Calling All Artists!

Arctic Education Foundation (AEF) is excited to announce its first-ever summer event – Arctic Education Benefit on Friday, June 11 at the Alaska Zoo.

This year all proceeds raised from the summer event will benefit Iñupiat youth seeking postsecondary degrees, training or certificate endorsements in order to become successful leaders in their communities. At this event we will present the art at our VIP Reception and Silent Auction featuring exceptional hand-crafted artwork.

AEF cordially invites you to support our mission of promoting an educated, trained Iñupiaq workforce by making a donation today. We are still in need of auction items, including artwork, wearable art, “experience” packages, gift baskets and/or Benefit sponsorships. A donation form is included for your convenience. In-kind donations may be eligible for a commission, if desired.

Thank you for your time and consideration when it comes to contributing to our students. I hope you are able to join us in support of AEF and Alaska Native education at the 2021 Arctic Education Benefit! Quyanaqpak!

Should you have any questions about how to get involved, please contact Marie Stackhouse, Volunteer,, (907) 852-9429.

Please click here. to access our 2021 Arctic Education Benefit.

Arctic Education Benefit - 2021

We are excited to announce the 2021 Arctic Education Benefit, a new premier fundraising event for AEF dedicated to supporting students and honoring those who have contributed to their success. The event will be on Friday, June 11th, 2021 at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage.

We invite you to support AEF by becoming a sponsor. Now you can purchase your sponsorship and register your guests online at

This will be a COVID-conscious event with all mandates being administered. With this being outdoors we look forward to gathering safely and for a great cause!

Should you have any questions please contact Monica Wiehl, Manager,, (907) 852-9455.

College Prep!

Below you will find the AEF student planner which has important deadlines from across the North Slope, a check list for scholarship applications, and reminders for things like the FASFA or getting those letters of recommendation! Lots of good resources and information for those attending college! Also if you are interested in pursuing short term training please take a look at the paper application for more information! Plenty of opportunities and know we are here to support you throughout this process. Please call 907-852-9404 for more information.

AEF Student Planner

AEF Short Term Training Application

At Large High School Scholarship Award – Competitive Award


How to apply online check list

Scholarship Opportunities


Arctic Education Foundation is kicking off this fun camping raffle! $20 can win you one of these awesome prizes! For more information on the prizes please look at the poster and follow the link below! Good luck and thank you for supporting AEF Students!

2nd Prize - Camping Set

3rd Prize - $500 Eskimo’s Inc Gas Station Gift Card

4th Prize - Meat Processing Bundle

5th Prize - Nalukataq (Blanket Toss) Bundle

6th Prize - Pickling Bundle

7th Prize - Kunniak Spices 10 pack

8th Prize - Ilisagvik College Bundle

You do not have to be present to win. Must be 18 years of age and a Alaska resident to purchase tickets.Tickets can be purchased online at

Drawing is on Friday, April 30th, 2021 at 4:30 PM – FB Live! Good luck everyone! All proceeds benefit Arctic Education Foundation!

Quyanaqpak to all our sponsors, North Slope Borough, NAPA, TNHA, Eskimo’s Inc, ASRC Industrial Services, ASRC Construction, Kunniak Spices and Ilisagvik College!

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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.

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 Future Leaders Newsletter - Spring 2021

AEF Future Leaders

We’ve had a long break from sharing some of the work we’ve been doing here at Arctic Education Foundation. It has been a difficult year in so many ways, but also one that has presented new opportunities and seen our young people overcome unprecedented challenges in their educational endeavors. I’m excited to share with you their successes as well as the progress AEF continues to make in supporting its students.

In this issue, AEF is pleased to announce its 2020 Anaġi Leadership Award winner and Ivalu Scholarship Award winner. We also are proud to recognize students who achieved 4.0 GPA’s under what proved to be unusual educational circumstances. We remember a founder of Arctic Education Foundation, Dr. Jacob Anaġi Adams Sr., who passed on September 24, 2020. As always, I appreciate the opportunity to address our many supporters who help to change lives through education. We hope you enjoy our Spring 2021 Future Leaders Newsletter.

Don't miss the AEF Newsletter! Download it by clicking on the image or this link here.

AEF Newsletter Volume 1, Third Issue

Don't miss the third issue of the AEF Newsletter! Download it by clicking on the image or this link here.

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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