College Prep


Anchorage Area Students,

Doyon Foundation will be at the College/Career Fair held at the Alaska Native Heritage Center on March 12th.

We hope to see you there!

College Fair poster.pdf

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education currently needs 73 volunteers to participate in college & career panels for the Kids2College program – a partnership activity with the University of Alaska College Savings Plan. In addition to standard volunteer recruitment, we also seek panelists with connections to living/working in rural Alaska for virtual panels connecting with rural schools from our Anchorage office.

In addition to a few remaining Anchorage schools, we have panels scheduled for schools from the following regions: Aleut, Calista, Doyon, and NANA.

Would you or someone you know be interested in and available to help inspire young Alaskans with college and career stories?

Sign Up TODAY: https://surveymonkey.com/r/K2C_VolunteerCareerPanel (This online link includes the most up to date availabilities.)

Talk with 5th & 6th grade students about your own educational and career experiences as part of a 3-5 person career panel. We provide volunteers with guiding questions and tips and ask panelists to speak for 5-10 minutes to the class, then be available for Q&A at the end of the panel. Early dates and schools are listed below. Total time commitment is 1 hour, 15min.

Check out our 5-minute video & Career Panel Toolbox at: www.acpe.alaska.gov/Kids2College.

Volunteers will not be responsible for speaking during the entire block of time. Please sign up online and help inspire Anchorage youth today! Spread the word and share with your friends & colleagues!

Help Inspire Young Alaskans to pursue higher education!

Volunteer Shifts in Anchorage & *Virtual Panels at ACPE for rural schools*

DATE TIME SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Tues., Mar. 19 12:45pm – 2:00pm Sand Point
*virtual panel at ACPE*
4
Wed., Mar. 20 9:15am – 11:30am Chester Valley Elementary
1751 Patterson Dr.
1
Wed., Mar. 20 1:00pm – 2:15pm Chester Valley Elementary
1751 Patterson Dr.
3
Thurs., Mar. 21 1:15pm – 2:30pm Talkeetna Elementary
*virtual panel at ACPE*
1
Fri., Mar. 22 1:45pm – 3:00pm Creekside Park Elementary
7500 E. 6th Ave.
5
Mon., Mar. 25 1:25pm – 2:00pm Alaska Gateway Schools
(Dot Lake, Tanacross, Tetlin, Northway)
*virtual panel at ACPE*
4
Wed., Mar. 27 9:45am – 11:00am Fairview Elementary
1327 Nelchina St.
2
Mon., Apr. 1 1:15pm – 2:30pm Ruby
*virtual panel at ACPE*
4
Tues., Apr. 2 8:45am – 10:00am Tuluksak
*virtual panel at ACPE*
5
Wed., Apr. 3 9:45am – 11:00am Nunapitchuk
*virtual panel at ACPE*
5
Wed., Apr. 3 1:45pm – 3:00pm Tok
*virtual panel at ACPE*
5
Tues., Apr. 9 9:15am – 10:30am Bowman Elementary
11700 Gregory Dr.
5
Wed., Apr. 10 1:15pm – 2:30pm Atmautluak
*virtual panel at ACPE*
4
Thurs., Apr. 11 9:15am – 11:30am Chevak School
*virtual panel at ACPE*
5-10
Tues., Apr. 16 8:45am – 10:00am Akiuk
*virtual panel at ACPE*
5
Wed., Apr. 17 9:45am – 11:00am Akula
*virtual panel at ACPE*
5
Wed., Apr. 17 1:45pm – 3:00pm Takotna
*virtual panel at ACPE*
1
Fri., Apr. 19 9:25am – 11:45am Petersburg
*virtual panel at ACPE*
1
Fri., Apr. 19 12:45 – 2:00pm Akiak School
*virtual panel at ACPE*
1
Fri., Apr. 19 2:15pm – 3:30pm Kobuk
*virtual panel at ACPE*
3
Fri., Apr. 26 1:45pm – 3:00pm Kuspuk River Schools
(Chuathbaluk, Stony River, Sleetmute, Crooked Creek)
*virtual panel at ACPE*
5
TBD TBD Deering
*virtual panel at ACPE*
5
TBD TBD Quinhagak
*virtual panel at ACPE*
5

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Shelly Morgan, K-12 Specialist

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
800 East Dimond Blvd., Ste. 200
Anchorage, AK 99515
907-269-7972 wk
800-441-2962 toll free (Option 4)
907-269-7991 fax
907-301-3448 cell

shelly.morgan
https://www.acpe.alaska.gov
http://65by2025.org
https://www.facebook.com/followacpe/
https://www.facebook.com/iknowicanak/

Promoting access to and success in education and career training beyond high school.

 

The Center for Native American Youth, in partnership with Columbia University’s Summer Immersion Program for High School Students, will award one full-tuition, residential scholarship for a Native student to attend a 3-week pre-college program during summer 2018 in New York City. The CNAY-Columbia Summer Scholarship covers the cost of housing, tuition, weekday meals, coursework materials, and other required student services. The estimated value of the scholarship is over $10,000.

2018 PROGRAM SESSION DATES:
Session I: June 25-July 13
Session II: July 17-August 3
Click here for a list of courses offered.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  March 16, 2018 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Must be American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian;
  • In grades 9-12 or in first year of college in Fall 2018; and
  • At least 15 years old by the start of the program. *

*Students age 15 must provide a letter from a parent/guardian attesting to student’s maturity and ability to look after oneself while at Columbia and in New York.

TO APPLY:

Complete the online application and include the following materials. Note that you cannot save and return to the application or recommendation forms. We suggest saving your work in a word document.

  • Proof of tribal enrollment or descendancy;
  • High school transcript (unofficial transcripts accepted);
  • Explanation of curriculum selection;
  • Response to an essay prompt (750-word maximum);

A complete application also includes two recommendation forms:

  • Recommendation Form #1 must be submitted by a guidance counselor, principal, or headmaster commenting on the student’s intellectual ability, level of maturity, and motivation for participating in the Columbia University Summer Program for High School Students.
  • Recommendation Form #2
    • For Incoming Junior-Seniors, this form must be submitted by an instructor who teaches in a field closely related to the applicant’s chosen curricular option. The comments should describe the student’s knowledge of that field and assess the student’s qualification to engage in concentrated study.
    • For Incoming First Years-Sophomores, this form must be submitted by a teacher familiar with the student’s work. The comments should describe the student’s academic talents and potential to benefit from the experience at Columbia.
  • Applicants may also submit a high school resume, though this is not required.

All materials must be submitted to CNAY by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on March 16, 2018.

For more information on the program and course options, visit the Columbia Summer Program for High School Students website and FAQ page. Note that applicants for the CNAY-Columbia scholarship must apply through CNAY’s online process, not Columbia’s portal. If selected, CNAY will guide the scholar through Columbia’s application process.

For questions, contact Amber Richardson at amber.richardson@aspeninstitute.org or (202) 736-3577.