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Alan B. Christopherson Engineering Scholarship

Alan B. Christopherson was born May 5, 1952, in Seattle, Washington. He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Mr. Christopherson came to...

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Alice Easley Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Alice Easley was a much loved teacher and humanist who served as a member of the University of Alaska Anchorage mathematics faculty from 1987 to 1997. She was known for her brilliant conversation, her love of books and her deep sense of compassion. Easley believed in...

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Alma J. Murphy Scholarship

Dr. Alma J. Murphy was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 9, 1920. She grew up during the Depression in a large family where the sons were the dominant force among the children. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Miami Unviersity in Ohio. She then served...

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Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company (Alyeska) has long recognized that donations to UAF are an investment in Alaska’s future. Alyeska’s philosophy of giving supports institutions that grow Alaska’s economy, such as UAF. Their long-time support has helped us to...

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American Marketing Association & F.X. Dale Tran Memorial Scholarship

Francis Xavier “Dale” Tran was born Jan. 25, 1974, in Vietnam. In 1975, Tran and his family fled the country during the fall of Saigon. They eventually settled in Seattle and were among the first refugees from the Vietnam War in the area. Growing up, Tran’s parents...

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Anchorage Police Citizen Academy Alumni Association Scholarship (APCAAA)

A conversation with Mark Heinrichs. Why did you choose to create a scholarship at UAA? The learning process teaches us how to think critically and apply the knowledge we acquire towards improving our society. The UAA Justice Center programs in Legal Studies and...

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Annette Bray Memorial Scholarship

Annette loved God, animals, people of all ages, sharing her knowledge, exploring historical places and adventure. She attended daily mass, took great pride in her dairy cows and goats, spent many hours at hockey rinks, fields, gymnasiums, pools and other sports...

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Arlene Kuhner Memorial Endowment

Arlene Elizabeth Kuhner was born May 1, 1939, in Victoria, British Columbia. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Seattle University and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington. In 1966, Dr. Kuhner began teaching at Seattle University where she...

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Barry McWayne

UA Museum Practicum Scholarship Barry McWayne arrived in Alaska in 1968. In 1970 he was offered a position at the University of Alaska Museum to create and head a new photographic department. Barry spent his career at the museum until his retirement in 2007. With...

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Benjamin B. and Virginia M. Talley Scholarship

Brig. Gen. Benjamin B. Talley, Ret. Brigadier General Benjamin B. Talley, Retired, was born July 29, 1903, in Greer County, Oklahoma. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Georgia School of Technology in 1925 and a Master of Science degree from the...

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Bernie Klouda Memorial Scholarship

Bernie Klouda was a fifth generation Alaskan. He graduated from Anchorage West High School in 1964 and from the University of Montana Pharmacy School in 1974 after serving in the US Army. He opened Bernie’s Pharmacy in 1980. He mentored many pharmacy students and new...

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Blake Nunemann Memorial Scholarship

Blake Nunemann was born in Fairbanks, where he was raised by his parents, Paul and Katrina. Growing up, he played baseball, football, and soccer. His other hobbies included paintballing, target shooting, playing video games, learning about military history, reading...

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Bonnie Martin McGee Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Pioneer nurse Bonnie Martin McGee was born in Anchorage, Alaska. She was one of the first registered nurse anesthetists in the state of Alaska and provided anesthesia services at clinics in both Anchorage and rural Alaska. Martin McGee graduated from the University...

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Cathy M. Graham Excellence in Aviation Scholarship

Cathy Graham was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Growing up, she knew that flying would be her only ticket out of the state. She dreamed of becoming a pilot her entire life, but never had the means to follow her dreams. In 2015, Graham established the Cathy M....

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Cecile Mitchell Scholarship

Family and friends established this scholarship to honor the life and legacy of Cecile Mitchell. In her 39 years at UAA, Cecile filled almost every role imaginable in Admissions and Enrollment Services, including director of admissions and registrar. Her most notable...

