On Dec. 11, our Facilities and Campus Services team was made aware of a pothole that shut down the westbound lanes of Northern Lights Boulevard between UAA Drive and Career Center Drive. It has since been upgraded to a sinkhole, and the lanes will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time while crews repair the damage. We anticipate the closure will extend through the week.
Finals week is a very stressful time for students. Students, please know that your professors have been made aware of the situation. Please communicate with them any delays you may experience due to this issue. We know this is an unexpected traffic challenge. Please take a deep breath. We want you to have a smooth and safe finals week.
How do you apply for UA scholarships? Go to UAOnline. Click on Financial Aid Information. Click on the Scholarship Menu. Apply for scholarships, taking time to write a very solid and compelling essay. Then you qualify for a variety of scholarships meant for students studying journalism and communication.Scholarships available through UAA.
Alaska Professional Communicators Scholarships
A $1000 scholarship is offered to Alaska residents who are college or university students planning a career in a communications field by Alaska Professional Communicators, the Alaska Chapter of the National Federation of Press Women. Information is available at www.akprocom.org.
To apply for a scholarship a student must be enrolled at a four-year college. Applications must be submitted by April 4.
Candidates are selected on the basis of promise in their chosen field, need for the scholarship, and scholastic achievement, in that order. Information is also available from scholarship coordinator, Connie Huff, at 550-8464 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Memorial Scholarship began in 1981 and is presented in memory of members who have died. Their spirit lives on in the scholarship winners.
Cap Lathrop Endowment Scholarship Fund
Established in 1997 by A.G. Hiebert, GCI and other private donors, the Cap Lathrop Broadcast and Telecommunications Scholarship is for eligible Alaska Native original enrollees/descendants to an ANCSA regional or village corporation. Preference is given to Native original enrollees/descendants of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. An applicant must be a declared major in broadcast, telecommunications, business, engineering, journalism, or other media related degree programs to be considered.
For information on the application process, please visit http://www.thecirifoundation.org/designated.htm
The Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism
The Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism provides hands-on training and mentoring to qualified applicants through paid internships at newsrooms across the United States. The aim of the program is to improve newsroom diversity and encourage careers in journalism.
The deadline to apply is Oct. 15.
PRSA Leonard McLean Scholarship
The PRSA Alaska Chapter Leonard McLean Scholarship is named for one of the founders of the PRSA Alaska in honor of his contributions to the organization and to the advancement of the profession. The deadline for this scholarship is fast approaching, so go apply right away!