2016 June Nelson Scholarship Winners
Ten Alaska High School Seniors and 2 College Freshmen Awarded June Nelson Memorial Scholarships
March 29, 2016
Ten Alaska high school seniors have been chosen out of 123 applications to receive a $1,200 scholarship. In addition, two college freshmen were awarded $1,200 scholarships for the coming year. The scholarship, named after a long-time Kotzebue school board member, is an annual tradition of the Association of Alaska School Boards. Each year the association’s members, students and district superintendents gather to raise money that will be awarded to graduating seniors in Alaska. Previous scholarship winners can compete for and additional award the following year.
This year AASB members and friends raised enough money to award twelve, $1200 scholarships. After a committee of 8 volunteers reviewed the applications based on grades, community service, activities, letters of recommendation, and an essay, the group of over 100 outstanding applications was narrowed down to the following students:
|Madison Attla||Jimmy Huntington (Huslia)||Yukon Koyukuk|
|Ellen Carty-Seccomb||Kodiak||Kodiak Island Borough|
|Jennifer DeGraffenried||West Anchorage||Anchorage|
|Purevdulam Enkhdat||Unalaska||Unalaska City|
|Jordan Finney||Ninilchik||Kenai Peninsula|
|Bernadette Franulovich||Ketchikan||Ketchikan Gateway Borough|
|Shirley Igkurak||Kwigillingok||Lower Kuskokwim|
|Julius Reed||West Anchorage||Anchorage|
|Emma Wetter||Dillingham||Dillingham City|
College freshmen winners (previous JNMS winners)
|Ciera Kelly||Thunder Mt.||Juneau|
These outstanding youth will be presented with the scholarship by the school board president of their district.
For more information regarding the June Nelson Memorial Scholarship, contact Lon Garrison, School Improvement Coordinator (907) 463-1666.