January 2015


Every year the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation offers internship opportunities to Alaska college students. Recruitment is currently underway. Please help spread the word to students majoring in business, accounting, finance, economics, information technology and related majors.

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation offers qualified Alaska students an opportunity to intern in the asset management field.

*TRAILBLAZERS WANTED*

The Student Conservation Association in Alaska is currently recruiting high school students age 15-19 for summer trail work and environmental restoration throughout the state. Students from all over Alaska convene to campout, build trails, cookout, and share work skills and life skills with each other. Teams of eight crew members are supervised by two adult crew leaders. Students are given a $500 stipend at the successful completion of their four weeks of service to public land. Outdoor gear and food is provided. Transportation stipends are available based on need.

Summer start dates begin in early June, early July, and mid-July. Some students will be invited to one of our expense-paid weekend orientations – either April 3-5 or April 10-12. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

To apply, students must visit www.thesca.org/akcrew and thoroughly complete a Youth: Crew application. Applications submitted prior to February 15 will be given priority for the April orientation. After that, crew member positions are open until filled.

SCA Alaska Recruiter Jeff Chen is available to give presentations to your students in person or via video conferencing. To schedule a presentation or to get some help with student applications, please email Jeff at jchen or call 907-717-8414.

Alaska_Poster_2015_Jeff.pdf

ANTHC seeks temporary Engineering Intern.  This position assists with design and construction of water treatment and supply, wastewater treatment and collection, solid waste systems, and rural health clinics for Native villages throughout the state of Alaska.  Click here for more information or to apply.

UAF Undergraduate Research & Scholarly Activity (URSA) announces a new round of funding for undergraduate students. Students are invited to apply for one of several SUgR (Summer Undergraduate Research) Awards of $5,000.

The Request for Proposals and the Award Application Form can be found on the “URSA Awards” page on the URSA website http://www.uaf.edu/ursa/

Applications are due February 27, 2015.

For further information, please contact URSA at ursa.uaf@alaska.edu or 907-450-8772.

Monday, March 16, 2015 is the deadline to submit basic scholarship applications for the summer 2015 semester. Basic scholarships range from $400 for part time students to $800 for full time students.  You can apply at www.doyonfoundation.com.

To apply for the basic scholarship, students must submit:

  • A complete online application
  • Proof of Academic Enrollment
  • Most Recent Official Transcripts if this is your first term in academic year 2014-2015 

         OR 

  • Unofficial transcripts if you’ve submitted your official transcript already for academic year 2014-2015

If you’re a spring 2015 scholarship recipient, please submit your unofficial transcripts by Friday, May 29th. If you’re not returning please submit documents or have them postmarked by March 16th.

For more information, see Doyon Foundation’s scholarship application guidelines at www.doyonfoundation.com or contact the Scholarship Program Manager, Maurine McGinty, at foundation@doyon.com or (907) 459-2049.

Announcement – Call for Youth Delegates

Please post and forward this on to TCC tribal members residing in the TCC Region.

Ages to apply 14-18 and in school.

TCC Employment & Training Youth Services will select 12 youth to attend TCCs annual convention in March.

If selected youth will have their travel, lodging and stipends covered.

Deadline to apply is February 13, 2015.

Youth who are interested in networking, exposure to leadership within TCC and Doyon companies and who want to learn about career and school opportunities APPLY!

Send completed applications to: Employment & Training Youth Services via fax 907-459-3885, e-mail katina.charles or mail a hard copy to 122 First Ave. Suite 600 Fairbanks, AK 99701

2015 Call for Youth.pdf

The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship for high school seniors and college students promotes diversity within the actuary profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native American students. An “Actuary” is a business professional who analyzes the financial consequences of risk. Actuaries use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to study uncertain future events, and work for insurance companies, government, hospitals, banks and other business tracks.

