September 2009

Please read the email below from Angelina Etrada-Burney:


Hola! I am a member of the Council of Alaska Leadership Development and recently several members met with Mayor Dan Sullivan to discuss ways we can attract more young people into leadership positions. One of the many things we discussed was the lack of young people that apply to serve on the Municipality’s many Boards and Commissions. I have offered to assist the Mayor’s office in reaching out to our many young and bright leaders to consider applying for these wonderful opportunities.

I have attached the links to the Municipality’s Boards and Commissions page as well as the page that lists the vacancies. If you are interested in applying, please click on the third link that should take you directly to the application form and just follow the instructions on what you need on order to be considered.

I sincerely hope you will consider serving in this capacity. Our diverse cultural communities offer so much in young talent and innovation and serving on a board would highlight this as well as bring a voice to the young adults in the community.

Muchas Gracias for your consideration!


Angelina Estrada-Burney, President, Hispanic Affairs Council of Alaska

The Kuskokwim Corporation is looking for a Shareholder Outreach Coordinator to ensure corporation shareholders are well informed and connected to corporate opportunities. This position is responsible for outreach and shareholder education, assisting with outreach for the KEF scholarship program. This position is also responsible for an orientation program, recruitment and retention.

For more information, contact Rachel Klein, COO/ Land Manager at The Kuskokwim Corporation at, (907)-243-2944 x202 wk or (907)-243-2984 fax.


The University of Alaska Foundation announces the availability of scholarships available to students attending any campus of the University of Alaska (Anchorage, Fairbanks, Southeast and all community campuses) during the 2010-11 academic year. The UA Foundation manages over 500 scholarships offering awards from $500 to $8,000. Requirements vary. Please visit for the specifics.

Interested students who submit an online application are considered for all scholarships in which they are eligible. Since most scholarships are awarded early in the spring of each academic year, applications must be received by February 15, 2010, to be considered for most Fall 2010—Spring 2011 scholarships. Though any applications received through July 15, 2010, will be used for any late awarded scholarships or any new scholarship that may open up. Any applications received after the July date will be disqualified.

Applications are available at or visit our website at for more information. For more information contact: University of Alaska Foundation, Attn: Dory Straight, 910 Yukon Drive, Suite 206, PO Box 755080, Fairbanks, AK 99775-5080, 907-450-8030 phone, 907-450-8031 fax.

$3,000 Scholarship Available to Aviation Students for 2010

The Forrest Jones Memorial Scholarship is awarded the first week of March. The amount of the scholarship for 2010 will be $3000. For an applicant to be eligible, they must be enrolled in, or applying to, one of the following: AN ACCREDITED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY, A LICENSED FLIGHT SCHOOL, OR A CERTIFIED A&P PROGRAM.

The deadline for applications is January 10. Attached is an information sheet and application for the scholarship for distribution to the schools in Alaska. For more information, contact Joy Journeay, Executive Director, Alaska Air Carriers Association, 2301 Merrill Field Drive A-3, Anchorage AK 99501, 907 277-0071, fax 277-0072 or


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Young Professional Development Summit

This Summit is co-hosted by Anchorage Urban League Young Professionals & Alaska Native Professional Association

Friday, October 2nd & Saturday, October 3rd at the Dena’ina Convention Center.

Who Should Attend: Young Adults, Young Professionals, College Students, Artists. Anyone looking to find or advance their career, improve their community and

connect with others.

Cost: $65 Included in your registration cost. Register at

For more information, contact Liz Posey, President of the Anchorage Urban League Young Professionals at, 276-0390 or 240- 0969.

Doyon Foundation is seeking candidates for its board of directors. Two seats, open to any Doyon, Limited shareholder, will be up for election this October. The term is for three years, expiring in 2012. The election will take place at Doyon Foundation’s annual membership meeting in October.

Applications & Deadline

This year, the Foundation is using an online application form. Click here to view and complete the form. Resumes and completed online applications must be submitted by Friday, September 25, 2009 or mailed to Doyon Foundation, 1 Doyon Place, Suite 300, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701.

Candidates seeking election to the Doyon Foundation board must be:

  • A Doyon shareholder.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Knowledgeable about private foundation management and higher education.
  • Familiar with the Foundation’s strategic plan, long-term vision and goals, and updated mission and purpose, which are available for review at
  • Committed to spending up to 200 hours a year carrying out the duties of a board member; this includes attending quarterly board meetings, serving on two board committees on a volunteer basis, completing work outside of meetings, representing the Foundation at various events, and speaking on behalf of the Foundation at events, if asked.

This year, the Foundation is particularly interested in candidates who have experience and talents in one or more of the following areas:

  • Fundraising.
  • Financial management and budgeting.
  • Investment management of endowed funds.

Important Notice
Please note that, under federal laws governing private foundations, family members of Doyon Foundation board members are not eligible to receive a Doyon Foundation basic or competitive scholarship during their term on the board. Family members are defined as the board members’ spouse, ancestors, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the spouses of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Current Doyon Foundation scholarship recipients are also not eligible to serve on the board.

For more information, visit the Foundation’s Web site.

The online application for 2010 spring semester basic scholarships is now available at Applications are due November 15, 2009.

Basic scholarships range from $400 for part-time students to $800 for full-time students. To apply, students must submit:

  • A complete online application form.
  • Proof of academic enrollment.
  • Official transcripts.

Returning students who received a fall or winter 2009 scholarship must also submit proof that they pre-ordered their official transcripts, which will show their final fall semester grades, on or before the November 15 deadline.

For more information, visit or contact Greg Bringhurst at 907.459.2048 or

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