GCI has committed $40,000 this year to support Alaska students through the GCI Scholarship Program. Twenty Alaska students who have decided to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Education and Math (STEM) will each receive a $2,000 scholarship for tuition and books during the 2023-24 academic year through the GCI Scholarship Program.
Over the past 20 years, GCI has awarded over $6 million in scholarships to hundreds of Alaska students attending accredited colleges and vocational/trade schools across the nation.
“Employers want and need graduates who have digital literacy, communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills that STEM graduates provide,” said Annette Jones, Vice President of GCI Healthcare and Education. “Investing in Alaska’s students today provides a promise for a bright future and is the foundation of future leaders, growth, prosperity and opportunity for years to come.”
Applicants for the GCI Scholarship must be a graduating senior of an Alaska high school and be seeking a degree or certification in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math or business/innovation with the intention of returning to Alaska to start their career. Preference will be given to applicants who express an intention to start their career in Alaska, participate in STEM-based extracurriculars, and those living in a rural location (e.g., outside the Municipality of Anchorage, Fairbanks North Star Borough, and the City of Juneau).
Applications for the GCI Scholarship Program must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. AKST on March 15, 2023. Visit https://alaskacf.org/funds/gci-scholarship-program-fund/ to apply or for more information.
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.
For more information about the GCI Gives program, visit http://www.gci.com/why-gci/gcigives.