Summer, fall, scholarship registration available

Kenai Peninsula College

Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Online and walk-in registration for the Kenai River Campus summer session opens Monday. Classeswill be offered at in-state tuition rates for everyone. The summer class schedule is available at

In addition to the academic offerings at the college, the Kenai Fishing Academy will again offer four, one-week sessions to teach fishermen, both novice and seasoned, how to be better anglers. Two sessions will offer traditional spin, bait casting techniques; the others center on the art of fly fishing. For more information, visit or call Dave Atcheson at 262-0346 or e-mail him at

Scholarship available

One application is all it takes to apply for all campus-based scholarships for the fall semester. The application for these scholarships is available at Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. April 14. Kenai River Campus scholarship committee will determine award recipients for the full-year scholarships. Complete applications will be held and reviewed a second time in August when the one-semester scholarships will be awarded.

There are full-time and part-time scholarships available. Each scholarship offered has specific criteria that the student must meet. Requirements can vary. Scholarship applicants must be officially admitted, degree or certificate seeking students. For anyone planning on attending college in the fall, it is important they call Campus Services and the Financial Aid office to be admitted into a degree program. This is critical in order to be eligible for these campus-based scholarships and other financial aid, including grants and other scholarships and loans. There is an application fee for official admission into a degree or certificate program.

A number of the scholarships that benefit the schools students are derived from families with long histories on the Kenai Peninsula. Scholarship endowments from the Damon Foundation, John and Mae Hakala, the Brockel’s, and the Dave Forbes, Riemann and Catherine Hays memorials provide scholarship funding for perpetuity. These scholarships continue to make a an impact on the community where these Alaskan families put down roots. Anyone interested in establishing a private or family scholarship endowment can call Marci Zimmerman at 262-0304 or e-mail her at For more information on applying for these scholarships and for other financial aid, call Campus Services at 262-0330.

Paramedic program offered

The two-year, associate of applied science paramedical technology degree program application period will close April 15.

Students train with state of the art equipment in class room settings, at area and regional hospitals and during an internship through major ambulance services in the lower 48.

Application packets are available at They include information regarding prerequisites, application scoring, the interview process and additional requirements necessary for the application to be considered. For more information, call Paul Perry at 262-0378 or e-mail him at

Fall early registration online

In an effort to ensure students enrolled in degree and certificate programs get into the courses required to complete their programs, KRC offers an early registration period for the fall semester. Students meeting these criteria can register for classes online beginning Monday.

The fall semester schedule is available online now for general planning purposes. Schedule is subject to change. Changes to the schedule will be posted online. Online registration for the fall semester will be open to the public May 1.

This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, community relations coordinator at Kenai Peninsula College.

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