Announcements

Cancellation of the 2021 Ivalu Gala

It is with a heavy heart that we here at Arctic Education Foundation announce the cancellation of the 2021 Ivalu Gala - our premier annual fundraising event. Unfortunately, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic means we will be unable to bring our people and communities together in-person this coming February, but the continued health and well-being of Alaskans is our foremost priority.

There are still opportunities to contribute and have a profound impact on our young people’s success. AEF would not exist without the generosity of people just like you, and we thank you for your continued support of our mission to develop an educated, trained Inupiaq workforce that is ready to take on any job.” Donate

AEF Student Planner - 2021

The 2021 AEF Student Planner is now available online. Students will have access to deadlines, scholarship opportunities and important reminders. Please click here. to access our 2021 AEF Planner.

We're kicking off our 2020 AEF Raffle!

The Grand Prize is a Polaris 600 Switchback Adventure snow machine generously donated by Eskimos Inc. Powersports!

2nd Prize - Two (2) Roundtrip Tickets on Alaska Airlines (system-wide excluding Cuba)

3rd Prize - $1000 gift card for Alyeska in Girdwood, AK

4th Prize - One (1) Roundtrip Tickets on Wrights Air

5th Prize - $500 Visa Gift Card

Tickets are $40 each. You do not have to be present to win. Must be 18 years of age to purchase tickets. Tickets can be purchased online at https://go.eventgroovefundraising.com/arcticed

The drawing will be held on Feb 1, 2021, live in Utqiagvik. All proceeds benefit Arctic Education Foundation!

Quyanaqpak to all our sponsors! Eskimo’s Inc Power Sports, Alaska Airlines, ASRC Federal, Wrights Air and North Slope Borough!

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2020 Ivalu Scholarship Award Winner - Patricia Rice

The Ivalu Scholarship was created to honor eligible applicants who are making noteworthy and influential contributions to their community through their community cultural service commitment of their personal time to projects and activities, which strongly incorporate the Inupiaq values.

The Arctic Education Foundation (AEF) is proud to announce the 2020 Ivalu Scholarship winner, Patricia Rice of Utqiaġvik, AK.

Patricia is the daughter of Eric Rice and Francis Mongoyak; her grandparents are Gilford Sr and Rose Mongoyak. Patricia will be attending Columbia University, pursuing a master’s degree in Human Capital Management. Patricia has worked in the human resources department for the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation the last 11 years. She earned a bachelor’s in Human Resources in May 2018 from the University of Alaska Southeast and looks forward to continuing her education to better serve our community.

We wish Patti the best of luck in her master’s program! Aarigaa! Kiita!

2020 Anaġi Leadership Award Winner - Kelsey Aiġan Haake

The Anaġi Leadership Award honors the late Arctic Slope Regional Corporation President & CEO, Jacob Anaġi Adams. This award is an exclusive scholarship given to an ASRC shareholder that exemplifies leadership in every aspect of their life while embracing Iñupiaq values.

The Arctic Education Foundation (AEF) is proud to announce the 2020 Anaġi Leadership Award winner, Kelsey Aiġan Haake, Utqiaġvik, AK.

Kelsey is the daughter of Jack Campbell and Tasha Edwards; the granddaughter of Doreen Knodel Edwardsen, and great granddaughter of Charlie Edwardsen and Mary Nusuningya Edwardsen. Kelsey graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Kelsey has now been accepted into the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School where she will major in Juris Doctor – School of Law. She intends to be an example to our people during law school in hopes of aspiring our young adults towards future successes and to provide mentorships if they wish to follow in her footsteps within the legal setting.

Kelsey said, “During law school, I hope to continue to be an example for our people. Showing them how important education can be, by setting the standard of sober living and exemplifying service to our shareholders while remembering those who have paved the way and seeking guidance from our Elders.”

We wish Kelsey the best of luck in her education! Aarigaa! Kiita!

AEF Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 1

AEF Future Leaders

As we begin the new year, it’s fitting that we reflect back on the successes we’ve achieved together. In this newsletter we share with you all the great things AEF is doing through our generous donors, such as yourself. This issue includes our Leadership Award Winners, AEF Events, AFN Shareholder Luncheon, upcoming events such as the 2020 Ivalu Gala, and more! On behalf of the AEF staff, board and students, we hope you and your family are doing well this holiday season. If you have any questions regarding this newsletter or AEF events you are welcome to contact us.

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AEF Newsletter Volume 1, Third Issue

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Anagi Leadership Award

This award was created to acknowledge the leadership of retired Arctic Slope Regional Corporation President & CEO, Jacob Anaġi Adams. Throughout his career, Anaġi dedicated his efforts towards improving the lives of ASRC shareholders, Arctic Slope residents and all Alaskans.

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Ivalu Scholarship Award

The Ivalu Scholarship was created to honor eligible applicants who are making noteworthy and influential contributions to their community through their community cultural service commitment of their personal time to projects and activities which strongly incorporate the Inupiaq values.

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MacLean House

The Eileen Panigeo MacLean House was established to provide Alaska Native and other students from rural Alaska with a safe, inviting and supportive group home environment. MacLean house offers students the opportunity to live in a small community with a cultural focus, allowing them to make the transition to an academic and urban environment in a manner that supports their academic efforts and eases separation from home and family.

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