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Story last updated at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Student scholarships available

Through the Alaska Community Foundation, the following scholarships are available: the Frank and Carol Pinkerton Orchestral String Instrument Scholarship available to all Alaska high school seniors committed to obtaining a college or university degree in music education with an emphasis on string instruments, amount is up to $1,500, deadline is May 1; the Jim Snead Memorial Scholarship available to students pursuing a post-secondary education in an accredited vocational school, college or university with a concentration in transportation, business, international business or related industries, amount $1,000-$1,500, deadline is April 20; the $7,500 Neal O. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship to Alaska high school graduates who will be the first in their immediate family to attend a college or university and attend or plan to attend one of a selected list of colleges and universities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington; applications will be accepted until May 31; Shelly Szepanski Memorial Flight Scholarship assists women earning their private or commercial instrument flight ratings who are pursuing flying as part of a science-related degree program, amount is up to $5,000, deadline is June 15; see www.alaskaacf.org for applications.

The Alaska State Fair is accepting scholarship applications from junior and senior high school students planning to attend college or vocational school. Applications should be mailed or hand-delivered to the Alaska State Fair, 2075 Glenn Highway, Palmer, Alaska 99645, and must be received by 4 p.m. April 20. Visit www.alaskastatefair.org.

The Gale Parson Memorial Scholarship, established in 2008 by friends and family as a way to honor Parsons memory and legacy, with an annual $500 award to a deserving area Native student in the region. For more information, see www.prattmuseum.org.

The Homer Foundation has announced that applications are available for 2012 scholarships: 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 Alaskas maritime industry; Diane Wambach Shoot for the Stars Scholarship supporting education and training for young people with a plan to pursues their dreams; 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 may be requested via mail, phone or email, picked up at the Homer Foundation or Homer High School counselors office or downloaded from the Foundations website at www.homerfund.org, click on forms. The deadline for all applications is 4 p.m. today.

The International Pacific Halibut Commission funds several merit scholarships to support university, technical college and other port-secondary education. Contact Laura Black at (206) 634-1838, ext. 7661; Tamara Briggie, ext. 7661, or Bruce Leaman, ext. 7672. Applications can be downloaded at www.iphc.int/opportunities/scholarship.html. They must be received by June 29.

The Kachemak Bay Chapter of Alaska State Employees Association is offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from the Kachemak Bay area. The deadline for submitting the application is April 20. For information or applications, contact Carla Milburn or Marnee Beverage at 235-8191.

Ptarmigan Arts is seeking local high school students interested in furthering their arts education to apply for the visual arts scholarship. Guidelines and applications are available at www.ptarmiganarts.com, as well as at the gallery, 471 E. Pioneer Ave. Deadline for submission is April 20.