Icicle Seafoods donates $200,000 to UA

Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

JUNEAU - Icicle Seafoods made a third donation of $200,000 in support of programs and scholarships at several University of Alaska campuses. The donation includes $85,000 to UAA's Institute of Social and Economic Research for the Icicle Fisheries Fund.

The fisheries fund was established two years ago with a similar gift from Icicle Seafoods to strengthen ISER's capacity to engage in research and instruction regarding Alaska's fishing industry and seafood markets.

New to this year's donation is the establishment of the Icicle Seafoods Endowed Scholarship at Kenai Peninsula College. Scholarships from the endowment will provide financial aid for students from the Seward and Homer areas attending KPC, the Resurrection Bay Extension Site or Kachemak Bay Campus.

The remainder of the $200,000 donation will benefit the following UA campus programs:

• KPC's Kachemak Bay Campus, Learning Resource Center for student success.

• Kodiak College, Icicle Seafoods Scholarships and general support for highest needs.

• University of Alaska Southeast, Fisheries Technology program equipment; Scholarships for College Connection/Fish Technology classes for Petersburg High School students; Icicle Seafoods Scholarships for Petersburg residents.

• University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Business Week and Bristol Bay Campus for scholarships for residents of the Bristol Bay region.

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