Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 5:48 PM on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Homer Foundation

The Homer Foundation manages permanently endowed scholarship funds that provide annual awards to area students for a variety of educational endeavors. Homer Foundation announces 2012 scholarship applications now available: The Alain and Daniel Rieser Scholarship for foreign language study/travel, Homer Community Science Scholarship supporting post-secondary education in the life sciences, Health Care Providers Scholarship supporting students serious in pursuing a career in healthcare, Drew Scalzi Memorial Maritime Scholarship supporting students of fishing families and/or students wishing to pursue a career in Alaska's maritime industry, Diane Wambach "Shoot for the Stars" Scholarship supporting education and training for young people with a plan to pursue their dream, Kachemak Bay Medical Clinic Scholarship supporting students with outstanding academic achievements and a strong work ethic, Beluga Tail / Tale Writing Scholarships that provide awards in both creative and nonfiction writing.

Applications are now available and may be requested via mail, phone or email, picked up at the Homer Foundation or the Homer High School Counselor's office, or downloaded from the Foundation's web site at www.homerfund.org, click on forms. The deadline for all applications is 4 p.m., Thursday, April 19.

Contact Joy Steward at the Homer Foundation for more information or if you are interested in establishing a scholarship fund or contributing to one of our existing scholarship funds, 235-0541 or jsteward@homerfund.org.

The Homer Foundation currently manages 41 different funds. All Foundation assets are pooled for investment purposes and the earnings distributed back to the community for charitable purposes.

Managing scholarship funds is only one of the many ways the Foundation supports our community.