April 2012


The IWOK Summer Academy is a FREE two-week, residential summer college preparatory program for Native American high school students. Participants are housed on the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling campus in Portland, Oregon. Students will be introduced to liberal arts through a “Native lens,” receive SAT preparation, and participate in a mentoring program with younger students from a Portland Public School Indian education program.

Click here to read more information about this exciting summer program!

Application Deadline: May 1, 2012

CITC’s Tribal Scholarships and Grants Program is now accepting applications for the Mellen Shea Memorial Scholarship

Mellen Shea Memorial Scholarship (MSM)

The Mellen Shea Memorial Scholarship was established in 2006 to honor the memory of Mary Ellen “Mellen” Shea. Mary Ellen “Mellen” Shea was a passionate educator. She spent her professional life as a classroom teacher, an academic counselor, an athletic coach, and a mentor and friend to countless youth in Anchorage. Mellen devoted the last six years of her life to inspiring and empowering Alaska Native and American Indian students through CITC’s educational services, where she was respected, admired, and loved by CITC students and staff alike.

Mellen was an enthusiastic and accomplished mountaineer, skijorer, and dog musher. She climbed Denali, finished the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, and made six additional trips to Nome as part of the Serum Run with famed explorer Colonel Norman Vaughan. Mellen embraced and embodied a true spirit of determination; she had tremendous initiative, courage, and heart. She was known for her bright smile, her cheerful disposition, her inquisitive mind, and her irrepressible spirit.

This scholarship fund was developed to provide financial assistance to Alaska Native and American Indian students who are pursuing a postsecondary degree in Education, aspiring to be teachers. Scholarship award selection criteria are based upon timely submission of a complete applicant form, as well as the quality and sincerity of the written essay.

Eligibility: Alaska Native & Native Americans. Reside in the anchorage area. Enrolled in or admitted to a postsecondary undergraduate education degree program. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale, and Aspiring to be a teacher.

Purpose: To provide financial assistance for students who are pursuing a postsecondary undergraduate education for Associates or Bachelors degree program.

Amount: $1,000 maximum per academic year. Two students are awarded each year.

Duration: Must re-apply each deadline.

Deadline: May 1.

Web: http://www.citci.com/opportunities/growing-graduates

For more information contact Kathy H. Wright, Scholarship Counselor, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. (CITC), ETSD Dept, 3rd Fl, Tribal Scholarships & Grants, 3600 San Jeronimo Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508, 907.793.3578 Direct, 877.985.5900 Toll-Free, 907.793.3378 Alaska’s People Receptionist Main, 907.793.3589 Scholarship Fax, CITC Scholarships: scholarships@citci.org | Website: www.citci.org | Scholarship Website: http://www.citci.com/opportunities/growing-graduates.

Talk with a Recruiter and learn more about your future career at Alaska Native Medical Center! See below flyer for details.

ANMC Career Fair Flyer.pdf

April 20, 2012Dear Fellow Alaskan,

With your help, the Alaska State Legislature approved our funding request for the Alaska Performance Scholarships, ensuring that eligible graduates from the classes of 2011 and 2012 receive their earned scholarships. In addition, the Legislature also passed my legislation establishing a perpetual funding mechanism to ensure that students who are entering high school this year will have access to Alaska Performance Scholarships and AlaskAdvantage Education Grants when they graduate.

These scholarships change lives and open doors of opportunity for graduates from across the state to pursue their futures in Alaska.

So thank you, Alaskans, for helping to create transformational incentives for young Alaskans to work hard, learn more, and reach for the stars.

Parents and students who would like more information on the Alaska Performance Scholarship can visit: aps.alaska.gov.

Until next time,

Governor Sean Parnell
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A limited number of summer internships are available in the Mayor’s Office. Please call 343-7100 or email Larry Baker (BakerL@muni.org) for more information.

UAA is once again offering Alaska Native Business Management: BA A490A CRN 76376 Elective – 3 credits – Meets Tu. /Th. 5:30-6:45 pm (flyer attached) in Fall 2012.

Additionally, they plan to add a lower division course this spring that will introduce students to ANCSA and the businesses it created.

These classes include a plethora of wonderful and talented guest speakers. This spring, for example, they had Jason Metrokin, President/CEO of BBNC, Sheri Buretta, Chairman of the board of Chugach Alaska Corporation , Tara Sweeney, Senior Vice President at ASRC and Willie Hensley just to name a few!

This curriculum was made possible by a donation of Chugach Alaska Corporation. It is UAA’s goal to grow this area of study, not just for Alaska Native leaders, but for all Alaskan’s who plan a future in management. See below flyer for more information.

ANCSA Class Flyer Fall 2012.pdf

Doyon Foundation is providing the opportunity for undergraduate college and university students to participate in an extensive internship program in our annual fundraiser, the Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic (MTMGC). The Tournament Intern will be involved in multiple aspects of the MTMGC, such as operations, marketing and sponsorship activation. The intern will be responsible for assisting with the onsite set up/breakdown of the golf tournament, coordinating to make sure all sponsor commitments are met. This position also is responsible for instructing and working closely with volunteers. This internship requires travel via your personal vehicle and reports to the Executive Director.

For more information or to apply, click here.

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