High school seniors and college students pursuing post-secondary school careers in technology can apply for the scholarship honoring H. A. “Red” Boucher. The scholarship supports outstanding Alaskan candidates in the pursuit of technology education and training. Applications, offered by The Alaska Community Foundation, are due March 1. The winner of the $1,000 scholarship winner will be announced in April. Applications are available online on the scholarship page of the ACF website, www.alaskacf.org.
Red Boucher, a nationally recognized authority on the subject of computer mediated communication, is recognized as a pioneer of the Information Age. He is well known as a promoter and advocate of the state’s technology needs. Boucher served as mayor of Fairbanks, as lieutenant governor of Alaska under William Egan and as a state representative from Anchorage. He is known among baseball enthusiasts as a key force in the founding of the Alaska Baseball League, for which he has been chosen for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2009.