University announces facts about Emma Marks Memorial Fund

Posted: Friday, December 19, 2008

JUNEAU - Nora and Richard Dauenhauer created the Emma Marks Memorial for Alaska Native Languages Fund in 2007, with initial donations that were matched by the University of Alaska Southeast. The purpose of the fund is to support the growing Alaska Native Language program, with emphasis on emergency needs. High on the list is support for students close to graduation.

Purpose: The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support for the study of native languages, including, but not limited to, student scholarships, tuition, teaching assistants, adjunct faculty, curriculum development and materials. Intent is to build the fund to endowment, lasting in perpetuity, at a minimum level of $25,000. The minimum award is $250 and the fund balance is $7,200.

Application process: Applications are on-going. Apply through the UAS Financial Aid Office. The UAS Financial Aid Office review applications and in consultation with UAS Alaska Native Languages faculty, determine scholarship recipients.

To make a contribution: Additional contributions to the fund may be made by check, credit card or on-line. Mail check, payable to "UAS Emma Marks Memorial" to: UAS Development Office, 11120 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK, 99801.

For online access, visit, click on the "Give to UAS" button and indicate the Emma Marks Memorial in the comments field.

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