For the 5th straight year, CIRCAC is giving away two scholarships to Cook Inlet students
 
January 9, 2019—Kenai— The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) will give away a total of $5,000 in scholarships to two Cook Inlet students studying environmental sciences or maritime and vocational studies. This marks the fifth consecutive year of the CIRCAC Scholarship Program which has thus far benefited 8 area students from throughout Cook Inlet, including Kodiak, Homer, Kenai, Soldotna and Anchorage.
 
“Our scholarships support students who can potentially make a difference as future stewards of Cook Inlet,” said CIRCAC Executive Director Mike Munger. “We want to encourage Alaska’s future generation of scientists, educators, marine pilots, or oil spill prevention experts to make protecting the Cook Inlet region a goal.”
 
To qualify for a CIRCAC scholarship, one must be a graduating senior or recent graduate of a Cook Inlet area high school (Anchorage, Kodiak, Nikiski, Ninilchik, Kenai, Soldotna, Seldovia, Hope and Homer), or current college enrollee; and an Alaska resident who resides in the vicinity of Cook Inlet who is pursuing a college or vocational school course of study focused on, or related to environmental sciences, maritime studies or spill prevention/response.
 
The deadline to apply for the 2019 CIRCAC Memorial Scholarships is March 26, 2019. CIRCAC will announce the two recipients in April. For more information or to download an application, visit www.circac.org/outreach/scholarship-program/
 
CIRCAC is a federally mandated citizens’ organization, formed under the Federal Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA90). Its mission is to represent the citizens of Cook Inlet in promoting environmentally safe marine transportation and oil facility operations in Cook Inlet. In pursuing this mandate, the Council strives to help protect the environment, fisheries, economic vitality, cultural resources and recreational interests of Cook Inlet.
 
Contact: Lynda Giguere, Director of Public Outreach, 907-398-6205 or Jerry Rombach, Director of Administration, (907) 283-7222