Scholarship Eligibility:

– Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession
– Must have at least one birth parent from one of the following minority groups: Black/African    American, Hispanic, Native American
– Will be a full-time undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited educational institution in 2015-2016
– Has a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), emphasis on math or actuarial courses
– Entering college freshmen must have a minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 600

Awards:
$1,000 — high school senior applying for freshman year
$2,000 — college freshman applying for sophomore year
$3,000 — college sophomore applying for junior year
$4,000 — college junior applying for senior year

The award will be divided to cover multiple semesters or other terms comprising the academic year. Recipients attending school for a portion of the upcoming year (e.g., one semester) will receive the corresponding portion of a full year scholarship amount.

Each eligible scholarship applicant, whether or not a scholarship is awarded, may request an actuarial mentor as a personal resource to answer questions about the actuarial field, actuarial exams and to offer assistance in pursuit of a career in the actuarial profession.

Application opens: January 1, 2015
Application Deadline:
May 1, 2015

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.actuarialfoundation.org/programs/actuarial/act-diversity.shtml

Academic Team (ANAHSAT):

  • The AIGC All Native American High School Academic Team (ANAHSAT) honors ten exceptional American Indian and Alaska Native high school students.
  • Students will be evaluated on outstanding original academic, artistic or leadership endeavor, as described in his or her own words.
  • The deadline to apply is March 6, 2015.  For more information, please click here.

Fulbright Arctic Initiative will bring together a network of scholars, professionals and applied researchers from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience. The Initiative will provide a platform for scholars from across the Arctic region to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research in one of four areas: Energy, Water, Health, and Infrastructure.

Sixteen outstanding scholars from the U.S. and abroad will be selected to participate in the program as Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholars through an open, merit-based competition. Co-Lead Scholars Dr. Michael Sfraga and Dr. Ross A. Virginia will provide intellectual leadership throughout the Program, in addition to mentoring program participants and facilitating discussion and collaboration among the Arctic Initiative Scholars. Program activities will commence in spring 2015 and conclude in fall of 2016.

Program Activities
At its core, the Fulbright Arctic Initiative will create a network to stimulate international scientific collaboration on Arctic issues while increasing mutual understanding between people of the United States and the people of other countries. Using a collaborative model to translate theory into practice, program participants will address public-policy research questions relevant to Arctic nations’ shared challenges. Program activities will commence in spring 2015 and conclude in fall of 2016.

Eligibility
Successful candidates will include scholars at all career stages, to included applied researchers, professionals, and indigenous and traditional knowledge experts active in academic, public or private sectors that demonstrate outstanding qualifications and a record of experience and accomplishment in an a area clearly related to the program research themes: Energy, Water, Health and Infrastructure.

For more information on how to apply and eligibility requirements, please visit our website or contact us at arctic@iie.org.

The Merchants Exchange scholarship is designed for students such as those in Maritime and/or International Business/Trade programs, and awards up to

$2,000 annually to students in Maritime and International Business/Trade programs. Students studying in Maritime and/or International Business/Trade programs, such as those in the Maritime Biology and Maritime Science majors from the University of Alaska Fairbanks would benefit from our scholarship.

The 2015 scholarship application is currently available online. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2015. To visit our website, please visit *www.pdxmex.com/scholarship <http://www.pdxmex.com/scholarship>*.

Contact me Hannah Zaayer at zaayer@pdxmex.com with questions.

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was founded in 1890 with the mission of promoting historic preservation, education, service and patriotism. The DAR provides thousands of scholarships each year to undergraduate and graduate students.

The DAR American Indian Scholarship is a one-time, $4,000 scholarship awarded to help American Indian undergraduate and graduate students achieve an education. Undergraduate students are given preference and all awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement. Applicants must have a financial need and a grade point average of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
For more information about these scholarships and to apply, click here.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2015

Application Requirements

All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship or affiliation is not required. You must include the following with your application in one mailing:

  1. Letter giving family history, financial status, and education objectives;
  2. Offical copy of last semester transcript, or last transcript obtained and sent by previous school;
  3. Three letters of recommendation from persons such as teachers, clergy, or others who have personally known the applicant for a minimum of two years; and
  4. Poof of American Indian blood.

