December 2010


Doyon Foundation student Raquel Williams, of Allakaket, Alaska, is currently attending the Alaska Vocational Technical Center (AVTEC), where she is pursuing a certificate in business and office technology.

Williams said her biggest challenge to date has been filling out all the paperwork required to go back to school. She tackled this challenge by organizing everything and then just completing the paperwork.

Williams said she appreciates the support she’s received from Doyon Foundation.

“Doyon Foundation helps with my financial aid to pay for school,” she said.

After graduating from AVTEC in May 2011, Williams wants to “find a great job with my certificate, and build a great home for my children.”

In her free time, Williams, who is the daughter of Joe and Rhea Williams, Jr., enjoys playing with her children.

“They are my life,” she said.

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation position announcement

This is a level 19 position with a monthly salary of $4,859.03. Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and leave package.

A complete job description and application may be obtained at AHFC, 4300 Boniface Parkway, Suite 130, Anchorage, AK, or from the web site at http://www.ahfc.state.ak.us. A new AHFC application must be submitted for each position. (a resume may be attached). APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5 p.m., January 4, 2011.

AHFC provides employment opportunities to low and very-low income persons, in compliance with Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968. Public Housing Residents are encouraged to apply.

AHFC Position Announcement.pdf

Internship Opportunities for Spring and Summer 2011

The Indian Land Tenure Foundation is looking to hire up to three current undergraduate or graduate students as interns: one for the spring semester and two for summer of 2011. The spring internship is a part-time position of approximately 5-10 hours a week and the summer internships are full-time positions over the course of 10-12 weeks.

All three internships are research-based and emphasize collecting, compiling and analyzing information about Indian land ownership in the U.S. These are excellent opportunities for any students who have a background in Native American history and issues or who have a strong desire to learn.

Visit our website to find out more.

Law Enforcement Academy Scholarship Opportunity!

Doyon Foundation is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity available to Alaska Native students wishing to attend the Spring 2011 Law Enforcement Academy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College (formerly Tanana Valley Campus). The scholarship is generously funded by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Alaska Native Program. The next academy will be held February 14 – May 13, 2011 in Fairbanks, Alaska. For more information on the academy, visit: http://www.tvc.uaf.edu/programs/lawacad/.

To apply for a scholarship, download and complete the application located at www.doyonfoundation.com. All applications must be RECEIVED by Friday, January 7, 2011. For more information, contact Doyon Foundation at 907-459-2048, 1-800-478-4755 or email foundation@doyon.com.

Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) Foundation
Seeks Applicants for Tourism Scholarships

WHO: The Alaska Travel Industry Association Foundation

WHAT: Scholarship money, previously in excess of $20,000, will
be awarded to students interested in pursuing a career in tourism

WHEN: Applications must be received no later than January 14,
2011

WHERE: ATIA scholarship application forms are available at
http://www.alaskatia.org/More-Info/ATIA-Foundation.aspx

Last year, ten scholarships totaling $20,500 were awarded to qualified
students from all over Alaska. The deadline for this yearšs scholarship
applications to be received is January 14, 2011. Scholarship winners will be
announced in February 2011 and are applicable towards the upcoming academic
year.

For more
information about the association, please contact James Minton at (907)
646-3311 or visit www.AlaskaTIA.org.

Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) Foundation Seeks Applicants for Tourism Scholarships

WHO: The Alaska Travel Industry Association Foundation
WHAT: Scholarship money, previously in excess of $20,000, will be awarded to students interested in pursuing a career in tourism
WHEN: Applications must be received no later than January 14, 2011
WHERE: ATIA scholarship application forms are available at http://www.alaskatia.org/More-Info/ATIA-Foundation.aspx

The Alaska Travel Industry Association visitor industry scholarship program offers a number of scholarships worth more than $20,000 in cash and tuition to Alaska students pursuing post-secondary degrees and who have demonstrated an interest in tourism careers in Alaska. Interested and eligible students should apply online and submit the application form along with a transcript, one-page statement of tourism career plans and two letters of recommendation.

ATIA Foundation scholarships are made possible by generous company and personal donations, and by ATIA community chapter fund raising efforts. The program is open to full or part-time post-secondary students.

Last year, ten scholarships totaling $20,500 were awarded to qualified students from all over Alaska. The deadline for this year’s scholarship applications to be received is January 14, 2011. Scholarship winners will be announced in February 2011 and are applicable towards the upcoming academic year.

