October 2015

Earlier this month, at the annual National Indian Education Association convention, Education Northwest launched a program providing scholarship support for Native educators. The Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Program seeks to increase the number of Alaska Native, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander students who pursue graduate degrees that will qualify them for careers in education policy, leadership, technical assistance, or research in the Northwest region. You can learn more about the scholarship in this official announcement.


The Rural Alaska Community Environmental Job Training, (RACEJT) program is pleased to announce they will be conducting its 5th year of training to rural Alaska residents in 2016 in Anchorage. Included is an announcement, flyers for outreach and the application packet.

There are 18 seats available and the application process is competitive. Contact April Reed-McCoy, MS, RACEJT, Program Manager, Rural Alaska Community Environmental Job Training program at Tel: (907) 277-211, Cell: (907) 717-4754 or email at areed@zendergroup.org.

2016 Application Pkt FINAL.pdf

RACEJT announcement 2016 FINAL.pdf

RACEJT flyer FY2016 employer version.pdf

RACEJT flyer FY2016 FINAL.pdf

Have you checked out the Doyon Foundation October Native Word of the Month?
Vadzaih Zhrii = October
Neeyaakee = Sunrise
Juk van neeyaakee gwiizhik hakeesha’aii. = I woke this morning while the sun was rising.

1s hakeesha’aii – I awaken
2s hakeena’aii – You awaken
3s hakee’aii – He/She awaken

1p hakeeree’aii – We awaken
2p hakeekhwa’aii – You all awaken
3p hakeegee’aii – They awaken

To hear an audio recording of this month’s word, click here. Have a translation in another language? Share it with us on Facebook! Want to see previous words of the month? Click here.
Thank you to Allan Hayton for providing this month’s translation!

For full details visit:


applications are due 1/11/16

2016 Cohort Timeline

· October 7 Application period opens

· October 29 Informational webinar at 5:00pm ET / 2:00pm PT

· January 11 Applications due

· February – March Interviews conducted nationally; positions offered on rolling basis

· March – April Project assignments announced

· June 4 Training begins in Olympic National Park

· June 13 Assignments begin

· August 19 Assignments end

For more information, contact npsbpi.

Deadline: January 11, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

PST Award: $2,500 for college students (number of awards varies per year)     $2,000 for graduating senior high school students

Purpose: The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.

See more at http://www.itcnet.org/about_us/scholarships.html.

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2016 competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

The 2016 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2016 contest are available to download after September 1, 2015. The application must be submitted to the Elks Lodge nearest to the applicant’s home by December 4, 2015.

Click HERE for more information and to apply.


MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education. This is why the National MS Society’s scholarship program exists — to help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college.

The Society established its scholarship program in 2003 and the program continues to grow both in terms of support and scholarships awarded. In its first year of operation the program awarded 36 scholarships for a total of $68,000; in 2015 over $1 million was awarded to 834 scholars.

Support for the scholarship program comes from foundations, chapter donors, our own employee giving program and other sources. Learn how you can help us support future scholars.

Scholarship Program Information
Application, details, timelines, guidelines and resources.

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