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.
2019 courses available for scholarship:
June 10 – 12: Birds of Denali
June 17 – 19: Wildflowers of Denali
June 21 – 23: Denali’s Small Mammals
July 26 – 28: Mushrooms of Denali
July 29 – 31 : Through the Eyes of Scientists: Denali’s Cycles and Climate Change
August 7 – 9: Bears of Denali
August 14 – 16: Wolves of Denali
August 16 – 18: Geology of Denali
August 23 – 25: Denali’s Large Mammals
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 you are uncertain about your abilities for a field course, please contact us for more information. The application deadline was January 3, 2019, and we are no longer accepting applications.