October 2009


Below is the new 2009-2010 Going to College in Alaska Magazine in .pdf format. Contact Andrea Ravenswaay with the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education at 907.269.7973 or via email at andrea.van.ravenswaay@alaska.gov if you have questions.

GTCIAK_2009.pdf

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company seeks applications from highly motivated college students attending an accredited university. Specifically Alyeska is looking for individuals who are seeking more than just a summer position, but a future career pathway by participating in a 12 – week paid internship program on the Trans-Alaska pipeline System (TAPS). See application at http://www.alyeska-pipe.com/Employment/InternshipOpportunities.asp for more information.

The 2010 Application Deadline is November 9, 2009

This year the program will award approximately 18 postdoctoral fellowships. The postdoctoral fellowships provide one year of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree.

Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

For more information, go to: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047960.

The 2010 Application Deadline is November 9, 2009

This year the program will award approximately 20 dissertation fellowships. The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

Dissertation fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

For more information, go to: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047959

The 2010 Application Deadline is November 2, 2009.

In 2010, the Ford Fellowship program will award approximately 40 predoctoral fellowships. The predoctoral fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

Predoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

For more information on how to apply, go to: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047958.

This event recognizes Alaskan Natives who are perpetuating and preserving culture through artistic ways such as photography, music, dance, performance art, journalism, film, visual and literary art, and all varieties of media. The nomination deadline is this Saturday! Criteria: 1. Demonstrates cultural perpetuation, 2. Must be Alaska Native and 3. Lives in Alaska year-round. The nomination form can be found below.

http://www.alaskanativeheritagemonth.com

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anva_nominationform.pdf

The Fairbanks Concert Association is sponsoring a community-wide potluck to welcome the Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre on Sunday, November 1, 2009 from 4-8pm at the Traditional Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The potluck will feature performances by the Effie Kokrine Charter School students, Young Native fiddlers, Inu Yupiak Dance Group, Pavva Inupiaq Dancers of Fairbanks and the Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre. Alaskan main dishes will be provided. Please bring a salad or side dish to share.

Lakota Sioux event flyer.pdf

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Festival of Native Arts is holding its annual Logo Contest. The 2010 festival will be held March 4-6, 2010 and the theme is “True Identity: Proud of Our Heritage”. Artists are asked to list 15+ words of what they feel describes their identity. In addition, artists are also asked to express what identity means to them through drawing(s)/artwork.  The deadline is Friday, October 30, 2009 at 5pm.

The 2010 Logo Contest winner wins $150 and a spot in the annual Festival of Native Arts booklet. See details on the flyer listed below. For more information, contact the UAF Festival of Native Arts, 315 Brooks Bldg, 305 Tanana Dr., Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-6300 (907) 474-7181 / Fax:(907) 474-5666 or visit the website at http://www.uaf.edu/festival.

FNA 2010 Logo Contest Flyer[1].pdf

Below are updated brochures and an information sheet which includes the new logo for Future Educators of Alaska and a map of the regional areas as they extend the program statewide. For more information go to the Future Educators of Alaska website at www.futureteachersalaska.org.

FEA_DataSheet.pdf

FEA_Brochure.pdf

Below is the 2009 University of Alaska Anchorage Alaska Native/Native American Heritage Month poster of activities.

FINAL UAA 2009 AN-NA Heritage Month Poster 10-21-09.pdf

Tanaina Child Development Center, the preschool program located on the UAA campus, is recruiting for an Executive Director. This is a great opportunity to affect the lives of young children in Alaska. The new Executive Director will assume leadership of a strong education team and committed board of directors. Interested parties should contact Robert at afrmc2@uaa.alaska.edu or visit the website at www.tanainachildren.org.

College Horizons 2010 – Student Applications Available for Download!

