RESOURCES

Below is a list of handy resources for students, potential students and those interested in other forms of professional development.

Helpful Websites for Education and Career Planning

The Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS) offers career assessments and interactive tools for career planning and locating jobs. http://akcis.intocareers.org/materials/whatcanakcisdoforme_SP.htm

The Princeton Review offers a free SAT practice test and online demos.  http://www.princetonreview.com

The College Board provides online planning tools for high school students and detailed search engines to help locate postsecondary education programs. http://www.collegeboard.com/student/plan/index.html

The College Career Life Planning website provides practice standardized tests, education planning, career planning and motivational tools. http://www.collegecareerlifeplanning.com/Pages/Get%20Motivated%20Pages/Index%20Challenge%20to%20Motivate.html


College Application Process Checklist:

  • Application Page
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official high-school transcripts or college transcripts
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores
  • Birth Certificate, Tribal Card
  • Letter of Acceptance from an accredited educational institution

Make sure you have several copies of these important documents.


Online Tutoring Sites

BJPinchbeck
http://www.bjpinchbeck.net

Discovery Education
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/students/index.cfm

Live HomeWork Help (AK State Library)
http://lhh.tutor.com/default.aspx

Khan Academy
http://www.khanacademy.org


Federal Grants and Loans

Each school has a financial aid department and this is usually available on the school website. Visit your school’s Financial Aid web page and research grants and scholarships.

Most independent financial aid applications and schools require that you also complete a government federal form that is called the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that is used to determine eligibility for a Government Federal Pell Grant and/or work study, subsidized/unsubsidized student loans. This form can be found online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. There are no fees associated with this application therefore beware of fraudulent websites that ask for fees. If you need assistance completing the application contact your school and contact entities in your community and ask for help.

Types of Grants from the Federal Government 

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)
  • Science Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART)
  • Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH)
  • Alaska Advantage Education Grant
  • Work Study provides part-time jobs for students Types of Federal and State Loans

Types of Loans 

  • Perkins
  • Stafford Subsidized
  • Stafford Unsubsidized
  • Federal Plus Loan

State Loans http://akadvantage.alaska.gov 

  • Alaska Advantage Federal Stafford (Subsidized or Unsubsidized)
  • Alaska Supplemental Education Loan (ASEL)
  • State Alaska Family Education Loan (FEL)
  • Specialized Alaska State Loans
  • Teacher Education Loan (TED)
  • A.W. Winn Brindle Fisheries Loan
  • Michael Murphy Law Enforcement Loan

 ALEUT SCHOLARSHIPS AND ALASKA TRAINING INFORMATION

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA)
Academic and vocational scholarships, BIA Tribal Funds
Contact:
Georgia Kashevarof
1131 East International Airport Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99518
Phone: (907) 276-2700
Toll Free: (800) 478-2742
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.apiai.com

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Community Development Association (APICDA)
Academic and vocational scholarships
Contact:
Anfesia Tutiakoff
Training and Education Manager
717 K Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 929-5273 Ext. 216, Toll Free: (888) 927-4232
E-mail: [email protected]a.com
Web: http://www.apicda.com

Aleutians East Borough (AEB)
Scholarships, training opportunities
Contact:
Main office
3380 C St., Ste. 205
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907) 274-7555
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.aleutianseast.org

Eastern Aleutians Tribes (EAT)
Loan repayment assistance for medical, dental and behavioral health
Contact:
Main office
3380 C St., Ste. 100
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907) 277-1440
Web: http://www.eatribes.org/jobs.html

Aleutian Housing Authority (AHA)
Postsecondary education housing assistance scholarship funding for low income housing when in education and training
Contact:
Main office
520 E. 32nd Ave. Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907) 563-5614
Toll Free: (800) 478-5614
http://www.aleutian-housing.com

Central Bering Sea Fisherman’s Association (CBSFA)
Academic and vocational scholarships, graduate loans
Contact:
Rena Kudrin
P.O. Box 208
St. Paul Island, AK 99660
Phone: (907) 546-2450
Fax: (907) 546-2597
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.cbsfa.org

Alaska Vocational Technical Educational Center (AVTEC)
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company’s TAPS/Alaska Native Scholarships Award Program
Contact:
AVTEC Business/Admissions Office
Phone: (907) 224-3322
Toll Free: (800) 478-5389

