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CONTACT

Wendy Hamilton
School Health Program Manager
Phone: (907) 465-2768
E-mail:
wendy.hamilton@alaska.gov


Scholarships

There are four scholarship opportunities are available this year:​

  1. School Health & Wellness Scholarship
  2. Fourth R Healthy Relationships Curriculum Training Scholarship
  3. Coaching​ Boys Into Men (CBIM)
  4. Fourth R -  Community Partners​

Each scholarship opportunity has their own application and requirements. 

The applications for #1 (SHWI) and #2 (Fourth R Curriculum) ​are fillable PDFs that you can fill out electronically and email, or print off, complete and scan or fax to the appropriate person indicated on the application.

For scholarships #3 (CBIM) and #4 (Fourth R Community Partners) see further information and contacts below.

Please apply for only ONE scholarship.
Please register now if you are applying for a scholarship, so we can reserve your space if/when you are awarded.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Application Deadline:
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Awardee Notification:
Monday, October 1st, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Awardee Confirmation of Acceptance:
Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.


1.  School Health and Wellness Scholarship

Description: The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance for those needing financial support to attend.

Eligibility:
  • Applicant must attend both days of the Institute, Oct. 30th-31st
  • Applicant may also attend the preconference day, Oct. 29th
  • Applicant will complete a post-conference Survey Monkey
  • Applicants will pay all their expenses and be reimbursed in full after the conference – must submit reimbursement form in a timely manner with all receipts.
Scholarships available for:
  • Airfare or mileage (outside the Anchorage bowl)
  • Up to four nights of lodging if attending entire SHWI Conference
  • Per diem of $45 each travel day and $60 each full conference day
  • Shuttle is available from airport to the Residence Inn.

Download the SHWI Scholarship Application.

For more information contact: Wendy Hamilton at wendy.hamilton@alaska.gov or 907-465-2768

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2.  Fourth R Healthy Relationship Curriculum Training Scholarship

Description: The Fourth R (R=relationships) is an evidence-based comprehensive health education curriculum developed by the University of Western Ontario. The program focuses on healthy relationships and decision-making relevant to adolescents to reduce violence and many of today’s risk behaviors. If you wish to learn more about the program visit www.youthrelationships.org​.

The Fourth R has been recommended as a model curriculum for implementing the Alaska Safe Children’s Act.

Funding for the curricula and the trainings comes from the Administration for Children & Families, Family & Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) through the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Grant: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/fysb/resource/prep-fact-sheet.

For those who wish to attend Fourth R pre-conference training, scholarships are available*. These scholarships include:
  • Airfare or mileage (for traveling more than 50 miles one way)
  • Up to four nights of lodging if attending entire SHWI Conference
  • Per diem of $45 each travel day and $60 each full conference day
  • Substitute teacher pay for the day of the Fourth R training

Download the 4th R Scholarship Application.

For more information contact: Gabriela Alvarado at gabriela.alvarado@alaska.gov​ or 907-269-4921

*Districts will be responsible for handling transportation arrangements and other costs, and will be reimbursed after the event. 

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3.  Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM)

Description: This course is recommended for coaches of high school male athletic teams, athletic directors, school administrators, and victim advocates. Athletic coaches play an extremely influential and unique role in the lives of young men, often serving as a parent or mentor to the boys they coach. Because of these special relationships, coaches are uniquely poised to positively influence how young men think and behave both on, and off, the field. The Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) program provides high school athletic coaches with the resources they need to promote respectful behavior among their players and help prevent relationship abuse, harassment, and sexual assault.

Training and materials will be provided by state and national experts in the field, primarily from the national organization Futures Without Violence , accompanied by the State of Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, the Alaska School Activities Association, the Department of Education & Early Development and other program partners.

CBIM Scholarships are available through the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA) to attend the CBIM preconference training on Monday, Oct. 29th. CDVSA will also pay additional days to attend the School Health and Wellness Institute

Eligibility

Priority will be given to:

  • coaches of high school male athletic teams who have attended in the past and/or
  • coaches who are new to the program and wish to implement this year and/or
  • school administrators or athletic directors who wish to learn more about the CBIM program and support its implementation in their school or school district.

Scholarships available for:

  • Airfare or mileage (outside the Anchorage bowl)
  • Up to four nights of lodging if attending the entire SHWI Conference
  • Per diem of $45 each travel and $60 each full conference day
  • Shuttle is available from airport to the Residence Inn.

Please contact Ann Rausch at ann.rausch@alaska.gov or 465-5015 for an application.

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4.  Fourth R – Community Partners

Description: The Fourth R is a comprehensive school-based health education program designed to reduce violence and substance use and to improve mental health and healthy relationships skills in youth. The programs focus on building healthy relationships and decision-making skills through interactive teaching methods such as role play.

Fourth R – Community Partner scholarships are available through the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault for staff of CDVSA funded programs. CDVSA will also pay additional days to attend the School Health and Wellness Institute. The Fourth R Relationships Curriculum Training preconference event is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29th.

Eligibility

Priority will be given to:

  • Education Specialists and Outreach Coordinators from funded CDVSA community victim service programs

Scholarships available for:

  • Airfare or mileage (outside the Anchorage bowl)
  • Up to four nights of lodging if attending the entire SHWI Conference
  • Per diem of $45 each travel and $60 each full conference day
  • Shuttle is available from airport to the Residence Inn.

Please contact Ann Rausch at ann.rausch@alaska.gov or 465-5015 for an application.

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