I am a first-year business major at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, a Green Island Scholarship
recipient and a phonathon caller. The phonathon is a student calling program that connects current students to UAF alumni and friends, raises support for the university and builds lifelong relationships.
UAF has helped me to shape my goals and given me the support to achieve them. I have been provided amazing opportunities at UAF — top-notch business classes and professors and the chance to play volleyball at the collegiate level, along with the financial help that allows me to focus on my studies and worry less about how I am going to pay for my education. Receiving a scholarship has had a powerful impact on my life and my experience as a student at UAF.
Corporate and foundation giving
Marisa Sharrah (pictured above), public affairs officer with Flint Hills Resources, visits with students attending the Alaska Summer Research Academy in the Reichardt Building on the Fairbanks campus. ASRA offers engaging and in-depth experiences in science and engineering to youth from middle school through high school. The Alaska Summer Research Academy promotes creativity and intellectual curiosity through hands-on, open-ended experiences in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Flint Hills Resources has been a longtime supporter of the program along with their support of other areas at UAF.
Recently, Flint Hills renewed its support of UAF with a gift of $110,000. The School of Management, the Alaska Summer Research Academy and the Athletic Department will each receive $20,000. The CTC process technology program and the College of Engineering and Mines will receive $25,000 each. Flint Hills Resources Alaska has been a steadfast partner with UAF for many years. This new gift is above and beyond their $25,000 donation in support of the UA Museum of the North.