The scholarship recipients will also be provided with a cash stipend from the Soroptimist International of Anchorage on Cook Inlet.

Eligible applicants are high school girls who:

  • Have finished their freshman year of high school through 18 years of age with an interest in business and entrepreneurship and live in the Anchorage area (Anchorage, Eagle River/Chugiak and Girdwood).
  • Attend high school in Anchorage: public, private, or homeschool.

The application period for 2020 scholarships is open until Friday April 10th at 5:00 PM.

On-line Application

Note: Application review, interview and selection process will determine which program the qualified applicant will be offered. Scholarships include admission to the camps, transportation, lodging, and a cash stipend.

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