Forty-Nine Scholarships Now Open at The Alaska Community Foundation
February 07, 2022
ACF's scholarships are established thanks to the generosity of Alaskans looking to give back to the next generation. Many are created in honor of inspirational individuals who left a legacy of educational advancement or have spent a lifetime creating opportunities for Alaska's youth.
The David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship was established to support outstanding candidates pursuing registered nursing degrees and to service small Alaskan communities. The fellowship honors the memory of David Knox, who brought a high level of leadership and expertise to Sitka's surgical unit, helping it become one of Alaska's leading rural health units. The 2022 David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship accepts applications through March 17 and awards a scholarship of $2,500.
Lucile Hope Special Education Scholarship was established in honor of Lucy Hope upon her retirement from the Mat-Su School District, where she taught special education for many years and guided the administration of the special education program. The scholarship supports Alaskan students seeking post-secondary education in K-12 education with an emphasis on special education. Applications will be accepted through March 17, with awards up to $2,000.
"The scholarship committee members and I have found that we are re-focused on the students and their needs to pursue their next academic steps,” said Stefanie O’Brien, Senior Program Officer of Grants & Scholarships at ACF. “COVID protocols shifted our work the past two years, but we are excited to get back to the heart of the work with scholarships: to support students."
Edited By: Mary Kauffman, SitNews