January 2019

The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15, 2019, 5:00 p.m. PST. See flyer here for more information.

See more Natural Resources scholarship opportunities here.

Are you Alaska Native or American Indian and interested in health research? Are you a researcher or public health professional interested in Alaska Native health research? Are you at least 18 years old?

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and Alaska Pacific University (APU) invite you to attend up to three weeks of courses held at APU covering:

  • Indigenous and Western research methodologies
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Culturally responsive community engagement and communication
  • Health research ethics
  • Health research and historical trauma

Choose the week(s) that best fits your needs:

  • Week one | May 6-10
    Advanced research courses
  • Week two | May 13-17
    Intermediate research ethics courses
  • Week three | May 20-24
    Introductory research courses

In addition to the three weeks of courses, five-week internships are being offered!


  • There is no cost for the three weeks of courses
  • Limited scholarships for travel (including airfare, room and board) are offered
  • Academic credit available and professional development

Registration opens in February!  Check back for registration updates and instructions!

For more information go to http://anthc.org/indigenous-research/ or contact Lauren Smayda at lcsmayda@anthc.org or (907) 729-4551.


This Fellowship program was established in 2011 to support the development of visual artists and the potential for inter-cultural dialog. Each year, the Foundation awards two residency fellowships to Native American visual artists at the Vermont Studio Center. Each Fellow receives a one-month residency, which includes room and board, a private studio, and a $500 travel stipend.

Founded by artists in 1984, the Vermont Studio Center is the largest international artists’ and writers’ Residency Program in the United States, hosting 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world. The Studio Center provides 4-12 week residencies on an historic 30 building campus along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains.

  • Strong artistic ability
  • An evolving practice this is at a pivotal moment in its development
  • A practice that engages a dialogue between the artist’s indigenous world and
    the surrounding culture

The annual application deadline is February 15. Artists must apply online. To find out more about this opportunity, please contact David Grozinsky at 802 635-2727 at the Vermont Studio Center or Susan Caraballo at Harpo Foundation.


First Alaskans is excited to announce applications are now being accepted for their 2019 Summer Internship Program to place Alaska Native, American Indian, Indigenous and rural undergraduate and graduate students into organizations around Alaska to provide dynamic leadership development and employment experience. Students must be high school graduates currently enrolled in a higher education institution, or recent graduates of a higher education institution. It is a paid full-time internship with worksites available throughout Alaska, and it takes place over 10 weeks in the summer. The application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2019. Apply online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019FAISummerInternshipProgr…. Please contact Ella Sassuuk Tonuchuk at 907.677.1700 or ellatonuchuk@firstalaskans.org with any questions.

Outer Coast Summer Seminar is seeking high school sophomore and junior applicants for their 5-week program held in Sitka, AK from Saturday, June 29 – Saturday, August 3, 2019. Individuals can nominate and student or students are encouraged to apply here. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 15, 2019.

Scholarship Opportunity for Native Graduate Students in the Northwest

Education Northwest is dedicated to expanding opportunities for Native scholars to become education leaders.

They are now accepting applications for the Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship, which serves Native graduate students in the Northwest who are pursuing degrees related to education policy, leadership, technical assistance, or research.

Deadline is March 31, 2019. 

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for this year’s Joan Hamilton Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship offers up to $2,500 per academic year to fund college, graduate, and vocational studies with renewal awards available by reapplying.  We invite applications from high school seniors or college and vocational students who wish to pursue a career related to the law, become advocates of Alaska Native rights, and defend the constitutional rights and civil liberties of the peoples of rural Alaska.

We must RECEIVE your complete application by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019.
You may mail, fax, or email your complete application as a PDF to
ACLU of Alaska
1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 207
Anchorage, AK 99503
Fax: 907.258.0288
Questions? Call the ACLU at 907.258.0044.

About the Joan Hamilton Memorial Scholarship

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, with the endorsement and full support of the family of Joan Hamilton, has established a scholarship program in her name. An impassioned proponent of Native culture and civil rights, Joan was one of the first Alaska Native people to serve on the ACLU board of directors.

A Cup’ik Eskimo, Joan was well known in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and throughout Alaska. Born Joan Bill in Qissunaq, near Chevak, on July 31, 1942, her Cup’ik name was “Pirciralria.” Joan said she “grew up in a hospital” as a result of childhood tuberculosis. She learned English from medical staff, who enjoyed her spunk and inquisitiveness. Joan attended boarding school at St. Mary’s Mission and Copper Valley School and earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was equally comfortable speaking with Elders about traditional culture or negotiating with academic and government bureaucracies.

At a time when it was legal to discriminate against Alaska Natives, especially women, Joan became a licensed practical nurse, working at hospitals in Alaska and the Lower 48, as supervisor of the Northwest Free Clinic in Salt Lake City, program director of the Alcohol/Drug Abuse Prevention office of Rural CAP in Anchorage, administrator of the Tundra Women Coalition, chairman of the board for KYUK public broadcasting in Bethel, and the museum curator of the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel.

