December 2014

BP Exploration Alaska has partnered with APICC to manage the BP Process Technology Scholarship Program.

The BP Process Technology Scholarship supports training for students who are interested in a career in Process Technology. An A.A.S degree in Process Technology prepares you for employment as an operations technician in the process industry. The program appeals to people who enjoy the challenges of using advanced computer technology and instrumentation to operate a variety of equipment systems and industrial processes. Process technology is defined as the study and application of the scientific principles associated with the operation and maintenance of the chemical processing industry.

Degree programs are offered through the University of Alaska Anchorage Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) in Soldotna, the KPC Anchorage Extension Site, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College. Scholarships are available to students attending the PTEC program either full-time or part-time.





2600 Cordova Street, Suite 105
Anchorage, AK 99503

The School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) offers two nine-month internships (September 1–May 31) to individuals who are recent college graduates, current graduate students, or junior museum professionals interested in furthering their professional museum experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies. The internships include a monthly salary, housing, book allowance, travel to one professional conference, and reimbursable travel to and from SAR. One internship is open to an indigenous individual from the U.S. or Canada, and one internship is open to any U.S. or Canadian citizen meeting the application requirements.

Click here for more information.

The Center for Native American Youth will award the next two Native youth who submit a complete Champions for Change application with an autographed baseball jersey from Jacoby Ellsbury, and a DVD copy of MTV Rebel Music Native America! We want to make sure students submit their application material on time and hope these prizes are encouraging.

The Champions for Change program (CFC) was created by the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) as an effort to shine a spotlight on incredible stories of youth leadership and help inspire young people across Indian Country. Check out videos from our 2013 and 2014 classes to hear about their experiences in the program!

Application Deadline: January 12, 2015

Selected participants will serve a two-year term on CNAY’s Youth Advisory Board and will receive:

  • A certificate of recognition and medal;
  • All-expense-paid trip with a chaperone to Washington, DC for the national recognition events;
  • Opportunities to meet with members of Congress;
  • Invitation to participate in a mentorship coordinated by the CNAY; and
  • Champions will be eligible for consideration for a future visit from a member of CNAY’s board of advisors to their home community to share more about their initiative for change.

In order for your application to be complete and reviewed by CNAY’s team, you must submit the following information: 

  • A signed and complete application form;
  • Essay or video describing your work to promote positive change; and
  • Complete recommendation forms (2 adult recommendations and 1 peer recommendation)

Applications can be submitted online or hard copies will be accepted by email, fax or mail. You can access application material at the links below:

If you have any questions, please contact CNAY at or (202) 736-2905.

Representatives from the Anchorage Construction Academy will be at the Anchorage Midtown Job Center on Monday, December 22 at 1:00pm in Room 100 to recruit students for their free construction training classes. There are several courses starting and students are needed. A calendar flyer will be provided at the orientation, come find out more information and please forward this information to anyone you think would be interested.

For more information click: Construction Training!

Young orators earn some of the most generous college scholarships available to high school students. Over $138,000 in scholarships can be awarded each year. The overall national contest winner gets an $18,000 scholarship. Second place takes home $16,000, and third gets $14,000. Each department (state) winner who is certified into and participates in the national contest’s first round receives a $1,500 scholarship. Those who advance past the first round receive an additional $1,500 scholarship. The American Legion’s National Organization awards the scholarships, which can be used at any college or university in the United States.

Learn more on how to apply here.

Girls on Ice is a unique, FREE, wilderness science education program for high school girls. Each year two teams of 9 teenage girls and 3 instructors spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and the alpine landscape through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, ecologists, artists, and mountaineers. For more information visit Application deadline is January 31.

ANSWER 2.0 is a pilot project aimed at expanding science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for middle school students.

Three components: ANSWER Camp, Career Awareness Academies, and a supported, technology-based social learning network.

Participants will improve academic skills and gain confidence and mastery necessary to be successful in their transitions from middle to high school and future endeavors related to STEM.

The program will work with a cohort of 45 students over the next three years.

The program will:

  • build confidence and self-esteem in students;
  • build a positive academic environment;
  • build academic-engaged time; and
  • build a supportive social context.

Click here for more information!

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