July 2015


Applications are now being accepted for the 2015/16 UNM Inclusive Excellence Doctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The fellowships will be awarded to African American, American Indian or Hispanic doctoral degree recipients whose teaching, research and service contribute to diversity in any academic discipline. Doctoral students in the latter stages of their dissertation completion or recent PhD graduates may apply.

Dependent upon available funding, two (2) awards will be made each year. Postdoctoral fellows will be appointed for one (1) year. The fellowships are designed to enable underrepresented minority PhDs to advance their research agenda and academic portfolio, while contributing to diversity initiatives at the University of New Mexico. Appointees will have a .75 FTE appointment with the Division for Equity and Inclusion and a .25 allowance for research and professional development.

Fellows will receive a stipend of $40,000 per year plus benefits, and research or travel support of $1,000.  The deadline to apply is August 1, 2015.  Please click here for more information.

Click here for a great scholarship list for high school students.  Thank you North Pole High School Counseling Office!

Attention Students:

Did you know that the College of Business and Public Policy has a minor in Alaska Native Business Management? Forty-three years after passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), Alaska Native Corporations have diversified into successful state, national and global companies and Native non-profits have developed comprehensive statewide services, giving rise to a need for greater numbers of business professionals educated in the culture and management practices of Alaska Native organizations. Take a look at this new direction at UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy. See details on the minor at: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/cbpp/academics/management/anbm.cfm

Consider declaring the minor or taking one of the classes as an elective.

Fall courses:

· BA A201 Introduction to Alaska Native Business – CRN 79080 – 1 credit, meets October 30 and November 6 (two consecutive Fridays, all day, lunches provided both days.)

· BA A401 Alaska Native Corporation Business Management – CRN 73401 – 3 credit, meets Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

BBA students must meet upper-division standing to register for BA A401. Non-BBA students, including non-degree seeking) can have the pre-requisite requirements waived. Contact Sharon Lind with any questions.

Register for BA A201 CRN: 79080 or BA A401 CRN: 73401 in UAONLINE today!

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about a unique sector of business within Alaska. If you have any questions about these classes or the minor please contact Sharon Lind at sglind@uaa.alaska.edu.

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Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. Below are 69 college scholarships and contests with August 2015 deadlines. Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.

Click here to see the list of scholarships!

The GVEA Career & Technical Education Scholarship deadline is July 31, 2015.

This is a nonrenewable scholarship awarded to one student per year.

Applicant must be enrolled or accepted as a part-time (at least 6 credit hours per semester or 4 hours per quarter) or full-time student at an accredited school in a program leading toward a recognized license, certificate or an Associate Degree (2 years or less).

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the most recent education institution attended (high school or post-secondary).

Direct questions/inquiries to: scholarship@gvea.com or call 458-5862.

The application is available online at http://www.gvea.com/inside/scholarship.

UAF announces three exciting scholarship opportunities for students seeking a pre-nursing or nursing degree through a UAF campus.

The Betty Ross Mattson Scholarship, A. Doris Southall Nursing Scholarship, and the Esther Louise Largen Nursing Scholarship, provide funds for students enrolled in a pre-nursing or nursing degree program through a UAF campus.

Qualifications for these awards vary, but all applicants should demonstrate academic potential, motivation, and leadership, be in good academic standing, and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Additionally, some scholarships have other criteria.  The Betty Ross Mattson Scholarship requires Alaska residency.  It is awarded with a preference for students with demonstrated financial need and those who graduated from a Fairbanks area high school.  The Doris A. Southall Nursing Scholarship is for full-time students in the second year of the nursing program.  The Esther Louise Largen Nursing Scholarship is available for students who have applied to or are in the nursing program and for Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) students who intend to continue in the nursing program.  It is awarded with a preference for students who intend to stay in Alaska after graduation, and for those who show the greatest financial need.

A recipient will forfeit any scholarship if he/she does not enroll in the semester in which the award is to be in effect, is placed on academic probation, or no longer meets the qualifications for the award.

To apply, submit the 2015/2016 UAF nursing scholarships online application available at: tinyurl.com/1516UAFnursing

The deadline is 5 P.M. Friday, September 4th.

For more information or questions contact Brittany Dammann, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Financial Aid Advisor & Scholarship Coordinator at bldammann@alaska.edu, 907.474.6228 or toll free at 1.888.474.7256.

Eleven-year-old Quinton Kien is one of the Navajo Nation’s youngest fluent speakers. The language, which he learned from his grandmother, is giving a new voice to one of Disney Pixar’s most popular films, “Finding Nemo.”

Read more in the CBS News article listed below:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/finding-nemo-aims-to-help-navajo-language-stay-afloat/

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