The Caleb Scholars Program has updated our policies to include Positive Community Citizenship in order to foster a learning and working community in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. The Caleb Scholars Program denounces discrimination, violence, and harassment. As a scholarship and mentorship program that focuses on empowering Alaska Native scholars, a highly marginalized and underrepresented population in academia, the Caleb Scholars Program reaffirms its commitment to act in solidarity with those who are targets of violence and inequity. The Caleb Scholars Program prohibits discrimination and/or harassment in any form, including but not limited to, discrimination and/or harassment based on race, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, national Read More
Paġliuġipsi, welcome, Scholars and prospective students!
Welcome to the ilLUMENate page! Here you’ll find cool bits of info about the Program, stuff happening around Alaska in the vast realm of marine conservation, and all things Caleb Scholars-related.
Wait for it…Caleb’s middle name was Lumen. A lumen is a term that expresses measurements of light.
This page spotlights current events in marine conservation around Alaska. If you’re a Scholar, alum, yet-to-be-discovered Scholar, and anyone interested in what’s going on with Alaska’s water bodies and all their magnificent creatures, come get the scoop, and enjoy!
The deadline is quickly approaching to apply for our scholarship for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester. In honor of Caleb Pungowiyi's legacy, the Caleb Scholars program supports outstanding Alaska Native students enrolled in tribes in the Norton Sound, Northwest Arctic, and Arctic Slope who are pursuing marine conservation-related education and careers. The Caleb Scholars program is accepting applications through July 31, 2020. Apply today! Read More
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Denali has been highly involved in the program through the years starting as a scholar, serving on the steering committee and now administering the program. She comes with great insight about the program and is definitely doing her part to fulfill Caleb Pungowiyi’s legacy in this new role. “Uvaŋa Qapvik, my name is Denali Whiting and I am excited to announce my new role as the Caleb Scholars Program Director! I am from Kotzebue, where I grew up with my grandparents and extended family subsisting along the Kotzebue Sound. I have a degree in Alaska Native Studies with a concentration on Cultural Forms of Expression from UAF. I am grateful to have a dynamic history with the Caleb Scholars program, including being a scholarship recipient from 2012-2015, filling the Steering Committee Read More
We are excited to share that the Caleb Scholars Program video was selected to appear in the After School Special screening at the Anchorage International Film Festival! After School Special featuring Caleb Scholars Program video Wednesday, December 6, 2017 3:45 pm Bear Tooth Theatrepub *want FREE tickets? see below! AIFF is an annual event hosting films from all over the world, spanning myriad genres, from documentaries to shorts to animation to good ol’ movies. Films that are selected reach audiences who work hard on issues impacting Alaska and the Arctic. Our amazing friends at Alaska Teen Media Institute are hosting a screening of short films produced by the talented youth of Alaska. We’re grateful that our short film featuring Caleb Program alumni and an interview with Read More
You’ll notice on our homepage that the purpose of the Program is to “carry on the legacy of Caleb Lumen Pungowiyi by supporting students interested in the areas of marine-related research, policy, and advocacy.” That sentence represents a pretty big spectrum of work! Let’s hone in on these words: research policy advocacy What does it mean to do research, policy, or advocacy in marine conservation? Over our next few posts, we’ll share some stories about our people from the Arctic doing work in each of these areas. This first story we’ll share is about a Caleb Scholar involved in the area of scientific research. PART I: An Internship in SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH Caleb Scholar Tonia Osborne, Inupiaq from White Mountain and Nome, interned this summer with the Fish & Wildlife Read More