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Elaine Atwood Scholarship

Elaine Atwood is the daughter of former Anchorage Times editor and publisher Bob Atwood, one of the most influential citizens of early Anchorage who helped make Alaska a state.

Atwood began working at Anchorage Times in 1964 as a women’s reporter, court reporter, city editor, business manager, and eventually became the paper’s assistant publisher. She made headlines in 1986 after an armed man stormed the Times building and she and her father wrestled him to the ground.

Atwood was the first female president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and helped launch the City of Lights campaign in 1985. She was also one of the first female members of the Anchorage Petroleum Club. She and her father received the Governor’s Award for public service in 1987.

Atwood’s family established the Atwood Foundation.


If you are interested in supporting students through the student opportunity fund this donor supports, please note the UAA scholarship name within the gift designation section at: Donate Now.