Student Resources

Did you know in a National Financial Capability Study, 63 percent of Native Americans reported not being able to meet their financial obligations?

Much of this can be attributed to systemic inequalities in our financial systems, and overall lack of access to financial literacy.

To address this, moneygeek has published a brand-new guide that identifies financial disparities and contributes expert-driven solutions to provide education and support to the incredibly diverse Native American population.

Learn more in moneygeek’s guide, “Strengthening Financial Avenues in Native American Communities.”

Help your student get ahead by encouraging them to apply for ANSEP’s full-time Acceleration Academy. Students learn valuable life lessons and study skills that will put them on the path to success in their chosen career field. Find out all about the application process:


Formerly the Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

SHPEP is a free 6 week summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools.

SHPEP is implemented at 12 program sites across the nation. Each site provides scholars with academic enrichment in the basic sciences and math, shadowing experiences, career development activities, learning and study skills seminars, and financial planning. SHPEP at the University of Washington is a collaboration of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Public Health.

Learn more at

Native Student Services at the University Of Alaska Anchorage is excited to announce the Native Early Transition Program (NET) for Alaska Native/American Indian freshmen attending UAA in the fall 2019 semester! The NET program is essentially a jump-start to the UAA experience.

The agenda includes cultural and academic presentations, student engagement opportunities, learning about all the great student support services NSS offers.

The NET program is FREE and students living in UAA Housing can move in early on Monday, August 19, 2019.

Register here:…/1FAIpQLSfMzOuGbvB8iMLJAA…/viewform

The CIRI Foundation Education Resources handbook contains information from selecting a school to finding an internship. It also includes hundreds of scholarship opportunities across many disciplines- the focus is on Native students, so you do not need to be affiliated with CIRI to benefit from this book.

Click HERE to download your copy now!


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

UAF Fall Job and Internship Fair

September 20th, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

UAF Wood Center Ballroom


Bekah Olson is the new Career and Academic Advisor at UAF.  Please mark your calendar for the 2018 Fall Job and Internship Fair, which will be held on Thursday, September 20th, from 5:00 to 8:00pm. This event will combine engineering and non-engineering companies to form an all majors/all industries event.

Below are the fees for this year’s fair:

Early Registration Fees
Premium: $350

Standard: $200



Late Registration Fees (Starting 9/1/18)

Premium: $450

Standard: $300


Be on the lookout for invitations to register from Bekah Olson, Career and Academic Advisor at Career Services at the UAF Academic Advising Center, and if you have questions email or call: or 907-474-7596.

UAF Career Services
Fax: (907)-474-7445
510 Gruening Building.
P.O. Box 756380
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6380

The 2018-19 Education Resources Handbook published by The CIRI Foundation is now available!  Inside, you will find information on scholarships, grants, internships, and employment opportunities. You’ll also find plenty of advice for getting into college and tips for academic success!





US Arctic Youth Ambassador Program is pleased to announce that they are recruiting for the 2017-2019 Cohort of US Arctic Youth Ambassadors!

The Arctic Youth Ambassadors collectively represent a diversity of Alaskan youth, including consideration for: geographic regions, cultural backgrounds and affiliations, gender, interests, skills and experiences, and organization connections. More about the program can be found here:

and here:

There are three components to the application. Applications must include the following to be considered:

1. Recommendation from the nominator:

2. Commitment from a mentor:

3. Student application:

A nominator should know the student very well and be able to speak to the student’s leadership abilities, strengths, and space for development and growth.

The mentor should be an individual that could be able to :

· Support the student in preparation for public speaking event;

· Help the student prepare and pack for conference/programs;

· Help the student host an exchange with their community;

· Help the student share their experiences with their school or community (e.g. through articles in the press, presentations at community events);

· Engaging the student in leadership opportunities in their local communities;

· Transporting students to and from airport.

It is possible for the nominator and mentor to be the same individual. If this is the case, they must fill out both forms.

The Online links above will also be available here:

An online application is preferred. A paper application is also attached to this email.

Criteria for eligible students:

· Must be an Alaskan Resident.

· Must be within the ages of 17-20

· Will have committed support of a mentor (may be a teacher, coach, counselor, relative, community leader, or other adult mentor)

· Show a high level of maturity, high potential in leadership, and would be successful working with peers from a wide diversity of backgrounds

· Demonstrate an interest in issues relevant to the changing arctic—these issues range from ecology, wildlife, and traditional knowledge to sustainable economic development, national and international policy, and health and wellbeing of arctic communities.

· Are willing and able to travel (with in-state travel expenses covered by the program and some flexibility to accommodate school schedules)

· Students who may not have had these types of opportunities in the past but would contribute and gain a great deal.

· A note about US Passports: Participating in the program may require a valid US Passport for International Travel, of which the participant is responsible for procuring.

The application process will open August 15th and close September 15th, 11:59pm Alaska Time. A review will begin September 15th 2017, and a Final Review will be completed in October 2017. Early applications are highly encouraged. If you have any questions or inquiries, please direct them to US Arctic Youth Ambassador Program Youth Programs Fellow:

Maka Monture

US Arctic Youth Ambassador Program

Anchorage, AK


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The U.S. Arctic Youth Ambassador Program was created by the Alaska Region of the U.S. FIsh and WIldlife Service, the Department of State, and nonprofit partner Alaska Geographic in 2015 under the auspices of the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic COuncil. The partnership continues during the 2017-2019 U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Working Group.

2017 USAYA NominationApplication Form .docx

AYA_Email Announcement.pdf

AISES is pleased to announce they will begin accepting applications for travel scholarships to this year’s National Conference in Denver, CO September 21-23, 2017.