The Accenture Native American 

Scholarship Program:

DEADLINE APPROACHING!  

  • Each academic year, Accenture selects students demonstrating character, personal merit and commitment to the American Indian community, locally and/or nationally, through leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement and motivation to serve and succeed.
  • Entering a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree seeking college undergraduate freshmen. High School transcript must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater, on a 4.0 scale at the end of the seventh semester.
  • Student must be seeking a degree and career in fields of study including: various engineering, computer science, operations management, management, finance, marketing or other business- oriented fields.
  • The deadline to apply is January 30, 2015.  

The All Native American High School 

Academic Team (ANAHSAT):

  • The AIGC All Native American High School Academic Team (ANAHSAT) honors ten exceptional American Indian and Alaska Native high school students.
  • Students will be evaluated on outstanding original academic, artistic or leadership endeavor, as described in his or her own words.
  •  The deadline to apply is March 6, 2015. 

The Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship:

  • Graduate and undergraduate scholarships awarded
  • Applicants must be pursuing a career and degree in fields relating to banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration (including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources).
  •  Undergraduate: Must be a college undergraduate junior or senior and must meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.
  •  Graduate: Must be a full-time graduate student and have financial need.
  • The deadline to apply is May 15, 2015.   

The AIGC Fellowship

  • Applicants must be pursuing a masters, doctorate or professional degree as a full-time student, at an accredited graduate or professional school in the United States, and be able to demonstrate financial need.
  • The deadline to apply is June 1, 2015. 

BIE – Loan for Service

  • Graduate level educational loan
  • Awarded to students who possess a minimum 3.0 GPA and are pursing a masters, doctorate or professional degree, as a full-time student at an accredited graduate or professional school in the United States.
  • Loan for Service recipients must agree to relocate, if necessary, to obtain acceptable employment for the service payback agreement.
  • The deadline to apply is June 1, 2015.

 REDW Native American Scholarship in Accounting

  • Preference for undergraduate applicants; must be a full-time, accounting degree-seeking college undergraduate junior or senior and must meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.
  • Graduate students must be full-time, accounting degree-seeking graduate student and have financial need.
  • The deadline to apply is June 1, 2015. 

For more information on any of the AIGC Scholarships, please visit aigcs.org or click here.  

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Native Arts and Cultures Foundation

January 23, 2015

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The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) seeks to recognize innovative American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists and culture makers across the country through the 2015 NACF Artist Fellowship.

2015 NACF Artist Fellowship

The coveted national award recognizes artistic excellence and includes support ranging up to $20,000 per artist. Awards will be made in six artistic disciplines, including: performing arts, filmmaking, literature, music, traditional arts and visual arts.
“There are a growing number of Native artists exploring the boundaries of performing arts through multidisciplinary approaches,” said NACF Program Officer Andre Bouchard (of Kootenai and Chippewa descent). “To create an opportunity for these members of our arts community, this year we invite applications in the discipline of performing arts. We are looking forward to seeing what Native performing artists have been up to around the country!”

Deadline:

Monday, April 6, 5 p.m. P.S.T.

To apply, artists who are members of federally and state-recognized U.S. tribes, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities can review criteria and complete an application at http://your.culturegrants.org before the April 6, 5 p.m. PST deadline.

Apply Now
To date, the foundation has recognized 41 American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists with the unique national award. Past fellows are ineligible for applying for the current year’s award. The foundation will announce award recipients in August 2015.For questions and technical support, contact Program Officer Andre Bouchard at andre or (360) 314-2421.
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Below is a flyer for an upcoming language class in April that will be held in Tok. Call the UAF Tok Center at 907-883-5613 or 1-800-478-2773 to register for this class.

ANL F108 Gary Holton Spring 2015 Flyer.docx

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