April 2013

University of Alaska Fairbanks Students,

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.

For more information on this scholarship or others offered local, sign into your UAF student account, click on financial aid, under scholarships for NAMI’s scholarship application. You can also contact the scholarship coordinator at 907.474.6228.

The Neal O. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship supports Alaskan students who are the first in their immediate family to attend post-secondary school. Dr. Thorpe was a Trustee and Executive Director of the Murdock Charitable Trust and had deep ties to Alaska through his work to improve the quality of life for Alaskans. Dr. Thorpe enjoyed flying, and for many years owned and flew his own small private plane. A humble and quiet man, Dr. Thorpe’s hearty and infectious laugh could nonetheless often be heard and enjoyed from far away. Understated but wise, he always thought carefully and thoroughly before speaking. His dry sense of humor and keen wit displayed the apparent spontaneity that only careful thought can produce. Dr. Thorpe did many things well, and was very much appreciated and loved by all those who worked with him. He would wish to be especially remembered as a person of strong faith, deep personal integrity, and deep love for his family.

The scholarship application must be completed through The Alaska Community Foundation’s (ACF) online application system. The online application can be accessed through www.alaskacf.org/scholarships. Please contact ACF with any questions about the online application system or scholarship program at adalton@alaskacf.org or 907-334-6700.


Neal Thorpe Memorial Scholarship Fund summary.docx


Alaska Works Partnership is recruiting for a Women in the Trades INTRODUCTORY COURSE training that will be held May 13th – 24th. The course will provide participants hands-on training in Carpentry, Plumbing & Pipefitting, Painting & Taping and Electrical. Classes will be held at class will be held at various locations.

Interested applicants must be 18 years or older, complete Career Ready 101 Assessment and be drug free. Applicants will need to submit a complete application packet by May 1st at 4:00 pm.

*If you have questions about meeting application requirements, please contact them at (907) 457-2597.

Click here for the link to their website: http://akwp.org/index.php?page=women-in-the-trades-3

First off, we would like to thank the students who have contacted us to confirm their graduation by filling out the questionnaire!

Graduates who fill out the questionnaire will be featured in a special issue of the Doyon Foundation e-newsletter this spring.  We asked that graduates fill out this questionnaire by today for a list being compiled to recognize students at our 2013 graduate reception. The reception is scheduled to take place at the Doyon Limited Chiefs Court Plaza at 2pm. May 10th.

If you are a graduate but didn’t submit your information to us, please do so here, http://fs8.formsite.com/doyonfoundation/form9/index.html!  We still want to hear from you.  Thank you.

If you plan to pursue a career in Alaska, chances are you will interact with Native businesses. This course will help you better understand the unique nature of these companies and their approaches to business.

Fall 2013 ANCSA Class Flyer.pdf

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://citci.org/education/scholarships/

Attached are job descriptions for two permanent, full-time, benefited Alaska Federation of Natives positions – one for Vice President and one for Convention Coordinator.

Please direct resumes and letters of interest or questions to: Julie Kitka, President, Alaska Federation of Natives at 907.274.3611 or email nevakitka.

042913 Vice_President position.doc

042913 Convention_Coordinator Position description.doc

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