SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. They provide many opportunities for summer internships that can help you gain valuable experience. Click here to look at joining this organization this summer!
Here are two great opportunities for high school students to get training in the maritime industry. The first is a course that will introduce you to nautical skills. The 12 week course will focus on maritime career awareness, chart navigation, safety of life at sea, time/speed/distance problems, nautical courtesy, basic rules of the road, and knot tying. The second opportunity is a Young Mariner Training Program. You can take a Basic Training course or a Shipboard Culinary Training course, both of which will give you great training in this industry. Please see the attached flyers for further information.
Any student in grades 9-12 can enter the VFW sponsored Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest. Local winners will receive a financial award from our local VFW. State winners receive an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. Details on how to apply can be found in the attached documents. Due October 31st.
As the school year is beginning, you may have questions about the status of the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) – Alaska’s invitation to excellence for our high school graduates. The APS continues to be available to any upcoming high school graduate and APS-eligible college or career training students in Alaska who meet eligibility requirements. Although you may have heard of proposed legislation changing and/or eliminating the APS, no legislation affecting this program has been passed. Enrolling in a rigorous curriculum, striving to achieve a strong GPA, and taking collegiate admissions tests like the SAT and ACT will help you prepare for success in college and career!
Please visit APS.alaska.gov if you need additional information on how to qualify.
Any junior high or high school student that has participated in community service activities over the past year are encouraged to fill out an online application for this program that recognizes students for their service. And, you have the possibility of earning financial awards as well as a trip to Washington, D.C.. To apply, click here to complete the application. Due Nov. 7th!
This reminder is for high school students interested in an outdoor leadership camp need to apply by this Friday, Sept. 8th! Click below for more information.
Students in grades 9-12 can participate in an amazing program where you will learn backcountry navigation skills, explore careers in conservation, meet students from other places, and earn .5 high school credit in 2 weeks. All of this for no cost! If interested, please contact Mr. Lorence as soon as possible as the application is due September 8th!
The Voyage summer camp is a great opportunity for students to gain some great skills that can help you with choices for after graduation. You can also earn high school credit. The dates are June 7 to June 28 and it is held at the Voyage to Excellence Residential School in Anchorage. Application details can be found below. Again, the due date is coming quickly--May 8th!
In commemoration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October 2017) and Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Month (April 2017), we invite all Alaskan youth to engage in creating a positive message about respect and healthy relationships.
All Alaskan school children from kindergarten through high school are eligible to participate. Due April 14th.
Be sure to check your GRADE LEVEL page for additional scholarships, awards, and opportunities.