November 2014

GVEA (Golden Valley Electric Association) is offering the following scholarships to students:

$15,000 Academic Degree Scholarship – One to be Awarded Applicant must be a graduating high school senior.  In addition, he or she must be pursuing a four-year Bachelor Degree at the University of Alaska and have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.5.

$2,500 Academic Scholarships – Three to be Awarded Applicant must be a graduating high school senior.  In addition, he or she must be pursuing a four-year Bachelor Degree at an accredited university and have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0.

$2,000 Continuing Education Scholarships – Three to be Awarded Current year graduating high school seniors are not eligible for this scholarship.  Applicant must be enrolled or accepted as a part-time (at least 6 credit-hours per semester or 4 credit-hours per quarter) or a full-time student at an accredited school in a program leading toward a Bachelor or Master’s Degree.  Applicant must have completed 12 or more credits with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

To be eligible for any of these scholarships, the applicant or a member of the applicant’s immediate family must be a Golden Valley Electric member.

Deadline is March 6, 2015.  Visit for an application.

Doyon Foundation will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday November 27th and November 28th, 2014.  The office will reopen Monday, December 1st.

ACEC/RMF Awards Scholarships among finalists submitted by ACEC State Organizations.

Deadline for Submissions is March 9, 2015.

Under the auspices of ACEC’s College of Fellows, the ACEC/RMF will award five (4) General Scholarships in 2015:

  • ACEC Scholar of the Year Scholarship
  • Kennedy/Jenks Consultants Scholarship in Honor of David D. Kennedy
  • Small Firm Council Scholarship
  • Life/Health Trust (LHT) Scholarship

In addition, ACEC/RMF will award one (1) Specialty Scholarship:

  • Council of American Structural Engineers (CASE) Scholarship

Applying for a Scholarship


All scholarship applicants must submit applications through their respective state Member Organizations. Click here for Member Organization contact information.

Please contact Daisy Nappier, Director of Awards Programs, for additional information.

The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) Foundation supports scholarships for those pursuing their degree in or related to the tourism industry. The scholarship program originally formed under the Alaska Visitor Association (AVA) in 1997. In 2001, AVA became ATIA and the foundation incorporated as the ATIA Foundation. Since 2001, the Foundation has awarded $260,000 in scholarships to more than 130 individuals. From Ketchikan to Nome and Kodiak to Tok with a special Rural Award benefiting villages and small communities. The scholarship program strengthens the travel industry across the state and assists in the education of Alaskans working in tourism.

See more information at

The American Chemistry Society Scholars Program (ACS Scholars) is a collaborative and interdisciplinary research center, which is actively investigating the health effects of environmental agents and serving as a resource for the community.

ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who wish to pursue a career in chemistry or related fields. Awards of up to $5,000 are given to qualified students.


1.) African American, Native American and Hispanic students planning to pursue full-time study in a chemically-related field with outstanding academic records and a desire to pursue a career in the chemical sciences can apply for an ACS Scholars Award

2.) High school seniors entering college and planning to pursue full-time study in a chemically-related field

3.) College freshmen, sophomores or juniors currently pursuing or planning to pursue full-time study in a chemically-related field

4.) Community college students majoring in a two-year chemical technology program or planning to transfer to a four-year school


$2,500 for freshmen
$3,000 for sophomores
$5,000 for juniors and seniors

The award will be divided to cover multiple semesters or other terms comprising the academic year.

Application Due Date: May 1, 2015

For further instructions and to apply, please visit

See the below inspirational email from Teisha Simmons, Director of UAF IAC.

Attached, please find the CRCD courses that will be offered by distance in the spring 2015 semester. This is an updated copy and was just released about 15 minutes ago, so if you had a previous copy, please replace it with this one. This copy includes additional Human Services courses. Registration opened YESTERDAY for degree seeking students and will open on November 17 for nondegree seeking students. The first day of instruction is January 15, 2015. Remember, that no matter where you live or where you are in life, it’s never too late to pursue a university certificate or degree. Trust me, if I can attain a bachelors degree and a master’s degree being paralyzed from the shoulders down and from a wheelchair, then anyone can. All it takes is a commitment to making the time to attend class and to do your homework and study! Please forward to others who may be interested.

Teisha Simmons, M.A.
UAF Interior and Aleutians Campus Director
​College of Rural & Community Development

University of Alaska Fairbanks

(p) 907-474-5441

(c) 907-378-6099

(f) 907-474-5208

Spring 2015 Bulletin.pdf

Today (11.17.14) is the deadline to apply for Doyon Foundation’s spring 2015 scholarship!  Go to for more information on how to apply.

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