the ATIA Foundation offers up to $20,000 in cash and tuition to Alaska students pursuing education related to the tourism industry. Examples include, but are not limited to: Hotel & Tourism Management, Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Restaurant Management, vocational and technical courses, and other programs such as business and marketing. Click here for more information. Due March 29th.
This 2012-2013 school year, AASB (Association of Alaska School Boards) will award ten graduating seniors each with a $1,200 scholarship to apply toward their post-secondary education. The scholarship may be applied toward the student’s choice of a business, trade, or college institution.
• The student must be graduating this 2012-2013 school year.
• The student must be accepted as a full-time student by either a business, trade or college institution.
Click here for more information. Postmark or fax by March 18th!
Senator Murkowski is now accepting applications from high school seniors for her summer high school internship program. All Alaskan high school seniors may apply for the opportunity to spend four weeks working and learning in Senator Murkowski's Washington, D.C. office. The Senator will select a total of twenty students from all areas of Alaska to participate in two, month-long sessions—ten students for each session. Housing and transportation will be coordinated by the Senator's office, but interns will be responsible for the cost. A small stipend will be paid. Interns gain insight into the workings of a Senate office and how the legislative process works by assisting Senator Murkowski and her staff in legislative and constituent duties, including day-to-day clerical and administrative tasks such as directing mail, speaking with constituents, running errands, and assisting staff with research projects. Each intern also has the opportunity to shadow the Senator for an entire day (after which they are usually exhausted!) and to attend briefings on a variety of issues. They will also have the opportunity enjoy the many educational and cultural activities that are available in the Washington, D.C. area. The deadline by which all applications must be submitted is Thursday, March 14, 2013. Note that applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications online or by fax; Congressional mail screening procedures cause significant delays in the arrival of all documents that go through the mail, including those sent via Priority or Express mail. Applications that are received after the deadline will not be considered. Click here for more information.
If you want to be a teacher in rural Alaska, this program can help you meet costs of attendance. It begins as a loan, but has forgiveness benefits built in if you teach in rural Alaska after graduation. Your principal and interest may be forgiven in part or in full by the State of Alaska. For more information, click here. The application (nomination form) is attached. Turn into Mr. Lorence or your principal by March 20, 2013.
Applications are being accepted on a continuous basis. Must be 18 years old, drug free, and provide a birth certificate, high school diploma or GED, valid driver's license, and military transfer or discharge if applicable. For more information, call 907-456-5989 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Must be a graduating senior, have a 2.6 or higher GPA, and have successfully completed vocational courses. Click here for more information. Due April 15, 2013.
This is a national scholarship program, open to graduating seniors. Must have a C average or higher, and express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation. You must obtain the signature of an authorized Copper Valley Telephone representative. Mrs. Spracklen at the school district office can sign as the Copper Valley Telephone representative. Postmark by March 1st. Click here for more information.
ANSEP (Alaska Native Science Engineering Program) Summer Bridge is aimed at recent high school graduates who will be attending the University of Alaska (UA) in the fall. The Summer Bridge was started at the University of Washington in the mid nineties as a way to mitigate some of the problems Indigenous students had due to poor math preparation as well as issues related to career awareness and transitioning to the University from rural communities.Click here for more information. Applications may still be accepted; contact the program if you are interested.
Slana, Alaska area summer job. Position involves working as a Fisheries Aide for the Tanada Creek weir project. All work will be performed under the supervision of a higher level co-worker. Duties include learning to: install and maintain a floating weir and underwater camera and recording system at a remote weir site, count sockeye and Chinook salmon from a video recording, accurately record data and enter on a spreadsheet, clean and repair the weir in fast and potentially hazardous water conditions. For a position description and application information, you can obtain a copy from Mr. Lorence or at your school office. You may also contact the Alaska Employment Service office (822-3350) with any questions about the application process. Due February 28th!
For study at colleges, universities, and trade and technical schools. Must have a 2.5 or higher GPA. Due March 31st. See Mr. Lorence or your school office for a copy of the application.