Award Amount:

Awards will vary in amount and are meant to help cover the following expenses: roundtrip airfare, lodging, and conference registration. Any remaining funds after those items will help to cover other associated travel costs.

Once an award is made, AISES will:

  • Purchase roundtrip airfare;
  • Make hotel accommodations, students will be assigned a roommate; and
  • Send awardees a code to register themselves.

Meals that are not provided at the conference, parking fees, and transportation to and from the airport are the student’s responsibility.  Likewise, expenses that exceed the scholarship amount are the student’s responsibility.  AISES will provide lodging for four (4) nights: September 20, 21 22, and 23, 2017.


Click HERE for more information or to apply.

The CIRI Foundation publishes the Education Resources Handbook to provide education and career planning information for The Foundation’s beneficiaries as well as for others who are interested in pursuing a successful career after high school. The handbook contains valuable information to assist in preparing to attend a post-secondary education program including financial aid, internship, fellowship, and training opportunities. In addition, there are reference materials about other educational support services at the post-secondary level.

Click HERE to view the Education Resources Handbook.

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education is seeking over 200 volunteers to participate in career panels for the Kids2College program – a partnership activity with the University of Alaska College Savings Plan. We have many panels in Anchorage, and in particular we also seek panelists with connections to living/working in rural Alaska for virtual panels connecting with rural schools from our office in Anchorage.

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

Volunteers will be given the opportunity to talk with 5th & 6th grade students about their own educational and career experiences as part of a 3-5 person career panel. Each volunteer will be provided with guiding questions and tips and asked 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.

Check out our Career Panel Toolbox at:

Volunteers will not be responsible for speaking during the entire block of time. Contact Shelly Morgan, K-12 Specialist, Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, at and volunteer to help inspire Anchorage youth today! Please spread the word and share with your friends and colleagues!

Volunteer Shifts Currently Available in Anchorage, JBER, Mat-Su &

*Virtual Panels for rural schools will meet at the Success Center in Dimond Mall*

Tues., Feb. 7 12:45pm – 2:00pm Klatt Elementary 2
Wed., Feb. 8 10:45am – 12:00pm Nuniwarmiut School (Mekoryuk)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

Thurs., Feb. 9 2:45pm – 4:00pm Joann A. Alexie Memorial (Atmautluak)
*virtual panel at ACPE*
Wed., Feb. 15 1:45pm – 3:00pm Northwood ABC 1
Tues., Feb. 21 8:45am – 10:00am Pilot Station School (Pilot Station)
*virtual panel at ACPE*
Fri., Mar. 3 9:45am – 11:00am Spring Hill Elementary 7
Tues., Mar. 7 10:00am – 11:15am Creekside Elementary 3
Wed., Mar. 8 11:45am – 1:00pm Big Lake Elementary (Mat-Su) 9
Thurs., Mar. 9 8:45am – 10:00am Wonder Park Elementary 7
Mon., Mar. 20 1:45pm – 3:00pm Ptarmigan Elementary 7
Tues., Mar. 21 8:15am – 10:00am Orion Elementary (JBER) 2
Tues., Mar. 21 1:45pm – 3:00pm College Gate Elementary 3
Wed., Mar. 22 12:45pm – 2:00pm Eagle Community School (Eagle)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

Mon., Mar. 27 1:45pm – 3:00pm Tok School (Tok)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

Tues., Mar. 28 12:45pm – 2:00pm Walter Northway School (Northway)
*virtual panel at ACPE*
Wed., Mar. 29 12:45pm – 2:00pm Tetlin School (Tetlin)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

Thurs., Mar. 30 9:45am – 11:00am Mentasta Lake School (Mentasta)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

Tues., Mar. 30 1:45pm – 3:00pm Susitna Elementary 8
Tues., Apr. 4 8:45am – 10:00am Chester Valley Elementary 4
Wed., Apr. 5 8:00am – 9:30am Clark Middle School (Library) 39
Wed., Apr. 5 1:45pm – 3:00pm Fairview Elementary 4
Thurs., Apr. 6 8:45am – 10:00am Bowman Elementary 3
Thurs., Apr. 13 9:45am – 11:00am Auntie Mary Nicoli School (Aniak)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

Thurs., Apr. 13 1:45pm – 3:00pm Meadow Lakes (Mat-Su) 9
Thurs., Apr. 20 12:45pm – 2:00pm Lake Otis Elementary 7
Fri., Apr. 28 1:45pm – 3:00pm Point Higgins Elementary (Ketchikan)

*virtual panel at ACPE*


Kids2College is a partnership activity of the University of Alaska College Savings Plan and Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education. This program needs volunteers like you!

College is possible – help continue delivering this important message to Alaska’s youth.

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a FREE summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. These students include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino, and who are from communities of socioeconomic and educational disadvantage.


The University of Iowa Health Sciences Colleges is pleased to offer an enriching six week experience with SHPEP. The Health Sciences Colleges include the Carver College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, and College of Public Health. They strongly believe in the value of exposing students from underrepresented backgrounds to the possibility of pursuing health fields and supporting their goals in accomplishing that dream to help improve the health of society at large.

Click HERE for more information or to apply!


RAHI (Rural Alaska Honors Institute) is a six-week, summer, college preparatory bridge program. Celebrating its 34th year of educating future leaders of Alaska, RAHI seeks high school juniors or seniors with a 3.0 cumulative average, and who have spent most or all of their life in rural Alaska.

Program dates: May 31 – July 15, 2016

Location: University of Alaska Fairbanks campus

Deadline for applications is March 1, 2016.

If chosen, all expenses are paid, including airfare, tuition, room, board, textbooks, supplies.

For more information, visit the website at: or contact or call 800-478-6886.

Click HERE to view AVTEC’s February 2016 e-Newsletter.

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