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Everts Air Alaska and Everts Air Cargo

The Fairbanks-based family and companies desire to further develop the aviation community in Alaska wherever they can, but especially in Fairbanks. They have donated equipment in support of aviation training and development programs within Alaska. Their vision in...

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Excellence in Dietetics and Nutrition Scholarship

Carrie King was born in 1976 in Anchorage, the fourth generation of her family to be born in Alaska. She was raised in Sitka and graduated from Sitka High School in 1993. After graduating from high school, King traveled to South Dakota State University. She wanted to...

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Family of John M. Murphy

John Murphy put passion into everything — geology, politics, skiing, music, family, relationships and life in general. An accomplished geologist, John worked with many others in industry and academia, and his collaborative works resulted in numerous publications in...

Frances and Alfred Baker

Frances and Alfred Baker

Frances and Alfred Baker Memorial Scholarship Alfred Baker was a marine biologist at the Fishery Products Laboratory in Ketchikan from 1945-1948, and thereafter was associate sanitarian with the Alaska Department of Health (territorial and state) in the same city...

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Francis "Bud" Fay Memorial Scholarship

Francis “Bud” Fay Memorial Scholarship, Vernon and Beda Slwooko Memorial Scholarship With her children, Barbara Fay, wife of the late Bud Fay and good friend of Vernon and Beda Slwooko, established two scholarships in honor of their examples as role models. Vernon...

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Frank and Jennie Clark Memorial Scholarship

Frank Clark was born Aug. 29, 1899, in Australia. He came to the United States with his family when he was 5 years old and they settled in Michigan. As an adult, Frank heard about homesteading in Alaska. He came to Palmer in 1932 to work in the Matanuska Valley....

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Fred Cromer Memorial Endowment

Dr. Fred Eugene Cromer was born Aug. 4, 1945, in Hastings, Nebraska. Dr. Cromer came to Alaska in 1978 to assume a position in mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He valued teaching and provided a rare combination of...

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Gail Marshall Culinary Arts Scholarship

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Garth Nelson and Marie Clegg Jones and Family Scholarship

Dr. Garth N. Jones Dr. Garth N. Jones was born Feb. 25, 1925. Dr. Jones was the founding dean of the College of Business and Public Policy (1974-1979). He joined the University of Alaska Anchorage in the fall of 1973 as a professor of public administration and...

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Gary Kobayashi Engineering Scholarship

Gary Martin Kobayashi was born Jan. 30, 1953, in Los Angeles, California. He moved to Anchorage with his parents in 1965 and graduated from West Anchorage High School in 1971. He attended Purdue University. Kobayashi worked for the Alaska Department of Transportation...

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Glenn Massay Endowed Scholarship

Longtime Palmer resident Glenn Massay was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. His father, George E. Massay, was a minister and his mother, Florence Hough Massay, was a schoolteacher. Massay attended Bethany College and California State Teachers College where he...

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GraceGift

Kathleen H. Grace was born in Minnesota just before the last half of the previous century. She was raised in Rochester, Minnesota, and after receiving her education in Colorado, she moved to San Francisco. Kathleen continued moving Northwest and arrived in Juneau in...

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Greg Wolf Global Logistics Scholarship

Gregory G. Wolf is the son of Gerald and LaVonne Wolf. Mr. Wolf Received his Bachelor of Arts in Business at Antioch College in Ohio. He also spent two years at the University of Colorado in Boulder and one year at the American College in Paris. In addition, he...

Guy A. Woodings Scholarship

Guy A. Woodings Scholarship

Born September 10, 1931 in Portland, OR, Guy A. Woodings spent much of his childhood on a 10-acre farm near Vancouver, WA. the farm originally set up for cattle, orchards, and poultry, provided plenty of opportunity for Guy’s interest in animal husbandry through his...

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Hawk Consultants - Maynard Tapp Scholarships

Prominent businessman and longtime Alaskan Maynard V. Tapp was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He attended the University of Washington and was a member of the UW rowing crew. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from the University of Puget...

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Heikki Kanerva Memorial Scholarship

Heikki Kanerva was born in Asikkala, Finland, on Jan. 20, 1963. He entered his first cross-country ski race at the age of 4. By 1980, Kanerva was one of the most promising Finnish skiers at the junior level. He won two Finnish championships and the Scandinavian...

