Teacher Scholarships

Alaska Geographic and the National Park Service recognize that teachers have the ability to empower and inspire our youth. Every year, Alaska Geographic funded scholarships provide financial support to teachers wishing to attend our courses in Denali. Teachers that attend our field courses help us share park science and an appreciation for public lands, our joint mission with the Murie Science and Learning Center. 

The scholarship award covers 75% of the field course fee.  To assist teachers and school districts from remote Alaskan schools, the scholarship committee also awards a few scholarships that cover 100% of the course fee and provide a $400 travel stipend. The scholarship program is available to full-time K-12 teachers within Alaska. Applications are evaluated on the applicant’s anticipated use of the subject matter in a creative and practical manner.

In 2018, 11 scholarships were awarded in the following courses:

June 8 – 10:         Birds of Denali
June 12 – 14:      Wildflowers of Denali
June 22 – 24:      Denali’s Micro Wilderness: Insects and Spiders
June 26 – 28:      Denali’s Large Mammals
July 20 – 22:       Geology of Denali
Jul 31 – Aug 2:   Denali’s Mosses and Lichens
August 7 – 9:      Bears of Denali

Application Process:
Please read all of the information for the courses which interest you to determine whether or not an Alaska Geographic field course is right for you.  This will also help you decide if you are physically fit enough to participate.  If so, follow the link below to apply.  If you are uncertain about your abilities for a field course, please contact us for more information.  The application deadline was January 4, 2018 and therefore we are no longer accepting applications.  Thanks to all who applied!

For questions please contact us by email.

This scholarship program is supported by Denali National Park and Preserve through the Murie Science and Learning Center.