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ICOAA Scholarship Program, AYEA Youth Organizer Summit, Alaska Women Speak, Elders & Youth Conference, Summer of Service Grants


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ICOAA Scholarship Program, AYEA Youth Organizer Summit, Alaska Women Speak, Elders & Youth Conference, Summer of Service Grants, I Beat Bullying Campaign 

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July 2017
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Apply for the ICOAA Scholarship Program
The application for the Imperial Court of All Alaska College of Emperors and Empresses scholarship program is now open! Scholarship awards will be granted for the 2017/2018 academic year. 

Awards are based on economic need, scholastic achievement, leadership ability and contributions to the LGBTQ+ community. Only Alaska residents are eligible and preference is given to members of the LGBTQ and allied community. 

Download the application here

The deadline is July 31.
 
Apply for the Alaska Center's Youth Organizer Summit
Each year, Alaska Youth for Environmental Action hosts a summit for teens interested in making a difference in their communities. Participants will learn about environmental issues in Alaska, develop community organizing, public speaking and project planning skills, and help create AYEA's campaign plan for the upcoming year. 

The summit will be held at Birchwood Camp in Chugiak August 26-28. The deadline to apply is July 17

For more information and to apply, click here
 
Tell your Story with Alaska Women Speak
"Alaska Women Speak" is a quarterly journal that highlights female voices across the state. The journal is currently accepting submissions for its Fall 2017 edition. The theme for this edition is Berry Picking/Cherry Picking. "Alaska Women Speak" will accept submissions of non-fiction, poetry, prose, creative non-fiction, essays, and memoirs.

The submission deadline is August 15, 2017. 

Click here for more details.
 
2017 Elders & Youth Conference
The First Alaskans Institute will be hosting its annual Elders & Youth Conference October 16-18, 2017 in Anchorage. This year's theme is "Part Land, Part Water—Always Native." The goal of the conference is to connect youth and elders, strengthen their voices and promote positive change throughout the state of Alaska. 

The Institute will be accepting proposals for presentations, workshops and arts and cultural offerings until July 21

Registration and call for proposals is now open! Click here for more details. 
 
Be Inspired Disney Summer of
Service Grants
Youth ages 5-18 can apply for a Be Inspired Disney Summer of Service Grant. 250 youth who volunteer in their communities will be awarded $500 to expand their reach and impact, or jumpstart a new project. Take the first step to apply for a grant here by September 15. Once you have filled out the initial form and created a Youth Service America account, login in to complete the grant application. The full application deadline is September 30

Click here for more information. 
 
Dosomething.org: I Beat Bullying
Dosomething.org has launched a campaign aimed at combating bullying behavior. Join the campaign, share an anti-bullying tactic, and be entered to win a $1,000 scholarship. 

For more information and to join the campaign, click here. 
 
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Each year, more than 150 youth are nominated for the Spirit of Youth Award.  Nominations are made by anyone who wishes to recognize a hard-working, inspiring teenager or youth group in one of award categories.  

Spirit of Youth is governed by a board of directors and the Teen Advisory Council.   

If you are interested in joining the board of directors please complete our online application.

 
If you are a high school student interested in joining the Teen Advisory Council, e-mail us at info@spiritofyouth.org
 
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