College Horizons is excited to kick-off our fall recruitment season and invite current 10th and 11th grade American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students to apply to our CH 2010 summer programs! College Horizons is a pre-college program where 90 students work with 60 college admissions officers, college counselors, essay specialists, and other educators in a five day “crash course” on the college application process. This summer, College Horizons will offer 3 programs and is proud to partner and be hosted by the University of Hawai’i Hilo (Hilo, HI) – June 12-16, Lawrence University (Appleton, WI) – June 26-30 and the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA) – June 26-30.

The eligibility information and application materials are available on-line for download and our website also has short films of our recent summer programs: www.collegehorizons.org. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2010 (1st round), Feb. 26 (2nd round), and applications might be accepted until May 1 if space is available. Finally, as a reminder, significant financial aid is available (for tuition and airfare) to students who qualify.

For more information, contact College Horizons & Graduate Horizons, PO Box 1262, Pena Blanca, NM 87041, Main Office: 505-401-3854, Email: info or visit their website at www.collegehorizons.org.

CH Poster 2010 (v.10-05).pdf

GH Flyer 2010 (v.9-15).pdf

The EPA is making available 30 grants of $46,500 each to enhance and support quality environmental education for undergraduates. The hope is that this assistance will encourage more students to continue their education beyond the baccalaureate level and pursue careers in environmentally related fields.

Eligibility: Students at an accredited college or university.

Deadline is Dec. 10.

The fellowships are intended to help defray costs associated with environmentally oriented study leading to a bachelor’s degree. Fellowships are funded in the following fields of study:

  • Natural and Life Sciences (Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-F2009U-GRO-P1).
  • Environmental Science and Interdisciplinary (Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-F2009U-GRO-P2).
  • Engineering (Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-F2009U-GRO-P3).
  • Social Sciences and Decision Making (Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-F2009U-GRO-P4).
  • Physical Sciences (Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-F2009U-GRO-Q1).
  • Mathematics and Computer Science (Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-F2009U-GRO-Q2).

For more information, visit http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2010/2010_gro_undergrad.html.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NATIVE PEOPLES FROM THE AMERICAS AND PACIFIC ISLANDS

The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) is pleased to announce the following 2010 scholarships:

· SAA Native American Graduate Archaeology Scholarship – To support graduate studies for Native American students, including but not limited to tuition, travel, food, housing, books, supplies, equipment, and child care (up to $10,000).

· SAA Native American Undergraduate Archaeology Scholarship – To support undergraduate studies for Native American students, including but not limited to tuition, travel, food, housing, books, supplies, equipment, and child care (up to $5,000).

· SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship or NSF Scholarship for Archaeological Training – To support archaeological training or a research program for Native American students or employees of tribal cultural preservation programs (up to $4,000).

These scholarships are intended for current students-high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students-and personnel of Tribal or other Native cultural preservation programs. High school students must be currently enrolled as seniors to be eligible. Undergraduates and graduate students must be enrolled in an accredited college or university. These scholarships are open to all Native peoples from anywhere in the Americas, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous Pacific Islanders.

The application form is available online at: nasf.

If you have questions about these scholarships or need help with locating a field school or other training program, please contact the Society for American Archaeology at: telephone (202) 789-8200; fax (202) 789-0284; or email nasf. Your questions will be relayed to someone who can assist you.

Doyon Foundation will be moving office locations effective Monday, October 19, 2009. The Foundation will be moving from its current location at the Doyon, Limited building at 1 Doyon Place, Suite 300, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701 to its new office in the Jimmy Huntington Building at 714 4th Ave., Suite 302B, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701.

The Foundation will be closed during the transition. The office is expected to close at end of day on Friday, October 16 and reopen on Wednesday, October 21.

While the Foundation’s mailing address will change, all other contact information, including phone, fax and e-mail, will remain the same.

Doris Miller, the Foundation’s interim executive director, said the move will provide more room for the Foundation staff and the students served by the Foundation. In the future, she said the Foundation may offer computers, workspace or other resources to students at its new and expanded location.

For more information and the latest updates, visit www.doyonfoundation.com or www.doyonfoundationblog.com, or contact 907.459.2048 or foundation@doyon.com.

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