AASB is pleased to announce the 12 recipients of the 2014 June Nelson Memorial Scholarship! AASB would like to thank the 101 students who submitted an application and the scholarship committee (made up of board of directors and staff) who reviewed them.
AASB would also like to extend a scholarship to one past recipient based on her essay.
The goal of the Alaska Teacher of the Year program is to honor a teacher who provides exceptional service to the students of today, the leaders of tomorrow. Nominate a teacher in your district who exemplifies excellence in the classroom; a teacher who demonstrates the characteristics and professionalism representative of all teachers in Alaska. Submit his/her name for consideration as Alaska’s Teacher of the Year.
For complete details, click here.
This 2013-2014 school year, AASB will award ten graduating seniors each with a $1,200 scholarship to apply toward their post-secondary education. The scholarship may be applied toward the student’s choice of a business, trade, or college institution. Deadline to apply is March 17, 2014.
For complete application details, click here.
Dan Walker, an Assistant Superintendent in Lower Kuskokwim School District, is highlighted in an Education Week article for his efforts to expand technology and digital connectivity throughout the district.
Read the EdWeek article here. (edweek.org)
Accepting applications now through June 20, 2014
ANTHC $5000 Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year is now open. Awards go towards the academic Fall 2014-Summer 2015 school year. This scholarship may be used for tuition, books, and fees for professional certificate programs or higher education degrees (Associates, Bachelors, Graduate and PhDs). ANTHC grants these scholarships as an integral part of its long-term strategy to increase Alaska Natives and American Indians in the healthcare field.
For complete information, and to apply, click here.
Teenagers who say no one takes them seriously should take a good look at the response a group of teens from St. Paul Island got for keeping a close eye on kelp and crab.
The students were honored last week at a gala in Anchorage for their continuous dedication and efforts to tracking native marine species around the Pribilof Islands. The Pribilof Student Marine Research Team, which is made up of more than 20 students, several student marine research assistants, and five staff members, collectively received a youth leadership award for their efforts over the past five years to track several marine species in the area. They were honored specifically for their contributions in discovering a second sample of an extremely rare species of kelp and for research on crab stocks.
Read the full story, written by Joseph Miller, here. (The Bristol Bay Times)
More than 21,000 Alaska children already participate in Imagination Library through 32 local Imagination Libraries serving 110 communities throughout Alaska. This Request for Proposals invites communities to apply for financial and technical assistance to launch Imagination Library in their community.
The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014. For more information, view the RFP here.
Reserve your tickets to the 16th Annual Spirit of Youth Awards Dinner Saturday, April 5, at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown beginning at 6 p.m.
Teens from across the state will be honored in 11 categories. Support Alaska’s next generation of leaders and enjoy local youth entertainment and a youth art auction. Visit their website to reserve your tickets.
Read about this year’s award recipients — you’ll be glad you did!
Communities in rural Alaska are faced with many unique and complex environmental issues. Building community strength to identify and solve problems is a powerful process that can lead to a healthier and more sustainable community. The 7 Generations training is an interactive workshop that introduces participants to a community-based approach for developing local environmental plans.
For more information, and to register for the training, visit the ANTHC website.
Registration deadline: March 14, 2014. (View the flyer)
KTVA’s Rhonda McBride did a piece on AASB’s Legislative Fly-in where school board members and youth discussed education issues, and visited legislators on the hill. Read the story and view the news piece at the KTVA website.