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Scholarships for 2013

Recipients of the 2021 Mat-Su Schools Foundation Scholarship Program:

Samuel VanderWeele, a senior at Palmer High School, received a $1,500 scholarship from the MSBSD School Board. Samuel will be attending Wichita State University School of Engineering in the fall of 2021. His desire is to return to the Valley to develope and improve prosthetic limbs.

Elena Konev, a senior at Mat-Su Middle College School, received a $1,500 scholarship from the MSBSD School Board to attend Marymount University. At Marymount University, Elena will have the opportunity to conduct her own research during her last two years with a mentor, and plans to research crime in Alaska. Her major will either be criminal justice or sociology. Returning home Elena plans be a part of the fight against crime affecting Native women and Alaskans in general.

Thomas MacDonald, senior at Su-Valley Jr/Sr High School, received a $1,000 George W. Brown Memorial Scholarship. Thomas was accepted into the University of Alaska Fairbanks to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree for the Fall Semester 2021 He loves to design, build, and problem solve, which fueled his interest in a college degree in the engineering field.

Margaret Ludwig, senior with the Mat-Su Career and Tech High School received a $1,000 scholarship from the Mat-Su Schools Foundation. Margaret's primary educational goals include conducting microbiological research and graduating summa cum laude with the later goal of attaining acceptance to medical school and graduating with honors.

Esther Lytle, senior at Joe Redington Jr/Sr High School received a $1,000 scholarship from the Mat-Su Schools Foundation to attend Chaminade University of Honolulu. Esther will pursue a degree in Chaminade University’s Environmental Sciences program. Returning to the Mat-Su Valley she hopes to find a way for the Valley to grow and expand in a way that cultivates environmental sustainability.