Gabrielle Bragg, Diloola Erickson and Kimberly Greenway. These students were chosen for their outstanding academic records and having met other scholarship criteria. They each received $2,500 toward tuition.
Preferences for Crowley-funded UAF scholarships are given to Alaska natives from Crowley-served communities throughout the state, including Anchorage, Kenai, Palmer, Wasilla, Nenana, Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Glennallen, Valdez, Fort Yukon, Galena, St. Mary's, Iliamna, Bethel, Aniak, McGrath, Hooper Bay, St. Michael, Nome, Kotzebue, Juneau, Ketchikan, Naknek, Talkeetna and Prudhoe Bay."Strong leadership is essential to preserving traditional values in rural Alaska and creating viable communities.
The goal of this scholarship program is to help the next generation get a good education and be ready to lead their communities well into the future,” said Crowley’s Bob Cox, vice president, petroleum distribution.Since 1984, Crowley has provided scholarship funding for more than 1,000 students studying at maritime academies and other select institutions in the U.S., Alaska, Puerto Rico and Central America. In 1994, Crowley Chairman, President and CEO, Tom Crowley Jr., established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program, in honor of his father, and has also donated more than $3 million over the years to support other educational programs.
In 2006, the program expanded to Central America and to date has provided financial assistance to more approximately 20 students in that region.