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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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Cory Marvin Papenfuss Memorial Engineering Scholarship

The Cory M. Papenfuss Memorial Engineering Scholarship was established by family and friends in loving memory of Cory M. Papenfuss, a graduate of UAF and an extraordinary man of many talents. Cory was a gifted engineer, musician, and pilot with an amazingly kind,...

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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...

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Dixie Light Endowed Scholarship for Baccalaureate Completion in Nursing

Few people say they moved to Alaska to escape severe weather, but that’s what Dixie and Mort Light say. They came here from northern Michigan where winter storms swooped in from three the Great Lakes—Superior, Michigan, or Huron, which are all huge bodies of water...

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Donald Lagerlef Scholarship

Donald Lagerlef was born April 7, 1928, in Moline, Illinois, to Swedish parents. God watched over him while growing up by placing people in his life who loved and nurtured him even though his early family life was filled with tragedy and hardship. Mr. Lagerlef...

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Don R. Withey Memorial Scholarship

Don Russell Withey was born June 23, 1965, in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from East Anchorage High School in 1983 and received his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science in 1988 from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He served as librarian of the...

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Doris Southall

J. Ellsworth McCarthy Memorial Scholarship and Doris Southall Nursing Scholarship Doris Southall’s career in nursing spanned a time when there were many significant advances in nursing practices and emergency response policies. Doris was born July 24, 1904 in...

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Dorli McWayne

The Barry McWayne Fine Art Photography Scholarship Dorli McWayne has been principal flutist of the Fairbanks Symphony and Arctic Chamber Orchestras since 1974 and a member of the UAF Music Department faculty since 1981. She has been very involved in the performing...

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Dove M. Kull Memorial Social Work Scholarship

Alice “Dove” Montgomery Kull was born near Perry, Oklahoma, in 1897. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oklahoma in 1922, a Master of Arts in English from Columbia University in 1927, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma in...

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Dr. Betty J. Boyd-Beu and Edwin G. Beu Jr. Scholarship

Dr. Betty J. Boyd-Beu Betty J. Boyd-Beu was born May 14, 1917, in Fresno, California, to Isaac and Sarah Glenn. She was the first of seven children. When she began her career in civil service, her adventurous nature prompted her to accept a job offer in Washington...

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Dr. Jon Baker Memorial Scholarship

Jon Baker was born Nov. 22, 1939, the older of two boys in a small country community called Lilton, seven miles west of Shaw, Mississippi. Both of his parents were school teachers and administrators. His home was a teacherage on the school campus and thus he was...

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Dr. Ping-Tung Chang Scholarship

Dr. Ping-Tung “PT” Chang was born on Oct. 16, 1935. He immigrated to the United States from Taiwan. Dr. Chang taught at the University of Wisconsin at Waukesha, Georgia State University, August College Georgia and Taiwan Normal University at Taipei, Taiwan. He also...

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Dr. Robert Fortuine Endowed WWAMI Scholarship

Wasilla resident and a longtime Alaska physician Dr. Robert Fortuine was born March 10, 1934, in Cambridge, New York, and grew up in Ogunquit, Maine. Through a generous scholarship, he graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, and then attended Cornell...

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Dr. Ruth A. M. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Ruth A. M. Schmidt was born April 22, 1916, in Brooklyn, New York. She was an American geologist and paleontologist who was a pioneer for women scientists. As a woman geologist, Dr. Schmidt was way ahead of her time in her profession. She was one of the first...

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Dr. Val Stuve

Dr. Val D. Stuve was born in 1946 and raised in northeast Michigan on the shores of Lake Huron. In 1964, he enrolled at Michigan State University, the same year his father secured a Produce Inspector position in Palmer, Alaska; a move insuring that Dr. Stuve was...

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Ed Kuhn

Edward J. Kuhn was born December 28, 1923. Mr. Kuhn graduated from Central Michigan University and taught for 37 ½ years in the Hazel Park School District where he has endowed several scholarships for graduating seniors. For more than 30 years, Mr. Kuhn chaperoned...

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Eduardo Gustavo Prieto Scholarship

Eduardo Gustavo Prieto was born March 19, 1978, in Miami, Florida. He moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1980. Prieto attended Embry-Riddle University, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and University of Alaska Anchorage. He was a graduate assistant instructor of...

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Edward M. Peace Endowed Scholarship

Ed Peace was an instructor in the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Automotive Technology program and one of Alaska’s greatest experts regarding cars and driving. Peace earned many awards over the course of his lifetime, including NAPA/ASE 2000 Alaskan Technician of...

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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,...

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Eleanor Andrews AHAINA Assistance

Eleanor Andrews is President and CEO of the Andrews Group, a management services firm she began in 1986. Currently, Ms. Andrews is also a partner in Eyak Technology and Global Technology Group. Ms. Andrews has been involved in the formation of the first National...

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Emi Chance Scholarship for Aspiring Artists

Emiko “Emi” Chance née Oshimi was born in Japan on Oct. 1, 1935. From the time she was a young girl, she wanted to come to the United States. She held a fascination for America, and began to learn English when she was just 7 by secretly listening to a radio show...

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Eva Saulitis Memorial Scholarship

Renowned Alaskan writer and marine biologist, Eva Lucia Saulitis, age 52, was carried into her beloved eternal wilderness on the spirited wings of dear friend and mentor Celia Hunter’s dogsled, in the early afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, from her home in...

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Eveline Schuster Memorial Scholarship

Eveline Blanka (Mueller) Schuster was born July 30, 1946, in Hirschegg, Austria. She graduated from business school in Sonthafoen, Germany, in June 1962. Mrs. Schuster married Edmund J.E. Schuster on Sept. 16, 1979. They had two children, Martin, born in 1984, and...