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Chandler Braley Memorial Dance Scholarship

Chandler Lee Braley was born April 25, 1983, in Fairbanks, Alaska. Chandler was an honor student in local schools, an accomplished violinist and a talented actor who inspired many people with his love of the arts. He started dance classes at the age of 4 and joined...

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Charles W. Davis

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C. Harold Wirum Scholarship

Longtime Alaskan Carl “Harold” Wirum was born in Anchorage, Alaska, on Feb. 25, 1927. His father was born in Norway and was a carpenter for the Alaska Railroad and his mother was born in Sweden and was a cook for the Alaska Railroad Hospital. Wirum graduated from...

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Chris L. Kleinke Scholarship

Well-known Anchorage psychology professor Dr. Chris L. Kleinke was born in Chicago, Illinois, on Jan. 13, 1944, to Hans and Hanna Kleinke. He graduated from Claremont College with a doctorate in psychology and taught clinical psychology at Wellesley, Wheaton and...

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Clay Body Award

Clay Body is the UAA student ceramics club. The club holds biannual pottery sales of student artwork. Students keep 60 percent of the profits from their work for themselves, while the other 40 percent goes to the club’s account. This 40 percent has been used to bring...

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College of Engineering Scholarship - Glen D. Chambers

Born premature, warmed in his mother’s oven and not expected to survive, Glen Delyn Chambers began his life in Minatare, Nebraska, on Sept. 13, 1919. He graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with a degree in mechanical engineering. Drafted into the Army...

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Construction Financial Management Association Ron Jones Endowed Scholarship

Ronald (Ron) Wayne Jones was born Nov. 17, 1962, in Grangeville, Idaho. He earned the designation of Eagle Scout and graduated from Grangeville High School. He went on to attend college at the University of Idaho at Moscow, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in...

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Crowley Marine Services

For more than a century, Crowley has been an icon in the fishing industry. Their values — safety, integrity, high performance, and sustainability — have led to the growth from a mom and pop shop to an international corporation. “Crowley has grown from a one-man...

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Darla "Dolly" Barton Nursing Scholarship

Darla “Dolly” N. Barton is the “been there, done that” sort, who would not feel right about her nursing career unless she could share the joy of helping others by assisting financially needy students with pursuing similar dreams. “When I was younger I could not...

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David B. and Mary E. Carlson Endowment

David and Mary Carlson were longtime residents of Dillingham, Alaska. Mary Emily Carlson was born Sept. 8, 1900, in Ontario, Canada. She graduated from the Philadelphia College of the Bible with a degree in nursing. She married David B. Carlson, a successful...

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David D. Adams Memorial Engineering Scholarship

David D. Adams was co-founder and principal electrical engineer at Adams, Morgenthaler and Company Inc., now known as AMC Engineers in Anchorage, Alaska. He was born Feb. 3, 1952 in Olympia, Washington, and grew up in Petersburg, Alaska. A graduate of Petersburg High...

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David Forbes Memorial Scholarship

David Forbes was an associate professor of English at Kenai Peninsula College and an active participant in peninsula performing arts, including Pier 1 Theatre. He was born Jan. 14, 1947 in Britton, S.D. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Alaska Methodist University,...

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Dean Radcliffe Endowed Scholarship

Anchorage resident Dean Radcliffe was born May 17, 1956 in Orville, California. He lived in and out of Alaska since he was a year old, spending summers in Alaska and winters in California. While in California, Radcliffe served as a butler and as a chief steward on...

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Debendra and Katherine Das

Debendra and Katherine Das Mechanical Engineering and Visual Arts Scholarships Debendra Das, professor of mechanical engineering at UAF, started this scholarship for mechanical engineering students in 2004. He greatly admires the one to one matching grant program...

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Dick Smith Memorial Hockey Scholarship

Longtime Anchorage resident Richard Jay “Dick” Smith was born Oct. 9, 1946, to Walter W. and Nellie M. Smith, in Sunnyside, Washington. He graduated from Lyle High School in Lyle, Washington, in 1965. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in December 1965. He attained the...