The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) is a non-profit, member-based, trade and marketing trade association that conducts marketing on behalf of the State of Alaska and that represents the industry in the policy arena. ATIAšs membership is comprised of more than 1,100 large and small tourism and travel-related businesses throughout the state of Alaska. For more information about the association, please contact James Minton at (907) 646-3311 or visit www.AlaskaTIA.org.

For more information, contact: James Minton at (907) 646-3311 or jminton@alaskatia.org.

The US Department of Energy / Sandia National Labs is accepting applications for their Tribal Energy Program – Summer Internship Position. The deadline is Feb. 18, 2011. This is a great program for students pursuing a career in renewable energy.

Interested applicants can learn more about the program at http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/tribalenergy/internships.cfm .

Rich Strömberg

Assistant Project Manager – Wind

Alaska Energy Authority

rstromberg/907-771-3053

student_internship_program_app_2011.pdf

JAMES R. CROOK MEMORIAL FUND

Purpose

To assist undergraduate and graduate students conducting research in the area of Environmental Health Sciences, in its broadest perspective, at UAF who may have either no current funding or only limited funding. All research methodologies are eligible for consideration, including those in the social & behavioral sciences.

Qualifications Pertaining to Recipients

Recipient must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at UAF in a program leading to a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree. Recipients must maintain an academic standing sufficient to meet the requirements of the appropriate degree program and have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at the time of the application.

Contents of Proposals

Research proposals shall be for an undergraduate or graduate fellowship in the area of Environmental Health Sciences in its broadest perspective. Such proposals must include:

• A description of the proposed undergraduate or graduate research in Environmental Health Sciences.

• A description of how the research is related to the advancement of knowledge in the area of Environmental Health Sciences.

• An explanation of the proposed budget.

• An official transcript of any undergraduate or graduate coursework completed outside the University of Alaska system (UA

transcripts will be provided to committee by the Scholarship Coordinator).

• A current résumé or curriculum vitae.

• A letter from a qualified appropriate research supervisor or academic advisor acknowledging responsibility for supervision

of the research.

• Two letters of reference describing the qualifications and character of the applicant.

Successful recipients will agree to submit a copy of a final report, preferably in publishable form, to the Development Office for submission to the donor. The final report is due within three months after the semester(s) this award is in effect. Should a thesis, dissertation, or published manuscript be written after the due date of the final report which includes results obtained from this fellowship, a copy of the thesis, dissertation, or published manuscript will also be submitted to the Development Office. In such

cases, an appropriate acknowledgement of the receipt of funding from the donor through this fellowship will be included in the manuscript.

Submission of Proposals

Proposals and all supporting materials must be received (not postmarked) by 12:00 p.m. on Friday December 17, 2010. Candidates for this fellowship should submit applications to: James R. Crook Memorial Fund Selection Committee, c/o UAF Financial Aid, 107 Eielson Building, PO Box 756360, Fairbanks, Alaska 77775-6360

Award Announcement

Awards up to $3,000 may be made at the discretion of the selection committee. The award(s) will be disbursed during fee payment for the spring 2011 semester.

General questions about this scholarship can be addressed to the Scholarship Coordinator at (907) 474-6228 or via e-mail at scholarships@uaf.edu.

Crook Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Health Science.pdf

Please forward to interested students.

The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) invites applications for a ten-week paid summer research internship for undergraduate students (rising juniors or seniors). The program will be held from May 22-July 28, 2011 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The MURAP program seeks to prepare talented and motivated students from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds, or those with a proven commitment to diversity, for graduate study and academic careers in fields in the humanities, social sciences and fine arts. The program provides students with a rigorous research experience under the guidance of a UNC faculty mentor. Each student participant will receive:

*Stipend
*Campus Housing
*Meal Allowance
*Weekly or biweekly writing, communication skills and professional
development workshops
*GRE prep course
*Paid domestic travel expenses (up to $500)

The application deadline is February 4, 2011. For more details about the program please see the attached announcement. To access an application and for additional information about MURAP please visit our website athttp://www.unc.edu/depts/murap/ or contact the Program’s Administrative Assistant, Ms. Kendra McKinney (mckendra@email.unc.edu).