CH2MHill
Academic scholarships, vocational and construction training

Contact:
CH2M Hill, Trevor O’Hara
Phone: (907) 550-8151
Email: [email protected]

First Alaskans Institute (FAI)
Internships, fellowship program
Contact:
First Alaskans Institute
606 E. St., Ste. 200
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 677-1709
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.firstalaskans.org

State of Alaska
Training and on-the-job wage reimbursement
Contact:
Barbara Burton
Department of Labor
Community Development Specialist
Western Coastal Region
Phone: (907) 334 -2248


Programs in Alaska at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)

Native Student Services (NSS) at the University of Alaska, Anchorage 
NSS’s mission is to provide quality support services to Native and rural students which promotes their scholastic achievement, student retention, and personal success. They foster academic excellence, career development, leadership skills, personal growth, college-transitioning, a sense of belonging, and the attainment of one’s scholastic and life goals. Their center provides a safe, affirming space on campus. For questions call NSS at (907) 786-4000.
http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/nss

Camai Program at the University of Alaska, Anchorage Camai (pronounced cha-my) is a Yupik word for ‘welcome’. The Camai Room welcomes all students and offers a variety of social and academic functions. The Alaska Native & Rural Outreach Program (ANROP) is based in the Camai Room. If you have questions about the Camai Room or ANROP please contact Karla Booth, ANROP Coordinator at (907) 751-7452.

Rural Student Services (RSS) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Rural Student Services (RSS) is an academic advising department with 40 years of experience of working with students from all over the state of Alaska. RSS is known for its welcoming and friendly environment and can assist you by linking you to current information pertinent to your education, lifestyle, and goals. For more information contact (888) 478-1452 (Toll Free within Alaska) or (907) 474-7871 . http://www.uaf.edu/ruralss

Alaska Native Science Engineering Program (ANSEP) 
The Alaska Native Science Engineering Program works with students interested in Science and Engineering Programs. ANSEP provides scholarships, networking, mentorship and internship assistance. See the website below for complete information.
http://www.ansep.net

Recruitment and Retention of Alaska Natives Into Nursing Program (RRANN) 
RRANN provides networking and mentorship to increase the number of Alaska Natives and American Indians graduating with an Associate of Applied Science or Baccalaureate of Science Degree from UAA.
http://nursing.uaa.alaska.edu/rrann

Alaska Native Psychology Program (ANPsych)
The purpose of ANPsych is to recruits, retains, and mentor increase the number of Alaska Native and American Indian Psychologists and other behavioral health professionals.
http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/anpsych

State of Alaska Advantage Programs Magazine 
https://akadvantage.alaska.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=4LG2F0zlXAg%3d&tabid=154&mid=572

General Alaska University Scholarships

University of Alaska Statewide Scholarships (UA)
http://www.alaska.edu/foundation/donor_relations/scholarships

University of Alaska Anchorage Scholarships (UAA)
http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/scholarships/upload/Application-Process-2.pdf

University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)
http://www.uaf.edu/finaid/types/scholarships

Alaska Pacific University (APU)
http://www.scholarships4students.com/alaska_pacific_university.html


National Programs and Scholarships

American~Indian~Science~And~Engineering~Society The mission of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is to substantially increase the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and other related technology disciplines. http://www.aises.org

http://www.aises.org/Programs/ScholarshipsandInternships/Scholarships

American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships/Fellowships The American Indian Graduate Center, Inc. announces the availability of fellowships and loans for service to American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students. http://www.aigc.com

American Indian Graduate Magazine This is a bi-annual publication of the American Indian Graduate Center and is distributed nationwide to AIGC Alumni, AIGC Fellows, GMS Scholars, members of the AIGC American Indian Professional Association, graduate schools, colleges, universities, tribal colleges, tribal, federal and state education programs. http://www.aigc.com

Indian Health Service Scholarship The IHS Scholarship Program provides scholarships and externships in the health fields. The mission of IHS is to raise the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. http://www.scholarship.ihs.gov

