CCEL announces recipient of 2015 Second Bridge Scholarship

by Michelle Saport  |   

The Center for Community Engagement and Learning (CCEL) is pleased to announce Kyle Demientieff-Worl as the recipient of the 2015 Second Bridge Scholarship Award. His faculty sponsor is science education professor Irasema Ortega.

Kyle Demientieff-Worl is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a linguistic anthropology focus and a minor in Alaska Native Studies. His project, "Language Revitalization in Chevak, Alaska," will involve offering an intensive Cup'ik language summer class for adults. Kyle and Professor Ortega will work in collaboration with the Chevak School Board and the Parent Head Start Association. The project aims to support recent Cugtun (the indigenous language of Chevak) language revitalization efforts and ultimately bring the Cup'ik language back into families' homes once again in the village.

The Second Bridge Scholarship Award provides $1,000 to a student who has crossed a "first bridge" and now seeks to expand his or her understanding of cultures or local or global issues and push the boundaries of traditional education. CCEL matches the award for an additional $1,000.

Learn more about the award at the CCEL website.

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