Cordially,

Kendra McKinney
Administrative Assistant, MURAP
and Prof. Rosa Perelmuter
Director

MURAP 2011 Student Announcement.doc

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Fairbanks Scholarships

Purpose: The purpose of the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Fairbanks Joy Albin Memorial, Ann Denardo Memorial, Rural Campus, and Graduate Scholarships is to provide scholarships to part-time or full-time students in any field of study at UAF. First preference is given to those who have been treated for a serious mental illness. Preference is also given to other students who are interested in education, advocacy and removal of stigma regarding mental illness, particularly those majoring in the disciplines of counseling, psychology, social work or similar fields and who intend to serve those who live with mental illness.

Application Procedure: Applicants must submit the 2010-2011 NAMI Scholarships application available from UAF Financial Aid or NAMI of Fairbanks by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2011.

General questions about this scholarship can be addressed to NAMI of Fairbanks, 456-4704, or to the Scholarship Coordinator,

(907) 474-6228, e-mail scholarships@uaf.edu. Also check out more scholarship information on UAF’s website at: http://www.uaf.edu/finaid/types/scholarships.html

1011 NAMI_App.doc

1011 NAMI_Flier.doc

Homeland Security Summer Internship Program2011 Summer Internships for Undergraduate Students

· 10 week research experience; $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses

· Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, agricultural sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, psychology, social sciences

· Projects offered at:

National research laboratories: Argonne, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, Sandia, Savannah River

DHS laboratories: Transportation Security Laboratory

Other research facilities, including Battelle, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Naval Research Laboratory

· Locations include CA, CO, IL, MD, NM, NJ, SC, TN, WA

· U.S. citizenship required

· Application deadline: January 5, 2011

www.orau.gov/dhsinternshipsAdministered by Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Spirit of Youth is seeking your nomination for a young person involved in positive activities or giving back to the community.

Spirit of Youth provides a recognition program for teens across Alaska. Nominations are made by anyone who wishes to recognize a hard-working, inspiring teenager or youth group, between the ages of 12-19.

· Every teen who is nominated gets recognized and presented with a certificate through the Association of Alaska School Boards.

· Information about the nominees is shared with the media to promote coverage of positive news stories about teens.

· Each year twenty finalists travel to Anchorage in the spring to be honored at an awards banquet and receive a cash award or college savings account.

· Through a partnership with KTUU nominees between the ages of 12-18 are eligible to possibly win a $3,000 college savings account for the University of Alaska

The application is simple and can be completed on Spirit of Youth’s Web site www.spiritofyouth.org.

Research demonstrates:

• Youth who are recognized for their accomplishments by those around them are better able to build confidence in their future.

• Settings that allow for adolescents to be recognized and valued decrease the likelihood that they will become involved in high-risk behaviors and improve their self-competence, school attitude and performance.

Karen Zeman . Executive Director . Spirit of Youth . 907.272.2875 . www.spiritofyouth.org

The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer a $1,000.00 scholarship to Fairbanks North Star Borough high school graduating seniors who intend to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks or UAF Community and Technical College (formerly TVC) in the Fall of 2011.

For more information please call or email Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, ATTN: Committee & Projects, Coordinator, 100 Cushman Street, Suite 102, Fairbanks, AK 99701, Phone: 907.374.6705, Fax: 907.4546-6968, Email: Michelle@FairbanksChamber.org or visit  www.www.fairbankschamber.org/scholarship.

2011 Scholarship Application.doc

WHITE HOUSE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships invites applications for the 2011-2012 Class of White House Fellows. The Fellowship is one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. It is designed to provide young men and women first-hand experience at the highest levels of the Federal Government.

The White House Fellows Program will be accepting applications online starting Wednesday, December 1, 2010 through Friday, January 14, 2011 at 5:59pm (EST). If you have any questions please feel direct them to whitehousefellows.

· Learn more about the White House Fellowship or www.whitehouse.gov/about/fellows

· Download the application

· Watch White House Fellowship videos

Morris K. Udall and Steward L. Udall Foundation

The Udall Foundation: Scholarships & Internships for Native American & Alaska Native Students

Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:

  • Careers related to the environment; or
  • Native American and Alaska Native students going into careers related to tribal public policy; or
  • Native American and Alaska Native students going into careers related to Native health care.

In 2011, the Foundation expects to award 12 Internships on the basis of merit to Native Americans and Alaska Natives who:

  • Are college juniors or seniors, recent graduates from tribal or four-year colleges, or graduate or law students;
  • Have demonstrated an interest in fields related to tribal public policy, such as tribal governance, tribal law, Native American education, Native American health, Native American justice, natural resource protection, cultural preservation and revitalization, and Native American economic development.

For more information, visit:

www.udall.gov

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