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Henry W. Holliday Scholarship

Henry W. Holliday was born on Feb. 21, 1922, in Blackwater, Missouri. He served in World War II in the European Theater. Holliday graduated from the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy in 1947. In 1948, Holliday and his first wife moved to Alaska, where he worked...

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Hewitt V. Lounsbury Endowed Scholarship

Hewitt V. Lounsbury was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Feb. 22, 1911. Lounsbury came to Alaska with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the spring of 1944. In 1946, he started L & W Candies (which later became Brownie Bear Candies). In 1949, he founded Hewitt V....

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Horton Saltz Aviation Scholarship - Hal R. Horton

Hal Raglan “Red” Horton Sr., a prominent Alaska attorney and pilot, was born May 5, 1944. Horton was the son of Hal C. and Lelloine Horton of San Antonio. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1962 and from the University of Texas in 1966. He attended the...

Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream

Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream

No summer in Fairbanks would be complete without at least one visit to Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream to enjoy some of our tastiest local treats. Known for super-premium batch ice cream, Hot Licks has won recognition far and wide — from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner...

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Hugh McPeck Gallery Art Student Scholarship

Hugh McPeck was a multi-talented artist, teacher and horse trainer who settled in Alaska in the early 1970s. He first lived in Palmer, Alaska, in a log home and studio that he designed and built overlooking the Knik Glacier. He moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1991,...

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Icicle Seafoods

Petersburg, Alaska, banded together as a town to create Petersburg Fisheries Inc., now known as Icicle Seafoods. This collaboration saved the heart of Petersburg’s economy — a cannery that had been in business since the beginning of the 20th century — and started...

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Institute for Supply Management Alaska (ISM-Alaska) Scholarship

ISM-Alaska had its beginning when a small group of purchasing agents formed a loose association in the early ’70s with the National Contract Management Association (NCMA); however that association was never formally recognized by NCMA. This small group consisted of...

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Jan and Glenn Fredericks Scholarship - Glenn W. "Tiny" Fredericks

Glenn W. “Tiny” Fredericks was born Oct. 27, 1935, in Sleetmute, Alaska, at his parents’ homestead on the Kuskokwim River. After graduating from Palmer High School, he joined the Marine Corps during the Korean War and served his country with honor. He traveled across...

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Jan and Glenn Fredericks Scholarship - Janet A. Fredericks

Janet A. Fredericks, longtime state director of the Alaska Small Business Development Center, was born Nov. 11, 1945, in Junction City, Kansas. A child of military parents, she lived all over the United States and abroad before moving with her parents to Anchorage...

Jane Holt in honor of John McAllen

Jane Holt in honor of John McAllen

John McAllen (1890-1944) arrived in Alaska in 1913, shortly after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He worked in mines across the state, including on LaTouche Island in Prince William Sound and at the Lucky Shot Mine near Wasilla. He retired...

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Jan van den Top/The Superior Group Inc. Endowed Scholarship

Jan van den Top, P.E. is a mechanical engineer and is the president and corporate manager of The Superior Group Inc., one of the major mechanical contractors in Alaska. Mr. van den Top received his mechanical engineering degree in the Netherlands. He came to Alaska...

Jerry Lipka

Jerry Lipka

Yup’ik elders and educators Mary George, Lily Gamechuk, and Henry Alakayak shared their deep cultural knowledge with Jerry Lipka, who spent years teaching and educating teachers in rural Alaska. With their help, Jerry incorporated traditional knowledge into...

John and Jane Aspnes

John and Jane Aspnes

John Aspnes grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and attended a one-room school for 8 years. As a young boy he studied violin and found that if he practiced and played with a string orchestra in Madison, he got out of milking cows. Since his high school didn’t have...

John and Mae Hakala Scholarship (Anchorage)

John and Mae Hakala Scholarship (Anchorage)

John B. Hakala (1919-2006) John B. Hakala was born Sept. 12, 1919, in Ironwood, Michigan, to John and Nannie (Sarkela) Hakala. He graduated from Ironwood High School and studied pre-law at Ironwood Junior College, graduating in 1940. Mr. Hakala enlisted in the Army...