It was during her time in Bethel that Joan became an active board member of the ACLU of Alaska. She was a tireless advocate for rural and Alaska Native rights, and was instrumental in ACLU recognition of Native rights advocates such as Willie Kassyulie and the Native Village of Nunapitchuk, Mike Williams, Sr., Natalie Landreth, and Eric Johnson.

By establishing this scholarship in her name, the ACLU of Alaska wishes to promote and support the education of Alaska students who wish to pursue a career related to the law, become advocates of Alaska Native rights, and defend the constitutional rights and civil liberties of the peoples of rural Alaska.

Click HERE to apply.

May 31, 2019 Application Deadline
NAAMLP is a non-profit, professional organization that promotes the reclamation and
restoration of lands affected by abandoned mining throughout the nation. Title IV of the
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) established the national
Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Program administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). A purpose of SMCRA is to reclaim land and water resources adversely affected by past coal mining and left abandoned and inadequately restored. SMCRA levies fees on active coal production to pay the reclamation costs. The fees are deposited in the AML Trust Fund and distributed to authorized States and Tribes to implement their own programs. NAAMLP is the professional association of States and Tribes who work under the auspices of Title IV of SMCRA.

The $2,500 NAAMLP Scholarship is to assist in the education of students whose intention is to work as scientists, engineers or technicians in the field of mine land reclamation.

Click HERE for more information.


The NPS Academy Alaska summer internship program offers young adults age 18-35 an opportunity to intern at a national park site in Alaska in a variety of fields. Check out the positions below!

Candidates should fill out all three parts of the application – Basic, Program (intern/corps), and Final – here jchen@thesca.org top 5 position interests. Don’t pay the application fee, it can be waived! This opportunity comes with a Spring Break orientation (week of March 10) that will happen, contingent on the NPS agreement being signed.

The recruitment focus for this program is young adults who may identify as coming from underrepresented communities in Alaska. Anyone with questions or comments may call, text, or email Jeff Chen at 907-717-8414 or jchen@thesca.org . The new deadline to apply is February 4, 2019.

Position # Location Park Title Dates Benefits
Klondike Goldrush NP
Youth Programs Intern
5/27/19 – 8/18/19 – 4 weeks flexible
$1,300 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, $1,566 AmeriCorps eligible, free housing
Denali NP&P
Sled Dog Kennels Intern
5/13/19 – 8/4/19 – 2 weeks flexible
$1,300 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, $1,566 AmeriCorps eligible, free housing
Denali NP&P
Road Ecology Wildlife Observer Intern
5/13/19 – 8/4/19 – not flexible
$1,300 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, $1,566 AmeriCorps eligible, free housing
AK Public Lands Info Center
Education Intern
6/3/19 – 8/25/19 – 4 weeks flexible
$1,115 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, $1,000/month housing allowance
NPS AK regional office
Community Assistance Intern
5/18/19 – 8/19/19 – 4 weeks flexible
$1,115 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, $1,000/month housing allowance
Gates of the Arctic NP & P
Visitor Services Intern
5/13/19 – 8/4/19 – not flexible
$1,300 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, free housing
Western Arctic NP
Subsistence Intern
5/29/19 – 8/20/19 – 4 weeks flexible
$1,300 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, $1,566 AmeriCorps eligible, free housing
Kenai Fjords NP
Resource Managemnt Intern
6/1/19 – 8/23/19 – 4 weeks flexible
$1,300 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, $1,566 AmeriCorps eligible, free housing
Brooks Camp
Katmai NP & P
Visitor Services Intern
5/13/19 – 8/4/19 – not flexible
$1,300 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, $1,566 AmeriCorps eligible, free housing
Port Alsworth
Lake Clark NP & P
Fisheries Intern
5/20/19 – 8/11/19 – not flexible
$1,300 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, $1,566 AmeriCorps eligible, free housing
Denali NP&P
Interpretation/Education Intern
5/28/19 – 8/19/19 – 2 weeks flexible
$1,300 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, $1,566 AmeriCorps eligible, free housing


The Alaska Pacific University is in the middle of transitioning into a Tribal College. With APU being a private university, there is the concern of high tuition costs. However, the link below provides details of a scholarship to newly enrolled students who also work for Tribal Health Organizations across the state. Find details on this scholarship via https://anthc.org/apuscholarship/.

Alaska Pacific University is recruiting for students interested in the below programs:

Professional Studies

Alaska Native Governance

Alaska Rural Management

Business Administration (AA) and Management (BAM)

**Health Occupations – Certificate, Associate’s Degree, RN to BSN Bridge Program (The Nursing Program is currently being finalized but we plan to recruit and admit students who are interested in working for THO’s). Receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing will aid in job placement with Tribal Health Organizations like ANTHC and many others across the State of Alaska.

