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13 Scholarship Recipients Named by Southeast Conference


May 24, 2005

Ketchikan, Alaska - Thirteen students to the University of Alaska Southeast will receive $12,600 in educational scholarships from Southeast Conference for the 2005-2006 school year, including seven students in Juneau, five in Ketchikan and one in Sitka.

Scholarship winners included Ketchikan students Colleen Scanlon, Thomas Grass, Dan Wable, Linda Williams and Gail Jacqueline Williams, Juneau students Matthew Van Steenwyk, Jennifer Thorsteinson, Heather Carlton, Janelle Kirkham, Erin Ryder, Benjamin Shier and Justine Trinidad, and Sitka student Ashia.

Awards ranged from $700 or $1,400 for students pursuing college degrees, vocational training for continuing education study, said Rollo Pool, Southeast Conference Executive Director.

Southeast Conference, in partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast, established its scholarship program to support residents of the region as they pursue educational and career goals consistent with the organization's objectives.

The scholarship program encourages traditional and non-traditional students to apply by February of each year. The 2005 recipients ranged in ages from 19-52 years, with an average age of 31 years. Since its scholarship program began, Southeast Conference has awarded nearly $100,000 in scholarships to over 100 students attending the University of Alaska Southeast campuses. Scholarship auctions in the last three years have brought in more than $45,000.

SEC is a regional membership non-profit focused on building a strong economy, healthy communities, and a quality environment in Southeast Alaska. It has more than 130 members, including boroughs, communities, chambers of commerce, businesses, non-profits, Alaska Native organizations, and individuals interested in the economic and social well being of the residents of the region.


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