The Ladies Auxiliary at the Eagles is awarding five $1,000 scholarships to area schools. Students at Nikiski, Kenai Central, Soldotna High, Skyview, and Cook Inlet Academy are eligible. Any students interested may contact their guidance counselor. Applications must be postmarked by April 1.
Kenai Borough Employees Association (KBEA) scholarship committee is accepting applications for four $500 scholarships available to all 2005 graduates of Kenai Peninsula Borough, including public, private and home-schooled.
Applications and instructions are available from any kenai peninsula borough high school counselor's office at the information desk of the Borough building in Soldotna or on the borough Web site at www.borough.kenai.ak.us.
Applications must be delivered or postmarked by March 31. They can be mailed or dropped off at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Scholarship Committee, 144 N. Binkley St., Soldotna, AK, 99669.
The Kenai Peninsula Central Labor Council is offering scholarships to Kenai Peninsula graduating seniors or graduating home school students. Last year, the council was able to award six scholarships two for $500, two for $250, and two for $100 to local students.
Eligible applicants must be graduating in the class of 2005, be a member of a union family, attending an accredited school, have financial need and be able to show an improved grade history.
Applications must be postmarked no later than April 30. Contact school counselors to obtain an application.
The Rasmuson Foundation announces three new Arts Education Fund programs which are administered by the Arts and Culture foundation in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts.
The first, Arts Teacher Awards, encourages the reconnection of the artists and teachers to the practice of their art. It grants certified, permanently assigned, full and part-time kindergarten through 12th-grade artist-teachers to immerse themselves in their own creative work, interact with professional artists and stay current with their practice. Application deadline is to be postmarked or received by April 8.
The second program is the Arts Excursion Grant where schools or classroom teachers may apply for up to $300 for transportation of kindergarten through 12th-grade students to a definable arts and cultural venue or to activities and events.
The third program, Cultural Collaborations, is divided into two grant categories: access grants and project grants. Organizations may apply for access grants of up to $1,000 to support high-quality, short-term arts and cultural activities for kindergarten through 12th grades at a school site during the school day. Project grants are matching awards of up to $6,000 in support of high-quality arts and cultural programs programs for youth that emphasize skill acquisition and direct participation in settings outside the school day. Eligible programs provide regularly scheduled sessions over an extended period of time.
For guidelines and application information, visit the Web site at www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca. Call the council at (907) 269-6610, or toll free in Alaska (888) 278-7424, or the Rasmuson Foundation at (907) 297-2700 at toll free at (877) 366-2700.
The Soldotna Rotary Club is offering five $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors. The scholarships are based on the Rotary Motto, "Service above self," and the community service the applicant has participated in during their high school career.
Applications are available at school counselor offices, Wells Fargo Bank of Soldotna or Sikorski Consulting. Applications must be received by March 1. No GPA or parent income tax information is required.
Submit applications and two letters of support to Soldotna Rotary Club Scholarships, P.O. Box 2846, Soldotna, AK 99669.
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