GCI awards $80,000 in scholarships to 40 Alaska students
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Forty Alaska students from 24 communities across the state will each receive $2,000 for the 2022-23 academic year through the GCI Scholarship Program. GCI launched the scholarship program more than 20 years ago to help develop and grow Alaska’s next generation of leaders.
Since the program began, GCI has awarded more than $6 million in scholarship funds to hundreds of Alaska students attending accredited colleges and vocational/trade schools across the country.
“Encouraging and enabling Alaska’s young people to pursue advanced educational opportunities is crucial for the future of our state,” said Vice President of GCI Healthcare & Education Annette Jones. “We hope this GCI Scholarship Program provides these 40 students this year with the assistance they need to achieve their education goals.”
Recipients represent 24 communities across Alaska, stretching from Unalaska in the Aleutians, east to Ketchikan, and more than 1,300 miles north to Utqiagvik:
|Anchorage, AK||Bethel, AK||Chignik Lagoon, AK|
|Delta Junction, AK||Dillingham, AK||Glennallen, AK|
|Kenai, AK||Ketchikan, AK||King Salmon, AK|
|Kodiak, AK||Kwigillingok, AK||Naknek, AK|
|Palmer, AK||Port Alsworth, AK||Quinhagak, AK|
|Scammon Bay, AK||Shaktoolik, AK||Sitka, AK|
|St. Mary’s, AK||Unalakleet, AK||Unalaska, AK|
|Utqiagvik, AK||Wasilla, AK||Wrangell, AK|
An additional $20,000 in scholarships will be awarded this year through the GCI Donovan Walsh Scholarship program at Alaska Pacific University. For more information, visit: https://www.alaskapacific.edu/scholarships/gcis-donovan-walsh-scholarship/.The GCI Scholarship Program is geared towards awardees who plan to seek a degree or certification with a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) focus, with an intention to return to Alaska to start their careers.
GCI is one of Alaska’s leaders in corporate philanthropy, donating approximately $2 million each year in cash, products and connectivity to organizations across the state. GCI is committed to giving back to the communities it serves and provides employees with 16 hours of paid leave to volunteer with local organizations each year.
For more information about the GCI Scholarship Program, visit https://alaskacf.org/blog/scholarships/the-gci-scholarship/.
Headquartered in Alaska, GCI provides data, mobile, video, voice and managed services to consumer, business, government, and carrier customers throughout Alaska, serving more than 200 communities. The company has invested more than $4 billion in its Alaska network and facilities over the past 40 years and recently launched true standards-based 5G NR service in Anchorage, now the nation’s northernmost 5G service area. Learn more about GCI at www.gci.com. GCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Broadband Corporation (Nasdaq: LBRDA, LBRDK, LBRDP). Learn more about Liberty Broadband at http://www.libertybroadband.com.