Usibelli Coal Mine Homeland Security and Emergency Management Scholarship
The Usibelli Coal Mine Homeland Security and Emergency Management Scholarship provides financial assistance for tuition and other related education expenses and/or student awards to students majoring in a degree program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) program.
Emil Usibelli was an Italian immigrant who came to Alaska in 1935. He founded Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc. (UCM), located in the mountains of the Alaska Range, near the town of Healy, Alaska. Usibelli Coal Mine is a fourth generation, family-owned, business and the only operational coal mine in Alaska. In 1964, Emil’s son, Joe Usibelli, took over management of mining operations at the age of 25 after returning from graduate studies in mechanical engineering at Stanford University. Joe remained President and leader of the company until 1987 when his son Joe Jr. took the helm as President. Joe Jr. graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a degree in civil engineering and a minor in business. Joe Sr. now serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors. UCM sponsors many community events and activities, and through The Usibelli Foundation, funds numerous scholarships, and provides grants to organizations annually.
Requirements: Recipient must be majoring in Homeland Security and Emergency Management at the University of Alaska Fairbanks; minimum GPA: undergraduate 2.5, graduate 3.0; Recipient must be working, or intend to work in an HSEM-related field.