Ounalashka Corp - The Eider Pointer Newsletter_Feb2019_11 web - Page 7

FUND YOUR EDUCATIONAL DREAMS The Edna P. McCurdy Scholarship Foundation is funded by the Ounalashka Corporation. The Foundation provides funding for tuition, books, housing and other expenses to shareholders and registered descendants so they can pursue their career goals. These generous scholarships are available to both full-time and part-time students in college, training, technical schools and career development. The funds help offset the cost of attending a program, which is one of the main obstacles for many individuals interested in post-secondary education. This year, OC has increased its donation to the Foundation. The generous contribution will allow the Foundation to continue offering a $100,000 lifetime maximum per student over the course of their education. It’s important to note that non-accredited colleges, trade schools and programs cannot be funded by the Foundation. The amount awarded for college students is based on GPA and the funds available each year. Career Development scholarships are up to $500 per year. Important Dates to Remember: College or University Interested in furthering your career goals? • Fall Application Deadline - July 31st To qualify, you must be enrolled in one of the following programs: • Full-time college (12+ credits) • Part-time college (6+ credits) • Graduate or Doctorate (9+ credits or full time as defined by the institute) • Vocational one and two-year programs • Winter/Spring Application Deadline - November 30th • Career Development or short-term training Additional requirements: • Alaska Native as defined as “Native” under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. 1602(b). • Enrolled in Ounalashka Corporation, OR Native lineal descendants enrolled in Ounalashka Corporation’s Descendant Program. • Accepted and enrolled to an accredited postsecondary institution for college or vocational school. • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for undergraduate, and 3.0 for graduate and doctorate. • Summer Application Deadline - April 30th Trade School • Required to submit application 60 days prior to the class start date. Career Development • Required to submit application 15 days prior to their class start date. OC’S FEBRUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER 6