Rural and Native Student Services (RNSS) Coordinator
“Nts’e doxt’ae? Yaghali ehlan du?”
This is a traditional greeting in my Athabascan language of Ahtna and Dena’ina. "How are all you doing?"
Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart suusat dilaen, Taltsiine Kooyooe Tiicutta ełaen, Ahtna Koht’aene Nay’dini’aa Na’ Paiute Pyramid Lake kayax tsinyaaden. Speaking in Ahtna Athabscan; my name is Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart I am from the Athabascan Ahtna Chickaloon Village Water clan and Paiute Pyramid Lake Fish-Eaters Tribes.
I am the Rural and Native Student Services Coordinator (RNSSC) for KPC. I work with Alaska Native, American Indian and rural students to assist with all processes of admissions for students. I serve as an advocate and transition liaison for students to build relationships with the students, tribes and corporations. Kenai Peninsula College is UAA on the Yaghanen (Kenai Peninsula, the good land in Dena’ina)! Check our partnership with UAA Native Student Services (NSS): http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/nss/ .
Remember Tribes and Corporations are different and you can apply to both for education scholarships.
Here is a list of corporations - Look under Alaska Native Education within the each corporation to see if your family is listed.
Ahtna Incorporated, Aleut Corporation, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, Bering Straits Native Corporation, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, Calista Corporation, Chugach Alaska Corporation, Cook Inlet Region Incorporated, Doyon, Limited, Koniag, Incorporated, NANA Regional Corporation, Sealaska Corporation, and The 13th Regional Corporation.
Kenaitze Indian Tribe Scholarships - http://www.kenaitze.org/index.php/social-services
Native Scholarships, American Indian College Fund - http://www.collegefund.org/content/full_circle_scholarships_listings
Cook Inlet Tribal Council - http://citci.org/education/scholarships/
Tribal College Education Information - http://www.collegefund.org/userfiles/file/2013TCUStudentFinal.pdf
Tribal Colleges - http://www.collegefund.org/tribal_colleges_listing
Click to view/download Native Corporation Contact List
You can reach me at:
Phone: (907) 262-0213
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9:00am - 4:00 pm
4:30pm - 6:30pm Native Creation & Reflection until April 29, 2014
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||Not Available - Out of Office
||8:00am - 5:00pm Outreach in Community - Available by Phone
Yaghanen nagh nduniuyu!
(Welcome to the good land in Dena’ina language)