We have pushed our deadline to apply for the Spring 2021 scholarship to December 31, 2020. Please submit your application materials via email to Read More
Paġliuġipsi, welcome to the ilLUMENate blog pages,
Welcome to the ilLUMENate blog page, a blog and archive of events and updates for our program. Check back periodically for new posts, otherwise to keep up-to-date with our program on a regular basis, consider following us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. For more consolidated updates, consider subscribing to our newsletter (we typically send updates to your inbox twice a year)!
Wait for it…Caleb’s middle name was Lumen. A lumen is a term that expresses measurements of light.
Caleb Scholars YouTube Channel – Free Resources!
The Caleb Scholars Program has recently posted materials from our Positive Community Citizenship Training on YouTube! These videos reflect our policies and take an indigenized approach to addressing topics like anti-violence and anti-racism. Our YouTube channel can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf-wH2XeK3ni6Bj64PXa38w Subscribe to our channel and stay tuned for more content and free resources! Read More
Fall 2020 Cohort Announcement
YOI! Please join me in welcoming our fall 2020 scholarship recipients: Katy Tomter, Alaska Native Studies, University of Alaska Fairbanks Lori Hughes, Rural Development, University of Alaska Fairbanks Cassidy Kramer, Secondary Education and Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks Cheyenne Ticket, Elementary Education, University of Alaska Southeast Allie Ivanoff, Journalism, University of Oregon Emily Pomrenke, Fine Art, University of Alaska Fairbanks Please stay tuned for scholar bios to be updated on our "Current Caleb Scholars" page soon! Congratulations, scholars! We look forward to working with you this semester. Read More
Uvlalluataq! Quyanaqpak to those who submitted their applications for the fall 2020 semester.
Our Caleb Scholars Steering Committee will meet soon to determine awards and we'll be in touch with students ASAP. Missed this round of applying? We'll be accepting more applications this winter to award scholarships for the spring semester. Until then, let's keep the conversation going and continue building community! Keep an eye on our website for information on scholars and upcoming opportunities. For the latest, you can also follow us on Twitter (@CalebScholars), Instagram (@calebscholars), and Facebook (@CalebScholars). Read More
Positive Community Citizenship policy update
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
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
The Caleb Scholars Program is now on Instagram!
Check out our feed and follow us @calebscholars to keep up with the latest program highlights. Stay tuned for helpful college tips and more in our Instagram Stories. Read More
Introducing Denali Whiting, the new Caleb Scholars Program Director!
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
Caleb Scholars Program at the Anchorage International Film Festival
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
Research, Policy, and Advocacy
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