Scholarship Program

Alie Minium (photo coming), Nikiski High School, received the 2019 James Carter Scholarship for Environmental Science. Alie is planning to attend California Baptist University to study environmental sciences.

Christopher Knox, King Career Technical School in Anchorage, received the 2019 Capt. Barry Eldridge Scholarship for Maritime/Technical Studies. He plans to attend UAA to focus on sustainable energy and efficiencies in technology.

CIRCAC launched its scholarship program to support area students who are pursuing courses of study that can advance our mission and promote future stewardship of Cook Inlet’s waters and shorelines.

The CIRCAC/James Carter Memorial Scholarship is offered for Environmental Sciences, in honor of the late James Carter and in recognition of his dedicated service as Executive Director of the CIRCAC Board of Directors.

The CIRCAC/Captain Barry Eldridge Memorial Scholarship is offered for Maritime Studies. Until his death in October 2012, Capt. Richard “Barry” Eldridge was an integral part of the CIRCAC family. He served as a valued public member of the Prevention, Response, Operations and Safety (PROPS) committee for 17 years.

Both men epitomized volunteerism and generosity in their commitment to the Council and its mission. We are a better organization because of their involvement.

You are eligible to apply:

If you are a graduating senior or recent graduate of a Cook Inlet area (Anchorage, Kodiak, Nikiski, Ninilchik, Kenai, Seldovia, Soldotna, Hope and Homer) high school, or current college enrollee; an Alaska resident; reside in the vicinity of Cook Inlet; and are pursuing a college or vocational school course of study focused on, or related to, environmental sciences, maritime studies or spill prevention/response.

Alie Minium, Nikiski High School, is our 2019 James Carter Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Studies recipient. She plans to attend California Baptist University.

CIRCAC Announces 2019 Scholarship Awards

Applications and Guidelines to Apply

2020 Maritime Scholarship App & Guidelines (coming soon)
2020 Environmental Scholarship App & Guidelines (coming soon)

Questions? Contact Jerry Rombach at (907) 283-7222 or by email.