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About Our Scholarship

We at Randy Rogers Wood Bison Foundation (RRWBF) look forward to offering our scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications will be open to Alaska students with extraordinary talent who can demonstrate that the return of wood bison will do at least one of the following: Inspire students to gain training in an aspect of wood bison conservation; enhance their community, or impact their professional development.

While all applications will be considered, we place heavy emphasis on a rural student and especially to a person from the Grayling, Anvik, Shageluk, or Holy Cross communities.

A scholarship applicant can choose to  apply either electronically or by printing and mailing documents.

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Past Recipients

2018-2019 Recipient

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We are proud to report that Ms. Katherine (Kt) Chase of Anvik was selected as the first recipient of the Randy Rogers Wood Bison Foundation Scholarship of $500. Kt set herself apart as someone who will succeed by demonstrating hard work, focus, and good grades. A top student at the Sydney C. Huntington School in Galena Alaska, KT was accepted into the Pratt Institute precollege art program in Brooklyn New York. At the Pratt Institute Kt will obtain three college credits and will develop a portfolio that she can use when she applies to colleges.

2019-2020 Recipient

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We are proud to introduce Katie Turner, the recipient of our 2019 scholarship. Katie Turner is from Holy Cross Alaska and is attending Fort Lewis College in Durango Colorado where she studies Native American and Indigenous Studies, Psychology, and Environmental Studies. Katie is committed to combining western education with traditional knowledge to help people in rural Alaska and to ensure conservation of the resources. She not only mentors other young people but she also leverages her skills and knowledge by being involved in organizations such as Denakkanaaga and Tanana Chiefs Conference.

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Our Partners

For more information about wood bison, visit the web sites of our partners. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center who housed, bred, fed, and kept healthy the bison in captivity from 2003–2015 and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game who are in charge of conservation and management of all of the wild wood bison in Alaska.