ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Five University of Alaska community campuses are sharing a nearly $9.4 million grant to support programs and services for rural students.
The grants are going to the Bristol Bay Campus in Dillingham, Chukchi Campus in Kotzebue, Northwest Campus in Nome, and Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel, all part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks' College of Rural Alaska. The other recipient is the Sitka campus of the University of Alaska Southeast.
The grants will be used for career training programs in health and business, land and resource management, and for financial aid advising and other student support services. Each campus will receive between $280,000 to $410,000 a year over a five-year period.
''They (the grants) will elevate what rural campuses are able to contribute within their regions to an absolutely new level,'' said Ralph Gabrielli, executive dean of the College of Rural Alaska.
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