Alexie Isaac Memorial Scholarship

by Chris Ho on December 27, 2010

Congratulations to the Alexie Isaac Memorial Scholarship winners for the 2013-2014 academic year.   Tia Lupie of Tuntutuliak, Renee Avugiak of Chefornak and Cheri Alstrom of Bethel have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Lupie is attending Kuskokwim Campus-UAF in Bethel pursuing a double major in Yup’ik and Social Work.  Avugiak and Alstrom both attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  Avugiak is majoring in Elementary Education and Alstrom is seeking a degree in Alaska Native Studies.

For more information about applying for the 2014 scholarship, visit or call 907-543-0222.  The application deadline is Friday August 1, 2014.

Alexie Isaac’s broadcasting career at KYUK spanned almost three decades. During that time he directed news broadcasts and other programs from the KYUK televisions studio, videotaped countless hours of news footage, Yup’ik elders, Yup’ik dance performances and many other aspects of Yup’ik culture.

Alexie was an accomplished Yup’ik language translator and was often called upon to do translation work on KYUK radio programs including Yup’ik News and television productions. He worked on KYUK television programs, series and documentaries as photographer, editor, reporter, translator, producer and director.

Amount of Scholarship
$1,000/academic year (two scholarships awarded)

Awarded annually in the Fall semester.  Application Deadline: Friday August 1, 2014.

Minimum Academic Requirements
Graduation from an accredited high school or successful completion of an accredited General Educational Development (GED) program and acceptance into a recognized post-secondary institution.

Scholarship Criteria
Candidate must be pursuing a degree or certified course of study and have completed at least one year of study in an accredited junior/community college, college, university or professional trade school. Graduate students are not eligible.

Candidates must be pursuing public relations, journalism, radio and/or television broadcasting or a related field such as marketing or business management as a major course of study. Applications from Candidates pursuing major studies in other fields, such as education, rural development or health care, may also be considered.

Candidates must be enrolled for a minimum of six credits per semester. Candidates must be residents of the KYUK-AM 640 service area. The location of their institution is immaterial. The student must demonstrate excellence in the following areas:
Academic Performance, Discipline, Attitude, and Attendance.

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