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Arctic Education Foundation (AEF) was established in 1977, as a private, nonprofit organization committed to providing support and assistance to students pursuing higher education. The goal of the foundation is to train Iñupiat students to enter the professional workforce prepared for any job, especially those common to the North Slope region.

*NEW* At-Large High School Scholarship Award

Arctic Education Foundation (AEF) awards annual scholarships to graduating at-large high school seniors who are ASRC shareholders or descendants of original ASRC shareholders. These awards are to be used for college or training expenses, and are in addition to other funding available through AEF.

To learn more about the At-Large High School Scholarship Award, click here to download the complete application.

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Tennessee Judkins
Angelica Telfair

Tennessee Judkins is the daughter of James Judkins and Teresa Judkins; her grandparents are Harry Brower, Sr. and Annie Hopson Brower.

Tennessee most recently graduated from Alaska Pacific University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Alaska Native Governance and even more recently became a graduate student at the University of Alaska Southeast in the Master’s of Arts Teaching program.

Tennessee is currently an employee at the North Slope Borough School District in the Iñupiaq Education department. She recently entered the graduate program at UAS with the end goal to become a certified teacher on the North Slope so that she could teach Social Studies, and more specifically North Slope History and North Slope Government.

Angel Telfair is the daughter of Ernie and Marie Stackhouse; her grandparents are Mike and Martha Stackhouse, and Leonard and Rita Felder.

Angel graduated from Barrow High School in May 2016. Throughout her high school career, she devoted herself to academics and was a member of the honor roll all four years. Angel participated in several activities such as GeoFORCE, was a part of the student council and captain of our very own Lady Whalers basketball team.

In July of 2017, she won Miss Top of the World here in Utqiaġvik.

Angel is attending college at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA. She plans to continue studying social work and to obtain her bachelor’s degree. “After I graduate I plan to return to Barrow to work as a counselor. My ultimate goal is to be able to give back to a community that has given me so much. This scholarship is such a blessing,” she says.