Morris K. Udall Foundation Internship Program The Native American Congressional Internship Program is a ten-week summer internship in Washington, DC, for Native American and Alaska Native undergraduate, graduate and law students. Students are placed in Congressional offices, committees, or select agencies to experience an insider’s view of the federal government and learn more about the federal government’s trust relationship with tribes. The Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem, and a $1,200 educational stipend. If you have questions about the Internship Program, please feel free to contact our Alumni Mentors. http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/NACInternship/NACInternship.aspx

Morris-K.Udall-Foundation-Scholarship-Program The Scholarship Program awards eighty $5,000 merit-based scholarships for college sophomores and juniors seeking a career in tribal health, tribal public policy or the environment. Scholarship recipients participate in a five-day Orientation in Tucson, AZ, to learn more about tribal and environmental issues. Applications must be submitted through a Udall Faculty Representative at the student’s college or university. More information about Faculty Representatives can be found on the Udall website.

Agnes Larsen Darnell Scholarship This scholarship is available to Aleut shareholders and their descendants who are seniors in high school with a 3.0 GPA or better and will be attending a 4 year university. The $1000 per year scholarship will be awarded each fall for four years with proof of enrollment, $4000 total. The winner will be required to submit their grades to us at the end of each year.

Patty Iron Cloud Nation Native Youth Initiative Summer Program Health Scholarship American Indian/Alaska Native high school students age 16 – 18 that are planning to enter a health profession are eligible to apply. Students must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA (A = 4.0). Students are selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, demonstrated interest in the fields of health sciences or biomedical research, leadership skills, and personal attributes. Scholarship-pays-for-lodging,-most-meals,-and-travel-expenses.

NOTICE: The Patty Iron Cloud National Native American Youth Initiative is NOT a summer camp or sightseeing trip – it is an intensive academic enrichment program that consists of a rigorous schedule of all-day sessions as well as continuous walking and/or walking long distances.


Scholarship Search Engines

Fast Web Search
http://www.fastweb.com

College Board Scholarship Search
http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp

Scholarships.com
http://www.scholarships.com/scholarship-search.aspx

Harvard University Native American Program
http://www.hunap.harvard.edu/academics/fellowships-and-grants

College Net
www.collegenet.com

FinAid!
www.finaid.org

Mapping Your Future
http://mapping-your-future.org

Student Aid – U.S. Government
http://www.studentaid.ed.gov


Graduate Student Resources

Fellowships and Assistantships for Graduate Students Qualified applicants for graduate studies programs are strongly supported, both via faculty involvement and financial assistance.

Fellowships – For doctoral candidates, full tuition fellowship can include a monthly stipend. Many schools & departments have opportunities to provide financial support for qualified applicants.

Research Assistantships – Research projects that receive outside funding from government agencies, companies, or foundations can offer students payment for their research activities. Research Assistants (RAs) must work under the direction of a faculty advisor and perform tasks in a satisfactory and timely manner.

Teaching Assistantships – Faculty members are awarded funding for teaching assistantships. They in turn award these monies to selected students, called Teaching Assistants (TAs). TAs are directed by their faculty advisors, with duties that may include conducting office hours, grading, or teaching experience. Environment Protection Agency Fellowship Programs http://www.epa.gov/ncer/fellow

Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program (IFP) The Foundation sponsors three minority graduate fellowship programs—pre-doctoral, doctoral, and postdoctoral—through the National Research Council. For information call: Phone: (202) 334-2872


 Internship Opportunities

Alaska Health Careers:
http://www.akhealthcareers.org

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium – Job Vacancy List:
http://www.anthc.org/jt/vac

Alaska Technical Support:
http://akcis.org

Alaska Conservation Foundation
http://alaskaconservation.org/internships

Cool Works:
http://www.coolworks.com/alaska-jobs

CH2MHill Internships
https://www.thealeutfoundation.org/static/files/CH2M_ApplicationforInternshipPosition2009.pdf

Denali Commission Summer Internships
http://www.denali.gov

First Alaskans Institute
http://www.firstalaskans.org

Health Careers in Alaska:
http://www.healthcareersinalaska.info

Indian Health Service – Alaska Area:
http://www.ihs.gov/jobscareerdevelop/careercenter/vacancy/act_search.cfm?area=Alaska

Southcentral Foundation – Job Vacancy List:
http://www.southcentralfoundation.com/jobs.cfm

JOBS posted on the Aleut Corporation Website:
http://www.aleutcorp.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=5&Itemid=52