Community Healthy (CHAP) – Certificate and Associates Degree

Undergraduate Programs:

Counseling Psychology

Creative & Professional Writing

Health Sciences – Bachelors om Behavioral Health, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Health & General

Environmental Public Health

Liberal Studies

Marine & Environmental Sciences – Applied Math, Aquarium & Husbandry Science, Earth & Climate, Ecology, Fisheries, & General

Marine Biology

Outdoor Studies

**Pre-Nursing (The Nursing Program is currently being finalized but we plan to recruit and admit students who are interested in working for THO’s)

Sustainability Studies

Graduate Programs:

Masters of Arts

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

Counseling Psychology

K-8 Certification (Teaching Certificate) Co-op Program

Outdoor & Environmental Education

Doctor of Psychology

APU also offers an Early Honors Program for high school seniors wanting to get a jump start on their college careers. Please visit the website: www.alaskapacific.edu/Apply

Contact Alan Conwell, Admissions Counselor, at abconwell or 907-538-8540 for more information.


APU-ProfessionalStudies 2018.pdf

18-19 APU Undergrad Quadfod.pdf

APU-Graduate Edits 2017.pdf

2018 PTG.pdf

2018 Undergrad App Checklist.pdf

Strategic Plan 2023.pdf

2018 Campus Life.pdf

Senator Murkowski runs a summer internship for just-graduated Alaskan high school seniors. Attached is the information about and the application for the 2019 summer internship. This information is also available at https://www.murkowski.senate.gov/assistance/students/internships.

The deadline to apply for the Summer High School Internship is March 15. Applicants are strongly urged to submit their applications via fax (202-224-5301 Attn: Intern Coordinator) or e-mail (to krystal_edens@murkowski.senate.gov) as the Senate’s mail screening procedures can significantly delay delivery and late applications will not be considered.

Intern Application Form 2019.pdf

Murkowski Internship Letter 2019.pdf

Native American / First Nations individuals who are grounded culturally and in community are the focus of this Fellowship. They seldom have the financial resources and time for deeper contemplation in their own culture or the chance to engage and explore new skills and empower their leadership. The Tradition Bearers for Bio-cultural Diversity Fellowship provides support for individual Indigenous leaders to focus on, reflect, and contemplate the trajectory of their work in stewardship for biological diversity and cultural identity. Awards of $10,000 each to two applicants.

During the year-long span of this fellowship recipients will expand their education (through traditional knowledge, education systems, or other capacity building activities), engage more extensively in their culture, and exploring the esoteric knowledge of the bio- and cultural diversity of the world. This exploration may be fulfilled through the expression of traditional language and/or stewardship practices in relation to Mother Earth.

Fellowship awardees will be notified by March 8, 2019. Awardees will receive $10,000 towards advancing their education (cultural or academic), further their community-driven work or other efforts as a means to deepen their knowledge and build capacity towards improving and continuing their work within their communities.

Click HERE for more information.

The Doyon, Limited Human Resources Department is holding job fairs for the upcoming summer season.


Wednesday, January 23rd from 11am to 2pm

Wednesday, February 13th from 11am to 2pm

Wednesday, February 27th from 11am to 2pm


Doyon Chiefs Court, 1 Doyon Place, Fairbanks, AK 99701


Attend to learn more about Doyon/ARAMARK’s summer employment opportunities in Denali National Park and Preserve.

Positions available include: Reservation agents, cultural interpreters, bus washers, retail associates, clean team members, food service workers and more. Find a complete list of openings at www.summerdenalijobs.com.

For more information, visit hr@doyon.com.

Aramark Job Fair Flyer 1.23.2019.pdf

Aramark Job Fair Flyer 2.13.2019.pdf

Aramark Job Fair Flyer 2.27.2019.pdf



The 2019 BP Global STEM Academies application cycle is now open. For the second year running, 100 students will be given the opportunity to study abroad via the BP Global STEM Academies scholarship program.

The BP Global STEM Academies are unique four-week full-scholarship programs that expose teens to key STEM principles and methodologies and critical global competence skills such as critical thinking, foreign languages and working in global teams to problem solve.

The BP Global STEM Academies blend immersive and hands-on STEM learning with cultural activities, intercultural learning and reflection to prepare diverse and talented high schoolers to succeed in an increasingly globally interconnected world.

The 2019 academies, in partnership with AFS Intercultural Programs, will take place this summer in Brazil, Egypt and the USA. Eligible students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for scholarship consideration including full program participation fees, transportation and living costs.

Applicants for the 2019 BP Global STEM Academies must be between 15 and 17.5 years of age with a demonstrated academic and career interest in science, technology, engineering, math, related fields and applications.

Deadline to apply is February 28, 2019. For program details, eligibility requirements and to apply visit afs.org/stem-academy-scholarships.


Tamera Lienhart

Communications and External Affairs

BP Alaska

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