I was born and raised in Anchorage and chose the University of Alaska Fairbanks to pursue a degree in mathematics. I am a Usibelli Honors Scholarship recipient in my third year studying statistics. In high school I wasn’t very driven to give all of my focus to school, but now that I am a college student, I am determined to take advantage of the immense opportunities and challenges available to me at UAF. I am proud to say I am an honors student and have made it a personal goal to graduate with honors.
From the first day I arrived at UAF, the community energized me. As the leaves changed and the snow began to fall, walking through campus I couldn’t help but feel encouraged by gifts from alumni and friends like you. As a college student, I was surprised to learn that the Annual Fund touches every aspect of the campus and student life. Simply put, the university wouldn’t be the inspiring, challenging place it is without your participation — so many of the programs and resources available at UAF wouldn’t exist without donations.
Because of your help, students like me will graduate from college as well-informed citizens, able to think critically and solve problems. By donating to the Annual Fund, you become more than a believer in UAF’s students — you become the voice of many.
Usibelli Honors Scholarship recipient
Corporate and foundation giving
Marisa Sharrah (pictured above), public affairs officer with Flint Hills Resources, visits with students attending the Alaska Summer Research Academy in the Reichardt Building on the Fairbanks campus. ASRA offers engaging and in-depth experiences in science and engineering to youth from middle school through high school. The Alaska Summer Research Academy promotes creativity and intellectual curiosity through hands-on, open-ended experiences in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Flint Hills Resources has been a longtime supporter of the program along with their support of other areas at UAF.
Recently, Flint Hills renewed its support of UAF with a gift of $110,000. The School of Management, the Alaska Summer Research Academy and the Athletic Department will each receive $20,000. The CTC process technology program and the College of Engineering and Mines will receive $25,000 each. Flint Hills Resources Alaska has been a steadfast partner with UAF for many years. This new gift is above and beyond their $25,000 donation in support of the UA Museum of the North.