Rural Student Services
Reach Out Newsletter
May 2013
In This Issue
Checklist for Finishing Up the Semester
Dennis Demmert Award Ceremony
Way to Go NABL!
Springfest BBQ
Events Happening in the Gathering Room May 2013

May 2
  • Dennis Demmert Award Ceremony 
Important Dates and Events 

May 6 

  • Last day of classes 

May 7-11 

  • Finals Week

May 10


  • ANSEP Graduation Banquet  

May 11


  • Honors Graduation Celebration  
May 12
  • Commencement       
May 13    
  • MAYmester courses begin
  • Residence halls close at noon
May 15 
  • Deadline for faculty to post grades  
  • Staff Appreciation Day
May 18
  • Really Free Market  
May 20 
  • Deadline for MAYmester withdrawals
  • First day of instruction for summer eLearning 
May 24 
  • Last day of MAYmester
May 27 
  • Memorial Day (Most offices closed, no classes) 
May 28 
  • First day of instruction for six-week session I 
RSS Contact Information
Main Floor Brooks Building

PO Box 756320
Fairbanks, AK 99775

Phone: (907) 474-7871
Toll Free:
(888) 478-1452
Fax: (907) 474-6619




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Students who have graduated in the Summer 2012, Fall 2012 and the current Spring 2013 semesters, RSS commends you on your great accomplishment this year and we wish you all the best in your future. It's been a privilege to have worked with you during your college years at UAF!   


2012 Commencement Attendees 


Continuing students, you've (almost) made it through the semester! It's time to take a breath and have a safe, fun, and relaxing summer vacation. We can't wait to see you back here next semester! 

Register for Fall 2013 classes: 
Set up an appointment with your advisor.  Plan on 30-45 minutes so that you have time to discuss your program progress and future plans.


Confirm your fall housing plans: 
If you are continuing in UAF housing, be sure to renew your housing agreement and make your room selection.  Any questions, call 474-7247.


Renew your FAFSA:  
Now that you have completed your 2012 income taxes, you can renew your Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  This is required for Pell Grant offers, student loan options and determining your student budget for your scholarship agencies.


Notify your funding agencies of your intent to continue:
If you have scholarships or grants that are continued into the next year, you should contact each agency or organization to ask what documentation they require for your continued status. 


Send your final grades:  
Most scholarship and grant agencies require a copy of your final grades at the end of each semester.  If they only need an unofficial transcript or grade report, you can print that off of your student records account.  If they require an official transcript then you will need to request that from UAOnline and pay a fee.   
Dennis Demmert Award Ceremony 

Please join the American Indian Science & Engineering Society and Rural Student Services at a reception to honor the 2013 recipients of the Dennis Demmert Appreciation and Recognition Awards.

This year's recipients are:
Jenny Liu - Associate Professor, Institute of Northern Engineering
Mary Kreta - Director of Recruitment, Office of Admissions and

2012 Dennis Demmert Award Recipients


1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Rural Student Services Gathering Room
Brooks Building
Potluck Lunch

Each year students nominate a person whom they feel has positively affected their academic efforts here at UAF.  2013 marks the 19th year that RSS students and staff will recognize individuals on campus whose efforts demonstrate UAF's goal of being the educational center for Alaska Natives.   

Way To Go NABL!

We're pleased to announce that the Native Alaskan Business Leaders took first place with their Business Plan and also won the Chapter of the Year Award at the American Indian Business Leaders Conference. Congratulations NABL, we're proud of you!
Springfest BBQ

Thanks for coming out everyone! We had a great time and hope you did too!
Springfest 2013

Thank you to our AISES and Writing Center tutors! We appreciate having you all in the Gathering Room. You provide an invaluable service to our students! 



George and Mine Mikami Scholarship

  • Must be a full-time undergrad student in the top 25% of your class    
  • Must be a sophomore or junior at the beginning of the fall semester
  • Must plan to remain in Alaska after graduation
  • Must demonstrate good moral character
  • Have at least 3.0 GPA
  • Deadline: May 10, 2013 
  • For application and more information, visit 

Vernon and Beda Slwooko Memorial Scholarship

  • Must be a St. Lawrence Island and Alaska Resident    
  • Have at least 2.0 GPA
  • Deadline: May 10, 2013 
  • For application and more information, visit 
Coastal Villages Region Fund - Louis Bunyan Memorial Scholarship American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship