Homer Alaska - Schools

Story last updated at 1:40 PM on Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Student scholarships available

Through the Alaska Community Foundation, the following scholarships are available: 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 parpt of a science-related degree program, amount is up to $5,000, deadline is June 15; see www.alaskaacf.org for applications.

The Gale Parson Memorial Scholarship, established in 2008 by friends and family as a way to honor Parsons memory and legacy, if an annual $500 award to a deserving area Native student in the region who wishes to pursue a formal education in cultural studies or archaeology. The recipient also will be awarded a travel scholarship to participate in a week of archaeological/anthropological survey fieldwork at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in June 2012, with an option of receiving UAA college credit for fieldwork experience. For more information, see www.prattmuseum.org.

The International Pacific Halibut Commission funds several merit scholarships to support university, technical college and other port-secondary education. For additional information, 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.